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The Strain weekly recap: Vampire-slaying is ‘Not For Everyone’

Decapitating 12-year-old girls isn’t for everyone.<p>Doctor Nora Martinez, for instance, is not especially game for such activities. And this is even …

Malawi readies for four-way presidential race | Malawi

<b>Blantyre, Malawi -</b> With just a few weeks left before the presidential elections scheduled for May 20, Malawi is in a political frenzy. Twelve presidential candidates are frantically roving this southern African country to convince its 7.5 million registered voters to pick them.<p>But just four …

Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.<p>Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In</i> …

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

Mathematics

The Many Faces Of Dungeons & Dragons

First published in 1974, the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons has seen many changes. Here's a look at some of the core rule books issued over the years.

Top 10 Video Game Scores and Soundtracks

As is the case with movies and TV, music has a massive impact on the success and capabilities of a video game. But whereas a Scorsese flick or an …

SNES classic 'Final Fantasy VI' comes to iOS and Android this year

It may have seemed inevitable given prior form, but it's good news nonetheless — <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, one of the most well-regarded entries in the classic Japanese RPG series, will be joining the previous five games on iOS and Android this winter. The news comes courtesy of <i>Kotaku</i>, who spoke to Square …

First images of prototype Steam Machine revealed

The first images of a prototype Steam Machine were published today in a <i>Seattle Times</i> report about Valve's upcoming hardware.<p>None of the images are close-ups, though the Steam Machine is shown in both black and white color configurations.<p>In one image, Valve's new haptic Steam Controller is shown …

We play with the Steam Machine, Valve's game console of the future

Valve Corporation, the video game developer responsible for <i>Half-Life</i>, <i>Portal</i>, <i>Team Fortress</i>, and the digital distribution platform Steam, has an ambitious plan to reinvent the video game console. But don’t expect the so-called Steam Machine to take on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 quite yet. Right …