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Unturned: how a survival game made by a 16-year-old racked up 24 million downloads

Screenshot via Steam user Sanders, Mordecai<p>The first thing you’ll notice about Nelson Sexton is his work ethic. Since the release of his …

Top 10 Most Overrated Video Games Of This Decade So Far

A regular feature on any “So close, but so far”-type lists, Team Bondi and Rockstar’s co-developed L.A. Noire could’ve been the turning point in …

Top 10

20 Marvel superheroes when they were young and dorky

Before they brought to life the world's most beloved superheroes, the stars at the forefront of Marvel's biggest films were just like us. Think geeky …

Marvel Universe

The Nasty Effects Of Radiation

There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming …

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Knowledge Management

Why Being a Working Parent Is Actually Great for You and Your Kids, According to Science

Studies show everyone's better off when parents have lives outside the home.<p>When you're a parent, choosing between working and staying at home feels like a no-win situation. Whichever door you choose, regrets are always lurking in the background needling you about what you've given up. Whether …

Dark Matter Might Be Made of Super-Heavy Particles Almost as Big as Human Cells

Whoa.<p>Usually, when a new particle is discovered or its existence hypothesised, it's on such a tiny scale that it's hard for us to imagine. But that …

Earth Hasn’t Heated Up This Fast Since the Dinosaurs’ End

People are sending carbon into the atmosphere ten times faster than during the hottest period in the past 66 million years.<p>Carbon is pouring into the atmosphere faster than at any time in the past 66 million years—since the dinosaurs went extinct—according to a new analysis of the geologic record. …

What is your cat saying? Swedish scientists launch five year project to find out

The language of cats could be decoded in just a few years, after scientists launched project to translate feline sounds<p>A five year project to find out what cats are saying to their owners has been launched by a Swedish University.<p>By 2021, phonetics experts at Lund University hope to have cracked …

Controlling Cancer Could Be Better Than Destroying It Completely, Scientists Suggests

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the main aim is to destroy any tumours as soon as possible to stop it from spreading. But new research …

Wow! Nacreous clouds over UK this week

Nacreous clouds – also called mother-of-pearl clouds – are putting on a show in the UK this week. Check out these photos from the EarthSky …

See Stunning Moon Photos from China's Lunar Lander

The Chang'e-3 lander discovered a new type of moon rock—and took thousands of high-res photos in the process.<p>Now you can see the moon's surface through the keen eyes of Chang'e-3, China's lunar lander.<p>On December 14, 2013, the lander and Yutu, its piggybacking rover, touched down on the moon's …

Ask Ethan: The Multiverse And The Road Not Traveled

The Multiverse is a word used by a great many people, yet not everyone means the same thing when they say it. Reader Chris Olson wrote in and asked about two different meanings in particular:<p>In what way, if at all, are the ideas of Everettian Quantum Mechanics and Eternal Inflation related? Can we …

Blocking Brain Inflammation Could Protect Memory For Alzheimer's Patients

<b>A University of Southampton-led study has found that blocking a receptor in the brain responsible for regulating immune cells could protect against</b> …

Ask Ethan: How Fast Do Gravitational Waves Travel?

One of the most surprising predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity is the existence of not just matter, radiation and other particle-based forms of energy, but the existence of gravitational radiation itself, or fundamental “ripples” in the very fabric of spacetime. This is one of the toughest …

Black Holes

NASA’s Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

The first ultra high-energy map of the Universe is complete after six years. And there’s a surprise inside.<p><i>“I happen to have discovered a direct</i> …

Scientists revive microscopic water bears after 30 years of deep freeze

The hardy tardigrade sets a new personal best<p>In the Animal Olympics event of Surviving Horrible Things, tardigrades would take home the gold, silver, and the bronze. These eight-legged, microscopic creatures — also known as "water bears" — are probably the hardiest animals in existence, able to …

The Early Universe’s Most Massive Galaxy Cluster Revealed

From 10 billion years ago, a cluster more than 500 trillion times the Sun’s mass is revealed to us.<p><i>“If you take a galaxy and try to make it bigger,</i> …

Stephen Hawking: How Space Could Save Humanity From Extinction

Professor Stephen Hawking has outlined why humanity could be at risk from the all the progress we have been making in science and technology.<p>In an …

A Reverse City Map Randomly Appeared Over The Sky in Finland Last Week

So pretty!<p>In the Finnish town of Eura last week, if you wanted to know where to go, all you had to do was look to the sky for directions. Thanks to …

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

$400 PS4 Bundle Comes With Last of Us, Headset

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Dell's deal is no longer quite as sweet, as the $100 gift card and PlayStation Plus membership is no longer included with the package. But you still get The Last of Us Remastered and the headset.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>Computer giant Dell is currently offering a pretty excellent …

PlayStation Plus

Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe is ... a big hole

Scientists searching for an explanation for an unusually cool area of sky instead discovered a supervoid: an empty spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across<p>Astronomers have discovered what they say is the largest known structure in the universe: an incredibly big hole.<p>The “supervoid”, as it is …

Mom Asks Her 2-Year-Old Daughter A Simple Question…And Gets A HILARIOUS Response

Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his …

Watch: Nasa astronauts take a GoPro on a spacewalk

If you are impressed by movies such as Gravity or <b>Interstellar</b>, then you will enjoy watching this.<p>During spacewalks conducted early in 2015 on the International Space Station (ISS) Nasa attached two GoPro cameras to the suits of Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore.<p>The footage the two astronauts captured …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …