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Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Here are the most fascinating innovations in underwater travel

Two-thirds of our world is made up of water, which is why travel operators are starting to integrate underwater attractions into travel. It's the next frontier in the travel industry, as the area underneath our oceans has largely yet to be explored.<p>There is already an array of underwater …

Conan O'Brien wants to send AC Unity's assassin right to the orphanage

It sure seems like Conan O'Brien's pumping out a fair number of Clueless Gamer segments lately. I suppose that's what happens in the midst of the …

Game controller takes your real blood whenever you lose (update: suspended)

Forget playing games for cash -- if you <i>really</i> want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded project that modifies game controllers to drain your body when your character takes damage. Their …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Exploring the Size, Scope and Survival Elements of The Division

A closer look at the game's post-pandemic New York with its executive producer.<p>The vast metropolis of New York City is not a setting unfamiliar to …

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer explores a French Revolution, a Reign of Terror and you

On July 14, 1789, a crowd of hundreds stormed the Bastille, an act that began the French Revolution. Today, the creators of Assassin's Creed at French developer Ubisoft released a video drawing a historical link between its upcoming game, <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, and the events that took place …

Xbox One now supports try-before-you-buy demos

The latest update for Xbox One has added the means to download the demo of a game and then unlock its full version, a quiet upgrade that independent developers in particular may start using.<p>Speaking to Eurogamer, Chris Charla, the head of Microsoft's ID@Xbox independent games program, said the …

Halo 3 'easter egg' found after seven years

Game designers love to hide things in their virtual worlds. An in-joke, a weird object, a strange play mode – whatever it is, they're usually all discovered within weeks of release. But YouTube gamer Lord Zedd has just found a secret feature in Halo 3 seven years after the launch of the classic …

Xbox One Marketing Gets Aggressive As Microsoft Offers $75 Digital Credit

<i>[UPDATE: Microsoft has issued the following official statement:</i> "<i>This</i> <i>short-term promotion is offered to select Xbox fans in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are always looking for opportunities to bring promotions like this to our customers, but we have nothing further to share at this time." We're</i> …

How A Seemingly Impossible Game Is Possible

If there's one comment louder than all the praise that <i>No Man's Sky</i> has been getting, it's got to be something along the lines of, "Wow, how is that …

Game Development

Why Assassin's Creed Is Just Now Getting Co-Op

Co-op is finally coming to Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series through this year's Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Some fans have been calling for the mode for a while now, so why is it just happening now, in 2014? According to senior producer Vincent Pontbriand, …