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The Sims 4: how composer Ilan Eshkeri brings emotion to the screen

Using new AI technology, the big theme of Sims 4 is emotion, putting even more emphasis on the impact of the soundtrack<p>Most of us have an internal soundtrack - we may not always notice it, but it is there. It could be a song we heard on the radio that haunts us for the rest of the day, or it may be …

Federal Climate Change Report Highlights Risks for Americans

The National Climate Assessment calls for action on global warming.<p>The White House released a major report on climate change on Tuesday, warning of global warming-related problems that are already affecting ordinary Americans and calling for more action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>"The …

Engineer decodes cryptic notes in 1504 edition of the Odyssey - Futurity

A computer engineer from Italy decoded strange notes written in a rare copy of Homer's Odyssey using social media and online resources, like Google …

The Conspiracy Theorist Who Duped The World's Biggest Physicists

Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.<p>In December, the trailer for a star-studded new documentary about the universe was uploaded to YouTube. "Everything we think …

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‘Meteor Storm’ From Comet May Light Up Sky This Month

Skywatchers have something exciting to look forward to this month — a possible new meteor shower that could send up to 1,000 shooting stars per hour streaking through the sky.<p>On May 23 and May 24, Earth should plow through debris shed by Comet 209P/LINEAR, astronomers say. These extraterrestrial …

Astronomy

Humans 'Not Ready' To Meet Aliens, Study Suggests

Humans are not yet ready to make contact with intelligent aliens, a study suggests.<p>Space psychologist Professor Gabriel de la Torre came to the …

His brain injury made him a math genius: Science explains why

Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett explains how a brain injury radically altered how he sees the world …

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Mars One Pares Down Its List of Red Planet Settlers to 705

Mars One has trimmed its list of prospects for one-way trips to Mars by a third, going from a pool of 1,058 candidates to 705.<p>More than 350 hopefuls were eliminated due to medical or personal reasons, the Dutch-based venture said Monday in a news release.<p>Candidates had been required to turn in a …

Mars

Mars Curiosity Rover Samples a Rock of a Different Color

NASA's Curiosity rover has collected samples from deep inside a rock on Mars for the third time ever.<p>The 1-ton Curiosity rover bored into a slab of Red Planet sandstone dubbed Windjana on Monday evening, creating a hole measuring 0.63 inches (1.6 centimeters) wide and 2.6 inches (6.5 centimeters) …

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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne hits PSN

Classic PlayStation 2 role-playing game <i>Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne</i> is now available on PlayStation Network, publisher Atlus confirmed to us.<p>The third entry in the long-running Shin Megami Tensei series, <i>Nocturne</i> launched in Japan in 2003 followed by a director's cut released to North America one …