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Daily Deals: Uncharted 4, PS Plus, The Last of Us Remastered

Plus get wireless water-resistant earbuds for $18!<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p><i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the</i> …

Metal Gear

Pokémon Go CP meaning explained: How to get the highest CP values and create the most powerful team

Much like the main Pokémon games, alongside the standard combat modifiers like Type advantages and weaknesses, it turns out Pokémon Go has a whole …

Pokémon

The Hottest Amazon PS4, Xbox One and PC Gaming Deals, June 3 - 5

Our massive list of Amazon gaming deals will ensure you get the most game for your buck<p>Fridays are a hopeful, idealistic time, when we look forward …

The Final Fire: A Guide To Dark Souls III’s Endings

Dark Souls has always been an incredibly obtuse series, and Dark Souls III [official site] is living up to that tradition beautifully. With a cast of …

Dark Souls

Dark Souls 3 PvP guide: play styles, Covenants and key items

<i>Spoiler warning: we'll be covering late game mechanics and items. Turn back now if you've yet to finish Dark Souls 3 and don't want to read names of</i> …

PC Gaming

Scientists identify minimum set of genes needed for life

Researchers say this discovery will lead to a better understanding of the building blocks of life, which could have applications in medicine, …

Creationist Probability [EvolutionBlog]

When I got interested in evolution, one of the first books I read was <i>The Blind Watchmaker</i>, by Richard Dawkins. I had never heard of Dawkins before …

Evolutionary Biology

Here's What Belief In A Religion Does To Your Brain

The perceived conflict between religion and science has played out across history, from lectures in Ancient Greek pantheons to discussions on …

These could be the first science textbooks students actually want to read

If you were bored to tears in high school science classes, these could be the books you wish you had.<p>On March 21, the New York Times reported that …

Scientists may have at last found a way to beat jet lag

JUST over a century ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote that the advent of the aeroplane would herald a time “when the most extreme distances will be brought …

7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Oxytocin And The Science Of Love

When most people have questions about love or sex, they talk to friends, scour the Internet, and maybe call into a radio talk show. Me? I ask my mom, who also happens to be Sue Carter, Ph.D., the director of the Kinsey Institute and the scientist who first discovered the critical role hormones such …

Martin Shkreli

Chemistry reveals the surprising recipe for perfect nacho cheese

The key difference is the texture of the cheese: Stadium nachos have that magical liquid texture you get from processed cheese product that you just can't replicate from melting shredded cheddar in your microwave or oven.<p>But thankfully, the experts at the American Chemical Society (ACS) have found …

Cooking

Health.com: Fitness, Nutrition, Tools, News, Health Magazine | Health

The 'Designated Survivor' star opens up about her badass career and...<p>The 'Designated Survivor' star opens up about her badass career …

The Internet Loves Making Fun of Fallout 4's Preston Garvey

Bless the leader of the Minutemen, and his never-ending supply of endangered settlements. He just wants to make the world a better place. And …

A New Year's Resolution For Science Advocates: Don't Cry Wolfe

On December 23rd, a group of science advocacy social media pages (including my own) asked their followers to make a New Year’s resolution. With hashtag #DontCryWolfe, the resolution was released to the internet world, with a request regarding one David “Avocado” Wolfe: “In 2016 we pledge to never …

Social Media

Dad Immortalized In His Favorite Game By Grieving Son

John Hathway’s father was a big fan of the <i>Diablo</i>-style action RPG <i>Grim Dawn</i>. He liked it so much that during an emergency room visit, he left the game …

Eight tabletop games to help you survive the holidays

Open box in case of emergency<p>We are standing on the brink of yet another holiday season, staring down the barrel of more family obligations than are perhaps medically advisable. Polygon is here for you, dear reader, with a list of potential tabletop games that could just save your life. Or at least …

Giving dummies to babies can slow their ability to talk, research suggests

The study also indicates that toddlers who suck their thumbs are also at greater risk of delayed speech development<p>Giving a baby a dummy can slow their ability to talk, according to new research.<p>The study also suggests toddlers who suck their thumbs are also at greater risk of delayed speech …

Columbia University

Drugs research hampered by substandard animal testing procedures

The search for new drugs to combat major diseases is being set back by shoddy animal research, according to work by two teams of scientists.<p>An Edinburgh University survey of thousands of animal studies found that the majority were not rigorous enough to rule out effects that routinely inflate the …

University College London

Love Beer And Coffee? You Might Be A Psychopath

A new study associates taste preferences with personality traits<p>Humans have a unique affinity for bitter food, like dark chocolate, coffee, and broccoli. Most other animals interpret a bitter taste as a warning to stay away from a non-edible material, but some humans can’t get enough of it, though …

Caramel Apples Can Give You Food Poisoning

Just another reason why candy corn is better<p>Caramel apples can be a fertile breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria if they are not refrigerated, according to a new study published today in <i>mBio</i>. The findings were surprising to researchers--they had long assumed that apples are too acidic and …

Check Out Minecraft Streamer's New $4.5 Million Los Angeles Home

Streaming star Jordan Maron, known to the millions of people who watch him play Minecraft as "CaptainSparklez," has purchased a new Los Angeles home for $4.5 million. <i>Variety</i> reports that the 23-year-old's new, 4,100 square-foot house sits on a hillside above Sunset Strip--and it looks amazing.<p>As …

How often should you wash your clothes?

How long can you wear your clothes before needing to wash them? Days? Months? Greg Foot explores the science in the video below from BBC Britlab.<p>Humans are disgusting – we’re constantly shedding skin cells, oozing skin oils and secreting sweat onto everything we’re wearing. In fact, a human sheds …

Protein

How Can A Monotonous Job Be Meaningful?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Meaning Of Work.<p><b>About Barry Schwartz's TED Talk</b><p>Psychologist Barry Schwartz says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on all the ways we find fulfillment — even in jobs many might consider mundane.<p><b>About Barry …

TED Talks

How To Eat Without Food

Chewing is so old-fashioned<p>Our attachment to food is antiquated. So the argument goes: It takes time and energy to buy and prepare, and it can lack nutrition (we tend to cook away the good stuff). We can now drink our meals. Meal-replacement shakes—different from protein drinks that serve as …

Nutrition

Get Free Destiny Coins for Talk Like a Pirate Day

Today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Destiny is celebrating.<p>Enter the code ARR-RRR-RRR at the Destiny code redemption website and you'll earn some booty: three Strange Coins. Head to the Postmaster in the Tower to pick up your goods.<p>I just tried this and the Strange …

Krispy Kreme

The First Time Oliver Sacks Saw Heaven (1964)

My friend Oliver Sacks was at home, hoping to glimpse the color of heaven. It was 1964. He was in his kitchen in Topanga Canyon, preparing a cocktail. It wasn’t an ordinary cocktail, being part amphetamine (“for general arousal,” he told me), part marijuana (“for added delirium”), and part LSD …

Literature

Rare ‘Fire Rainbow’ Over South Carolina Explained

An unusual series of atmospheric conditions led to a colorful show.<p>A colorful “fire rainbow” lit up the sky, and the Internet, this week. But despite its name, the rare phenomenon isn’t related to recent wildfires. Instead, it’s caused by a unique alignment of forces in the atmosphere.<p>Technically …

How to Become an Expert | Popular Science

Photo by Chris Crisman<p>How To Create Your Own Friends<p>I started building robots. Then I fell in love with them. At Carnegie Mellon University, I’m working with robot body language. People usually think of companion robots as ones that are just hanging out with you, as your friends or toys. I think …

When Parasites Attack, Flies Diversify Their Babies’ Genes

Imagine an animal that reproduced by budding off genetically identical clones. This asexual creature doesn’t have to bother with finding or attracting mates: it is a self-contained factory for making more of itself. This sounds like a recipe for success, but asexual animals are far from successful. …

Biology