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Microsoft and Sony finally put their console cards on the table

With Microsoft’s announcement of its Nov. 22 launch date in the U.S. for the Xbox One video game system, the new console lineup is now complete. It’s time for gamers who haven’t already preordered to decide which system they’ll support.<p>Sony will have a week’s headstart in the U.S., with a launch …

Apotheon's ancient pottery adventure is a gift from the space Greeks

During the creation of <i>Apotheon</i>, a side-scrolling combat adventure game with an ancient Greek aesthetic, developer Alien Trap Games took an unusual path. What started out as a space shooter-platformer with a comic book style eventually evolved into something wildly different.<p>Alien Trap's latest …

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16

Wait For It...The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Int'l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18

Venice and the Ottoman Empire: Crash Course World History #19

The Periodic Table: Crash Course Chemistry #4

Orbitals: Crash Course Chemistry #25

The Higgs Field, explained - Don Lincoln

How to Mildly Annoy Your Dogs Part 2

Cute Skulls and Cute Cavies: SciShow Talk Show #17

Best of the Worst: V-World Matrix, The Amazing Bulk, and ????

The Weird Truth About Arabic Numerals

Six EverQuest Next videos show SOE's next-gen MMO in action

Sony Online Entertainment has released a sextet of videos showing off various gameplay elements and features in its next-gen MMORPG <i>EverQuest Next.</i><p>The "Characters and Environments" video shown above introduces us to the wizard Jalena and the warrior Keeshar, and shows off the game's expressive …

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts.<p>FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of …

Surveillance

NSA responds to XKeyscore leak: 'no analyst can operate freely'

The NSA has released a full statement in response to <i>The Guardian's</i> leak of more classified data coming out of the NSA. The subject at hand is a program called "XKeyscore," which is purported to be a centralized interface for NSA employees to access a wide array of data from email, browsing history, …

How Microsoft plans to shield you from cheats and jerks on Xbox One

Microsoft is promising to make it easier to avoid the harassment of "cheats and jerks" online with the next console generation, outlining its updated reputation algorithm for Xbox One in a new post from Michael Dunn, program manager for Xbox Live.<p>Microsoft is simplifying its player reputation model …

Bottlenose dolphins use names to identify companions

Bottlenose dolphins have distinct "names" that they use to identify individuals in their social group, according to a study by scientists who followed groups of the animals off the east coast of Scotland. The names are composed of whistles – signature high-pitched sounds that are created by …

Hero Shrew Found, One of “Most Bizarre Animals on Earth”

<b>Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with incredible strength.</b><p>Dubbed Thor’s hero shrew after the brawny god of strength in Norse mythology, <i>Scutisorex thori</i> is one of the most bizarre animals on Earth thanks to its supertough, interlocking spine, according to Bill …

Are climate sceptics the real champions of the scientific method?

Since climate change came to prominence in 1988, the role of scientific knowledge – especially an idea of scientific consensus – has played a starring role in the ensuing academic enquiry/political debate/trench warfare (delete as preferred).<p>Beyond a depressingly binary characterisation of simply …

EU medicines regulator says no to farmers’ blanket use of antibiotic

A medicine used by veterinarians for more than 50 years should be restricted, according to European medical experts, amid fears that overuse of …

First X-ray detection of exoplanet passing in front of its star

The planet – HD 189733b – is a hot Jupiter, similar in size to Jupiter but more than 30 times closer to its star than Earth is to the sun. It orbits …

Scientists cry foul as fossils of dueling dinosaurs head to multimillion-dollar auction

One of the most exciting dinosaur discoveries in recent years may not make it to a museum. The find of two dinosaur fossils "locked in mortal combat" will instead hit the auction block in New York, and the set is expected to bring in a $7 to $9 million haul — which would make it one of the most …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

US government will declassify Yahoo documents and court decision by September

Earlier this month, the US government was put in the hot seat with regards to the Justice Department's 2008 battle with Yahoo over its request for user data. Yahoo fought the PRISM demand and ultimately lost; five years later, we're finally going to be able to see the court decision that's been …

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