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Competitive gaming recognized in U.S. as a pro sport

The official <i>League of Legends</i> eSports tournament League Championship Series has been recognized as a fully professional sport by the U.S. State Department.<p>For the first time, players from outside the United States can move to the U.S. under specific visas, which are provided for pro sports players …

Found! 3 Super-Earth Planets That Could Support Alien Life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced today (June 25).<p>An …

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn beta on Windows PC and PS3 begins this weekend

The third weekend of Beta phase testing for <i>Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn</i>, the upgraded re-launch of massively multiplayer online role-playing game <i>Final Fantasy 14</i>, will begin Friday, June 28 at 5 a.m. ET, Square Enix announced today.<p>The latest Beta phase 3 weekend will continue until Sunday, …

Hubble May Have Discovered A Planet That Shouldn't Exist

TW Hydrae, a star located about 176 light years away, is one of the closest things in the universe we have to a time machine. That’s because it’s only about 8 million years old, and its believed to look a lot like what our own Solar System looked like in the first few million years of its …

Final Fantasy 10 & 10-2 HD remix trailer spoils most of the plot

A new trailer from Square Enix shows classic JRPGs <i>Final Fantasy 10</i> and <i>Final Fantasy 10-2</i> in their remixed high definition forms.<p>Set to the songs "To Zanarkand" and "1000 Words" from their respective games, the trailer outlines the story of <i>Final Fantasy 10</i> and its sequel, which at the time was the …

Visions of the universe: 20 historic images - Telegraph

Severe space weather could be as devastating to the planet as serious tornadoes and other natural disasters, NASA chief Charles Bolden said. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/5xkt This image shows a huge X1.2-class solar flare that erupted from the sun late Tuesday (May 14, 2013).

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review: The First Haswell And GTX 780M Laptop Is A Hit

When showing MSI’s GT70 Dragon Edition 2 laptop to friends and internet acquaintances, the reaction to its bold design have been seated firmly in one of two departments: Love it/hate it. Its brushed aluminum chassis is infused with a candy apple red and adorned with a stylish dragon tattoo on its …

Oswald T Avery, the unsung hero of genetic science

In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick changed the face of biology when they discovered the double helix structure of DNA, on the basis of …

NASA's Swift Reveals New Phenomenon in a Neutron Star

Astronomers using NASA's Swift X-ray Telescope have observed a spinning neutron star suddenly slowing down, yielding clues they can use to understand …

Final Fantasy 9 side quest rediscovered after thirteen years

An obscure <i>Final Fantasy 9</i> side quest was rediscovered by Game FAQs forum member The_Kusabi, 13 years after the game's release in 2000.<p>The_Kusabi discovered the side quest via the game's companion book, <i>Final Fantasy 9 Ultimania</i>, which was published in 2004. Shortly after the post, Game FAQ user …

Traces of water in moon came from Earth, study finds

Traces of water inside the moon were inherited from ancient Earth, according to a fresh analysis of lunar rocks brought home by US astronauts.<p>The …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

Pizza printouts? NASA funds project to make space meals with 3-D printer

NASA won't be printing out pizzas on Mars anytime soon, but the space agency is paying out $125,000 to study the use of 3-D printing technology for food preparation in space.<p>"We will be building the components for a prototype" over the grant's six-month period, David Irwin, principal investigator …

Lumigrids LEDs Map Bicycle Terrain: Pilot Your Bike Like a Fighter Plane! - Technabob

If there’s something that you need to be careful with, it’s definitely your bike when you’re riding late at night. I’ve had one accident where I woke …

Apple iWatch Rumors: Late 2013 Release Date Expected As 1.5-Inch Smart Watch Display Features Tested Overseas

Ever since The New York Times reported in February on Apple’s plans to create a smart wristwatch that could rival “science fiction comics and spy …

Quantum Or Not, New Supercomputer Is Certainly Something Else

It's exactly the sort of futuristic thinking you'd expect from Google and NASA: Late last week, the organizations announced a partnership to build a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center.<p>But questions surround the new type of computer at the lab's core. D-Wave systems, …

CryEngine 3 already running on Xbox One

Crytek confirms the CryEngine 3 will support Microsoft's recently unveiled Xbox One.<p>The studio announced in an official statement its engine is "already primed for Xbox One development," adding that Crytek technology is "equipped to start creating software for the system now."<p>The announcement goes …

NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza

NASA is funding research into 3D-printed food. As <i>Quartz</i> reveals, mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation. It's hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space …

Hubble Peers Through a Spacetime Magnifying Glass

<b>This Hubble image shows the galaxy cluster Abell S1077. Galaxy clusters are large groupings of galaxies, each of them including millions of stars.</b> …