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Help Save The Seahorse By Stabbing At Your iPhone

Introducing iSeahorse, a citizen science project for the armored fish.<p>Seahorses are awesome. They're covered in squishable armor that protects them from being crushed. They're one of the only fish species with a neck, as well as one of the few to swim upright. They push the pain of pregnancy and …

Fish

Young Mountain Lion Caught on Camera Teasing Its Captured Brother

If you're a young mountain lion, a fresh deer carcass is probably among the better things you could find in a forest. But eating it could mean you …

Otzi the ice man's relatives 'found' in Austria

Austrian scientists believe they have found the descendants of a human mummy, 5,300 years after he died and was preserved in ice high on a glacier in the Austrian Alps.<p>Experts from Innsbruck Medical University compared DNA samples taken from the mummy, nicknamed Otzi, with those taken from 3,700 …

Lack of rain can mean no new crabs

Dry conditions can delay or even cancel red crabs’ annual mating process on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Island, both Australian …

Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying

We're all guilty of it. Even if we don't want to admit it, we've all been suckered into grabbing a bottle of wine off the grocery store shelf just because of what's on the label. Seriously, who can resist the "see no evil" monkeys on a bottle of Pinot Evil?<p>But the tricks that get us to buy a $9 …

Meet The Sourpuss Gene

A genetic variant predisposes people to perceive events more negatively than others.<p>The inability to look on the bright side might have a genetic basis. A new study from the University of British Columbia has found a genetic variant might make the negative more salient than the positive for its …

Planet Without A Star Found

Poor thing!<p>The planetary world keeps getting stranger. Scientists have found free-floating planets — drifting alone, away from stars — before. But the “newborn” PSO J318.5-22 (only 12 million years old) shows properties similar to other young planets around young stars, even though there is no star …

Universe

Research provides new insight into how the Earth's core was formed

"A complex, multi-stage process."<p>Scientists have long puzzled over just how the core of our planet was formed, and new research out of Stanford University suggests that it could have been a long and complicated process. The research shows that the core could have been formed through a process …

Big Pic: A Jumping Spider's Crazy, Hairy Legs

A little gross, and totally amazing.<p>The ground-dwelling jumping spider is a fearsome beast. It can scale vertical surfaces with ease and spring 25 times its body length to nab prey. Its legs are the eight crucial tools responsible for the pounce, but until recently, the evolutionary origin of some …

New Adventure Time game has plenty of big plot reveals tied to the show

WayForward knows why players must explore the dungeon of <i>Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know—</i> a world-shaking secret about Princess Bubblegum that will tie into upcoming episodes of the popular cartoon show.<p>In the game, Princess Bubblegum reveals she has been keeping hordes of …

SOMA is about exploring consciousness through monsters

<i>SOMA</i> creative director Thomas Grip took to the PlayStation Blog today to expand on the story that underlies eerie trailer that Frictional Games released today.<p><i>SOMA</i>, he wrote, is a "sci-fi horror game" that explores human consciousness and the very nature of being.<p>"Personally, I find it the most …

God of War: Ascension team ends DLC development, moves on to other projects

Sony Santa Monica says it will not produce any new downloadable content for <i>God of War: Ascension</i>'s multiplayer mode, but will continue to support the PlayStation 3 game with balance updates and online support. The God of War team, community strategist Aaron Kaufman wrote on the PlayStation Blog, is …

Marvel: Avengers Alliance coming to Android Nov. 21, Thor content unveiled

Facebook and iOS social game <i>Marvel: Avengers Alliance</i> is coming to Android on Nov. 21, Marvel officials announced today during their New York Comic Con panel.<p>The developer also walked the attendees through new content coming to the title, including new characters and gameplay addition.<p>The team …

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game coming spring 2014

<i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i> will launch in Spring 2014, Marvel officials announced during their New York Comic Con panel this morning.<p>The third-person action adventure game will not be a retelling of the movie's events, which has the same name, but a unique new story, executive producer Stephane …

Grand Theft Auto 5 parody takes you to the barbershop

Australian comedy duo Max and Sam created a live-action <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> parody that highlights a few of the game's more humors quirks.<p>Although the video's star is ready to begin a mission, his hair isn't quite up to snuff. Watch above as he takes a trip the barbershop — with some alarming side …

Nintendo puts itself back in the game with 2DS and ‘Pokémon X & Y’

Nintendo is releasing a new mobile gaming console, the 2DS, along with its latest "Pokémon" game this weekend.<p>The past few months haven't been kind to Nintendo. But almost a year after the storied Japanese gaming giant released its Wii U console to middling reviews and weak sales, things may start …

'Dark Souls 2' And 'The Witcher' Comic Books Announced

<i>Prepare to read.</i><p>Several video games are getting their very own comic book adaptation in 2014. This year’s New York Comic Con had some particularly cool announcements for fans of roleplaying games.<p><b>Dark Souls 2</b><p>From Software’s <i>Dark Souls 2</i> is getting a free online graphic novel called <i>Dark Souls 2: Into</i> …