Patricia Luc

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'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

9/11 Ceremony in New York City Marks 14th Anniversary of Attacks

Victims’ families observe moments of silence, read names of lives lost<p>They came bearing pictures and tattoos attesting to loss. They held tracing paper to record their loved ones’ names now etched in stone. They clutched flowers and mementos of milestones missed—photos of graduations, marriages, …

New York City

Meet New York’s homeless fashion photographer

Mark Reay was looking for a job. It was 2007 when he entered a New York newsagents, writing down the email addresses of staff from magazines on the shelf. He sent out around 50 messages with some images from his photography portfolio. We called him back. Thus began seven years of shooting for …

Homo Naledi, New Human Species Found: Pictures

Donald Trump Says Immigrant Deportations Done in Two Years

Donald Trump estimated that it will take 18 months to two years to get the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to leave the country, and that he would then build a wall running along the border with Mexico.

Donald Trump

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

Suicide Bomber Targets Egypt's Ancient City Of Luxor

Police reportedly exchanged fire after the explosion with two other individuals suspected of having accompanied the bomber to the tourist-packed site. Two people have reportedly been killed while five others were left injured.<p>A suicide bomber blew himself up in Egypt's southern city of Luxor on …

Suicide Bomber Strikes at Egypt's Ancient Karnak Temple | VICE News

A suicide bomber attacked an ancient temple in the Egyptian city of Luxor on Wednesday, a top tourist destination.<p>Officials said police also foiled two other attempted suicide attacks at the sprawling Karnak temple, which lies on the east bank of the Nile and is visited by millions of foreign and …

Director Bryan Singer Posts Photo of Big Egyptian Set for X-Men: Apocalypse

He's gonna need a bigger bullwhip.<p>X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer continues to tease his fourth X-Men movie.<p>The director has taken to …

The apparent discovery, based on scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, could yield treasure beyond what was found in his famous resting place<p>Hidden doorways in the ancient Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamun may lead to the long-lost resting place of Queen Nefertiti, a scientist has …

Ancient History

Are There Ancient Pyramids Under Antarctica?

(Locklip) Antarctica wasn’t always a frigid wasteland and was once hospitable to human life. This led scientists into believing that evidence could …

Explore the Epic Seven Wonders of Egypt

Pyramids of Giza<p>The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering Cairo, Egypt. It is the …

Archaeology

9 Strange Uses for Ancient Egyptian Mummies

Most people have only ever seen a genuine Egyptian mummy in a museum; fictional mummies, of course, are all over film, literature, and Halloween …

Ancient History

Expert with new theory on Nefertiti's tomb invited to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptologist who believes Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famed Valley of …

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

Middle East

50 Stunning Instagrams from #NationalDanceDay

Ballerina badasses, right this way.<p>Yesterday was #NationalDanceDay, and the dancers that seems to have taken over Instagram lately celebrated by sharing photos of their most impressive arabesques, attitudes, pliés and grand jetés. Get inspired by the incredible grace and athleticism of the best …

Jenna Dewan

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

Carrie Underwood

The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running

A captured ISIS ‘bride’ reveals the inner workings of a women’s network responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the …

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 …