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How to install Hearthstone on Android phones after the update

<i>Update for April 14: Blizzard is officially releasing Hearthstone for mobile phones today.</i><p>The best part of Android is that you don’t have to wait for some games if you don’t want to.<p>Hearthstone is finally out on Android today, but it’s only available in the Google Play Store if you have a device …

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Finally, you can own a 'Star Trek' communicator for just $99

The Onyx from OnBeep is like a walkie talkie without geographical limitations, making communication possible with anyone, anywhere in the galaxy where there's a data connection.<p>Just weeks after we got to ride a real-world hoverboard for the first time, another bit of iconic Hollywood gadgetry has …

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

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Video: Despite World Ice Loss, Antarctic Ice Cover Reaches Record Size

But the ice is thin.<p>Even as most of the world's ice is melting due to climate change, Antarctica's sea ice grew this year, to cover more ocean than ever in human memory.<p>Researchers maintain a catalogue of satellite images of the frozen Antarctic seas that dates back to the late 1970s. While the …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Final Boss In Super Smash Bros. 3DS Isn't Master Hand

Master Hand (and his lefty counterpart Crazy Hand) have been giving Nintendo’s characters a hard time in various modes of <i>Super</i> <i>Smash Bros.</i> games since …

Jetpacks: here’s why you don’t have one

One of the most common complaints against science is that we don’t have jetpacks yet, as was ‘promised’. This is not due to the inadequacy of scientists but the restrictions of physics and anatomy, not to mention the fact that jetpacks are a terrible idea<p>“Where’s my jetpack?”<p>You’ve probably heard …

Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

In another breakthrough in the weird, wonky world of quantum physics, researchers teleport data an unprecedented distance with a novel technique -- inching us closer to the rise of a 'quantum Internet.'<p>We're one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in "Ender's Game," the warp drive …

Scientists Have Discovered an On/Off Switch For Ageing Cells

Image: mopic/Shutterstock<p>In our bodies, our cells are constantly dividing in order to replenish our lungs, skin, liver and other organs. But most …

‘I was blind… now I have bionic eyes’

What is it like to see again after years of blindness? Rose Eveleth asks a woman whose sight was restored with a remarkable new eye implant.<p>Fran Fulton is 66, and she’s been fully blind for about 10 years. A few weeks ago, all that changed.<p>Fulton suffers from retinitis pigmentosa – a degenerative …

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