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No Man’s Sky: the game where you can explore 18 quintillion planets

It’s a game where you’re unlikely to meet other players, no one will win and it will take over four billion years to explore it all. And that’s why it’s the most anticipated title for decades.<p>Sean Murray is sweating in an Uber cab as it lurches to the staccato rhythm of Los Angeles traffic. The …

No Man's Sky

Vertigo Comics is back, and it's bringing the devil himself along | Polygon

Forget Arkham Knight, one of the most disturbing Batman scenes came from a cartoon

Much has been made about the M-rating of the recently released <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i>, and how far the game is willing to go in terms of characters and moving the actual storyline of this world forward. It's a final game in many ways, and it plays for keeps.<p>But as long-time Batman fans already know, …

Dying Star May Have Torn Alien Planet Apart (Video)

A white dwarf may seem like it would be a calm, dying star, but scientists say such stars can pack a gravitational punch so strong that they can tear …

Universe

Stardust | by Freeman Dyson | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

When we see things for the first time, the pictures are always a surprise. Nature’s imagination is richer than ours. We imagine things to be simple …

Universe

A red cloud of space gas is giving astronomers a glimpse at star birth

A telescope in Chile recently captured a beautiful image of a star-forming region of the universe, where a red cloud of gas glows in a distant part …

You have to see what you're playing: Why the camera is so important in games

Most of us don't notice the "camera" in a game until it does something badly. Once the action is obscured or we wrestle with an objective because we can barely see it, the movement of the camera takes center stage. It's almost always a horrible thing.<p>Ideally the camera should be all but invisible, …

Sony Treating PS4 No Man's Sky Like a First-Party Game

Sony has pledged to "put the full weight of PlayStation" behind upcoming ambitious indie game No Man's Sky as part of the company's effort to treat the PlayStation 4 title like a first-party game, even if it does come to other platforms later.<p>"No Man's Sky has been treated as if it was from one of …

Double-Exposure Animal Portraits By Norwegian Photographer

Andreas Lie, a visual artist based in Bergen Norway, has found a beautiful way to blur the boundary between the beautiful Norwegian wilderness …

Lyrid meteor shower above Cumbria

The annual Lyrid meteor shower lit up the night sky over Changbai Mountain in northeast China's Jilin Province<p>Cool timelapse footage has emerged of the Lyrids meteor shower appearing in the skies above <b>Cumbria, UK on Tuesday.</b><p>The video, captured in Coniston, shows several orbs of light streaking …

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The universe is a big place.<p>Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time, astronomers believe that it measures some 93 billion light-years across.<p>When we look out across space, though, we're not just looking through distance. We're looking back in time. All of the …

Splattered Ink Animal Portraits By Chinese Artist Hua Tunan

Chinese-born paint-splatter and street artist Hua Tunan is back it again with a series of stunning new animal portraits. Using a unique combination …

Body Art

A NASA astronaut has spent the last two days capturing India and the results are stunning

Lighting storms and the lights of the east coast.<p>Space views will never get old. No matter how many satellites with fancy cameras we send up there, …

India

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Johnson Space Center

Hubble's Greatest Hits

The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for producing ethereal, iconic images of the cosmos.<p>But Hubble's images don't come to us ready-made. That's Zoltan Levay's responsibility. As the telescope's imaging team leader at the Space Telescope Science Institute, he has been responsible for bringing us …

Cosmology

Newly Released Photograph Shows Strange 'Hole' In Space

Snapped using their 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope, the superb image above was released this week by the European Southern Observatory, showing part of …

Atoms

Epically detailed photos of Mercury

But besides small size and swift speed, little was known about this mysterious planet until NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft became the first man-made instrument to orbit Mercury in 2011.<p>On Thursday April 30, NASA crash landed the …

25 Amazing Photos Of The Hubble Space Telescope To Celebrate 25 Amazing Years!

Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Skyglow: Imagine starry nights over cities

What Los Angeles would look like if you could see the night sky wheeling overhead.<p>Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic recently released this …

Astronomy

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

13 amazing comics that have nothing to do with superheroes

In recent years, comics culture has moved thoroughly into the forefront of mainstream culture. As superheroes ascend into the pantheon of truly …

Famous Monsters Returns To Comics With Gunsuits

<b>Famous Monsters</b>, the long-running entertainment fan magazine, is returning to the comic world with a new series called <i>Gunsuit</i>. The publisher has a …

DC Comics' new project praises real 11-year-old 'super girl'

Rowan Trilling-Hansen may not have been the impetus for the fall launch of the DC Super Hero Girls line, but there's a reason the comic-book giant behind Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman mentioned the 11-year-old girl by name Wednesday.<p>In a press release posted that day to DC Comics' blog, DC …

DC Comics

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

Photographer Captures Jaguar Attacking a Caiman

Photographer Justin Black captured this incredible photo of a jaguar attacking a caiman in the wetlands of Brazil.<p>Black was leading a group of …

Nature Photography

Broken Age review: growing up

Broken Age may be unfinished, but it's also delightful, beautiful, and utterly charming<p>"Because I said so."<p>It's a perennial parental favorite, capable of answering "Why?" without really answering "Why?" <i>Broken Age</i>'s lead duo Vella and Shay may be separated by space and time but they're united by …

Bomb Squad Robot Delivers Pizza, Saves A Man's Life

Disarming the situation<p>Sometimes, a kind hand holding out a pizza is enough, even if that hand is attached to the mechanical arm of a bomb squad robot. On Monday, California Highway Patrol responded to a man standing with a knife on a San Jose highway overpass. After a five-hour standoff, the man …