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The best books of 2014: No need to look far

Books aren’t groceries, granted, but Buy Local is still a philosophy that Montreal literati could follow with confidence this year.<p>So strong has the …

Most Beautiful Video Game Moments of 2014

Video games sure are neat.<p>With 2014 coming to a close, we decided that it’d be fun to take a look back at some of the most beautiful video game …

2014 in review: Our favorite costume and character designs of the year

Call us superficial, but a handsomely designed character can go a long way to making us appreciate a game a little bit more. If we're going to look at a video game character for dozens of hours, we want them to look good, whether they're the defined vision of a team of artists or the custom …

IGN UK Podcast #260: Our Favourite Games and Films of 2014

Nostalgia warning.<p>If you're anything like us, you may be slightly surprised to find yourself staring down the barrel of 2015. The last few months …

Dying Light - Playing as the Zombie - IGN First - IGN Video

Get an in-depth look at Dying Light's Be the Zombie mode that has you attacking the humans.

5 Games You Totally Need in 2015

"MKX because its MORTAL KOMBAT of course..."<p>Many IGN users are excited for 2015. Not only is Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out in 2015, but many …

The Future Of The MMO Is Casual, Accessible And Free-To-Play

This year, video game maker Blizzard did two very remarkable things.<p>First, the company released <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i>, a free-to-play collectible card game that’s taken the world by storm.<p>Second, they cancelled their in-development MMO <i>Titan</i>, and pared it down into the multiplayer shooter</i> …

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down to the deepest place on Earth.<p>The scientists were stunned by the amount of life they found …

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher's Mind

After hours of staring at footage of a nearly barren seafloor, scientists are shocked when a Greenland shark puts in an appearance.<p><b>Every now and then, buried among hours of deep-sea video as exciting as watching grass grow, the ocean serves up a heart-pounding surprise—like a rare Greenland shark</b> …

Photograph: Nasa/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington<p>Mercury as seen from Messenger – though not as the human eye would see it. This is a false colour image, with the colours enhancing the chemical, mineralogical and physical difference between the …

A Sticky Sensor That Attaches To Internal Organs

Capable of measuring electrical activity when affixed to rats' hearts<p>Eww, what's that on this guy's hand? It's a sticky sheet designed to attach electronic sensors onto organs in the body. See how the sheet holds up a 100-yen coin?<p>A team of researchers based at several Japanese universities made …

Superfluid Helium Can Leak Through Glass And Climb Out of Its Container

This incredible video proves that helium isn't just a voice-raising gas. In its superfluid state it also defies gravity, has zero friction and can …

Large Magellanic Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud as captured by astrophotographer Justin Ng of Singapore. This hazy cloud in Earth’s sky is a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way.<p>…

Astronomy

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.<p><b>Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night?</b> …

Astronomy

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

Tiny compounds might store methane in cars - Futurity

Scientists say they may have discovered a better way to store natural gas inside cars.

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

What moves Death Valley’s sliding stones?

People used to think that strong winds caused the rocks to move across Death Vally’s Racetrack Playa. Turns out, it’s not.<p>The video above – from the …

Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood

Hey, neighbor! Astronomers searching the sky with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard -- a mere 7 million light years away.<p>The findings, described in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, add a new member to the more …

100 reasons to buy a PC instead of a console

Free PC games<p><i>We understand that you may be a little broke after buying a PC, but that doesn’t matter anymore. There are hundreds of free games to</i> …

50 iPad and iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete Words With Friends. Forget Flappy Bird. And for goodness' sake, get rid of Candy Crush. These are the mobile games you want on your phone.<p>It's easy to get into a rut of mobile game-playing, trying over and over again to raise your score in <i>Crossy Road</i> or conquer the world in <i>Clash of Clans</i>. …

Apple Store

See the Fascinating Discovery Scientists Made 5 Miles Beneath the Ocean Surface

“We put out fish traps. We put out landers that have baited traps on them. We very much want to capture these deep-sea living fish,” Shank told ABC News.

The Chemical Reactions That Make Hand Warmers Heat Up

Bryan Edwards<p><b>IRON POWDER</b><p>Oxygen in the air reacts with this powder to yield iron oxide—rust—and heat. These hotties can reach up to 163 degrees …

Why Liberals Should Fear the Supreme Court in 2015

The Su­preme Court is poised for a block­buster year in 2015—and the list of high-pro­file cases could keep grow­ing.<p>Already, the Court is set to …

Must-read interview with George Rebok, PhD: Can cognitive training help aging brains?

George Rebok, PhD, con­duct­ed one of the largest stud­ies to date look­ing at how cog­ni­tive train­ing affects old­er adults. Rebok, a pro­fes­sor …

Best of the rest of 2014: Destiny, the most interesting game of the year

<i>Every year, the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. This year we've decided to run a series of opinion pieces by members of the Polygon staff explaining why certain games earned top marks from</i> …

High-profile murder, corruption trials kick off 2015 in Lake County courts

Several high-profile criminal cases that stalled in the Lake County court system in 2014 are expected to go to trial during the first several weeks of the new year.<p>From a former police chief charged with theft to a babysitter charged with murder, the 2015 court docket is front-loaded with …

Crime