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Atari’s classic ‘80s game art explored in new book

The roots of video game box art can be traced all the way back to Atari in the '80s.<p>The early industry player's Atari 2600 console brought video …

Retrogaming

If The Earth Were A Village Of 100 People

There are more than 7 billion of us on the planet now. We comprise a wildly diverse set of ages, nationalities, religious groups, incomes and technological capacities. Given the magnitude of our numbers, it can be hard to really grasp how that diversity plays out. How many of us have cell phones? …

Science

Surreal photos of China's failed 'city of the future'

The once flush-with-cash town of Ordos, China, has been called the world's largest ghost town.<p>Roughly 15 years ago, a coal-mining boom led local government to throw money at urban development there, in the hopes of creating a new epicenter of culture, economy, and politics.<p>Ordos New Town — also …

Voyager Mission Celebrates 30 Years Since Uranus

Humanity has visited Uranus only once, and that was 30 years ago. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft got its closest look at the mysterious, distant, …

Declassified documents detail a scrapped for a Cold War-oriented space station (Video).

According to newly released documents from the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, the United States was working on a top-secret crewed space …

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

A Eulogy for Rdio

Spotify’s long-time competitor—which was a better streaming service in most every way—will imminently file for bankruptcy.<p>The Internet—it’s branded as the electronic equivalent of the marketplace of ideas, but the best homes online, the places you wind up spending your time, they never feel like a …

Playlist

10 Star Wars Movie Scenes You've Never Seen

Screen Rant introduces us to deleted scenes from the first six <i>Star Wars</i> films. You’ve seen the sequence about Biggs Darklighter, but most of these …

Game blog: Bats back Lackey to complete sweep of Brewers

<b>MILWAUKEE</b> • Along the way to a series sweep of Milwaukee and an enriching night for starter John Lackey, the Cardinals, like everyone else gathered …

Inside Disney World's Secret "Tunnels"

There’s never a dull moment at the Magic Kingdom. Parades, food vendors, shows, rides, characters, barbershop quartets, shopping—and that’s just the …

Disneyland's fabled make-out ride Adventure Thru Inner Space returns through virtual reality

Disneyland's Adventure Thru Inner Space attraction closed in 1985, yet here it was in front of me.<p>I saw a snowflake, and it was getting bigger. It was soon overwhelming. Icicles jutted out toward me. Crystallized shards were everywhere. Was I inside a snowflake? Up ahead, I saw a dizzying array of …

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that <i>Star Wars</i>-themed …

Disney is closing its first virtual reality attraction

Disney World broke ground in virtual reality when it launched its DisneyQuest "interactive theme park" back in 1998. To say that times have changed would be an understatement, though -- DQ is using primitive VR technology that makes even Google Cardboard look like a quantum leap. Appropriately, the …

Virtual Reality

Giant heart spotted on Pluto in closest ever pictures of dwarf planet

Next week the probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh<p>It has been a labour of love for scientists who have waited nine years for Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft to get close enough to Pluto to take these pictures.<p>And it appears that the dwarf-planet shares their …

Something 'scary' went wrong with NASA's probe to Pluto

NASA was able to re-establish communications with the spacecraft within 90 minutes, and it reported that it was "healthy" and still on course to fly by Pluto.<p>But to reconnect with Earth, the spacecraft kicked itself into safe mode, and it is now no longer taking photos or collecting other …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Six crew members in Nasa-sponsored study venture outside dome on dormant Hawaii volcano after eight months of close-quarters living<p>Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.<p>The crew …

Peaches

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

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“99 Lives” project helping to raise money to expand research<p><b>Story Contact(s)</b>:<br>Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217<p>COLUMBIA, Mo. – Within …

Kemper Kudos

Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz, center, accompanies then-Chancellor Brady Deaton (left) and Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton to surprise …

Here's where Disney will stream this week's Force Awakens panel — and probably exclusive new footage

This is the stream you're looking for<p>Over lunch, Ross Miller and I speculated about which citizen of the internet would leak exclusive footage from this week's Star Wars Celebration. Now we know the rebellious force will be none other than Disney itself. According to StarWars.com, 30 hours of the …

Back to the Future, Time Travel, and the Secret History of the 1980s

<b>Each epoch dreams the one to follow. — Jules Michelet</b><p><b>Every epoch, in fact, not only dreams the one to follow, but in dreaming, precipitates its</b> …

Time Travel

LinkedIn just dropped $1.5 billion to buy online learning company Lynda.com

LinkedIn announced today that it has acquired Lynda.com, an online learning company, for $1.5 billion.<p>The acquisition is a combination of 52 percent cash and 48 percent stock, and is expected to be closed in the second quarter of 2015. A statement from the two companies says that “most” of the …

Intent of Russian military aircraft near U.S. shores remains unclear

The air is frigid and the wind is howling as Air Force Col. Frank Flores lifts a pair of foot-long binoculars and studies a hazy dot about 50 miles west across the Bering Strait.<p>"That's the mainland there," he shouts above the gusts.<p>It's Siberia, part of Russia, on the Asian mainland.<p>Named for an …

Serhii Plokhy: Why America didn’t truly win the Cold War

In the run-up to the awarding of the Lionel Gelber Prize, the National Post presents excerpts from all five nominated books.<p>It was a Christmas gift …

The surprising story behind 1-year-mission astronaut Scott Kelly's space patches

Scott Kelly's astronaut name tags were supposed to be aboard the International Space Station by now.<p>The two blue and gold embroidered badges, each adorned with U.S. Navy astronaut wings and Kelly's name in either English or Russian, were originally among the items that NASA had arranged to send to …

Pluto and Charon Await: Now's Your Chance to Put Names on the Map

Want to see Spock Crater on Pluto, or the Nimoy Mountains on its biggest moon, Charon? Here's your chance: The scientists involved in NASA's New Horizons mission to the dwarf planet and its satellites want you to help them come up with a long list of names that can be used for all the geological …

Solar System

Hasselblad’s History in Space

The Little Cube That Could<p>11days before the Cuban Missile Crisis began, on October 3rd, 1962, as Walter Schirra sat at the top of his Mercury rocket …

Stunning image of Earth seen from ISS during total solar eclipse 2015

NASA's beautiful photograph taken by Expedition 12 crew members on board the International Space Station, observing Earth during a total eclipse of …