Heather Safko

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Comet Ison to light up morning skies in the run-up to Christmas

If it survives an encounter with the sun this week, comet Ison will put on an impressive early morning display in the run-up to Christmas. But anyone hoping for a Bethlehem-style celestial sign on the big day will be disappointed. By then the comet will probably be too faint to see with a naked eye.<p>…

Report: Xbox One Upload Studio users temporarily banned for swearing (update: Microsoft responds)

Microsoft is seemingly issuing temporary bans to users of the Skype and Upload Studio apps on Xbox One who have used profanity, according to multiple reports on the Xbox One subreddit and on the Xbox forums.<p>Users are reporting that after uploading gameplay clips in which they swear through the …

The Wii U proves you should wait before buying a new console

The next generation in gaming is officially five to 10 years away.<p>The Wii U, launched last year, and the PS4 and Xbox One, which both hit earlier this month, are now the status quo in gaming. Or at least that's what the companies behind those consoles want you to think.<p>But the reality is that …

Lego: The Hobbit officially announced for 2014

Following the emergence of artwork for the game leaking last week, Warner Bros. has officially announced Lego: The Hobbit for release in spring 2014.<p>The game will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Vita, Wii U, 3DS, PC, and Mac.<p>The game will be set around the first two …

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Is it right to waste helium on party balloons?

<b>The US has been selling off its helium reserve, established in the 1920s to provide gas for airships - but even so, shortages have been occurring.</b><p>Some scientists believe a finite resource that could one day run out should not be used for party balloons.<p>In the universe as a whole, it is one of the …

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.<p>Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica detected a swarm of low-magnitude …

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MAVEN Launches for the Red Planet

Wildlife<p>MAVEN thunders into the Florida sky as seen from Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: Jon Brack<p>When MAVEN fires its thrusters and settles into Martian orbit next September, it will join a celebrity list of spacecraft already studying the red planet. Its launch today from Cape Canaveral, …