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Mars' Gale Crater once held massive lake, NASA says

New data from Curiosity expands our understanding of how wet Mars once was<p>Gale Crater, the landing site of the Mars Curiosity rover, has long been hypothesized to have once held a large standing body of water. In a teleconference this afternoon, NASA announced new scientific findings which support …

A guide to leveling up in Destiny, just in time for The Dark Below

<i>Destiny</i>'s first major expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, hits tomorrow, bringing with it a lot of new content for high-level characters. But what if you've been nursing your <i>Destiny</i> fix and haven't quite capped out a character in the game?<p>Don't worry, we've all been there ... specifically, I'm there right …

Opinion: The mistakes of an online-required Xbox

The dismay I'm reading with regards to an always-online Xbox assumes the following: that you cannot play games without an active, relatively stable internet connection linking that system to Microsoft servers; that if you get disconnected from the internet while playing a game, your game will stop …

The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest and more than a dozen other rappers released albums that helped to change the sound of America. One of those albums wasn't just a …

The pan-roasted brined pork chops from our Jan issue... Except grilled. @bonappetitmag

What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>So let’s be upfront about a couple of things.<p>First, I went to the OUYA party at GDC. Second, I also was invited to the …

Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy

Advertisement<p>158 Comments<p>Credit: Om Malik<p>One of the great things about attending Facebook’s events is that one gets to see Mark Zuckerberg mature as …

Feral Pigs Have Overrun Texas. Now They're Coming for You.

<b>TEXAS - A few years ago</b>, when it became clear the pigs were going to be a real problem, I went on a daylong caper with a couple of young hunters named Clint Watson and Dusty Kennedy. We met out near Big Thicket. Starting around 3 a.m., we ran after a pack of bay dogs for fourteen hours before a pup …

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Hawaii: Get your lei without laying down a fortune

While Hawaii tourism may have taken it in the board shorts during the Great Recession, these days, the Aloha State is riding a new wave of popularity.<p>Nearly 8 million travelers arrived here last year, shattering the previous high-water mark set in 2006, and prices for everything from convertible …

Summer's Hidden Movie Gems

Jason Statham, Simon Pegg and Emma Watson star in our mini-Summer preview.<p>We’ll all obviously be going to see Man of Steel, Iron Man 3 and Star Trek …

Jada Pinkett Smith on Her New Angela Davis Documentary

Jada Pinkett Smith on the new documentary that gives a more complex look at the African-American radical's life. By Allison Samuels.<p>Actress Jada …

‘American Idol’ Sucks This Season: Here’s Seven Reasons Why

From bad judges to pitchy contestants, this is the worst season of ‘Idol’ ever, says Ramin Setoodeh.<p><i>American Idol</i> has always leaned retro—with its …

'BioShock Infinite' Review - Part Two: A Closer Look At Gameplay And Storytelling (PC)

<i>BioShock Infinite has received widespread critical praise, but does the game’s gameplay and storytelling hold up to scrutiny?</i><p><b>[Spoilers spoilers everywhere...]</b><p>There’s been an interesting backlash to the heaps of critical praise <i>BioShock Infinite</i> has received—including my own <i>very positive review</i>. I …

Healthy Eating Excuses: 10 Tips To Change The Way You Eat

<i>By SHAPE Editors</i><p>Try these simple tricks to curb cravings, save time and make a permanent healthy change.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Ditch These Diet Excuses

Uncharted and Tomb Raider would be better if they weren’t shooters

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Every action adventure game that tries to have a decent storyline runs into the dichotomy of the protagonist having to shoot hundreds of people because of how …

Full Marvel Phase Two Preview: 'Thor The Dark World,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Avengers 2,' 'Ant-Man & More' – /Film

The concept art and screen shots uncovered in the <b>Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled</b> Box Set were just the beginning. This …

Opinion: Violence limits BioShock Infinite's audience — my wife included

My wife was excited to play <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, the new first-person shooter from haloed developer Irrational Games. Her video game experiences are few, mostly the easy-to-play shorts made by thatgamecompany. But <i>Infinite</i> and its inescapable ad campaign piqued her interest. A video game about American …

BioShock Infinite: Reviewers Roundtable

There will be spoilers.<p>It's been a week since <i>BioShock Infinite</i> launched, which we feel is about enough time to discuss every aspect of the game, right down to the shocking conclusion. Fair to say that if you haven't beaten the game yet, you do <b>NOT</b> want to watch the video above.<p>For a more complete …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

BioShock Infinite: Elizabeth made me feel like a monster

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><b>Note:</b> <i>It’s probably necessary at this point to say that going over the general gib and flow of BioShock Infinite is a spoiler. This article doesn’t touch on any</i> …

Richard Dawkins on science: 'it works, bitches'

Author, evolutionary biologist, and militant atheist Richard Dawkins evoked a little XKCD magic on stage at Oxford's Sheldonian Theater recently. After speaking on "the major issues of importance to humanists and atheists at a time when opposition to rationalist thought appears to be on the rise," …

Apple “Pushing Hard” For Summer iRadio Launch [Rumor]

Apple has been rumored to release a Spotify-like music streaming service for quite some time, but complicated licensing negations with the record labels have kept the product at bay. Multiple reports from this year alone have suggested that Apple is finally starting to gain momentum; it seems clear …

FBI Wants To Spy On Your Online Chats As They Happen

Technology has moved on, and the FBI wants to be right there, snooping on the latest tech.<p>"Is this conversation unencrypted?" is going to be the new "Are you wearing a wire?"<p>Noting that communication technology has changed faster than the law, FBI general counsel Andrew Weissman said recently that …

BioWare details the bumpy first year of Star Wars: The Old Republic

SWOTOR's first year<p>BioWare's massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i>, had a rough launch year because the studio underestimated how much content the game would need and how resource-intensive it would be, according to senior creative director James Ohlen.<p>Ohlen …

How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard | The Art of Manliness

Creek and two of his lovely lady lumps.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I’m a smart man. I have …

Manvotional: Leadership and Responsibility | The Art of Manliness

This is a different kind of Manvotional…a short audio interview rather than a piece of text. But I heard it today on NPR’s “To the Best of Our …

How to Survive Bear Attack | The Art of Manliness

× Survive Bear Attack How to identify a grizzly (brown) bear: short round ears, should hump, 6.5 ft long, 400-800 lbs, found in Europe, Asia, Canada, …

Tech That Helps Me With Healthy Living

Living a healthy and active life takes a lot of extra work as a parent. But with the help of an arsenal of gadgets and apps I've found it's possible …

Razer Edge review

It's a seriously impressive thing, winning the same award twice – for the same product. That's what Razer managed over the last two years, hoarding accolades at CES for the Project Fiona in 2012 and again for the Edge in 2013.<p>Razer's been so lauded because it set out to do something that doesn't …

Bees May Use Electricity to Communicate

The electric fields that build up on honey bees as they fly, flutter their wings, or rub body parts together may allow the insects to talk to each …