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HIV cure now a step closer after scientists make gene editing breakthrough

American scientists have made huge strides towards finding a cure for HIV using pioneering 'gene editing' techniques.<p>After years of research, the …

Genetics

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

The Division's first free add-on hits April 12, adds new endgame raid and loot-trading

New gear, gameplay changes and more<p>The first free expansion for <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> will hit PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 12, Ubisoft confirmed today. The downloadable content will add the first of two announced free Incursions, endgame activities designed with squad play in …

Solid Snake's longtime voice says Konami had tried to push him out before Metal Gear Solid 5

David Hayter said Hideo Kojima wanted Kurt Russell for 2004's Metal Gear Solid 3<p>In a blunt interview with Game Informer's podcast, David Hayter, the longtime voice of Solid Snake until 2014's <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i> and last year's <i>Phantom Pain</i>, indicated that Konami and Kojima Productions …

Sony is reportedly developing a 'PlayStation 4.5' for 4K gaming

The new hardware could also be a big help for PlayStation VR.<p>Microsoft isn't the only company considering a minor console refresh: Sony is also reportedly working on a slightly faster PlayStation 4 to deliver 4K gaming, Kotaku reports. Several developer sources have caught wind of the project, …

HTC Vive

‘The Walking Dead’: What to Know for Season 6 Midseason Premiere

Even the hardest of hardcore <i>Walking Dead</i> fans would probably admit that after a rip-roaring start to the sixth season last fall, the story stalled a …

The Division let me kill virtual people just outside my office

I had taken the walk east on 36th a few hundred mornings before I stopped to kill a man. The act was in self-defense, mostly. He pulled a gun, I pulled a gun, one of us left alive and a little bit richer — I scavenged his corpse for supplies, as is the fashion in <i>The Division</i>.<p>The new shooter from …

McDonald's Says Good-Bye to Happy Meal Toys

You won't believe what they're replacing them with.<p>If you're looking to score a mini Hello Kitty or <i>Star Wars</i> figurine with your kid's burger at McDonald's, then you're out of luck. The fast-food chain is removing toys from its Happy Meals — at least for the next few weeks.<p>Now through Feb. 15, Happy …

10 Movies to Watch Before They Expire From Netflix in February

Catch up on these flicks before they're gone next month.<p><b>Expires on 2/1:</b><p><b>1) Terms of Endearment (1983)</b><p>Emma Greenway (Debra Winger) is very close with her widowed mother Aurora (Shirley MacLaine), but they grow distant when Emma marries a man named Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels). When she discovers that …

FX’s O.J. Simpson Mini-Series Reflects Unfinished Business

The creators of FX’s miniseries ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,’ say the 10-episode dramatization signifies unfinished business for America<p>No court case inspired more heated analysis or arguments than the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Two decades later, the creators of a new …

Mini-series

33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

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TV

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

‘The Club’ (Feb 5)<p>A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film (and almost assuredly an Oscar nominee for that category as well), this tense drama …

What a shot! 75 amazing sports moments from 2015

Take a look at 75 amazing sports photos from the past year.

Christmas Trees Around the World: Pictures

Baltic States

This could be the next weapon of mass destruction

The atom bomb took more than 10 years to go from scientific conception to reality. The next weapon of mass destruction could take much less.<p>On Thursday (Nov. 19), a special agent from the FBI met with researchers in Washington, DC to talk to a scientific panel about the risks of a powerful new …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Would Voters Entrust The White House To An Atheist?

In a 1958 poll of Americans, only 18 percent of respondents said they would vote for a generally well-qualified presidential candidate nominated by their political party if that person happened to be an atheist. In 2015, that number has jumped to 58 percent.<p>Yet, even today, 40 percent of …

The 10 Best E3 2015 Trailers You Might Have Missed

We here at GammaSquad have been doing our best to keep you up to date on all the big game announcements and trailers coming out of E3 2015 (just search for E3 2015 or click here to check out all the news), but as always, some things fall through the cracks.<p>With that in mind, here are a few of the …

Trailers

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …