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Is the star RZ Piscium eating its planets?

Astronomers knew this star was “winking,” or dimming erratically. They thought it might be young. Now they think RZ Piscium might be more evolved …

Kenyan election official says opposition victory claim 'ridiculous' | Reuters

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Celebrations broke out in pockets of Kenya on Thursday after the opposition said its candidate Raila Odinga should be declared winner of the presidential vote, a claim an election commission official said was “ridiculous”.<p>An opposition official said information …

Africa

The gamification of education: Beyond the 'Minecraft effect'

0<p>SHARES<p>The term ‘gamification’ has been with us for a while now, having been coined at the beginning of the Noughties by computer programmer Nick …

Minecraft meets the opera in an unusual production of L'enfant

From the outside, there’s nothing special about New York City’s Robert Miller Gallery. It looks like the rest of the galleries in Chelsea that you …

The Implications of Wonder Quest and Minecraft in Education

<b>I’ll preface this post by saying I think the Wonder Quest Youtube channel is a fascinating and innovative shift in educational media and it should</b> …

Education Technology

YOUR MONEY-What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money | Reuters

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)<p>By Chris Taylor<p>NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about …

How EverQuest Next will be forged by players, shaped by Minecraft

Massively multiplayer online games fail because the people who make them simply can't keep up with the gamers who play them, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley said today.<p>The solution, he believes, is to cede some of that content creation over to players through emergent storytelling, …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

Custom controller lets disabled man dig into Minecraft using his eyebrows

Alexander Kostov has spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that makes impossible for him to use most traditional game controllers. Rather than let that hold him back, he just got creative with the help of UK-based gaming charity Special Effect. The company outfitted him with a rig to play titles like</i> …

Americans Invaded A Country On Minecraft And Planted Flags Everywhere

Small Danish towns and villages have been blown to pieces and replaced by tanks and American flags.<p>This is, of course, happening in the online game "Minecraft," where the Danish government in April built an exact replica of the country. The enormous model, which was created using geological map …

How 400,000 people crowdfunded Star Citizen game

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Is there any evidence of a link between violent video games and murder?

In the wake of the killing of the schoolteacher Ann Maguire last week, the question has again been raised of whether playing violent video games could lead someone to commit murder. It's a common link that we see suggested in the media whenever tragedies of this sort occur, but the scientific …

Sony patent filing would let you reshape your PlayStation Move controller

Typically, motion controllers aren't very good at adapting to different gameplay situations -- not unless you're willing to slap on a cheap plastic shell, anyway. Sony may improve that state of affairs in the future, though, as it recently filed for a patent on a modular PlayStation Move …

Thief System Requirements Released

The original <i>Thief</i> one of the genre defining games of its time. Without it we may never have gotten the newer Elder Scrolls games, <i>Fallout 3</i>, the …

Gear & Gadgets

Melon, the headband that helps you track your focus

By T3 Online<p>Melon, a headband that helps you see and understand your brain, has launched on Kickstarter and has achieved its $100,000 goal with 25 …

Apps

FSB and Intellect say small firms need IT help

Most small businesses don't have IT specialists, so they don't get involved in talking about it on a public platform or make it clear as a group what …

IT security breaches hit more small firms

A large majority of small businesses have suffered an IT security breach over the past year, according to a survey carried out for the Department for …