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Ghazala Khan, Mother Of Slain War Hero, Responds To Donald Trump

"Without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart."<p>Ghazala Khan, the mother of a slain Muslim American war hero who appeared at the Democratic convention last week but did not speak, responded to Donald Trump’s …

Multiple Big Bang theory could bring 'Copernican revolution' says Astronomer Royal

There may have been more than one Big Bang, the Astronomer Royal has said and claims the world could be on the brink of a revolution as profound as Copernicus discovering the Earth revolved around the Sun.<p>Lord Rees said that other universes may exist which are unconstrained from the laws of …

Dark Matter

Obesity could be contagious like superbug C.diff, suggest scientists

Obesity could be a contagious condition which spreads in the same way as bugs like C.diff, scientists have suggested.<p>A huge study of bacteria in the human gut has found that one third of species produce spores which survive in the open air and can potentially move between people.<p>Scientists now …

Microbiology

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD looks stunning in 1080p on the Wii U - ExtremeTech

By on February 10, 2016 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Early next month, Nintendo will …

Retrogaming

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

<b>Biologists say they have solved the riddle of how a tiny bacterium senses light and moves towards it: the entire organism acts like an eyeball.</b><p>In a single-celled pond slime, they observed how incoming rays are bent by the bug's spherical surface and focused in a spot on the far side of the cell.<p>By …

Biology

GameTrailers shuts down after 13-year run

Game video site GameTrailers closed its doors today. Statements posted to social media this afternoon stated that the 13-year-old site "is closing down today."<p>Editor-in-chief Brandon Jones tweeted that "today is the last day of GameTrailers. I wish it wasn't so." The site was posting its standard …

Jan. 16: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>It's time to get serious about your aims and ambitions. For too long you have drifted along, content to make use of what fate sent your way, but now you must step up a level. When the going gets tough the tough turn pro, so stop playing around.<p><b>ARIES (March 21 - April 20):</b><p>If …

Want more Star Wars? Here's what to read | Polygon

if you can't find out what happens next, find out more about what already happened<p>The Force Awakens, Expanded<p>The Original Trilogy, Expanded<p>Beyond the Outer Rim

Did Manufacturers Just Leak The Release Date For The Next Nintendo Console?

Nintendo has managed to fail upwards for nearly a decade now, pulling massive profits off its Amiibo toy line and mobile devices while dropping the ball in the console wars with the Wii U and consistently delayed franchise entries. They’ll have a chance to redeem themselves with their next console, …

Retrogaming

After 50 years, scientists discover head of the insane Hallucigenia 'worm'

Sometimes it's hard to tell what an animal looks like when it's been extinct for over 400 million years — just ask <i>Hallucigenia</i>. Scientists have studied the thumb-sized worm for more than 50 years now, and have only just discovered which end is the head.<p>A new model for the creature includes a ring …

Biology

Anesthesiologist trashes sedated patient … too bad he was recording everything (with audio)

WASHINGTON — Sitting in his surgical gown inside a large medical suite, a Vienna, Virginia, man prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on …

Medicine

Kitchen fires: The open debate Canadian chefs are finally having about sexism and harassment

<b>A harassment case involving three male chefs in Toronto has opened a frank debate about sexism in Canadian restaurants. Chris Nuttall-Smith reports on an industry taking stock</b><p>Chef de cuisine Amira Becarevic, left, executive pastry chef Leslie Steh and sous chefs Felicia DeRose and Emma Herrera: In …

War Never Changes, But 'Fallout 4' Looks To Move The Series Forward In One Big Way

Presumably to ward off any early leaks, Bethesda has decided to let the cat out of the bag on Fallout 4, the game everyone knew was probably coming the second the developer announced they’d have a fully-fledged E3 press conference this year. Some were dreading that perhaps after all the hype, we’d …

Saints Row

Mice develop thinner skin after just three months in space

Small study hints that scientists should pay more attention to the organ that covers our bodies<p>Experiencing weightlessness for prolonged periods of time may cause skin to become thinner, according to a very small study of mice that spent three months aboard the International Space …

Star Trek fan gives William Riker the hilarious, strange TV show he deserves

The world was never graced with a <i>Star Trek</i> spinoff series devoted to commander William Riker's escapades, but one YouTuber is giving us a tantalizing taste of what could have been. The (brief) pilot episode of <i>Riker</i> is cobbled together from <i>The Next Generation</i>, and it embraces the absurdity of the …

Zoology

John Harrison's 'Clock B' sets a world record over 250 years after it was designed

The legendary watchmaker's design was centuries ahead of its time<p>John Harrison, one of the world's greatest clockmakers, claimed to have designed the perfect pendulum clock in the mid-18th century. Instead of being celebrated, Harrison's plans were chastised and ridiculed by his peers. A clock that …

In 2017, Norway will be first country to shut down FM radio

The Ministry of Culture has finalized a transition date<p>Norway will shut down FM radio in the country beginning in 2017, Radio.no reports. The Norwegian Ministry of Culture finalized a shift date this week, making it the first country to do away with FM radio entirely. The country plans to …

WLTM Bumble – A dating app where women call the shots

Tinder has changed the way we meet, but is increasingly proving a turn-off for female users sick of the misogyny it attracts. Now a new generation of app developers is fighting back<p>It’s 4am on a Tuesday when my phone pings. Still in the depths of sleep, I reach out and grab it, knocking a cold cup …

Little Devil Inside Is Zelda Meets Dark Souls

Just take a look at this trailer. It’s over three minutes long but I promise you it’s time well wasted.<p>Little Devil Inside [Greenlight page] is a 3D …

BitTorrent Launches Public Beta for Its Maelstrom P2P Browser

Back in December, we reported on the alpha for BitTorrent’s Maelstrom, a browser that uses BitTorrent’s P2P technology in order to place some control of the Web back in users’ hands by eliminating the need for centralized servers.<p>Maelstrom is now in beta, bring it one step closer to official …

Software

Vin Diesel Is Convinced 'Furious 7' Deserves Best Picture At The Oscars

Furious 7 is currently riding a wave of critical and audience acclaim, and is about to put up some insanely huge box office numbers this weekend, shattering springtime records and ensuring probably at least another trilogy of films. But the star of the movie is determined that there’s one more …

Movies

Square Enix's version of Star Wars isn't messing around

If Square Enix had its way with Star Wars, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and your everyday Stormtrooper would be a much more fearsome force than what we've come to know over the years. Did we say if? We mean when.<p>As part of the Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai line, Square Enix reimagined all three …

Half-Life 2 gets a beautiful but subtle makeover in this community-made mod

<i>Half-Life 2: Update</i> is a new standalone mod released through Steam today that aims to improve on the original game released by Valve in 2004. In addition to a number of bug and behavior fixes, the community-made mod updates <i>Half-Life 2</i> with all-new lighting, shadows and other visual effects. Most …

Here’s Your Weekly Garbage Horoscope

<b>ARIES (March 20 – April 19):</b> You will brush your teeth with milk by mistake… at first.<p><b>TAURUS (April 20 – May 20):</b> You will think about learning the …

The deepest holes dug by hand

Readers on reddit challenged our recent infographic, asking us how humans have managed to dig hundreds of metres into the Earth by hand. So we, er, dug into the subject to find the stories behind humanity's efforts to reach subterranean limits.<p>When considering humanity’s greatest architectural …

Taj Mahal

A look back at Nintendo's epic console history (pictures)

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The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Zoology

How to ramp up your spring workouts, minus the injuries

Movement is a powerful medicine.<p>To escape the final grips of winter, my wife and I decided to take our three boys south to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon. While the destination was high on our family bucket list, winter cabin fever definitely pushed us south.<p>Being Canadian, we take pride in making …