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This New World War 1 Vampire Game Explores a "Dark and Brutal" World

Although Life Is Strange and Remember Me developer Dontnod is not yet ready to share more gameplay footage from its upcoming vampire-themed game, Vampyr, the studio has now shared more details about the RPG's art and backstory. GameSpot spoke with narrative director Stéphane Beauverger, art …

Help a Geek Girl Out: Donate to Miz Caramel Vixen's Rehab With GoFundMe

We are huge fans of Miz Caramel Vixen of VixenVarsity here at OnWnet. From her tireless promotion for diverse comics and support for creators of …

NASA confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory<p>Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i><i>.</i> This revelation comes from new spectral data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon? What about Mars, or Venus or Mercury? We sure have and that's why we decided to …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

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The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

John Minchillo—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>John Taggart—EPA<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Paul Martinka—Polaris<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Mark Lennihan—AP<p>Carlo …

Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory

An experiment by Italian scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, confirms Einstein's theory of general …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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Someone found the Voyager 2 in Elite: Dangerous

The designers of Elite: Dangerous went to great lengths to ensure the game’s portrayal of space travel is as authentic as possible. That includes …

How Data From The Kepler Space Telescope Is Changing The Drake Equation

Many of the parameters in the Drake equation could only be guessed at…until now<p>Back in 1961, a small group of scientists met at the National Radio …

ADR1FT channels the beauty and oppressive terror of deep space

"Manual oxygen refill required."<p>The Game Awards 2014 apparently has a thing for spooky space stations. But unlike Tacoma's luna base, the space …

That’s No Moon …

<i>Like the spilled contents of some cosmic bag of marbles, it’s amazing to behold the colors and varieties of the planets in our solar system and the</i> …

While World Fixates On 'Autopilot,' GM Bets On A Revolution Within Reach

Detroit has a plan to change how we drive--and it hits the road in 2016<p>Robotic cars marketed to anyone but the wealthiest consumers are a distant dream at best, but that hasn’t stopped auto manufacturers from touting their whiz-bang appeal.<p>In September the pitch came from Mary Barra, CEO of General …

Nasa's Orion spacecraft prepares for launch in first step towards manned Mars mission

Nasa’s quest to send astronauts out into the solar system will begin this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.<p>The new Orion spacecraft is not going to Mars just yet; Thursday’s debut will be unmanned and last just four and a half hours. But it will be the farthest a built-for-humans …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor has the best response to racist critics

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> actor John Boyega has responded to critics in the wake of the negative comments that followed the introduction of a black stormtrooper in the film's recent teaser trailer.<p>Boyega, who is rumored to be the film's lead, took to Instagram to offer his insight after the …

NASA spaceship ready for test flight

It looks like a throwback to the Apollo era, but NASA's new spaceship is roomier and designed to go far beyond the moon -- to an asteroid and eventually Mars.<p>Orion is scheduled to lift off on its first test flight at 7:05 a.m. ET Thursday from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The …

What you need to know about life on the International Space Station

In an unfortunate turn of events, Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded a few seconds after launch last week. The rocket was thankfully unmanned, but it was intended to ferry critical supplies to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. Luckily, crew members currently …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Is 'Interstellar' An Antidote To Humanity's Space Apathy?

It may be set in the distant future, but the movie highlights the issues that stymie space travel today.<p>A few years ago, I caught a glimpse of one of the biggest obstacles to space exploration. In a movie theater line, I overheard two people discussing the concept of building a human base on our …

15 Things You Might Not Know About Michigan

<b>1.</b> Michigan was colonized by the French in the 17th century. The name possibly comes from the French version of the Ojibwe word <i>meshi-gami</i>, which …

The World's 6 Creepiest Haunted Hotels

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p>Usually when you need a good scare, you just check out your credit card statement to see how much you spent last month.<p>But if you're really out to prove you have, like the awesome '80s T-shirt line, <i>no fear</i>, well, try sleeping in a haunted hotel. And we don't mean the …

The Interstellar Mission

<b>Mission Objective</b><p>The mission objective of the Voyager Interstellar Mission (VIM) is to extend the NASA exploration of the solar system beyond the …

Spirit Rover: Trapped by the Sands of Mars

The promised warranty on the Spirit rover was 90 Martian days (or "sols"). It ended up lasting more than 2,200 sols and gave a window into Mars' …

Bill Maher And Ben Affleck Have A Fierce Debate Over Radical Islam

Ben Affleck appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday to promote his latest film, "Gone Girl." But Affleck didn't leave without getting into a heated debate with Maher over radical Islamic principles.<p>Affleck and Maher -- joined at a roundtable by Sam Harris, Nicholas Kristof, and Michael …

Almost all the sci-fi spaceships you know are on this massive chart

If you regularly follow geek culture, you've probably seen early versions of Dirk Loechel's spaceship comparison chart, which shows the relative sizes of vehicles from science fiction games, movies and TV shows. Well, it's finished -- and it's even more authoritative than the last time around. Get …