Emily Shum

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New research on King Tut's genitals could point to ancient religious rift

Historians have pored over the remains and mystery of King Tut since the discovery of the long-deceased Egyptian Pharaoh in 1922, and a fresh theory sheds new light on why the ancient ruler was laid to rest in an unusual manner. In unscientific terms, Tut — short for Tutankhamun — was mummified …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Amazing Nature: Lightning Creates Food Out of Thin Air

Though lightning can cause great damage, it can also create life-sustaining materials when it strikes air.<p>One of the substances found in the air is …

Q&A: How Legal Is The NSA's Interception Of Computers?

Cyberlaw expert Kit Walsh explains the consequences of the National Security Agency's so-called interdiction of computers in transit.<p>On Sunday, German newspaper <i>Der Spiegel</i> published a story about the National Security Agency's “Tailored Access Operations” unit, based in San Antonio, Texas. The NSA, …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

Martian Rover “Spirit” Turns 10

It’s been ten years since NASA’s Spirit rover first touched down on the surface of Mars. Spirit would go on to redefine the Red Planet and inspire …

Future Space News of 2014

Homestuck creator details, debunks conjecture on Adventure Game

<i>Homestuck</i> webcomic creator Andrew Hussie took to the <i>Homestuck Adventure Game</i>'s Kickstarter blog this week to squash some rumors and reveal some details about the upcoming game.<p>Hussie explained the relative lack of updates since the Kickstarter was successfully funded as his attempt to "avoid …

The best toys and anime of 2013

Our sister sites Tomopop and Japanator had their own respective end of the year awards, just like we did!<p>On Tomopop, they named the gorgeous Poison …

The Witch and the Hundred Knight video offers a look at gameplay

A new video posted by All Games Beta features a brief look at gameplay for Nippon Ichi Software's action role-playing game, <i>The Witch and the Hundred Knight</i>.<p>The video, which you can watch above, features a player in battle. The brief clip also demonstrates looting around the game's world.<p>Originally …

Detective Grimoire launches for mobile devices, PC

SFB Games and Armor Games' mystery adventure title, <i>Detective Grimoire</i>, is now available for iOS, Android and PC.<p><i>Detective Grimoire</i> was funded via Kickstarter in August 2012 after collecting $29,611 with the help of 2,009 backers. The game, described as a mix of Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright, …

Classic cartoon-inspired game Cuphead heading to PC in 2014

<i>Cuphead</i>, a run-and-gun game from StudioMDHR inspired by 1930s-era cartoons, will launch for Windows PC in late 2014, Joystiq reports.<p>In <i>Cuphead</i>, players take control of the titular character or his friend Mugman while traveling the game's world. After Cuphead loses a bet to the devil, he must find a …

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