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Pokemon cocktails offer adult fun with a twist

Tumblr user and Pokemon fan meowpurrnom created nine frozen cocktails of the "Eeveelution" variety.<p>The cocktail menu includes an alcoholic spin on every known evolution of Eevee, including the newest addition, Sylveon. Although specific measurements for each drink aren't given, the mix for each is …

PS4 will support video capture of games over HDMI

Sony's next-generation console, the PlayStation 4, will allow video capture of games over HDMI, the company announced during its Tokyo Game Show 2013 keynote today.<p>Brad Douglas, head of third-party relations for Sony Computer Entertainment, followed up the announcement on Twitter, saying "Details …

Quantum system teleports an atom

For the first time, physicists have transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.<p>The findings could lead to larger …

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …

See it! Best photos of moon and Venus on September 8

As the line of sunsets swept westward yesterday, people around the globe thrilled to the sight of the moon and Venus in their twilight sky. See their …

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother

Since April, thousands of people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. Following further stages of selection and training, the plan is for the first four astronauts to lift off in 2022. After a seven-month journey they will settle permanently on the red planet to conduct scientific …

Why Mars Colonists Will Definitely Go Crazy

A space colony could be a breeding ground for mental illness.<p>Everyone and their mother wants to send people to Mars these days. Dutch spaceflight nonprofits, President Obama, and even Buzz Aldrin have seriously discussed plans to put humans on the inhospitable planet in the next few decades. But …

Sony Unveils A PlayStation-Powered Streaming TV Gadget

The PS Vita TV is a tiny media player for playing games and using apps through your TV<p>Earlier today, Sony announced a new gadget: the PS Vita TV, a cheap set-top box that'll let users play some (only some!) games and stream video through their televisions.<p>The Vita TV can use video streaming apps …

Metal Gear Solid V: Creating a Character - IGN Video

Take a look at what it takes to create a character in Kojima's Phantom Pain.

'Final Fantasy XIV' Review In Progress: Too Hot To Handle, Too Cold To Hold (PC/PS3)

<i>Your first quest is logging in.</i><p><i>This is a review in progress as well as some discussion of the launch issues FFXIV has had. Daniel Tack will be issuing an “official” score once he’s had a lot more time to explore the end-game. If, that is, he is ever able to log in. For my part, I’m going to tag</i> …

Brain-to-brain communication is not a conversation killer

It's a milestone breakthrough you would think came straight from science fiction, but a recent study conducted by the University of Washington claims to have demonstrated direct brain-to-brain communication between humans. Via an elaborate internet setup between two labs, scientist Rajesh Rao sent …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …