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'Death test' could predict chance of dying within 30 days

Health experts say a new test will prevent futile and expensive medical treatments which prolong suffering<p>A test to determine if elderly patients will die within 30 days of being admitted to hospital has been developed by doctors to give them the chance to go home or say goodbye to loved …

Medicine

Human Ancestors May Have Used Tools Half-Million Years Earlier Than Thought

Fossil hand bones show evidence of tool use more than three million years ago.<p>Who swung the first hammer stone? Early human ancestors may have hefted tools more than three million years ago, ancient hand bones suggest. That’s roughly half a million years earlier than the oldest stone tools yet …

Anthropology

5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet

Even with a missing lander, the mission is sending back primo info<p>The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander Philae bounced around and got lost somewhere on the comet's …

Space

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Goosebumps And Gas: New Data From Rosetta Probe Describes Comet

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the hurtling hunk of dust and ice that's being tailed by an Earth-made space probe as it hurtles toward the sun,<p>We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe, thanks to a special issue of the journal <i>Science</i> that …

Space

Blackberry CEO Wants Congress To Make Blackberry Apps Mandatory

Much like Kodak film, Blackberry’s heyday has long since past.<p>The rise of Apple and Android have not been kind to the business-centric phone maker, and this is reflected in the lack of apps available to Blackberry users. Windows Phone faces a similar problem, and certainly Nokia must feel …

Net Neutrality

Holograms suddenly make Microsoft cool again

If Microsoft ever needed a dose of the cool, it’s now. Fortunately, the company seems to have gotten the message.<p>The company’s rollout yesterday of a slew of new features for Windows 10 includes some pretty nifty features — and at least one big surprise.<p>In addition to a bunch of expected features …

Augmented Reality

Xbox Community Manager Tweets Mysterious Image

Any guesses?<p><b>Update:</b> Patel followed up his mysterious tweet with another one clarifying that the image is "unofficial."<p>"Earlier I posted an unofficial …

Google Fiber

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - Orience News: Combat Special Trailer - IGN Video

Take a closer look at the styles and techniques, and study the methods of combat - including party-based combat, unique abilities, magic and …

Final Fantasy

How to get Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott for Pokémon: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Grinding and breeding Pokémon is for people with too much time. Here’s a better way to get three special pocket monsters.<p>Nintendo is giving away codes for three Pokémon from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, according to the games’ website. All you need to do is track down those codes, go to the …

Holographic Minecraft & Another Halo Beta? - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Minecraft revealed with Microsoft's HoloLens & 343 beta testing for Halo MCC update. Plus, Destiny's Crota's End Hard Mode Beaten in 27 Minutes & …

Minecraft

Daily Deals: Astro A30 Headset for $50, Vita Memory Cards, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

A great gaming headset deal.<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>Get the Astro A30 Headset for $50</b><p>This Astro A30 headset …

MacBook Air

Here's what else might be in store for Xbox One to PC game streaming

When Windows 10 hits, people who upgrade to the new operating system and own an Xbox One will be able to stream and play those console titles to their PC.<p>Yesterday's announcement of the ability to wirelessly stream your Xbox One game to your PC for gaming was focused on what should be available at …

Microsoft teases May 4 reveal, possibly Call of Duty related (update)

Today, Microsoft teased a forthcoming Xbox reveal, scheduled for May, that might hint at the next entry in the Call of Duty series.<p>Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the above image today alongside a cryptic "Hmm..." Morse code from the image translates to "Presented by Xbox, 10 am PDT/1 pm …

Ubisoft reveals a weird little game about robots and plants called Grow Home

Ubisoft unveiled <i>Grow Home</i>, which it describes as a "quirky, experiential climbing game," for Windows PC today, which is something of a surprise given that the game will be released in less than two weeks.<p><i>Grow Home</i> is being developed by Ubisoft's Reflections studio and looks pretty different from …

Ubisoft

Xbox One, PC Cross-Buy to be Handled on a 'Game-to-Game Basis'

"I'm just really excited..."<p>While speaking with press after Wednesday's Windows 10 keynote, Xbox Head Phil Spencer clarified the process of …

Xbox

Some Guy Got Kim Kardashian Shaved Into His Head

She's in your phone, on magazine stands and on your coffee table, so of course it makes sense that Kim Kardashian would be on your body too. (Well, …

The Walking Dead

U.S. pulls more staff from Yemen embassy amid deepening crisis | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has pulled more staff out of its embassy in Yemen, U.S. officials said on Thursday as Washington scrambled to cope with the collapse of a government that had been a key ally in the fight against al Qaeda.<p>A general view of the U.S. embassy compound in Sanaa …

Middle East

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman | News Home | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in an official statement.<p>Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud sits before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of …

King Abdullah

Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst

How the death of Tina Fontaine has finally forced the city to face its festering race problem.<p>“Oh Goddd how long are aboriginal people going to use …

Canada

Can stern letters really stop Canadians from downloading illegally?

Canada is taking a stab at stopping unauthorized downloading of digital content by sending notices<p>Ever since 1999, when millions of Internet …

King Tut’s mask broken and glued back together at museum

The 3,300-year-old burial pharaonic mask was discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb along with other artifacts by British archeologists in 1922, sparking …