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Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain: Study

If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind would function. While this …

Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

In the 1940s, an elite team of mathematicians and scientists started working on a project that would carry the U.S. into space, then on to the moon and Mars. They would eventually become NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (or JPL), but here's what made them so unusual: Many of the people who charted …

Jet Propulsion

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Documentary Video Explains How Snoke Turned Kylo Ren

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> came out as a digital download on April 1 and comes to DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, so Disney has released another clip (among many) from <i>Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey</i>, a full-length documentary about the making of <i>The Force Awakens</i>.<p>We already saw a …

Kylo Ren

Star Wars: Episode 8 director Rian Johnson teases new image of Maz Kanata

There’s no telling what the little orange alien is up to, but director Rian Johnson has sent out a behind-the-scenes image of actress Lupita Nyong’o …

Star Wars

Foam metal might turn airplanes into 'Transformers' - Futurity

A new foam could let an aircraft alter its wing shape in midflight and, like a pelican, dive into the water before morphing into a submarine.

‘Zootopia’: Disney’s Antidote to Donald Trump’s Racial Animus

Disney’s latest is one of its most progressive animated films yet—a shrewd commentary on racism in America.<p><i>Zootopia</i>, Disney’s latest animated …

New Star Wars Documentary Focuses on the Actors Behind the Masks

<i>Star Wars</i> was a career-changing movie for many--George Lucas became the most successful director of all time, and it made the main cast internationally famous. But what about the supporting actors, the extras, and those whose faces were entirely hidden behind masks? The new documentary <i>Elstree 1976</i> …

'Dreams' isn't an enigma, it's 'LittleBigPlanet' reborn

Sony hasn't worked out how to explain <i>Dreams</i>, the new title from <i>LittleBigPlanet</i> and <i>Tearaway</i> creator Media Molecule. Its debut at E3 was exciting but enigmatic, with a focus on player-driven creation and animation mechanics. At Sony's Paris Games Week press conference on Tuesday, the studio showed …

Nuka-Cola Quantum available in time for 'Fallout 4'

No one really knows what's in those bottles of Fallout Beer, but they likely won't hit US shores. What <i>will</i> however is Nuka-Cola Quantum. The folks at <i>Fallout</i> developer Bethesda have teamed up with the purveyors of funky fizzy drinks, Jones Soda, to put the "irradiated" refreshment on Target shelves …

Bethesda

The 'Halo 5: Guardians' soundtrack gives fans what they want

When Microsoft's in-house <i>Halo</i> studio 343 Industries took the franchise over from creator Bungie, it made a bold statement by abandoning longtime composer Marty O'Donnell's iconic score for one mostly written by Neil Davidge of the English trip-hop group Massive Attack. Think of it like Disney …

Halo

Microsoft built Halo 5's weapons 'from scratch' for Xbox One

<i>Halo 5: Guardians</i>' soundtrack isn't the only aspect of the game's audio that got an overhaul -- the developers at 343 Industries had to reimagine what the Xbox One exclusive's weapons sound like, too. Because of the sheer amount of sounds happening at once during firefights, 343 had to figure out …

Halo

343 explains what makes Locke different to Master Chief in Halo 5

How do you get to know an elusive enigma like Master Chief? By sending a badass new Spartan to hunt him down of course. With Muse playing in his …

Resident Evil Stuntwoman Out of Coma After Crash, Details Her Horrifying Injuries

Olivia Jackson, the stunt performer who was seriously injured on the South African set of <i>Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,</i> is on the road to recovery. Jackson, who was acting as stunt double to star Milla Jovovich, was placed into an induced coma last month after colliding with a camera crane while …

I lost my friend, but his voice and music live on in my game

The desert shouldn't exist. At the very least, people shouldn't live there. We did, only not by choice.<p>When I decided to develop a virtual reality game based on my simultaneous repulsion and nostalgia for my hometown of Dewey, Arizona, I asked my friend and business partner Cody to score it. Cody …

Time I

Free Xbox 360 Online Multiplayer This Weekend

The Xbox Live Gold requirement for Xbox 360's online multiplayer is being dropped for the next few days, Microsoft has announced.<p>Beginning today, October 9, and running through October 11, Xbox 360 members worldwide can play their games online for free. You'll still need a free Xbox Live account in …

Xbox 360

EA wants to show you its softer side

Unravel and Mirror's Edge Catalyst aren't your typical blockbusters<p><i>Unravel</i> is a game that stars a tiny character made out of yarn. He’s pushes around apples like they’re giant boulders, and when he walks through flowers he might stop to idly chase a butterfly. At one point in the game he grabs on …

Blockbusters

See Halo 5's Newly Designed UNSC Vehicles

Following last week's reveal of the redesigned Covenant vehicles for Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has now released new images of the game's UNSC vehicles and talked more about how they've changed.<p>Click through the gallery above to see pictures of the Scorpion, Mongoose, Gungoose, Rocket …

Star Wars Rebels Could Feature More Characters from the Movies

With <i>The Force Awakens</i> arriving in cinemas in just over two months, and spinoff film <i>Rogue One</i> expected in a year, there is no shortage of big screen <i>Star Wars</i> on the way. Ahead of this, the animated TV series <i>Star Wars: Rebels</i> begins a second season next week, and now producer Simon Kinberg has talked …

Watch how game music went from beeps to Sound Blaster

You can't enjoy retro games without digging the music, and a YouTube video (below) shows exactly how those tunes evolved. As explained by the 8-Bit Guy and Obsolete Geek, early PCs and Apple machines used "beeper speakers" that were driven strictly by your computer's CPU. Those only produced crude …

Retrogaming

Halo 5: Guardians will have a new Forge editor for user-created maps

You’re not just getting a new Halo this holiday. You’re getting a new Forge system, too.<p>Halo 5: Guardians will have a new Forge mode that will allow players to create their own multiplayer maps. This comes from Josh Holmes, the head of internal development at Microsoft’s 343 Industries game studio, …

Petrified Sand Dunes On Mars, A Pink Dolphin, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer features one impressive new shot

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is probably the most anticipated film of the year, which means every new shot or bit of information released feels like a big deal ... at least to longtime fans of the series. This international trailer doesn't show us much, but the establishing shot of the Imperial …

Star Wars

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Adorable children adorably describe their adorable cosplay outfits at Comic-Con

Every year, Patrick Willems and Kendra James head to San Diego Comic-Con for some big interviews with its smallest attendees.<p>Lessons learned this year include: Kids like murder. And ruling Ewok World. And oh my god, who lets an 8-year-old watch <i>The Walking Dead</i>?

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Disney is trying really hard to relive the glory days of its animated classics

The animated movie, about a young King Arthur and his mentor-wizard Merlin, will be produced by Brigham Taylor ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"), according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>It's the latest in a long line of Disney classics the Mouse House is adapting to the big screen.<p>In …

Study: Men who harass women online suck at games (and life)

Researchers think that they've worked out why certain men abuse women over the internet: because they suck... at games. According to a study by Michael Kasumovic and Jeff Kuznekoff, the most vocal abusers of women online are the ones most threatened by their presence in the digital sphere. The …

Scientific Research

This Week's Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

Microsoft has announced this week's list of Xbox One and Xbox 360 deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, with offers for Dark Souls II, The Elder Scrolls Online, Red Dead Redemption, and many more.<p>Below are this week's deals, divided by platform.<p>All deals are good now through July 27. Most deals …

Gaming Industry

'The Last of Us' soundtrack is getting a gorgeous vinyl release

Somehow <i>The Last of Us</i> didn't make it onto our list of favorite video game soundtracks, but fret not because it <i>is</i> getting an extremely pretty vinyl release. This Wednesday, Mondo will drop the four 180-gram LP boxed set featuring art by Jay Shaw and the inimitable Olly Moss at a random time. <i>Modern</i> …