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After Fallout 4 Beer, You'll Now Be Able to Buy Nuka-Cola Quantum

Alongside Fallout 4, November 10 will bring with it the opportunity to buy a real-world version of Nuka-Cola Quantum, the rare drink from the recent entries in the RPG series.<p>Details are scant, but according to a tweet from the official Fallout account, the drink will be available exclusively at …

The Week in Review: From the Global Desk

Inside Flipboard / March 21, 2014<p>In the past two years, the ideological fires lit by the Arab Spring have burned throughout the rest of the world. …

The discovery of a new 'dwarf planet' expands our view of the solar system

Astronomers report they have spotted a 'dwarf planet' way out on the edge of the solar system. It’s the second one of its kind found in this region of space and it may redefine our understanding of the solar system.<p>The first 'dwarf planet' found in this unexpected location, now known as Sedna, was …

Britain's first cloned dog is born – and described as 'ridiculous waste of money'

The birth of Britain's first cloned dog has been branded a "ridiculous waste of money" and scientists said the process raised serious ethical concerns.<p>Sooam Biotech, a company based in Seoul, said it had cloned the puppy, named Mini-Winnie, from a 12-year-old dachshund belonging to Rebecca Smith, a …

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 …

ArcheAge - What If Cinematic Trailer - IGN Video

Learn about the major races and how their journey begins in this MMORPG.

Minecraft Pocket Edition Surpasses 21 Million in Sales

Still no confirmation of Herobrine, though.<p>Mojang's Jens Bergensten announced today via his Twitter account that Minecraft -- Pocket Edition has …

The top 10 free-to-play PC games that are best at separating players from their money

The government may spend a close to $9 million on every M1 Abrams tank it buys. Gamers in World of Tanks can sorta relate.<p>The online multiplayer game, which has teams of players in tanks fighting against one another, has the highest average revenue per user (ARPU) out of any free-to-play PC games, …

Forget creepers: 'Heartbleed' security flaw is the greatest threat to millions of Minecraft players

The millions of people who play Minecraft should change their passwords as soon as possible.<p>Minecraft developer Mojang’s web servers were among those exposed by Heartbleed, a loophole in the Open SSL security platform that a majority of websites use to secure information transferring. (For more …

Minecraft: Pocket Edition surpasses 21M copies sold

<i>Minecraft</i> has reached a new sales milestone on mobile devices: Mojang has now sold more than 21 million copies of the game's <i>Pocket Edition</i>, announced Mojang's Jens Bergensten on Twitter today.<p>"[<i>Minecraft: Pocket Edition</i>] has sold over 20 million copies (actually, over 21M)," said Bergensten, the …

5 Sky Events This Week: Lunar Wall, Mars Up-Close, and a Blue Giant

Changing Planet<p>This composite illustration shows Neptune as seen from its moon Triton. Neptune’s south pole is to the left; clearly visible in the planet’s southern hemisphere is the Great Dark Spot. Credit: NASA<p><b>Fantastic fault lines and planetary close encounters this week offer sky-watchers some</b> …

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

Isolated tribal nomads are at risk as logging pressure mounts in the Amazon rain forest.<p>The release of new photographs of an indigenous group living in extreme isolation in the Amazon rain forest has stirred fresh controversy and new concerns over the fate of the region's so-called uncontacted …

Rescue Dogs Tested by Washington Mudslide Recovery: Q&A With a Handler

Mud and water present challenges in dogs' search.<p>Recovery efforts after natural disasters are always difficult. But the mudslide that wiped out the community of Oso, Washington, last month, killing at least 29 people with 20 still missing two weeks later, has left behind such hellacious conditions …

Fukushima Return: At Nuclear Site, How Safe is “Safe?”

Residents cleared to return after massive cleanup, but some wonder whether it's a bid to cut victim compensation.<p>For the first time since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power disaster three years ago, residents of a small portion of the surrounding restricted area are being allowed to return …

Japan Halts Whaling Program in Response to International Court Ruling

Japan's program to take minke, fin, and humpback whales in the Southern Ocean is not based on sound science, says court.<p>Japan says it will abide by a Monday ruling from the United Nations' International Court of Justice ordering the nation to stop hunting whales off Antarctica.<p>Japan had long …

Military Dolphins and Sea Lions: What Do They Do and Who Uses Them?

Military-trained marine mammals, including dolphins, can detect underwater mines and intruders.<p>Russian activities in Crimea now include taking over a Ukrainian military unit made up of bottlenose dolphins, according to news reports.<p>It's unclear how the Russian navy intends to use these "combat …