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After 4 Years, Kerbal Space Program Finally Hits Version 1.0 This Month

The developers behind Kerbal Space Program have been busy this week as they gear up for the version 1.0 launch of their amazing space simulation game.<p>A beta version of Kerbal Space Program has been available since 2011, and the game hit Steam Greenlight in March 2013. But April 27 marks the first …

Space Travel

Top iPad games gone free

Every day at 00:01 PST, our exciting new algorithm searches iTunes’ nearly 2 million apps for the top iPad games just gone free that day. From the …

5 things you need to know about the coolest company Google owns

What’s cooler than robots? Robots shaped like adorable puppies, of course.<p>That likely explains why a new video of a robotic dog is making the …

SpaceX Reveals Stunning Video Showing Its Totally Futuristic New Rockets

The idea is to create reusable rockets that can safely return to Earth and land intact. But SpaceX is still in the testing phase of the new landing maneuver. On Jan. 10, SpaceX semi-successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the ocean after the rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft full …

Space Travel

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Books

The NY Times Is Killing Its Car Section; This Review Is Proof It Shouldn't

This weekend’s Sunday <i>New York Times</i> Automobiles section will be the Gray Lady’s last; the paper has decided—perhaps foolishly—for business reasons to no longer publish what had become, over 20 years, a weekend ritual for those of us in the business and many of you reading this now.<p>The closure hits …

Ford Mustang

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

How big data can change the music industry

The topic of royalty payouts from streaming services emerges year after year. The arguments remain the same, yet no progress has been made.<p>Industry leaders continue to focus on streaming royalties as the only future of artists’ revenue. As of yet, the fate of music monetization remains undecided. …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

This SEMA special drag race is absurdly awesome

The SEMA Show came and went last month, and it showed us a ton of heavily modded goodies to dream about during the long, cold winter. The <i>Motor Trend Channel</i> on YouTube is keeping the party rolling a little longer, though, with a drag race inspired by the aftermarket event.<br>All of the hosts were …

The Best First-Person Shooters Of 2014

Like most years, 2014 was a pretty good year for first-person shooters. Some great games were released, and others have been teased for next year or released in Alpha.<p>For the purposes of this list we’ll look just at titles that launched this year as full games—not “Early Release” or Alpha or “Pay …

Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 shows what Chris Harris does best

After a brief trip behind a pay wall, British auto journalist Chris Harris is back posting videos for free online, and shorts like this one are the perfect example of why his return is so welcome. Showing up at the damp Anglesey Circuit on the Welsh coast with the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

How America Got Crushed By The Crisis And Then Came Back In One Chart

Credit was seizing, business stopped producing, people were losing jobs, and the Dow was dropping by 700 points a day.<p>But six years later, not only has the darkness passed, but the economy has actually flourished.<p>In a new research note, JPMorgan Research analysts chart six economic indicators from …

Watch Jerry Seinfeld Dismantle The Advertising Industry While Accepting An Award From The Ad Industry

What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class

<i>Editors’ note: This piece was originally published on the author’s personal blog, and then republished by several sites, including Quartz, with the author’s permission. Subsequently, other bloggers accused him of copying pieces of text, photo captions, and a photo from their travel reports. We have</i> …

Dining Rooms

Why Cisco Has Showered These 3 Men With Billions Of Dollars

Over the past 20 years, Cisco CEO John Chambers has funneled $2.38 billion to them and their teams, even though, for much of their careers, they have technically not worked at Cisco at all.<p>It's a highly unusual way to retain top talent, something known as a "spin-in."<p>A "spin-in" is a form of R&D in …

Inside one of America's most interesting Ferrari collections

Photographer Clint Davis visits Ferrari maven Phil Bachman.<p>Photographer Clint Davis got a plum assignment: drive to Tennessee and visit with Ferrari collectors Phil and Martha Bachman.<p>The Bachmans' collection is interesting, as it's heavy on yellow (Phil's favorite hue) and, more significantly, is …

At Last, Scientists Unravel Mystery of Death Valley’s Moving Rocks

The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station.<p>This odd group has captured the first video footage of Death Valley's sailing stones creeping across Racetrack Playa. For a century, these eerie rocks …

Earth Science

If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding …

These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits.<p>"We're fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource …

The Numbers Are In: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet Smokes The Competition

NVIDIA made news last week with the official announcement of its SHIELD Tablet and companion SHIELD Wireless Controller. If you remember, the original SHIELD Portable was an all-in-one type device, powered by NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4 SoC (system on a chip). When it arrived at exactly this time last …

NVIDIA Debuts SHIELD Tablet and Wireless Controller - Page 2

The SHIELD wireless controller has a similar layout and feel to the SHIELD portable, but it is a separate, standalone device that will eventually …

During penalty shootouts, goalies fall prey to 'gambler's fallacy'

Penalty kick shootouts are not a goalkeeper's favorite way to settle a soccer match. Alone in the net, goalies must face off against a string of kickers and try to anticipate which way the ball will come hurtling toward the goal. Psychologists have long recognized that shots happen too fast for …

Gambling