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Scientists have identified only 0.001% of all species on Earth

To figure this out, biologists in the US combined more than 35,000 separate analyses of microscopic and non-microscopic species.<p>This massive compilation of documented life forms covered 5.6 million species sampled from locations across all the world's oceans and land masses (excluding Antarctica), …

A Chinese company can use the name 'iPhone' for non-Apple products, court rules

Apple lost a trademark dispute<p>A long-drawn-out battle has been ensuing between tech giant Apple and a Chinese company you probably haven't heard of — and it's not looking good for Silicon Valley's star child. Apple recently lost a trademark suit against Beijing's Xintong Tiandi Technology, which …

Playdate: We're exploring 'Yoshi's Woolly World'

From all of your custom <i>Super Mario Maker</i> levels, to Steam Machines and now to <i>Yoshi's Woolly World</i> on Wii U in one week, you can't say we aren't afraid to switch things up now and again here on Engadget Playdate. When he played the latter back at E3, features editor and gaming overlord Joseph Volpe …

Madden NFL 16 cover vote will put a Giant, Steeler, Cardinal or Patriot on the box

<i>Madden NFL 16</i> publisher Electronic Arts is running a four-way vote for the game's cover, and interested parties can vote by playing Madden, the company announced today.<p>This year's candidates are New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.; Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown; Arizona …

Here are nine big changes coming to Destiny: The Taken King

Bungie revealed new information in a Twitch session this afternoon<p>Bungie detailed many of the changes and gameplay improvements coming to its addicting interplanetary MMOFPSRPG <i>Destiny</i> in a Twitch stream this afternoon. It was the first of three scheduled livestreams exploring the world of <i>The Taken</i> …

Destiny: The Taken King is changing how you'll find and upgrade new gear

<i>Destiny</i>'s upcoming expansion, <i>The Taken King</i>, is going to completely reimagine every part of the loot hunting process — from acquisition, to upgrading, to use on the battlefield. The broad changes were revealed in today's livestream event, which covered the updates coming to Bungie's online shooter …

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

LeBron James rejected David Blatt's play call, asked for the ball on game-winning shot

Coach LeBron made the key play call for the Cavs.<p>LeBron James hit a game-winner against the Chicago Bulls, but if Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt had his way, James never would've gotten the ball. James says the initial play called for him to serve as the inbounder -- but he wanted the …

Basketball

So This Is The New 'Star Wars' Villain Kylo Ren Without His Mask

Vanity Fair and photographer Annie Leibovitz have teamed up to bring us a bunch of new cast photos for upcoming sci-fi blockbuster, <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.</i><p>They’ve got a lot of interesting shots. Episode VII is the June cover story, after all, and promises some other reveals if you …

Star Wars

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes