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The rover that will store rock samples on Mars

Nasa’s new rover is intended to store rock samples it plucks from the Martian surface. But what happens after that? BBC Future finds out.<p>With its bulky body, spindly legs, radioactive tail and a towering stalk with a single eye, Nasa’s latest Mars rover is not something you would want to come …

European Space Agency

Hate Checking Your Portfolio? Try These 3 Stocks

Dividend-rich, stable -- and cheap. These three stocks will let you sleep at night.<p>We all know the feeling. You hear the rumble of the mail truck, …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

An enormous bitcoin mine went up in flames, affecting the entire network

A large bitcoin mining facility in Thailand went up in flames this week, destroying the five-megawatt operation and disrupting the crypto-currency’s entire network.<p>Bitcoin is a digital currency that has no central bank or government backing it. Without any authority to print money, bitcoins are …

Bitcoin

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

World History

A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

The Alpha Male Myth | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Scott Barry Kaufman.</i><p>There are a lot of false dichotomies out there — left brain vs. right brain, nature vs. …

9 years later, developers weigh in on making games for the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 generation

Think back to where you were in 2005 and 2006. iPhones and iPads didn’t exist, artist Kanye West called former U.S. President George W. Bush a racist on live TV, and I was a senior in high school scrambling to figure out what I wanted to study in college.<p>It was a simpler time.<p>That was the state of …

There's No Such Thing As A Nintendo

Blake J. Harris, author of the excellent Console Wars, tweeted a pic of this 1990 poster over the weekend. Remember, adults (especially retailers, …

5 More Video Game Industry One-Hit Wonders

Five more video game developers with just the one memorable hit to their names.<p>Anybody remember New Radicals? You know, the L.A. pop-rock band from …

5 muscle-building summer salad recipes

Greek salad with Kalamata olives and chicken breast<p>This salad not only packs more than 50 grams of protein—plenty to keep you full hours after your …

A DAY AT THE PARK

How to Be a Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: What you will find below is not so much a long blog post, but a short ebook; approach it as such. At over 20k words, it will probably take an</i> …

As gamers continue to take their first steps into the exciting new worlds that the PS4, Wii U and Xbox One are delivering, we're still waiting on the …

Wii U

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Bitcoin Rallies As Allegations Of Trading Irregularities Swirl

It’s been a torrid few days for bitcoin, the now globally known cryptocurrency. A price rally kicked off that has, over the past week, pushed the value of bitcoin up by around 25 percent.<p>Trading near the $580 mark, bitcoin is still down around 50 percent from its record, late-2013 highs, but the …

Final Fight retrospective

Like so many Capcom classics, Final Fight is a pop-culture archetype, its opening backstreet belt a nostalgic incendiary for arcade goers of the 90s. …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The lure of shadow banking

MARK CARNEY, governor of the Bank of England and head of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international watchdog set up to guard against …

Finance

Mass Effect 3 - Is There a Negative Perception of Re-released Games on Next-gen Consoles? - Podcast Beyond - IGN Video

The Beyond crew weighs in on whether or not re-releases on next gen consoles are good for gamers.

MOBAs Drive PC Gaming To Surpass Consoles Globally

There’s an eternal war being waged between PC enthusiasts and console gamers as to which platform is better, and the so-called “PC master race” might have just gotten a little bit more ammunition.<p>According to analyst firm DFC Intelligence, PC gaming has now surpassed console gaming in terms of …

What Is A Bitcoin and Might They Be Useful For Travelers?

<i>TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne takes us through a quick history of the bitcoin and analyzes the future of this digital currency and whether</i> …

SoftTech\’s Jeff Clavier: Why I\’m not investing in bitcoin

The Bitcoin Romantics

Though Jerry Brito sees great potential in Bitcoin as a value transfer system, he’s profoundly skeptical that fixed-supply commodity money like …

Bitcoin

Charlie Shrem gets break from house arrest to attend bitcoin documentary

Digging for answers: The “strong smell” of fraud from one Bitcoin miner maker

A Butterfly Labs exec loses a probation hearing, but details from the case are worse.<p>For many crypto-minded libertarians, Bitcoin is the future of …