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Voice Actor Deathmatch: John DiMaggio vs. Troy Baker

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Troy Baker and John DiMaggio are two of the most prolific voice actors of our generation. Between the two of them, they have nearly 400 voice actor credits. …

The Witcher 3 gets a gameplay trailer [Update: It's old]

A trailer released today on the PlayStation YouTube channel shows the first gameplay from CD Projekt Red's upcoming role-playing game, <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>.<p>Press play above for a two-minute tour through the white-haired protagonist Geralt of Rivia's hunting grounds. Geralt begins by exploring, …

4K Gaming Watch: Dell Teases Sub-$1000 28-Inch Ultra HD Monitor

We may be seeing the first glimpses of Ultra HD/4K gaming becoming an affordable possibility for mainstream consumers. Earlier this week the company released a new pair of UltraSharp Ultra HD panels geared toward graphics professionals, but also teased a future 3840 x 2160 display clocking in at …

I'm Not Just Gaming, Ma! I'm Helping The World's Farmers

There's no easy way to track all of the world's crops. What's missing, among other things, is an accurate map showing where they are.<p>But the people behind Geo-Wiki are hoping to fix that, with a game called Cropland Capture. They're turning people like you and me into data gatherers, or citizen …

Alleged Perils Of Left-Handedness Don't Always Hold Up

I recently stumbled upon a description of research out of Yale that suggested there was a link between left-handedness and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia.<p>Forty percent of those with psychotic disorders are lefties, one of the researchers said. That startled me. Only about 10 percent of …

Humans Share Food Chain Level With Pigs, Study Finds

Scientists calculate a trophic level for humans.<p>Where do humans fall in the food chain? You can probably already guess it's somewhere between cows and polar bears, but a new study now puts a number to it: Somewhere between 2.0 and 2.6, depending on where you live. That's on a scale of 1 to about 5, …

Self-Sustaining Space Suit in Works

Researchers say a next-generation space suit could monitor astronauts' health and use their body heat to power electronics.<p>Developed at Kansas State University, the space suit would incorporate biosensor technology to keep track of astronauts' vitals, such as breathing rate and muscle activity.<p>The …

The next global pandemic is somewhere out there. The challenge is to stop it

The threat from a modern global epidemic is real - especially in a connected world<p>Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at the centre of Cao Lanh city's market, a woman is doing a brisk trade in selling rats for food. Two cages …

Why we can 'see' the house that looks like Hitler

From seeing shapes in clouds to hearing Bing Crosby in a blizzard of static, we're all prone to finding things that aren't there. And there's a name for it: apophenia<p>The Latvian psychologist Konstantins Raudive spent the summer of 1965 trying to contact the dead. Every day, with careful precision, …

Tunnels Under Rome Mapped So People Don't Forget About Them

The tunnels under Rome have been mapped so that people don’t forget about them.<p>The tunnels are well-known to the older generation but younger Romans …

George Mason

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

New contraceptive pill for men

A new pill for men could work as a temporary vasectomy and allow men to share the task of family planning without affecting their fertility, research suggests<p>A new contraceptive pill for men that won’t affect libido or virility could be developed.<p>The pill works by stopping sperm being released, …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Feed a cold, starve a fever?

The popular proverb makes sense intuitively when you are feeling ill, but is it actually true? Claudia Hammond examines the evidence.<p>The popular proverb that we should eat when we have a cold, but not when we have a fever makes some sense intuitively. Since fevers usually only last a day a two and …

Wellness

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Black Holes

Mice can inherit learned sensitivity to a smell

When a mouse is trained to become afraid of a certain odor, his or her pups will be more sensitive to that odor as well. Researchers say that knowing …

Sex abuse may trigger early puberty in girls

Young girls who have been sexually abused reach puberty earlier than their peers, which can increase their risk of having emotional problems, new …

University of California

Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement May Be Linked

This advance is so meta. Theoretical physicists have forged a connection between the concept of entanglement—itself a mysterious quantum mechanical …

Striking differences in brain wiring between men and women

Male brains facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action. Female brains facilitate communication between the analytical and the …

Can 23andMe survive the FDA?

The DNA mappers must mutate to survive federal regulation<p>It’s been a week since the FDA brought the hammer down on personal genetics service 23andMe, and for followers of the company, the future is still uncertain. According to the order, the company has 15 business days (now 11 and counting) to …

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Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

Memory champion forgets Paxman's name: don't make the same mistake

When Jonas von Essen, the new World Memory Champion, appeared before Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight yesterday, he was tasked with demonstrating his formidable skills by reciting the programme's credits from memory. The maestro's brain was no doubt full from three days of gruelling memorisation. …

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard about the recent study that “confirms” the differences between the brains of men and women. Confirmed is in inverted commas because it’s very easy to “confirm” even the most surreal of notions …

Is Your Pee The Right Color? [Infographic]

A helpful guide to urine appearance<p>Several times a day, human bodies release a stream of data about internal health. Unfortunately, the data comes analog, and so isn't immediately accessible as useful information. Now an infographic from the Cleveland Clinic offers a helpful breakdown of urine …

Evolutionary theory that a chimp mated with a pig is pure sausagemeat

Despite a new hypothesis, and the evidence of George Orwell's eyes in Animal Farm, humans were not the outcome of a curious hybridisation between pigs and chimps<p>When confronted with stories in the <i>Daily Nimbyist Bungaloid Curtain-Twitcher</i> I murmur words such as 'this', 'touch', 'with', 'don't' and …

More evidence there’s an ocean on Europa primed for life

An ocean below the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers that are capable …

Astronomy

Two supermassive black holes in death spiral

Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes 3.8 billion light-years from Earth, circling each other like dance …