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Very hot drinks are 'probably carcinogenic'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anyone who likes to curl up with a steaming hot drink should consider letting some of that warmth subside; drinking it could increase their risk of developing cancer.<p>In a review published today by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer agency of the World Health …

OptiShot2 is a fun golf sim that also improves your game

If you have creeping doubts about your golf game, there's a $500 sim that lets you swing real clubs <i>in your house</i>. Yep, your pets and furniture will need to make way for the OptiShot2, which gives you online play, simulated championship courses and instant practice feedback. You hook it up to a Mac …

Willis Tower to be sold for $1.3 billion to Blackstone Group

Blackstone Group, a private equity real estate investor with about $81 billion under management, has reached an agreement to buy Chicago's iconic Willis Tower, the company announced Monday.<p>The purchase price is $1.3 billion, according to a source.<p>The deal for the formerly named Sears Tower, said to …

Satellite photos of deserts and airports make perfect phone wallpapers

And this Tumblr user is finding the best<p>This hopefully won't surprise you, but the planet we live on is full of beauty — especially when it's photographed from way, way up above. And while the puny human astronauts aboard the International Space Station do an amazing job capturing it themselves, …

Track all of your home's energy hogs with this $249 box

Smappee’s box and apps are trying automate appliances and trim bills<p>Energy use is one big, nebulous thing that most people get in the form of a bill at the end of the month. You might have an idea of what appliances cost to run, including things like heat and air conditioning, which can make your …

I created my own MMO and lost 100 pounds, interested in signing up?

It had been this way for years.<p>I’d bounced around various MMORPGs since first laying my hands on <i>Everquest</i> as a teenager. In spite of excelling in school and at work, I found myself preferring the hamster wheel of progression and the continuous, incremental and addictive gratification I found …

Experience pop culture in an astronaut's footsteps

Scott Listfield has been painting an astronaut across the world for over a decade. In 1999, the artist began the painting series as a way to explore the the peculiarities of the present day. He was inspired by the dreams of flying cars and living in space of the mid 1900s, and even as recent as …

Firefly Online brings the television series to PC and Mac in summer 2014

<i>Firefly Online</i>, an online roleplaying game based on the cult Joss Whedon television series Firefly, is slated to release in summer of 2014, io9 reports.<p>The Windows PC and Mac release is in development from QMXi and Spark Plug Games. Players will take on the role of a captain and recruit ship crew …

How to turn an Xbox One headset into a universal adapter

The Xbox One's headset can be turned into a universal adapter, as demonstrated by a tutorial from modder and Instructables user DragonballZ Deep.<p>DragonballZ Deep's adapter was used with a Turtle Beach product. To complete the mod, you'll need to take the Xbox One headset apart and rewire it to your …

This 'Gravity' companion short film could win an Oscar

There's a moment in Alfonso Cuarón's <i>Gravity</i> where Sandra Bullock's character radios to Earth with a distress call, looking for help. Instead, she finds herself talking to a strange man in a language she doesn't understand, clinging to the sounds of a dog and a baby as her last tenuous holds on …

Getty Museum's Open Content project makes 4,600 pieces of art freely available to download

Much of the world's great artwork is tightly controlled, but the Getty Museum just announced a significant initiative to open things up — its new Open Content Program has made some 4,600 pieces of art from the museum's collection free to use. Users can visit the Getty Search Gateway to browse …

As the 'Star Wars' sets decay, fan photos are helping scientists learn how sand moves

The home of young Anakin Skywalker is about to be lost to the desert winds. A large sand dune is now about 30 feet away from enveloping the set of Mos Espa near Tozeur in Tunisia, which was constructed in 1997 to serve as Anakin's home in <i>The Phantom Menace</i>. But while that may be a loss for <i>Star Wars</i> …

Future soldier: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku on building a Death Star and Silicon Valley brain drain

Morning light shines softly through a large glass window as a travel-weary Michio Kaku gamely musters a smile. Just a few hours removed from a cross-country flight from the East Coast, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this physicist is plain tired. Then the camera starts rolling. In …

Ground control to Commander Hadfield: astronaut records first music video from space

Last December, astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first song in space aboard the International Space Station, and he's back today with the first music video from space: a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Hadfield is set to return home to Earth in a Soyuz craft on the morning of May 14th, …