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Earth - Human evolution was shaped by interbreeding

If your ancestors hail from anywhere outside Africa, it's a safe bet that you are part-Neanderthal.<p>After modern humans first left Africa, they came into contact with Neanderthals and things got cosy. These early frolics are now visible in our DNA. Genetic analysis indicates that Europeans and …

Club Nintendo UK Now Rewarding Your Downloads

Club Nintendo of Europe has finally followed in the footsteps of its North American counterpart. At long last, European gamers can earn Stars for …

Retrogaming

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Aren't Aliens Calling Earth?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

A Guide to Detecting an Alien Apocalypse

To find intelligent extraterrestrial life, we might need to find proof of its demise.<p>For more than 50 years, we’ve been eavesdropping on the cosmos, searching for transmissions that would reveal the existence of intelligent, extraterrestrial life.<p>To date, nobody’s bothered to call.<p>Is it something …

Wanna store half a terabyte of photos? You can with this MicroSD card … ‘technically’

<i>Updated on 8-30-2015 by Jeremy Kaplan: Revised and updated to reflect lack of availability of the product, including comments from the company and</i> …

Nasa Curiosity rover takes selfie on Mars

The Curiosity Rover has taken a panoramic selfie after stopping to drill into rocks at the Marias Pass on Mars<p>Nasa’s Curiosity rover used its inbuilt ‘selfie stick’ to capture this 360 degree image of itself sitting in the Marias Pass region of Mars.<p>The robot has been in the area drilling into rock …

The top 18 gaming products you can buy right now

In general, gaming hardware has a bit of staying power, at least until you get seduced by a next-gen console. The latest update to our buyer's guide included many carryovers from last time, although we saw fit to spin off both Sony's and Microsoft's respective cameras as their own entries. For the …

Send your name to Mars without ever leaving your computer

Now, even if you can't go to Mars, your name still can.<p>NASA is asking members of the public to submit their names to fly to Mars aboard the space …

First practical hybrid aircraft takes to the skies - and could save many lives - ExtremeTech

First practical hybrid aircraft takes to the skies — and could save many lives<p>By on July 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Physics May Explain Mysterious Crop Circles

The giant, and seemingly perfect patterns that mysteriously appear on farmers' fields may be the result of physics, according to Richard Taylor.<p>UFOs …

Scientists make a transistor from a single molecule

You're looking at what could be not just one of the smallest semiconductor parts ever, but one of the smallest semiconductor parts <i>possible</i>. A worldwide research team has built a transistor that consists of a single copper phthalocyanine molecule, a dozen indium atoms and an indium arsenide backing …

Nanotech

Nintendo bringing Devil's Third to Wii U in the Americas during Q4 2015

<i>Devil's Third</i>, the debut game from Tomonobu Itagaki's Valhalla Game Studios, is coming to Wii U in the Americas during the fourth quarter of this year, Nintendo of America confirmed today. The action game will be released both at retail and digitally through Nintendo's eShop.<p>The North American …

Asus Republic Of Gamers G501 Notebook Is Under An Inch Thick With A 4K Display

The Asus Republic of Gamers G501 should help bring gaming portability to a whole new level, thanks to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, Intel Core i7 processor and 15.6-inch 4K display (which offers pixel density of 282 PPI). The notebook packs all that into a case that weighs just 4.54 …

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to …

Dead Or Alive 5 - Story Mode - True Kasumi Cutscenes and Credits

The Alienware 13 is the smallest and lightest gaming laptop in Dell's lineup

Y'all remember the Alienware M11x, right? That compact, netbook-sized gaming laptop with the glowing keyboard that made it look like a spaceship? Anyway, Dell discontinued it back in 2012, only to release several big-screen machines the following year. Well, it looks like someone at the company saw …

IBM cracks open a new era of computing with brain-like chip: 4096 cores, 1 million neurons, 5.4 billion transistors - ExtremeTech

By on August 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Scientists at IBM Research have …

In Anomaly Defenders, humans are the invading force

The final entry in 11 Bit Studios' tower defense-based Anomaly series, <i>Anomaly Defenders</i>, will see players defending an alien planet against an oncoming human invasion, the developer announced today.<p><i>Anomaly Defense</i> is a "reverse tower offense" title and requires players to make tactical choices in …

Nvidia Announces 5K-Ready GeForce GTX Titan Z

A deal at $3,000.<p>Oh, you were excited about 4K resolutions? Well, too bad, because Nvidia is already talking about graphics cards that run games in …

This Week on the PSN (March 25, 2014)

Fez arrives on PlayStation, a ton of games come to PS3, and the BioShock titles are discounted.<p>Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto …

Bezel-less smartphones are coming this year – are you ready?

Smartphone manufacturers are doing a good job at producing thinner, lighter smartphones with bigger and bigger displays. But it seems that we are quickly running up against the limits of how thin our smartphone bezels can get. LG and Samsung are currently leading the way on the thin bezel front, …

Samsung Galaxy S5

How To Get Out of a Gaming Funk

Can't find anything to play? Nothing really clicking for you right now? It's okay. This sort of thing happens. We're here to help you out of your …

Carbon is a wearable solar charger that doubles as an analog watch

There are a great number of wearables that are competing for room on your wrist these days, including Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit, Pebble, Sony’s Smartwatch 2, Fitbit and countless others. Most of these devices are either fitness trackers, smartwatches or both. The Carbon wearable doesn’t fit …

8 Weird Faces Found In Google Maps

Google Maps is full of amazing stuff - whether it's polar bears, fictional Time Lords or places you aren't really allowed to see.<p>It's also - if you …

Unlocking the hidden secrets inside our brains

Why the coming years will witness exciting new discoveries about our brains – from creating better tools to probe the mind deeper to creating smart nanobots.<p>The human brain is the most complex part of our body. The 1.4kg mass of one hundred billion neurons has a mind boggling potential to control …

University of California

Stephen Hawking’s new black hole theory

Our pick of the week from around the web, including event horizons reassessed, the drug revolution no-one can stop, and Stephen Fry on the Mac at 30.<p>The drug revolution nobody can stop<br>Mike Power | Matter | 29 January 2014<br>Designer drugs “concocted in labs by tweaking a few atoms here and there” are …

Why I want a microchip implant

With a chip under your skin, you can do everything from unlocking doors to starting motorbikes, says Frank Swain, who has been trying to get his own implant.<p>A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a scalpel to pick at the corner …

The toughest, most baffling internet mystery solved

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the man who cracked Cicada 3301, Hans Rosling on the African century and the looming second age of machines.<p>Baxter and the second machine age<br>Andrew McAfee & Erik Brynjolfsson | Medium | 3 February 2014<br>Extract from The Second Machine Age. It’s easy …

Inside the Google Earth satellite factory

Google Earth has given us a new way of looking at our cities and neighbourhoods – from space. Richard Hollingham visits the satellite factory building to see what’s coming next.<p>Behind a long rectangular window, in a high white room tended by ghostly figures in masks and hats, a new satellite is …