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The hacker war that may decide whether console gamers can play online Christmas Day (update)

Two groups of self-described hackers have been fighting for nearly a month over a threat to take down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas Day.<p>Lizard Squad (this new Twitter account was suspended as I wrote this story) announced in early December its plans to take down both online …

Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst made the video from International Space Station.<p>As if Santa attached a GoPro camera to his sleigh, a new video reveals the Earth as few have seen it.<p>Published this week, the time-lapse shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the …

Space

Watch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn

8 Sky Events This Week: Comet Visits Galaxy, Jovian Eclipses

December diamonds crown the night sky, lovely sights for stargazers as the solar system's royalty dances.<p>Jam-packed skies offer plenty of celestial treats this week for stargazers, from a comet snuggling with a galaxy to the moon courting a maiden.<p><b>Jovian shadows.</b> Night owls will see a double moon …

World of Warcraft closes in on League of Legends’ most-played PC game spot on Raptr

November was a good month for World of Warcraft.<p>The popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game released its newest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, on Nov. 13. That release helped the 10-year-old game get much closer to League of Legends in Raptr’s monthly list of the most-played PC …

A Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of the Milky Way Galaxy From the International Space Station

Artist Hugh Carrick-Allan created a beautiful time-lapse video of the view of the Milky Way Galaxy as seen from the International Space Station. The …

Cosmology

Magic mushrooms found at Buckingham Palace

Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh finds hallucinogenic fungi, also known as magic mushrooms, in the royal gardens at Buckingham Palace<p>A hallucinogenic fungi has been found growing in the Queen’s garden at Buckingham Palace after being discovered by gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh.<p>The television …

Buckingham Palace

Columnists at The Guardian Debate Whether or Not Photography is Art

Grab your popcorn, folks. There’s an interesting royal rumble happening over at <i>The Guardian</i> between columnists Sean O’Hagan and Jonathan Jones. The …

Gem of a Meteor Shower on Tap This Weekend

Break out a lawnchair and a warm coat for a December meteor shower.<p>Kick off the holiday season with celestial fireworks, stargazers, with the weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower.<p>Despite a bright quarter moon rising around midnight this year, the meteors should dash across the sky at …

Self-Help Detox: One Month of Solving My Own Damn Problems

If there's a way to make something better, sleeker, faster or happier, I want to know how to do it, when to do it, and why to do it—now.<p>My Type-A tendencies began to wear thin a few months ago, though. I found myself deeply unhappy: in my relationships, my living space, and most disturbing to me, …

Hans – A German Photographer shows us why his models are the most beautiful in the world

Hans is from Germany, a very ambitious and artistic photographer who relies totally on natural light with exquisite models. This portfolio is …

The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems — and How to Fix Them

Relationship problems. Everybody has them. And sometimes you have them over and over and over.<p>Most of the people giving advice don’t know the …

Pop Psych examines the pathology of Gollum’s mind

Ever wonder where characters like Gollum fit in that unused copy of DSM-5 that sits tauntingly on the bookshelf? Well, wonder no more. Produced by …