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One chart shows why the Nintendo Switch has become such a big hit

This is good news for Nintendo<p>The Nintendo Switch is a unique system that can be used either as a portable or a home console, and it turns out Nintendo can track which mode you’re using when you play games. The information was broken out during in the company’s six month financial report for the …

Gaming

Super Mario Odyssey review: an absolute delight

A weird, wild world bursting with ideas<p>What is it that defines a <i>Super Mario</i> game?<p>It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot as I’ve played through <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i>, which launches on the Nintendo Switch tomorrow. There are the core details, of course: Mario jumps, he collects coins, he stomps …

A new American revolution is starting in New England—against Daylight Saving Time

“Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?” Donna Bailey, a Democratic state representative in Maine and crusader against anachronistic and dangerous institutions, asked the Wall Street Journal (paywall). It’s an excellent question.<p>Earlier this year, Bailey sponsored a bill that would move Maine to …

New England

We Finally Know Why The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Off The Face of The Planet

It could disappear.<p>Like a puddle under hot sunshine, the world's largest inland body of water is shrinking in the face of heat – in this case, a …

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism

Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer faced a lot of sexism and condescension when they launched their e-commerce marketplace for weird art–that is until they introduced an imaginary cofounder named Keith.<p>When Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer decided to start their own online marketplace for weird art, they …

Feminism

War In EVE Online Is The Best, And Also The Worst

A few days ago, in front of an audience of over three thousand people, the leader of the Imperium—the largest coalition in <i>EVE Online</i> and perhaps the …

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’

BALTIMORE — It was “in the best interest of my city,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday, as she explained why she ordered Confederate monuments removed under the cover of darkness, days after violence broke out during a rally against the removal of a similar monument in neighboring Virginia.<p>“I …

Rights & Freedoms

All your favorite rappers are obsessed with the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has a storied history with rap music that dates back to the earliest iterations of the console. Many a Biggie Smalls fan can recount the …

Some Pretty Cool Science Is Gonna Happen During The Eclipse

And it’ll be “overwhelmingly majestic” for scientists and nonscientists alike.<p>On Aug. 21, mid-morning Pacific time, the town of Salem, Oregon, will …

Blizzard Shuts Down New World of Warcraft Legacy Server 5 Hours After It Opens

The vanilla has melted.<p>After only five hours of activity, a new legacy server for World of Warcraft has been shut down by Blizzard.<p>VG24/7 reports …

World of Warcraft

A video game you've never heard of has turned three teens into multimillionaires — and it's just getting started

About three weeks earlier, Balfanz and his business partner had published a cops-and-robbers video game called "Jailbreak" on Roblox. Although Balfanz and his partner had created Roblox games before, "Jailbreak" was their first overnight success, hitting about 75,000 simultaneous players on the day …

Prescription video games may be the future of medicine

A new episode of Next Level explores whether certain video games can improve cognitive function<p>“Brain-training” games have been a controversial topic in recent years, especially after a group of scientists and researchers published an open letter in 2014 saying there is “very little evidence” that …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Physics

Voyager Documentary 'The Farthest' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK — A new documentary follows the making and epic journey of NASA's two Voyager probes, which set out in 1977 and gave humanity its first …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Ancient Stone Carvings Show a Comet Swarm Hitting Earth Around 10,950 BCE

Around the time civilisation changed forever.<p>Researchers have translated famous ancient symbols in a temple in Turkey, and they tell the story of a …

Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda: Mr. Shifty

<i>If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that</i> …

Indie Gaming

Meet the most honest man in EVE Online

When you're the most trusted person in EVE Online, your reputation has a way of preceding you. For years, the name 'Chribba' felt like an urban …

100 Little Things in Zelda: Breath of the Wild That Will Blow Your Mind

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a triumphant achievement in world design and free-form, physics-based gameplay. In a radical departure …

Breath of the Wild

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

We're In For A Triple Celestial Treat, And Here's How To Enjoy It

Get set for a full moon, a lunar eclipse and a comet flyby this Friday night.<p>Turn your eyes to the sky this Friday night and prepare for a series of spectacular celestial sights.<p>A penumbral lunar eclipse, a full moon and a comet will all be visible from across North America ― weather permitting.<p>The …

This Is The Closest-Ever Photo of a Moonlet Hiding in Saturn's Rings

Say hello to Daphnis.<p>While plow trucks across the US northwest pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a …

Mysterious Radio Signal Bursts Tracked To Dwarf Galaxy

"Now we have to figure out why it happens," a Berkeley researcher says.<p>Thrilled scientists have finally traced the deep space source of mysterious bursts of powerful radio signals to an intriguing dwarf galaxy more than 3 billion light-years from Earth.<p>“Now our objective is to figure out why that …

Is Sugar the New Smoking?

Thirty years ago, we were blind to the dangers of secondhand smoke. Now it’s our addiction to sugar and processed food that will shock future …

Public Health

Hong Kong’s urban explorers

From abandoned theatres to underground mines, adrenaline junkies HK Urbex are on a mission to immortalize Hong Kong’s forgotten structures – before they’re lost forever.<p>To some, a deserted public housing block or a derelict hospital is nothing but a waste of space. But to the explorers behind …

This 1995 Hubble Photo Changed Astronomy Forever

And most people have never seen it.<p>In its 26 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken thousands of incredible, awe-inspiring images in …

How Much Fuel Does Earth Have Left in Its Tank?

We can find out with one seriously finicky experiment.<p>Our planet gets much of its energy from the Sun, but some of Earth’s most crucial natural …

Physics

Wait, Why the Hell Is Pluto Emitting X-Rays?

You just can’t keep a good Pluto down. Even after its (admittedly justified) demotion to dwarf planet status exactly 10 years and four days ago, …

Space

Astronomers Just Discovered a Morse Code Message in The Dunes of Mars

Not aliens.<p>NASA has spotted a series of strange, dark dunes on Mars that look uncannily like the dots and dashes that make up Morse code.<p>This isn't …

North Pole

Dramatic Auroras Light Up Jupiter's Poles

The aurora borealis on Earth is awe inspiring, but the auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere are a whole other story. Not only do they cover areas larger …