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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

The fossilized remains of a bizarre-looking reptile are giving scientists new insights into how turtles got their distinctive shells.<p>Some 240 million years ago, this early turtle-like creature lived in a large lake, in a fairly warm, subtropical climate. But it didn't have the kind of shell modern …

The countdown begins in August for limited-time game 'The Flock'

<i>The Flock</i> is a multiplayer horror game with a twist -- its in-game population begins at 215,358,979, and every time someone dies, the counter drops by one. When the population hits zero, the game will no longer be available for purchase and only those who already own it will be able to participate …

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Guy Pretends To Be A Child Predator, What Happens Next Will Shock You

In the US alone, there are over 750,000 registered child predators - a scary statistic whichever way you look at it. In an increasingly connected …

10 Pumpkin Smoothies to Kick Off Fall RIGHT

How else would you celebrate autumn's arrival?<p>Summer's caput, which means fall is planning to make its triumphant return! So to welcome back this cooler season, here are 10 sinfully delicious pumpkin smoothies. Who needs a pumpkin spiced latte when you’ve got these frozen concoctions?<p>How about a …

9 Skyrim Secrets You Probably Didn't Find

Sneaky secrets.<p>Skyrim is a game so massive that you can explore the tundras for days and still not see everything. Even if you’ve slain every dragon, …

8 totally new games that you'll want to play soon

Trade shows like Gamescom are full of familiar faces: there are sequels and spin-offs to enduring franchises, and games that we've been hearing about at these shows for what seems like forever. Sure, a new <i>Tomb Raider</i> is cool, but these trailers and hands-on experiences tend to overshadow what's …

25 Cheeky Terms For Sexual Intercourse From The Last 663 Years

These days, people often use the term "hooked up" to describe having sex with someone. It's adequate enough to satisfy most prying minds, without …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Immunotherapy

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Happy Hour Virus, A Tool That Fakes Computer Problems So You Can Leave Work Early

TDA_Boulder has created the Happy Hour Virus, a tool that fakes a kernel panic, blue screen of death, or broken monitor so you can leave work early. …

Work-life Balance

Cat simulator hits its funding goal, considers PS4 version

<i>Catlateral Damage</i>, the quirky, first-feline swatter that emerged from a game jam, cleared its Kickstarter funding goal of $40,000 with 12 days left and now is considering adding bonus levels and, potentially, a PlayStation 4 version.<p>Developer Chris Chung announced the stretch goals when the game …

Why Professing Your Love On a Game Box May Not Be A Good Idea

Killing Floor 2 - Gameplay Trailer - IGN Video

Developer Tripwire Interactive brings us a sequel to this off-the-wall FPS game.

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

Apple Is Prototyping Some Crazy New Products

Misek has never shied away from making grandiose Apple product predictions, even when they fall flat more often than not. Still, it's interesting to see what he's learned from speaking with his supply chain sources, who claim "Apple's innovation may be accelerating." The full list of alleged …

Nvidia Fires Back: The Truth About GameWorks, AMD Optimization, and 'Watch Dogs'

Last weekend AMD issued some bold statements to Forbes about Nvidia’s GameWorks developer program, and how it may have impacted performance of Ubisoft’s <i>Watch Dogs</i> on AMD hardware. These claims stretched beyond just <i>Watch Dogs</i> and extended into the greater PC gaming ecosystem, with AMD’s Robert …

The $250 MOD-t delivers simplicity and beauty in a 3D printer

Affordable desktop 3D printing is imminent, and today another option began its crowdfunding campaign. The folks at New Matter are looking to simplify the process so that anyone can output the items they desire, and to do so they've built the MOD-t. Aside from the clear enclosure for easy viewing …

New Mortal Kombat Announcement Imminent?

A possibly leaked poster hints at new Mortal Kombat.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p><b>Update:</b> To lead credence to the supposedly leaked poster below, Mortal Kombat …