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No Mario's Sky Is Exactly the Game You Think It Is

Mario galaxy.<p>A team of four designed a mash-up of 2D Mario and No Man's Sky in 72 hours, and you can play it now (provided Nintendo hasn't pulled it …

No Man's Sky

Internet Archive posted 10,000 browser-playable Amiga titles – go, play

Seriously, go. Enjoy yourself. It’s Monday. We’ll still be here when you get back. It’s bound to be a long week. The world is coming apart at the seams. Your boss won’t notice if you play a round or two of <i>Bubble Bobble</i> from the comfort of your own browser (Firefox seems to work best on my end).<p>We …

Celebrate 10,000 days of the world wide web with a trip down memory lane

July 28 marks the 10,000th day since the birth of the world wide web. Happy birthday! You don’t look a day over 9,999.<p>It all started back on March …

Sega Saturn copy protection gets cracked two decades later

Sega Saturn fans have a problem: while the console has long supported unofficial code on CDs thanks to mod chips, that's no good if you want to use software in any other format. How will you play anything if your decades-old CD drive dies? You can rest easy after today. After years of work, …

'Frankenstein' Galaxy Surprises Astronomers

About 250 million light-years away, there's a neighborhood of our universe that astronomers had considered quiet and unremarkable. But now, …

Universe

Scientist Accidentally Discovers the World's Newest Shade of Blue and It's Gorgeous

So you agree? You think it's really pretty?<p>"Serendipitously," in 2009, Oregon State University chemist Mas Subramanian created the gorgeous blue pigment you see above, the university reports. Now, the "near-perfect" pigment has been perfected and will be sold as commercial coatings and plastics, …

Chemistry
Singularity

NASA’s Mars rover has measured something in the air that scientists can’t explain

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars, which is usually produced by living organisms on Earth.<p><i>Produced by Emma Fierberg. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Space
Inland Empire

New 360-degree Mars video puts you on the surface of the red planet

A new NASA video lets you see what it's like to be a rover exploring a vast crater on Mars.<p>The 360-degree video shows a panorama taken during the …

Girl in Japan falls to her death after watching anime cartoon about children who could fly

Child apparently slipped after using a chair to climb on to a one metre-high balcony fence<p>A six-year-old girl in Osaka plunged to her death from her family penthouse in a 43-floor condominium on Sunday after watching an anime DVD that told the story of children who could fly.<p>The girl was watching …

These could be the first science textbooks students actually want to read

If you were bored to tears in high school science classes, these could be the books you wish you had.<p>On March 21, the New York Times reported that …

Textbooks

King Tutankhamen in color

Harry Burton's photographs of the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, which are housed in the archive of the Griffith Institute at the University of Oxford, have been digitally colorized by Dynamichrome on behalf of SC Exhibitions. All of these images are featured in the exhibition "The Discovery of …

Archaeology

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Helps Explain Rise Of Tyrannosaurs

Eighty million years ago, tyrannosaurs were the top predators in Asia and North America.<p>And scientists say a newly discovered dinosaur from Uzbekistan helps to explain their rise.<p>In a paper published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, researchers said they have found a …

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Repeating fast radio bursts found coming from outside our galaxy

Multiple short bursts of radio waves have been found coming from a single location far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy, Cornell astronomers have discovered. It's the first time researchers have found these enigmatic "fast radio bursts" to repeat, indicating that the waves are coming from a powerful …

Largest Solar System Ever Discovered Dwarfs Our Own

The previous record for most widely separated planet and star was 2,500 AU, researchers said.<p>Deacon and his colleagues analyzed databases of rogue planets, young stars and brown dwarfs— strange objects bigger than planets, but too small to ignite the internal fusion reactions that power stars — to …

Universe

Evidence of huge ninth planet found in solar system

Planet Nine is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes up to 20,000 years to orbit the Sun<p>Scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet in the solar system which is travelling on a bizarre elongated orbit.<p>The body, which has been dubbed ‘Planet Nine’ is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes between …

Astronomy

Giant 'alien megastructure': That bizarre-looking star just got a lot weirder

Three months ago, news broke that a giant “alien megastructure” could exist around a bizarre-looking star 1,500 light-years away.<p>While the prospect …

Suspected supernova baffles astronomers

Thought to be a supernova, an extraordinary bright light 3.8 billion light years away has puzzled astronomers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will be …

Universe

Acer's H7 is the world's first USB Type-C display

You probably don't know Acer for its smartphones, but the company has nonetheless been pushing out handsets for years. Its latest is the Liquid Jade Primo, a Windows Phone teased a few months back, which arrives with a couple of tricks up its sleeve. Internally, it's virtually identical to …

These 23 Tweets Will Make You Feel Better About The World

"You live on a tiny blue dot, lost in a sea of stars, and every speck of life around you is improbable and wondrous. Why can't you see that?"

Police union threatens 'surprise' for Quentin Tarantino

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the largest police union in the country is threatening a "surprise" for Quentin Tarantino after the director drew its ire for comments about police brutality.<p>Jim Pasco of the Fraternal Order of Police told the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that the union …

Law Enforcement

Halo Science 101

<i>[EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier published version of this article contained incorrect data from a pre-production version of the book. This has now been</i> …

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

8 Awesome New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p><b>ACPAD – The Electronic Orchestra For Your Guitar</b> <br>Acoustic vs. electronic? Play both at the same time.<p><b>Kamigami — DIY</b> …