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How to Survive an Extinction Event with Therapsid Lystrosaurus

<b>How does life bounce-back after an extinction-level event?</b> Researchers are studying how the therapsid Lystrosaurus survived through one of the "Big …

Regulators Pin Uncontrolled Oil Sands Leaks on Company's Extraction Methods, Geohazards

Four major leaks were tied to high-pressure steam injection into fragile geologic formations, as tar sands mining grows more difficult and risky.By …

Tar Sands

Stephen Hawking to Unveil New Space Exploration Project Tuesday

<b>Update for April 12:</b> Stephen Hawking and investory Yuri Milner have unveiled Breakthrough Starshot, an audacious $100 million research initative to …

SpaceX's Dragon Soars As Its Rocket Lands: An Epic Spaceflight in Photos

From the launch into orbit to the trip back to Earth, the views of SpaceX's historic Falcon 9 rocket landing at sea on Friday (April 8) are …

10 Strange Facts About Mercury (A Photo Tour)

Mercury, Closest to the Sun<p>Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington<p>Mercury, the closest …

Icy 'Spider' Spotted on Pluto in NASA Image (Video)

It's been said that spiders turn your blood to ice. Well, it turns out that an icy "spider" has been found on Pluto.<p>The "spider" is actually an …

The Easy Weeknight Recipes Our Top 50 Chefs Actually Make at Home

We asked five chefs plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurants of the year to share the simple recipes they actually make at home.<p>We asked five chefs—all plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—to share the simple but stellar recipes they actually make at home. In the mix: the easiest energy …

Cooking

YouTube's assault on Twitch starts today

A 12-hour live stream marathon at E3 will include exclusive demos, interviews, and commentary from YouTube's gaming stars<p>It's Day 0 of E3 2015. This is the time when all the giants of popular gaming make their big announcements, competing for your attention and future gaming dollars. Today is also …

PS4 HD Final Fantasy 7 Remake Reports Emerge Ahead of Expected E3 2015 Reveal

Sony is expected to reveal a Final Fantasy VII HD remake during its E3 2015 press conference on Monday, according to a growing number of reports emerging online.<p>Several outlets, such as Siliconera and a "verified" NeoGAF user, suggest that publisher Square Enix commenced production on the game in …

Final Fantasy

Your first look at Fallout Shelter

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>At their first ever E3 press conference, Bethesda Softworks unloaded a mound of information on <i>Doom</i> and <i>Fallout 4</i>. But they also released a game live on stage, called <i>Fallout Shelter</i>.<p>Available now for iOS and coming soon to Android, <i>Fallout Shelter</i> is a …

Apple's 'Move to iOS' app for Android owners is hypocritical

Take a peek at Apple’s App Store review guidelines and you’ll see why developers who make even passing mention to Android find themselves shut out. It’s crystal clear:<p>Apps or metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected.<p>The rule recently led to a news reader app …

Apps

The 10 Features You Won't Find in a New Home

What builders are focusing on speaks volumes about the way we live now.<p>Outdoor kitchens are "out" and closets are "in," according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on the most and least common features in newly-built homes. The survey found that practical …

Laundry Rooms

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

Living Rooms

NASA's Orion Spaceship Test a 'Textbook Spaceflight'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's first capsule built to take humans to Mars aced a seemingly flawless first test flight on Friday (Dec. 5), with the …

Space Exploration

A Complete Guide to Rum | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by</i> <i>Flaviar.</i> If you want to shape up your drinking style, Flaviar is the new way to go. Navigate through the world of fine …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

Best foods for happiness

Some foods taste so good while we're eating them, but can leave us feeling blah, bloated and feeling guilty just moments after we've brushed away the crumbs. But other foods are scientifically shown to lift our spirits. Here are five foods that will make you feel good right away!<p>1. Raw walnuts and …

Former Product VP Daniel Graf Leaves Twitter After Demotion

Graf announced his departure Friday on Twitter.<p>Twitter’s former head of product Dainel Graf is leaving the company just one month after he was demoted.<p>Graf announced his departure on Twitter Friday afternoon. He was hired to run Twitter’s product team in April after managing Google Maps, but was …

24 Super Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

Make the most of what you've got.<p>If you can't bring yourself to Kondo the kitchen, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days.

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Habitats

Field Geology: An Interview with Rivka Galchen

By Alice Whitwham June 11, 2014<p>Photo: Sandy Tait<p><i>In 2008, Rivka Galchen published</i> Atmospheric Disturbances<i>, a novel about a psychiatrist who wakes up one day to discover that his wife has been substituted by a replica. He subscribes to the delusions of a patient (who believes he can control the</i> …

Financial Planning In Your 40s | Retirement - Consumer Reports

It’s often said that life begins at 40. Certainly, seriously assessing the state of your financial health does. Life is no longer a dress rehearsal. …

A Fantastically Detailed Geological History for Game of Thrones

A group of geologists and map designers have reconstructed the geological ages of Essos, Westeros, and other regions described in Game of Thrones. …

The single greatest benefit of owning The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PC is the plethora of modding opportunities available to you. Nearly every facet …

The Elder Scrolls

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

45 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Pesto, Herbs and More

We don't mean macaroni salad.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won't weigh us down. (But there can still be cheese!) Check out 45 of our …

Italian Food

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Were dinosaurs all at sea?

Myths persist that large dinosaurs lived neck-deep in water, but while this is not true, they were not averse to taking a dip<p>In the early days of palaeontology, the dinosaurs were a clear anomaly compared to other known animals (both alive and extinct). Just how could such huge creatures have found …

How to Stop Saying Um | The Art of Manliness

In the pursuit of becoming a better man, becoming well-spoken is a task that should not be overlooked. How you speak is a huge component of the …