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Valve Announces New Portal Game, But It's Not What You Might Expect

A new Portal game has been announced, though it's a little different to previous titles in the series. It's called Bridge Constructor Portal, and it's a crossover between Valve's puzzle franchise and, you guessed it, Bridge Constructor.<p>As in the mainline Bridge Constructor series, the game tasks …

Want to Learn How to Mine in Space? There’s a School for You

Hunter Williams used to be an English teacher. Then, three years into that job, he started reading the book <i>The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress</i>. The 1966 …

Space Exploration

Voyager 1's Back Thrusters Just Fired Up for the First Time in 37 Years

Imagine trying to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades—and the car is 13 billion miles away. That's what NASA attempted to do this …

Sony Will Send You A PS4 PSVR Headset (Plus Skyrim) To Try Out For Free, If You're Selected

As we've moved further away from PlayStation VR's launch last year, it's become more difficult to find retailers offering demo units. That effectively means your only chance to try PSVR without purchasing one is to have a friend who owns the headset. That's now changing, with Sony offering to send …

‘Settlers of Catan’ board game fans can sign up for the ‘Catan VR’ beta

In September, a version of the popular board game Settlers of Catan was announced for virtual reality headsets. Now, developers Asmodee Digital and …

Valve VR Games Still Coming, Vive Titles May Hit PSVR

Valve, the game makers behind the Steam online gaming store as well as massive gaming hits like <i>Portal, Left 4 Dead</i> and <i>Half-Life</i>, is still hard at …

Virtual Reality

Water on Mars? Salty Antarctic pond could reveal clues

A shallow, briny pond located in the most Mars-like region on Earth is probably being fed by groundwater seeping up, rather than moisture seeping down from the atmosphere, providing clues as to what stores of liquid water, if they exist, might look like on Mars.<p>The Don Juan Pond, found in Wright …

Space

Why Do Dogs Chew Everything?

For dog owners, the following scenario may be all too familiar: You get home from a long day of work only to find your favorite slippers in tatters …

14 Myths About Animals We All Need to Stop Getting Wrong

Dogs don't see things in black and white.<p>The animal kingdom is home to one remarkable fact after another.<p>To name a few: Sperm whales can hold their …

Kraft Heinz

Pluto, other faraway worlds may have buried oceans, shocking new study reveals

Our solar system may harbor many more potentially habitable worlds than scientists had thought.<p>Subsurface oceans could still slosh beneath the icy crusts of frigid, faraway worlds such as the dwarf planets Pluto and Eris, kept liquid by the heat-generating tug of orbiting moons, according to a new …

Astronomy