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Propane made with renewable method for the first time

Scientists modify E coli genes to produce gas that can power cars and heat homes<p>A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time.<p>Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has previously only ever been produced …

Can This Mineral Power The Planet?

It may soon be time to say "so long" to silicon solar panels.<p>Solar panels are cheaper than ever before, thanks to government subsidies and a flooded market. But they’re not yet affordable enough to eclipse traditional energy sources. Enter perovskites: crystalline minerals that may emerge as the …

The Surprising Excellence Of The New 'Neverwinter' MMORPG, Open Beta Launches Today

<i>I’m not a fan of MMORPGs nine times out of ten. ‘Neverwinter’ manages to be the exception to the rule—so far, at least.</i><p>I’m honestly surprised—in a good way—that I like Neverwinter. The new MMORPG from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment went into Open Beta today, and I’ve spent some …

Three Dungeons & Dragons Video Games That Need To Be Made

Dungeons & Dragons has two massively multiplayer online roleplaying games, an upcoming mobile game, and a huge back catalog of old-school computer roleplaying games and brawlers.<p>But MMORPGs don’t scratch the roleplaying itch for many gamers, or at least not always in the same way that single-player …

The new gladiators: Valve's quest to turn e-sports into epic spectacle

The 'Dota 2' version of the World Cup is bringing pro gaming to the fore<p>The question "what is <i>Dota 2</i>" will be asked more times this month than at any other point in the game’s past or future. Valve is presently hosting the marquee <i>Dota 2</i> tournament of the year, The International 4 (TI4), and its …

Five albums to try this week: Manic Street Preachers, Sia and more

From the Manics going krautrock to some spectacularly glossy pop, here are five new albums for you to consider this week<p>Manic Street Preachers – Futorology (Columbia)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: These guys have been going for almost 26 years, so it’s always interesting to see what they’ve got in store. …

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in FDA storage room

Vials appear to be from the 1950s<p>Federal researchers stumbled upon several forgotten vials of smallpox last week that they believe date back to the 1950s. The vials have been sitting in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory in Maryland, properly labeled but located in an unused storage room …

Gears of War director Cliff Bleszinski announces he is making a free-to-play shooter with Nexon

One of the people primarily responsible for bringing on an era of third-person cover shooters in triple-A gaming is going indie and free-to-play.<p>Cliff Bleszinski revealed today that his new studio, Boss Key, is making a sci-fi arena shooter for the PC called Blue Streak. His team is partnering with …

Facebook Experiments Had Few Limits

Data Science Lab Conducted Tests on Users With Little Oversight<p>Thousands of Facebook Inc. users received an unsettling message two years ago: They were being locked out of the social network because Facebook believed they were robots or using fake names. To get back in, the users had to prove they …

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‘Animaniacs’ creator tackles fairy tales with ‘The 7D’ | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Queen Delightful, Sir Yipsalot, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy and Dopey in "the 7D." (Disney Junior)<p>A recording session for "The 7D" featuring Jess Harnell and Kelly Osbourne, who play Grim and Hildy Gloom, with executive producer Tom Ruegger. (Todd Wawrychuk / Disney Junior)<p>Doc, …

Gaming Tips And Tricks

Roblox<p>Robux is the currency of Roblox game. If you are looking for Free Robux or unused game card, then you are at right place. All the US resident …

Shigeru Miyamoto, We Have An Answer To Your Question

Mr. Miyamoto, you recently asked me to ask <i>Kotaku</i>'s readers to say which games they'd like you to make for the Wii U. Your question was extremely …

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Fight Ghosts And Opponents In New Pac-Man Super Smash Bros. Stage

Super Smash Bros.<p>Fight Ghosts And Opponents In New Pac-Man Super Smash Bros. Stage<p>Preview<p>by Kyle Hilliard on July 05, 2014 at 10:34 AM<p>8,678 Views<p><i>9</i><p>A …

Upcoming 'Hercules' Film Starring The Rock Gets Official Hack-And-Slash Game For iOS

“Hercules,” the upcoming action-adventure film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the eponymous mythological hero, is three weeks away from its …

Pokémon Wonder If We Actually Love Them, You Know

When a Pokémon takes one of our available six slots in a game, it's not always an inclusion born out of love. Maybe we just need a specific type of …

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