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Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

In a fun competition to design a 3-D-printed Martian habitat, three designs are finalists.<p>NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. But a couple of crucial questions …

Dry spell at Stonehenge reveals secret that has eluded archaeologists

One of the many mysteries of Stonehenge may have been solved, not because of a scientific breakthrough or painstaking research, but after a maintenance team's hosepipe turned out to be a little short.<p>Archaeologists have long argued over whether the ancient monument was once a perfect circle or if …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

The hidden world of Steam trading

In February 2014, Roberto Ranieri lost a small fortune in hats.<p>Ranieri was trading hats in the popular game <i>Team Fortress 2</i>. It was his second time trading in-game items for real-world money. He connected with a buyer, set the terms and thought he was going to get rich. Five rare hats, accumulated …

Minecraft in space: why Nasa is embracing Kerbal Space Program

In the cold vacuum of space, miles above the planet surface, I am guiding my tiny space ship toward the airlock of another vessel. To dock, our orbits have to align precisely, but the variables are terrifying. I have built the craft myself, out of myriad components, and I don’t know if it’ll hold …

Why the developers behind Left 4 Dead and Evolve love making co-op games

Something seemed to light up inside Chris Ashton and Phil Robb when I asked them why they like making cooperative multiplayer games.<p>It was seven at night, and the two co-founders of developer Turtle Rock Studios were only hours away from ending a long day of showing journalists the latest version …

The mysteries of 'lucid' dreaming

Recent research into a kind of consciousness within the dream state is beginning to tell us more about the brain<p>One of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. We lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series …

The best of 2024 in gaming will reshape gambling, pro-sports and the food we eat

In the future, video games will have their own Oscars and the nominees for 2024's awards will include games that let you print 3D food, gamify a mash-up of gambling and savings accounts, and earn real-world power-ups for your favorite pro sports teams.<p>Speaking to a packed auditorium at the Skirball …

Six reasons why space tourism matters

It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us.<p>Right now, one of the most exciting space facilities in the world is a World War Two hangar in the Mojave Desert in California.<p>The wooden …

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What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man?

They were some of the strangest animals to walk the Earth: wombats as big as hippos, sloths larger than bears, four-tusked elephants, and an armadillo that would have dwarfed a VW Beetle. They flourished for millions of years, then vanished from our planet just as humans emerged from their African …

It's Actually Cheaper To Buy Digital Storm's New Gaming PC Than To Build It Yourself

In a sure sign that the world is ending — or that perhaps a boutique PC vendor is actually making use of economies of scale to benefit their customers — Digital Storm’s newly released Vanquish II gaming rig is cheaper to outright buy off the shelf than it is to build yourself.<p>For the sake of …

Fugitive and whistleblower Edward Snowden to speak from Russia at SXSW

Even though he can't set foot in the United States for fear of arrest, fugitive National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has joined the speakers' roster at this year's South by Southwest Interactive Festival.<p>Snowden, who fled the United States in June with thousands of top-secret …

The Genius of Pokémon Origins

As someone who experienced <i>Pokémon Red</i>, the start of the anime, and traded Pokémon cards at the height of its playground popularity, I was pretty …

On Way to New World, First Americans Made a 10,000-Year Pit Stop

The first human settlers of the New World may have spent ten millennia on the landmass that linked Siberia and Alaska.<p>Sediment cores from Alaska and the Bering Sea support genetic evidence that the first human settlers of the New World spent thousands of years inhabiting Beringia, the region that …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

How Facebook Will Squeeze $19 Billion Out of WhatsApp

The $19 billion Facebook just paid to acquire the WhatsApp messaging service is a staggering figure. But it's even more shocking when you consider …

Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Captured in Mexico: What You Need to Know

The notorious, even mythical, cartel chief's prosperous stint as a fugitive came to an end Saturday morning, following an epic 13-year manhunt that left a trail of blood and tragedy.<p><i>Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images. This story is from VICE News, our new news website. See more and sign up now at</i> …

Nazis Studied Using Mosquitoes As Biological Weapons

The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."<p>In January of 1942, Heinrich Himmler ordered the opening of an entomological laboratory in the Dachau concentration camp in southeastern Germany. But why? The stated purpose of the institute was …

22 answers for creationists from someone who understands evolution | Adam Rutherford

At the recent Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate, Buzzfeed asked creationists in attendance to write a question or message for ‘the other side’. Here are some answers<p>What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again. A disappointing public debate between popular US science telly presenter …

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Business News<p>Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research …

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How One Man's One-Way Trip To Mars Is Dividing His Family

Choosing between the Earthlings you love and the adventure of a lifetime<p>Ken Sullivan has applied for a one-way trip to Mars, and, good news, he's made it past the first round of Mars One applicants! Hooray! Surely nothing could stand in his way.<p>Except his wife and four children, who are less than …

An Indigenous Malaysian Language Describes Smells As Precisely As English Describes Colors

Researchers had assumed all humans were just bad at describing odors, but it turns out that's a cultural problem, not a biological one.<p>You often get a good idea of what things will taste like from a restaurant menu's descriptions. But try doing the same with descriptions of perfumes in catalogs, …

How To Manage Like A Pro When You Have No Idea What You're Doing

But your transition from lowly associate to all-powerful manager didn't happen overnight. Since your first summer internship you've been preparing for this role. Your experience and work ethic have finally been recognized. You've been promoted to a title and paycheck that reflect your real worth. …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

CEO Gabe Newell explains why Valve created Steam Machines

LAS VEGAS — Gabe Newell has been the de facto face of PC gaming for years. But now the Valve CEO is the face of one of the greatest threats Microsoft is facing to its Windows PC business.<p>Valve chief Gabe Newell built up a full head of steam over how Microsoft was running the Windows gaming …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Bank robberies fall 90pc as new security outsmarts thieves

Number of robberies at UK high street branches falls from 847 in 1992 to just 66 in 2011, British Bankers Association (BBA) figures reveal<p>It could be end of the swag bag and black and white stripey top. Bank robberies, the mainstay of Hollywood thrillers and adventure books, have fallen by 90pc in …

Colorado resorts brace for marijuana tourism

Colorado's ski resorts and mountain towns are bracing for an influx of tourists seeking a now-legal Rocky Mountain high.<p>Last year, the state legalized the possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana, and on Jan. 1 special stores will be allowed to sell pot to anyone 21 and over. …

Google Street View has become 'the backbone' of Maps

Google Maps' Street View mode can easily seem like an exercise in mapping indulgence. Is it really necessary to drive cars mounted with high-tech cameras around dozens of cities just so that people can view the front door of a local business? According to a profile of Google's mapping efforts in <i>The</i> …

Mars One has ethical questions to answer about one-way trip to red planet

Mars One is back in the news. On Tuesday the company held a press conference in Washington DC to announce that it is working with two other companies – Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology – to launch a robotic mission to Mars in 2018. The idea is that this unmanned mission will help lay …