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The Best Video Games of 2016

In the ninth episode of “Westworld,” the HBO television series that imagines an escapist theme park populated by human players and fantasy-fulfulling androids, a character named Dolores questions the appeal of the world outside. If humans are so eager to flee into her reality, she asks, as …

The 50 Best Films of 2016

<i>As voted on by more than 200 critics participating in our annual Criticwire survey, here are the best films of the year.</i><p>“‘Moonlight’ transforms rage …

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Stream Nine Inch Nails' 'Not The Actual Events' EP

Trent Reznor promised new Nine Inch Nails material by the year's end, and has now delivered with <i>Not The Actual Events</i>. The EP, recorded with co-conspirator and now official band member Atticus Ross, is among Reznor's heaviest and most manic work. "Branches/Bones" and "The Idea Of You" team with …

Nine Inch Nails

Michael Floyd is the Patriots’ latest attempt to find treasure in another team’s trash

The Patriots have spent years scooping up top draft picks who struggled to find long-term success on their first team.<p>The New England Patriots are a win away from clinching the AFC East and a first-round bye in the playoffs — so it’s really just another year in Bill Belichick’s world. And leading …

NFL

Stop whatever you're doing and watch this new 'Zelda' trailer

Nintendo's next big game may be an iPhone exclusive, but that doesn't mean the Japanese gaming giant is walking away from blockbusters on home consoles.<p>2017's "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is testament to that focus.<p>The upcoming third-person action-adventure game is scheduled for a 2017 …

Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

It's one of the biggest medical mysteries of our time: How did HIV come to the U.S.?<p>By genetically sequencing samples from people infected early on, scientists say they have figured out when and where the virus that took hold here first arrived. In the process, they have exonerated the man accused …

Public Health

The Problem With Science Writing - Facts So Romantic

Want to hear a seamy insider secret from the science communication industry? The border between journalism and public relations has more turnstiles …

Science

Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest

One of the rarest manuscripts in the world has been revealed hidden beneath the pages of an equally rare but later Mexican codex, thanks to hi-tech imaging techniques.<p>The Codex Selden, a book of concertina-folded pages made out of a five-metre strip of deerhide, is one of a handful of illustrated …

Archaeology

Codex Silenda Puzzle Book

Posted in Gear<p>This could be a tough book to get through. That’s because the Codex Silenda is a mechanical puzzle. Actually several. In order to open …

Mother, Son 'Willing to Go to Jail' for Incestuous Relationship

In August 2016, at the height of “silly season,” the <i>Daily Mail</i> published a story about one of the most taboo relationships of all — a sexual …

Fact Checking

This wearable will help bikers avoid speeding tickets

Woolf<p>A new wristband promises to let you ride around on your motorcycle like a madman without getting caught in speed traps. This seems like an idea that totally won't backfire. Woolf is a wristband that will alert bikers of speed traps, red light cameras, and upcoming crosswalks using different …

World's Most Hardcore Cat Reappears After 10 Years

The blood-drinking badass has been eluding scientists<p>Don't be fooled by the adorableness. This little dude drinks the blood of his enemies.<p>The Arabian sand cat, <i>Felis margarita harrisoni</i>, is a mysterious and under studied animal. Until recently, its habits in the wild were only anecdotal tales. We …

Wildlife

Google Maps for Android gains Wi-Fi only mode and SD card storage for offline maps

Google Maps is gaining a couple of useful new features on Android in hopes that navigators will continue using the service when circumstances would otherwise prohibit it.<p>An all-new “Wi-Fi Only” mode, which has been in beta testing with some users for a number of weeks already, lets you set the …

Google

The Untold Story of Neuroscience’s Most Famous Brain

Like most famous patients in the history of neuroscience, Henry Molaison—or HM, as he was known among scientists—was famous because his brain was …

NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Preseason Week 1?

Link to Media<p>We frittered through free agency. Dawdled through the draft. Endured through OTAs and meandered through minicamps. But now, with training camps underway, only one more task remains.<p>Persevering through the preseason.<p>That preseason began this past Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers and …

NFL

Scientists Spot Rare Arabian Sand Cat for the First Time Since 2005

Cats are elusive creatures, but there's one species in particular that's so mysterious, even biologists don't know much about it: the sand cat. Turns …

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking

Six ways to control your dog's barking<p>Here's a list of six techniques that can help stop your dog from barking. While all of them can be very …

Dogs

5 AR games we're dying to see after the success of Pokemon Go

Augmented reality could fit with a number of different types of video games. Here are just a few ideas.<p>The success of Pokemon Go has been a wild ride thus far: we've seen fans doing all kinds of wacky, dumb and genius things in order to capture adorable augmented-reality pocket monsters over the …

Pokémon

Oculus will no longer try to block Rift games from running on Vive

<i>This post was originally published on our sister site, VRSource.com.</i><p>Oculus is backtracking. The Facebook owned company announced it would stop trying to block ReVive, a piece of software that allows Oculus games to run on Vive VR devices.<p>If you haven’t been following this story, let me give you a …

Ready Player One

8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Just Video Games

Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale …

It Looks Like You’ll Soon Be In A ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Thanks To Playstation VR

Ever since <i>Star Wars</i> first came out, video game developers have been trying to capture the experience of piloting X-Wings and Tie Fighters. The first such attempt was a bootleg cassette tape game for the Apple II, followed in 1983 with <i>Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle</i>. My first experience in the …

The Hottest Amazon PS4, Xbox One and PC Gaming Deals, June 10 - 12

Here are the latest Amazon gaming deals to help you play and save this weekend<p>Friday is here again, and that means so is our Amazon Gaming Deals …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Kicks A Hornet’s Nest By Attacking Liberals Who Deny Science

When it comes to science, Neil deGrasse Tyson is there to defend its good name no matter who is attacking. That’s why things got a little testy on Real Time on Friday after Tyson opened up about liberals who deny science, namely the anti-vaccine group and those who tout alternative …

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

The new Xbox One: Everything we know about Microsoft's next game console(s)

Xbox Mini? Xbox Slim? Xbox VR? We may see one or more of them at E3 this Sunday.<p>The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will introduce the world to a host of exciting new video games this week. But what about video game hardware? We've heard that the Nintendo NX and Sony's PlayStation Neo won't make …

Xbox

4 Wearable Products That I Can't Wait To Wear This Year

With the release of Oculus Rift came a whole new genre of gaming. Joining in the ranks of gaming technology that preceded Virtual and Augmented Reality, the technology powering VR and AR is truly helping define the future of gaming itself. But the truth is that VR and AR are influencing much more …

Virtual Reality

The 12 most visually arresting games on Xbox One

From the scenic grandeur of The Witcher and Rise of the Tomb Raider, to the handcrafted beauty of Ori and the Blind Forest, here are some of the most evocative visual experiences on Microsoft’s latest console

Tomb Raider