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'One of the Greatest Discoveries in the History of Science' Hasn't Been Peer-Reviewed—Does It Matter?

How scientific communication is evolving in the age of the Internet<p>Big scientific discoveries—the kind that shift our view of the world and our place within it—don’t come along very often.<p>This week, though, one did.<p>New data seem to offer, for the first time, direct evidence of the entities Einstein …

This Is Your Brain On No Sleep

If you’ve been skipping sleep, thinking you’ll make up for it on weekends, here’s some bad news. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University have found that chronic sleep loss may actually lead to irreversible damage to and loss of brain cells.<p>“We live in a society where each …

Bee Shortage Threatens Crops

UK farmers have a fourth of the honeybees they need, according to a recent study published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, but the gap represents more than a shortage in Britain. Bees are dying around the world, and pollination demand is growing nearly five times faster than the available honeybee population.<p>An …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

First direct detection of dark matter, thought to make up most of the matter in the universe, would be a historic breakthrough<p>An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and …

New drone photos show killer whales’ beautiful choreography

Scientists from the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working with a team from the Vancouver Aquarium, have for the first time used drones to photograph killer whales—and the results are stunning.<p>The remote-controlled hexacopter, mounted with a high-resolution …

Magic the Gathering Board Game Coming Next Year

No Magic experience necessary.<p>The Magic the Gathering card game is now 21 years old. Next year Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro will release a Magic …

What's the Biggest Difference Between the New and Old iPad Mini?

Fingerprint scanners are cool and all...<p>Apple held a live event today introducing several new products to the Apple line up, including two new iPads: …

Apple's iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac Event Round-Up

A 5K display and faster processors among features<p><b>Update: Check out our conversation about the announcements from earlier today in the video above!</b><p>As …

PS4 2.0: MP3s, themes and better dashboard organization

We're creeping up to the PlayStation 4's one year anniversary and the system is <i>finally</i> getting its 2.0 firmware update. Even better, there are a bunch of surprises; let's dive in. First up we have the expected: SharePlay which lets you virtually pass the controller for help, YouTube exports and …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Promises A 20-40 Hour Story, 150-200 Hour Total Completion

Shorter games may be on the rise due to the prominence of indie titles and the fact that adult gamers often have less free time than when they were younger, but there are still plenty of long-haul adventures up ahead. One of them? Dragon Age: Inquisition, at least according to its creators.<p>Speaking …