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A Ghostly "Ladder" in Saturn's F Ring

Saturn’s F ring is certainly a curious structure. Orbiting the giant planet 82,000 kilometers above its equatorial cloud tops, the F ring is a ropy, …

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger, say researchers

Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at Georgia Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, "all …

MERS Infects Two More

Mars is no place for children, says Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and CEO of the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to land four astronauts on the Red Planet in 2023. http://bit.ly/Zg2Jbq Doctors have said they don't know if humans can even get pregnant and give birth in the lesser gravity of Mars (which is 38 percent that of Earth), or how fetuses and babies would fare to the higher radiation levels.

Rare View of Ancient Galaxy Crash Revealed

Astronomers have caught two big ancient galaxies in the act of colliding, shedding new light on the role such megamergers played in galactic …

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Warner's Dying Light will make you a zombie hunter by day, a terrified victim by night (preview)

For gamers, slow-moving zombies are laughable as a threat. You just pull out your shotgun, and it’s like a turkey shoot. But fast-moving zombies are scary as they’ll eat your brains before you know it. The new next-generation game Dying Light from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will expose …

Dying Light developer explains how to roam an open world full of hungry zombies (interview)

The new video game consoles are coming, and so are some brand-new big budget video games. One of them is Dying Light, the night-day zombie game that Dead Island developer Techland is making for Warner Bros. It’s a scary title where you prey on slow-moving zombies by day and then flee the …

Xbox One: A disappointing introduction to next-generation gaming

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Following Microsoft’s 60-minute press conference on Tuesday, in which it revealed the Xbox One to much anticipation, an unfortunate feeling of melancholy grew …