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Apple Watch: everything you need to know

The Apple Watch is due for release in April, and will be further showcased at the company's March 9 event. Read on for everything you need to know about specs, pricing, features and release date<p>Cometh the hour, cometh the Watch, and Apple are finally on the verge of releasing theirs following years …

Smartwatches

Bizarre Martian Plumes Discovered by Amateur Astronomers

Amateur astronomers have spotted two clouds rising from the Martian surface, and nobody knows how they can exist.<p>An international network of amateur astronomers has spotted what looks like two plumes, or slender, cloudy projections, extending from the surface of Mars, and their professional …

Astronomy

700-Year-Old Copy of Magna Carta Found in Old Scrapbook

An original copy of the Magna Carta has been discovered in a scrapbook in Kent, England.<p>The tattered document dates back to 1300, 85 years after King John of England was compelled to sign the first agreement limiting the rights of kings. This version was issued by King Edward I (King John's …

Magna Carta

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets.<p>The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.<p>The volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying the …

Archaeology

Oil Price's Decline Is 'New Chapter in History' of Energy

A dramatic fall in the price of oil in recent months shows no signs of ending, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which states that weak demand, a strong dollar and booming U.S. oil production mean that a new chapter in the history of the oil markets is beginning which could affect …

Oil

The Oil Tycoon Who Just Paid Out A $1 Billion Divorce Settlement Has An Amazing Rags To Riches Story

It could've been the most expensive divorce in history, but oil tycoon Harold Hamm will pay his ex-wife Sue Ann only less than $1 billion after 26 years of marriage.<p>B loomberg ranks Hamm as the 50th richest person in the world, worth $16 billion. He and his wife did not sign a prenuptial agreement …

Mummy Mammoth’s Brain Best Preserved Specimen Ever, Researchers Say

The mummified brain of a well-preserved woolly mammoth found in the Siberian permafrost is the only mostly intact mammoth brain known to science, which has been described in a new study.<p>The carcass of the 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth, which included the brain with folds and blood vessels visible, …

Paleontology

Ancient Teotihuacan Tunnel in Mexico May Lead to Royal Tombs

MEXICO CITY — A sacred tunnel discovered in the ancient city of Teotihuacan is filled with thousands of ritual objects and may lead to royal tombs, the lead Mexican archaeologist on the project said Wednesday.<p>The entrance to the 1,800-year-old tunnel was first discovered in 2003, and its contents …

Archaeology

More pre-alpha gameplay of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 leaks out

More footage from <i>Star Wars: Battlefront 3</i> — the sequel to the extremely popular shooter that was canceled at the last minute by LucasArts — has emerged on YouTube. Two videos combine to show 30 minutes of gameplay from a pre-alpha build of Battlefront 3, which had been in development from 2006 to …

432 Park Is Officially New York City's Tallest Apartment Building

On Friday, construction topped out at 432 Park, a luxury condominium that's now arguably the tallest building in New York City. It even has the new One World Trade Center beat, not counting that building's spire.<p>At 1,396 feet, 432 Park towers above a row of super-tall buildings rising on the …

Assassin's Creed: Rogue puts an end to Assassin's Creed in the 18th century

Assassin’s Creed has officially exhausted the 18th century.<p>From The Age of Piracy in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to the French Revolution in Assassin’s Creed: Unity and all conflicts in between, Ubisoft has the century covered. And the developer/publisher managed to pull this off in an …

Esquire's Best Dressed Mobsters

<b>A mobster's life ain't all it's made out to be</b>, what with the rats, RICO laws, cops, and that little, last, nagging shred of your conscience that keeps telling you it wasn't cool to kill all those dudes just so you could hang out with a bunch of teamsters. But we'd be stool pigeons if we said a …

Men's Fashion

Silicon Valley Billionaire Loses Legal Battle to Keep Beach Private

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla must reopen gate be built to block popular Northern California beach.<p>Read more here.

Silicon Valley

The Battle of Assaye

The Iron Duke said that of all his battles Assaye was ‘the bloodiest for the numbers that I ever saw’. It was fought against the Mahrattas, a …

World History

Amazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek Vases

Translations reveal Amazons' names such as Don't Fail and Hot Flanks hidden in ancient "nonsense" inscriptions.<p>Ancient Greek vases have revealed the hidden names of Amazons, mythology's warrior women, in a report deciphering ancient languages unspoken for millennia.<p>In the forthcoming study of …

A Winter of Mouse Eradications

Changing Planet<p>This winter has seen New Zealand teams busy with mouse eradications across the country. In the Hauraki Gulf the University of Auckland and Auckland Council teamed up to eradicate introduced house mice (<i>Mus musculus</i>) from two neighbouring small islands; Moturekareka and Motuketekete, …

This Ancient Egyptian Woman Wore 70 Hair Extensions

More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest.<p>She was not mummified. Her body was simply wrapped in a mat. But when archaeologists uncovered her remains, they found she wore "a very complex …

Archaeology

LeBron James unveils latest shoe

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- LeBron James had some business to take care of before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.<p>He was at Nike's …

Traces of Milky Alcohol Found on Ancient Teotihuacan Pottery

Ancient Mexican pottery confirms that people made and drank a milky alcoholic concoction at Teotihuacan, one of the largest cities in prehistory, researchers say.<p>This liquor may have helped provide the city's residents with essential nutrients during shortfalls in staple foods, scientists …

Archaeology

'Grand Theft Auto V' is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18th

But no PC version until next year<p><i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is going next-gen on November 18th. Rockstar Games had previously announced that its crime-fuelled epic would be coming to both the PS4 and Xbox One in the fall, but today the developer finally revealed the exact date that the new version will …

With Han Solo, Leia and Chewie, Star Wars Commander is bringing back the force

On average, a Star Wars video game has been released once every 60 days for the past 30 years.<p>Wikipedia lists about 180 games and full expansions stretching back to the early 1980s, for arcade, console, PC and mobile. That number only covers officially sanctioned titles and doesn't include pinball …

Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

An Electronic Camouflage Cloak Inspired By Color-Changing Octopus Skin

Eat your heart out, Harry Potter<p>An octopus evading a predator has one of the coolest evolutionary adaptations up its (eight) sleeves; in a matter of milliseconds, its skin can change color and opacity to blend in with the surroundings, rendering the creature nearly invisible.<p>This camouflage trick …

Harry Potter

Valet Parking? New Corvette Option Keeps an Eye on Your Car

Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that takes those worries away. …

Touchscreens

New Flying Reptile Found in "Unprecedented" Pterosaur Boneyard

Forty-seven pterosaur skeletons unearthed at Brazilian site, study says.<p>Nearly 50 skeletons of a new species of ancient flying reptile have been unearthed in southern Brazil, an "absolutely unprecedented" discovery, one expert says.<p>Varying ages of the newfound species, dubbed <i>Caiuajara dobruskii</i>, …

Samsung Lists 10 Hidden Features of The Galaxy S5 (list)

Samsung Galaxy S5 went on sale in 150 different markets across the globe on April 11th. We have a pretty good idea about the specifications it has to …

Apple Engineers Patent System For Wireless Power

If you like electronic gadgets but hate tangles of chargers and charging cords, you’re not alone. Apple engineers feel your pain.<p>For years, they’ve been trying to figure out better ways to charge portable electronic devices. They’ve experimented with better battery management, solar power and, most …