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Step inside some of the biggest, coolest experiments in the world

It has almost no mass, travels at essentially the speed of light, and has evaded scientific confirmation for three decades.<p>Meet the neutrino, which scientists hope will help them answer dozens of critical questions about the universe, including why it's full of matter.<p>Neutrinos are produced when …

Physics

How a cloned iOS game helped spur a $50M investment in rising indie stars

"I met the creator of <i>Tetris</i> once," Asher Vollmer tells me as we sit in reclined leather lounges in the back corner of the third floor of a Las Vegas convention center. "He told me he really liked <i>Cat Threes</i>."<p>He pauses, as if to land the comedic timing.<p>"I told him I didn't make <i>Cat Threes</i>."<p>Vollmer …

Las Vegas

Sega Is Giving Away Free Games on Steam

<b>[UPDATE 2]</b> New free games are now available. They are Gunstar Heroes, Viking: Battle for Asgard, and Renegade Ops. You can visit Sega's website here to obtain a free Steam code.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> Sega has replaced the first three games with three new ones. The new free games are Binary Domain, Condemned: …

Runaway - Electric Youth

Pomegranate season. Photo by @lindsay_mackenzie #erbil #Kurdistan #iraq

Lonely robots and Lemming zombies: the 10 best indies at PAX South

Part of PAX South’s charm is how the show floor is full of independent developers and off-the-beaten-path games. While these charming titles may have …

New York City

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Napoleonic Wars

Jem Duducu, author of The Napoleonic Wars in 100 Facts, reveals seven things you might not have known about the 25 years (or so) of conflict…<p>The …

11 things you (probably) didn’t know about Sherlock Holmes

From his first appearance in 1887, in <i>Beeton’s Christmas Annual</i>, to Benedict Cumberbatch’s already iconic television incarnation, Sherlock Holmes and …

Law Against "Sexist" Video Games Rejected in France; Proponent Blasts Quantic Dream's Kara and More

A few days ago, DualShockers reported about the attempt to pass a law amendment at the French Assemblée Nationale to penalize the production of video …

Physicists must accept that some things are unknowable

The Universe may be truly infinite, but our understanding of it never will be. Here’s why.<p><i>“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do</i> …

Donald Rumsfeld is now a video game developer and his first game is out

Who would ever guess that former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had the itch to make games?<p>His first release, now available on iOS, is a …

2121 Dev

LINE<p>HARDLY SIMPLE<p>The rules are simple, playing the game not as much:<br>· Tap once to go down, tap again to go up and don't let the Line hit the …

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world?

The imminent collapse of the Chinese Ponzi-scheme economy shows that we need to bring control to the international economy<p>There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we’ve made, it can’t be left to its own devices. Its …

Economics

9 places associated with the Prayer Book Rebellion

The Prayer Book Rebellion, which took place in south-western England during 1549, saw thousands unite against the changes to traditional forms of …

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

Quantum Mechanics
Middle East
Toxins

8. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

<b>What It'€™s About:</b> The story of an American high school massacre told through the eyes and memories of the killer€™s mother, Lynne Ramsay€™s …

There's no need to panic about China's falling stock markets

China has hurdles to overcome but its economy continues to grow and develop<p>Ever since China started to grow very rapidly, there have been those who have seen it as heading for a fall. Today is no exception. By contrast, I believe that it will continue to grow strongly for many years to come — …

Stock Markets

Moon and Venus setting last night at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead, Rocky Mountain NP. At the Night Sky Festival star party. #rmnp #rockynps #rockymountainnationalpark #nightsky #nightskyphotos #astrophotography #moon #venus

14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

The rich historical context they give us has led to their recognition by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites of cultural significance.<p>From Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's oldest mining town, to South Korea's Yangdong and Hahoe villages, whose stunning landscape inspired 17th- and 18th-century poets, here …

European Travel

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

9 Pictures That Will Make You See The Universe Differently

It's the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary on April 24. Time to learn more about how space pictures are made.

Tractor beam the ‘holy grail for laser physicists’

First long-distance optical tractor beam can repel and attract objects and could be used in controlling atmospheric pollution<p>Laser physicists have built a reversible tractor beam and are using it to retrieve tiny particles.<p>It has nowhere near the pulling power of tractor beams envisaged in science …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

Civilization: Beyond Earth and the ultra-cool technologies of tomorrow

Firaxis' strategy game <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i>, shows humankind populating new worlds. Set in a not-too distant future, the game demands that players choose and invest in technologies to ease their path.<p>Much research went into the technology choices utilized in the game, due to be released on …