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Dark Souls 2 review

Dark Souls 2 probably isn't quite the masterpiece Dark Souls is, but it gets close.<p>From Software's Dark Souls was a masterpiece with a deceptively …

From moonlight to the microwave: your science questions answered

That's not a silvery mirror in the night sky, and there's a reason why the sea isn't even saltier. Plus, can soaking in a hot bath affect male fertility, and how spinning electrons cook your dinner<p><b>Q How does the moon shine; what causes the reflection and how?</b> asks Manish Kunwar<p>A As Professor Manuel …

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Letter From The Editor<p>In Defense Of Sleep<p>Features<p>Science Of Sleep<p><b>Science holds the secret to a good night's sleep. Our guide to catching your z's—and why it matters. **By</b> **Brooke Borel<p><b>3 Infographics About Sleep</b><br>• Questions You Should Ask About Your Sleeping Habits<br>• Should You Stay Up Late?<br>• When Sleep …

11 Reasons Why Cat Bites May Be Linked To Depression

Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.<p>In case you hadn't heard, cat bites are linked to depression. As I wrote last week, a study in <i>PLOS ONE</i> looked through the health records of 1.3 million people and found that 41 percent of people who were treated for cat bites were …

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What the hell is Barack Obama's presidency for?

A few days after John F Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson sat in his kitchen with his key advisers working his first speech to Congress. It was the evening of Kennedy's funeral – Johnson was now president. The nation was still in grief and Johnson, writes Robert Caro in The Years of Lyndon …

Watch the Great Lakes Freeze Over

You can measure a winter in many ways: temperature records, snow cover, even travel delays. But to truly see how frigid this winter has been—at least …

At 4.4 Billion Years Old, Oz Crystals Confirmed As World's Oldest

Scientists have used a powerful new technique to prove that some tiny crystals found in Western Australia are indeed the oldest known materials formed on Earth.<p>Back in 2001, scientists reported that one of the zircon crystals was about 4.4 billion years old — so old that not everyone believed …

On Xbox One And PS4, Hard Drive Space Is Already Shrinking Fast

I wrote yesterday about how gamers are continuing to resist the seemingly inevitable age of download-only console gaming. While I focused mainly on the lack of used game trade-in or offsetting price cuts on new games, right now there’s another issue creeping into view. Hard drive space.<p>This weekend …

Sony: PS4s Are Going To Be Hard To Find For A While

Three months out of release, Sony's PS4 remains a rare beast in the world of retail. I’ve never seen a physical unit for sale in a store despite making a point to look wherever I go, and I’ve only seen a couple anywhere else. This doesn’t mean they don’t exist — 5.3 million have been sold so far — …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

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