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See just how different Nathan Drake looks in Uncharted 4 on PS4

This weekend, developer Naughty Dog showed off the first gameplay from its PlayStation 4 exclusive, <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>. The developer's artists also showed PlayStation Experience attendees the lengths at which they're going to to make protagonist Nathan Drake look increasingly photorealistic.<p>…

Human Brain Cells Implanted To Create Intelligent Supermouse

December 7, 2014<p>by Eric Hopton<p><b>Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online</b><p><i>“Are you a man or a mouse?” In the future, the answer may not be</i> …

Neuroscience

Sony studio lets slip news they're making another God of War

The director of <i>God of War II</i> yesterday told a PlayStation Experience panel that Santa Monica Studio is making another God of War game, though the studio appears to have backed away from that statement, at least on Twitter, in the time since.<p>Here's what happened: Cory Barlog, in the God of War …

Zelda Wii U is more of a throwback to the original game than you think

Nintendo knows how to play on your nostalgia.<p>On Friday, the publisher helped bring The Game Awards in Las Vegas to a close with new video from The Legend of Zelda for Wii U that included an Easter egg that is a throwback to the original Zelda. This new is due out next year, which is nearly three …

Dying Light: The First 15 Minutes - IGN First

When the sun goes down.<p><i>UPDATE:</i> <i></i>With Dying Light releasing tomorrow, what better way to prepare yourself for the zombie hordes than by checking out the …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date: What We Know So Far about Galaxy S5 Successor

Samsung Electronics is tight-lipped on the release date and specifications of its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as the Galaxy S6 and it is very …

Samsung Gear S review

Samsung Gear S reviewSamsung didn't just make a smartwatch — it made a really small phone for your wrist<p>November 26, 2014<p>Samsung helped launch the …

Star Trek-like invisible shield protects Earth from 'killer electrons'

Scientists detected an invisible shield roughly 7,200 miles above the Earth's surface that is protecting us from harmful, super-fast electrons flying close to the speed of light.<p>It may sound like Star Trek tech, but this mysterious protective barrier isn't science fiction. The findings, described …

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords in a Petri dish<p>• The man who grew eyes • The lab-grown penis comes closer<p>As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – …

The Role of the Supernatural in the Discovery of EEGs

After Hans Berger received an uncanny telegram, he spent years trying to measure psychic energy.<p>When Hans Berger was serving a year in the German military, in 1892, he was thrown from a horse. This in itself wasn't strange. But later that day, as the neurologist David Millett recounts in</i> …

The year's wackiest 'evidence' aliens and UFOs are real (pictures)

Paranormal

How to beat out-of-battery smartphone stress

If you own a smartphone it is all but guaranteed that you will have experienced the handset dying on you at an inconvenient moment.<p>Battery tech simply has not kept pace with other advancements, and our increasingly data-hungry lifestyles mean many models fail to last a full day of moderate use.<p>The …

North America

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

Ferguson awaits Grand Jury

Father.IO Brings First Person Shooter Gaming In Real World Environments

Proxy42, an augmented reality gaming and hardware company headquartered in San Francisco, with additional production facilities in Italy, launched this week the pre-sale for Father.IO a massive multiplayer game, based on AR, to be played in the real world.<p>Gamers worldwide will be able to play via …

Poison, Government Spies, And Other Theories Surrounding The Death Of Brittany Murphy

The mysteries surrounding the deaths of Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack have been complicated by all sides. Her mother claims the couple died from natural causes, and that no foul play was involved. The L.A. coroner claims the couple died from the same ailments — anemia and pneumonia. …

Philae lander sends back first ever image from comet

Picture shows bumpy surface of 67P where Philae touched down after anxious overnight wait following gaps in communications Philae lander ‘stable’: follow the latest developments<p>Rosetta: Philae probe gets a personality of its own — courtesy of Twitter<p>The European Space Agency’s Philae lander has …

Five Gaming Rumors That Were Too Good To Stay Fake

Lots of things in video games sound too good to be true. But what about when it's the other way around—when something is too good to <i>not</i> be true? …

Red Dead Redemption

Here’s A Final Pre-Launch Look At The Beautiful Scenery And Ugly People Of ‘GTA V’ On Xbox One And PS4

<i>Artsy shots of ugly men — it must be time for another GTA V trailer!</i><p>The current-gen version of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is only a week away, so here’s a final trailer that shows off the two things this game is going to do best – beautiful scenery, and ugly people being very mean to each other. I suppose …

Snopes founder talks about the weirdest true story site has verified

For two decades, Snopes.com has acted as a voice of reason on the Internet, making a name for itself by debunking rumors as they circulate. Founder David Mikkelson was involved in an online newsgroup that focused on urban legends; when graphical web browsers hit the scene, he started the site, he …

343 Industries Responds to Leaked Halo 5 Footage Concerns

HaloFest 2014 on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. PT debuts gameplay footage.<p>343 Industries executive producer Josh Holmes took to Twitter today to placate fans …

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Disney World Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Catches Fire

The new Disney World "Seven Dwarfs Mine Train" attraction caught fire on Saturday night, officials said. People on the ride were evacuated, and no injuries had been reported, according to WGHP. Photos from the scene showed fire crews working to extinguish the fire, and Disney World officials later …