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The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Squids And Other Invertebrates Can Probably Feel Pain

The ghost of calamari past...<p>Do animals without backbones, such as squids, crabs, and lobsters, feel pain? New research suggests they do.<p>Evolutionary neurobiologist Robyn Crook and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center have recently shown that cephalopods (a group including …

Guy Beats Super Mario Bros. With The Lowest Score Possible

It's always amazing to see people take a game, turn it inside out and bend it to their whims. Mario is no different, particularly when it's beaten …

Retrogaming

Review: Bravely Default - A Better Final Fantasy Than Final Fantasy

(Credit to NeoGAF’s <i>Bravely Default</i> thread for the great title.)<p>There are plenty of people that believe the turn-based JRPG to be an “ancient relic” …

Male sexual orientation influenced by genes, study shows

Genes examined in study are not sufficient or necessary to make men gay but do play some role in sexuality, say US researchers<p>A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on …

Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

Music to your ears? How to prevent heart failure

A Cochrane Collaboration review suggests that music might benefit heart patients. To entrepreneurial scientists this sounds like an unrivalled opportunity<p>Just before Christmas I told you about the discovery that the brain shrinks during sleep, allowing it to get rid of all those nasty toxins it …

How Did Insects Evolve To Feast On Your Blood?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been wrapping up revisions on my bed bug book, which is due to my publisher at the end of this month. Going through the manuscript got me thinking not only about the origin of the bed bug, but of bloodsucking insects in general. When did that happen? And how exactly …

Insects

How Life Began: New Clues From New Worlds

The odds that the universe is bursting with life seem to be getting better all the time. Astronomers recently announced that there could be an …

3D Printing a Star Cluster: How the Blind Can Feel Hubble Space Pictures

Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute devised a clever way for the blind to experience the wonder of the cosmos: 3D printing images from the Hubble Space Telescope.<p><b>This iconic image of star cluster NGC 609</b> depicts several bright, newborn stars wrapped in a resplendent bubble of gas …

Facebook might launch a Flipboard-like reader app called Paper

Flipboard might soon find itself competing against a reader app owned by a social media juggernaut (read: Facebook), if <i>Re/code's</i> report turns out to be true. According to the website's unnamed source, the social network's been developing a news aggregator called Paper -- and no, it has nothing to …

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source …

Britain Is Threatening to Leave EU

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (here he is being booed at the 2012 …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Light Bulbs

Cell-phones' link to health problems debated

Some convinced devices cause harm, but conclusive evidence still lacking<p>Every weekday morning, Bret Bocook sits in a cozy Starbucks in downtown Los Altos. He sips coffee and reads the paper. But mostly, he watches people as they chat on their cell phones.<p>Then he walks over to deliver a message.<p>"I …

Cancer

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Toilet of the Future? This Toilet Reconfigures to User's Posture

The toilet of the future? A design award challenged students to re-imagine the simple sit and flush.<p>The winner of the award reconfigures to the …

Nintendo is "irrelevant" in console business, says former THQ president

Naughty Dog cofounder and former president of the now-defunct publisher THQ has spoken out to say Nintendo has no place next to Microsoft and Sony in the console business.<p>"Nintendo's irrelevant as a hardware manufacturer in the console business," Rubin said during the latest episode of Bonus Round …

Exploration sim No Man's Sky coming from Hello Games

Joe Danger developer Hello Games announced its next game at the Spike VGX awards, a massive, procedurally generated, sci-fi exploration sim called <i>No Man's Sky</i>.<p>In the game's debut trailer, <i>No Man's Sky</i> was pitched as an exploration game where "every atom" is procedurally generated, from flora and …

Final Fantasy VIII - PC Launch Trailer

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

Robot craft will reveal how Milky Way began and warn Earth of asteroid collisions<p>European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Learn how to make simple video edits using Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 in this tutorial.<p>Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's …

The world's oddest jobs – in pictures

Nancy Rica Schiff is a professional photographer hunting down people working in the world's most unusual occupations, be it dog food tasters, armpit sniffers or dinosaur dusters

The Unsafe Sex: Should The World Invest More In Men's Health?

On average, men aren't as healthy as women.<p>Men don't live as long, and they're more likely to engage in risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking.<p>But in the past decade, global health funding has focused heavily on women.<p>Programs and policies for men have been "notably absent," says Sarah Hawkes …