Pedro Castillo

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What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Evolution

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Nutrition

U.S. launches first airstrikes in Iraq

U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced people sheltering at churches, factories and construction sites.<p>The first<p>U.S. …

Xbox boss: Microsoft won't sell us off

Microsoft's new Xbox chief Phil Spencer doesn't believe the software company will sell off its gaming division because it's key to the tech giant's strategy to win over consumers.<p>"Xbox is maybe the most relevant brand that Microsoft has with consumers today," Spencer told Edge Magazine in an …

Satya Nadella

AMD shanghaied me to show me this insane new graphics card

Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia are engaging in yet another round of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” with their ultrahigh-end graphics cards — but this time, AMD is also undercutting its rival as well.<p>AMD is unveiling what it calls the world’s fastest graphics card, dubbed Project Hydra. …

Free-to-play games don't have to suck

A little less Zynga, a little more Nintendo<p>This past weekend I spent much of my time switching between two fantastic games, made by two of the biggest game developers around. Blizzard's <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i> is an addictive digital take on collectible card games that just launched on iPad …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pro Gaming

If “professional gaming” was once an oxymoron, those days are long gone. Video games, once a somewhat solitary affair, have exploded into full-featured social affairs, thanks to the rise of massive multiplayer online PC games and features that developed over the lifespan of the Xbox 360 and …

Sony Online Entertainment Revealing Major Project Tonight

What is H1Z1?<p>Sony Online Entertainment, the studio behind EverQuest and Planetside 2, has launched a teaser site for it's next major project, ahead …