Drew G. Best

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See the Most Stunning Images of Earth from Landsat’s Space Operation

Western AustraliaThis image of a tropical estuary was enhanced to show complex sediment, nutrient and vegetation pattern<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Geoscience …

Marsquakes Could Be The Key To Life On Mars

New research hints at how hydrogen ends up in rocks<p>Quakes on Mars could have helped the tiniest forms of microbial life survive beneath the planet's surface. New information about how hydrogen is formed in rocks here on Earth by seismic activity hints that the same processes may have taken place on …

Hydrogen

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is finding phenomenal things on Pluto

Back when I was a kid, I had no idea we'd ever be doing geology at the ends of the solar system.<p>If I'd known then I could combine my love of astronomy with my passion for geology, I might even have abandoned my dreams of fiction writing and poured myself into a degree in the planetary sciences.<p>Now …

Solar System

The scale of the solar system comes down to Earth in this video

The scale of the solar system is truly mind boggling.<p>Earth alone is more than 92 million miles from the sun, but even on a smaller scale, the moon is …

Scientists discovered the last lake on Mars, which might be preserving ancient life

Though Mars has no liquid water today, the Red Planet was submerged under vast oceans billions of years ago. And where there's water, there's the potential for life.<p>Scientists suspected that after the oceans evaporated, that was it for water — and life — on Mars. But a recent paper published in the …

Earth Science

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.<p>Previous research has shown that just a 50-minute walk in nature can improve your mood, …

Mental Health

Konami Goes Scorched Earth On Its Own Horror Masterpiece, P.T.

Konami finally went and did it, following through with a promise they made during the dissolution of Silent Hills. They took P.T. off the Sony marketplace. Well, “took off” is putting it mildly. They outright nuked the game from orbit.<p>Not only can you no longer download P.T., but if you ever delete …

Three New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Announced for Europe

Three new bundles featuring the New Nintendo 3DS handheld will be available in Europe from June 26, Nintendo has announced.<p>The Xenoblade Chronicles bundle includes a black New Nintendo 3DS, a physical copy of the game, Xenoblade faceplate, and a download code for the Mechonis home menu theme.<p>The …

Retrogaming

Oppo confirms its upcoming R7 handset will have a full metal unibody

Now that the Oppo R7’s name and release month have been officially confirmed by the company, it looks like we’re now getting some more information on what materials the handset will made from. Keeping in line with the metal-clad R5, Oppo’s new R7 handset will feature a full metal unibody.<p>As …

Phones

This Creamy Margarita Popsicle Is Cinco De Mayo On A Stick

A Cinco de Mayo treat that goes beyond chips and guac? <i>Si</i>, please!<p>These creamy margarita popsicles take one of our favorite Cinco de Mayo offerings -- the humble margarita, of course -- and freeze it into a brilliant hand-held concoction that's impossible to turn down.<p>The secret is sweetened …

Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' because it's perfect for HoloLens

Microsoft surprised many when it announced it had acquired Mojang, maker of the hit game <i>Minecraft</i> for $2.5 billion. What could a company specializing in operating systems, business software and consoles do with an already popular sandbox game primarily enjoyed by children? The game's creator, …

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant now works with Twitter, Gmail, and Evernote

Plus a few others, thanks to If This Then That<p>When Amazon's Echo speaker mysteriously appeared out of nowhere last year, it came with another surprise: a voice assistant named Alexa. Like Apple's Siri, you could casually talk to it and it would attempt to infer what you were talking about into …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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George Washington

&~9o[]√@ P (Translation: Dwarf Fortress opens a Patreon)

Zach and Tarn Adams, the brothers behind <i>Dwarf Fortress</i>, have come charging into the year 2014 with a new Patreon page. Previously the only way to give money to Bay 12 Games was through PayPal, sending them a check, or pasting loose change to an index card and tying it to a pidgeon.<p>The page went up …

Microsoft's HoloLens Reaches Deal With One of the Biggest Game Engines

During Microsoft's Build conference today in San Francisco, the company officially announced a partnership with Unity Technologies--maker of the Unity game engine--related to the exciting-looking HoloLens technology. The Unity game engine is one of the biggest in the business, powering popular …

Exercise Could Aid Concussion Recovery

A concussion is a discomposing slog to your brain, so it makes intuitive sense—even to the medical community—that lying very, very still should provide the fastest recovery. But concussed patients whose symptoms last longer than three weeks may benefit from getting up and exercising, according to a …

Water is Detected in a Planet Outside Our Solar System — Eberly College of Science

24 February 2014<p>Water has been detected in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system with a new technique that could help researchers to …

Globefarers of Catan

Dodeca Rubber Fidget Ball From Inner Tubes<p>Star Wars Monopoly (GlowForge)<p>Stone Chess Board Build From Scrap<p>Minecraft Class<p>That's Bossome!!!<p>Great …

Settlers of Catan

We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

Recipe: Pork Chops Stuffed with Pine Nuts, Porcini Mushrooms & Pecorino

Pork Chops Stuffed with Pine Nuts, Porcini Mushrooms, and Pecorino<p>Serves 2<p>2 pork chops, (about 1 pound each) <br>2 whole stems rosemary <br>1/4 ounce …