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The Best Vita Games of 2015 - Game of the Year 2015

We're not going to lie: competition in this category wasn't stiff. Sony's red-headed handheld had a bit of a lackluster year, especially in terms of big new releases, and as much as we believe <b>PlayStation Vita</b> is chronically underrated, we can't pretend its 2015 lineup left us overwhelmed with …

Teens

Spurious Correlations finds the hidden, totally pointless connections between everything

Spurious Correlations is the virtual embodiment of a useful rhetorical cudgel: correlation does not equal causation. Sift through its data sets, and you'll find all sorts of statistics that can be mapped onto each other — margarine consumption and the divorce rate, crude oil imports and number of …

Free iPhone use? FreedomPop proves it's possible

FreedomPop will allow customers to use the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5 on its network for free.<p>FreedomPop, one of a growing number of mobile service providers that deliver services atop a traditional provider's network, is enabling its customers to use iPhones at no charge.<p>The company is now …

iPhone 5

Powdered Alcohol Gets U.S. Government Approval

Excellent news for those who hate alcohol in its natural, liquid form: Industry blog BevLaw reports the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has given the go-ahead to <b>Palcohol</b>, a patent-pending <b>powdered alcohol brand</b> that offers seven varieties of powered spirits. The product comes in rum …

Prosthetic Robot Arm Gives Drummer A Third Stick

And it improvises, too.<p>Two years ago, drummer Jason Barnes was cleaning the vent hood at a restaurant when he was electrocuted. The injury left him with an arm amputated below the elbow. Shortly after, he met the Georgia Institute of Technology's Gil Weinberg, and the two teamed up to create what …

Georgia Tech

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer

UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot. For over a year, Whyte has been shooting what he calls the "Legography" series, starring a …

Warning: Playing Disky On Your iOS Device May Result In Air Hockey Mania

If you don't want to contract the condition called Air Hockey Mania, then better stay away from Disky. Just released in the App Store, Disky is an …

This Centuries-Old Musical Instrument Sounds Exactly Like Super Mario

Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure …

Video: The science of kissing

Why do we kiss? Well, duh, because it feels good. But why does it feel good?<p>The EarthSky team has a blast bringing you daily updates on your cosmos …

Science

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Talking Tech: Those 7 Minute Workout apps

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — I'm out of breath in a hotel room.<p>For the past 13 minutes, I've been doing jumping jacks, push-ups and squats, guided along by my iPhone. I feel terrific, and thrilled that I got a decent workout before starting my day out in the real world.<p>Welcome to the 7 Minute Workout app<i>.</i> …

Water music: how bridges can become instruments

Capturing the sounds of huge structures<p>Think of a stringed instrument and you may conjure up a cello, or perhaps a ukulele, but it's unlikely that a steel suspension bridge would spring to mind. Yet for Di Mainstone, artist in residence at Queen Mary University of London, the Brooklyn Bridge …

2013: Stunning places on Planet Earth

From a dazzlingly painted railway bridge to an oasis in a dune sea, we look at some of the most inspiring places on planet Earth in 2013.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture<p>The year in wildife<p>People of the year<p>The year in …

Landscape Photography

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Extreme science: checking weather and climate on lonely wild seas

Mountains of water are rolling towards us, covered in an army of huge breaking waves. Winds hitting 75mph are blowing the surface of the ocean away, and whatever is left is white with foam. The ship is facing directly into the wind, riding over the top of it all, juddering and bumping as it clings …

Google Earth reveals untold fish catches

Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported.<p>Large fish traps in the …

The stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks

Through the government body Seafish, the public is paying lobbyists to torpedo a campaign to protect the natural world<p>It's a stealth tax about which the government has kept very quiet. When you hear the details, you will know why. I doubt whether one in a thousand people is aware that it exists. …

Yann Arthus-Bertrand Shows the Beauty of Planet Earth as You've Never Seen it Before

Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s colorful pictures aren’t abstract artworks; they are actual photographs of the earth! In a new book called <i>Earth From Space</i>, …

Ecology

After Haiyan: how to act on scientific advice that's politically inconvenient?

In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, debates over extreme weather require us to think harder about the relationship between the evidence, politics and institutions of scientific advice<p>The proposal, advanced by the G77 plus China, that the US and other nations should pay tens or even hundreds of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sneakers<p>Fresh crepe-soled kicks from Yeezy Season 6 are now available online.<p>By Jake Woolf2 days agoView More<p>News and Politics<p>Michael Cohen says he …

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

High Blood Pressure

Mars rover uncovers a surprisingly Earth-like rock

Analysis of a rock on Mars by the rover Curiosity suggests parts of the red planet may be more like our own than we ever knew.<p>The findings are …

Can fossils help predict when the glaciers will crumble? - Futurity

Scientists thought an ice sheet formed more than 90 million years ago when the climate …

Fish Fossil Has Oldest Known Face, May Influence Evolution

The 419-million-year-old fossil has the same jawbones as vertebrates.<p><b>Scientists have found the oldest face—and it's a fish. (Not a fishface, though.)</b><p>The 419-million-year-old fish fossil could help explain when and how vertebrates, including humans, acquired our faces—suggesting a far more primitive …

New island off Pakistan’s southern coast

A powerful earthquake can cause a new island to rise from the sea floor. This one appeared on Tuesday, September 24, following the 7.7-magnitude …

Deadly earthquake in Pakistan causes new island to emerge

A massive earthquake struck near the southern coast of Pakistan today, killing upwards of 100 people, injuring dozens more, and leading to the formation of a small rocky island, according to multiple reports. The epicenter of the 7.7-magnitude quake was in the district of Awaran, a remote and …

Alien Life Arrives on Comets?—A Controversial Study

A sampling device launched into the Earth’s stratosphere by U.K. researchers in July has come back with what they say is evidence of alien life …

Mars Is Probably Not Home To Life, According To Sad New Study

A new analysis from the rover Curiosity found just one-sixth as much methane as previous studies. Methane gas can be a sign of microbial life, so this is disappointing news.<p>Hold your horses (cows?), guys. A new analysis of data from the Curiosity rover found there's very little methane in the …

Scientists develop flying "robo-bees" to pollinate flowers as bee populations decline

Honey bee populations around the world are in decline due to causes ranging from “super mites” to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and even cell …

Robotics

Scientists Find Life Buried Under An Antarctic Lake

Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have announced that they’ve confirmed the presence of life in samples of mud from the bottom of a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The team’s findings have been published in the journal <i>Diversity</i>.<p>The research team conducted their work at Lake Hodgson, on the …