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Life is Strange: Episode 1 Review

Awkward adolescence<p>Aside from its poor dialogue, Life is Strange reminds me most of a Rob Thomas television series. Like Veronica Mars or iZombie, …

TV

Square Enix's Cloud Platform Shinra Signs On Its First Developer

Cloud gaming platform Shinra Technologies has announced the launch of its Prototype Accelerator program, an initiative intended to assist chosen developers during the prototype phase of development for games that are designed around its cloud computing technology.<p>Indie developer Camouflaj is the …

Enix

Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving climate change

The Australian government’s marine research agency is looking to genetically alter species of coral to help them cope with rising sea temperatures, as new modelling showed the coverage of living corals on the Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than 10% if warming continued.<p>Scientists at the …

Climate Change

Vaccination foes on the defensive

A measles epidemic brings the issue to the fore.<p>The Disneyland measles outbreak has forced a reckoning on the politics of vaccination: Likely GOP presidential candidates are stumbling over the issue, President Barack Obama has forcefully weighed in, and several states are pushing to make it harder …

Public Health

ISIS beheading: Japan mourns, Jordan waits

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Japan mourns following the apparent beheading of its journalist by ISIS, thousands of miles away, an anxious Jordan awaits the fate of its pilot.<p>Japanese journalist Kenji Goto went to Syria to tell the stories of lives torn apart by war.<p>He apparently became the latest foreigner killed by …

Barack Obama

Moisture Satellite Launch Delayed (Again) for Repairs

NASA has delayed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite until Saturday at the earliest. The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, or SMAP, had been scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California before dawn Thursday, but upper-level winds exceeded the limits for the United …

Space Exploration

UC Davis hospital in Sacramento treating possible Ebola patient

A picture of the Ebola virus infection, pictured, in specimens from some of the ill persons in Kikwit, Zaire.<p>Doctors at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento are treating a patient “exhibiting symptoms consistent with Ebola infection,” hospital officials said Thursday.<p>The patient, who was not …

U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and coalition partners launched six air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and 12 more in Iraq as they kept up pressure on the insurgent group, the U.S. military said on Thursday.<p>A general view shows the town of Sinjar as smoke rises from what …

Middle East

Egypt military targeted in deadly Sinai attacks

<b>At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, have been killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.</b><p>Most of the casualties were in the provincial capital, El-Arish.<p>Militant group Sinai Province, which changed its named from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis when it pledged …

Extremism

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His …

Public Health

Oil Prices Changing the Face Of Global Geopolitics

In a documentary that aired recently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular The Fifth Estate program, an allegory of Vladimir Putin was …

Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot six times, and twice in the head

Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy found, a Brown family attorney said Sunday night.<p>This mostly black St. Louis suburb has been racked by unrest since Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer Aug. 9. More turmoil erupted hours …

Justice

St. Louis Cops Shoot and Kill Man Near Ferguson, Crowd Gathers

Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a black man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday a few miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said.<p>A crowd of at least 100 people quickly gathered at the scene. Some people chanted, “Hands up! Don’t …

Law Enforcement

The psychology of Soylent and the prison of first-world food choices

Why are some repulsed by Soylent, but others desperate to receive their orders?<p>Back around Labor Day 2013, Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson passed on the …

June 2014

A Story About My Uncle launches for Steam May 28

<i>A Story About My Uncle</i>, a "non-violent, first-person platform adventure game," will launch via Steam May 28, developer Gone North Games recently announced.<p>In <i>A Story About My Uncle</i>, players search for a missing relative. The game is told through a bedtime story shared between a father and …

Murdered: Soul Suspect - Bell Killer Trailer - IGN Video

The Bell Killer Trailer: Delving deeper into his own murder, Ronan O'Connor begins to link his death to a series of brutal killings terrifying the …

Nintendo's rejection of gay relationships gives fans a lot to be angry about

Nintendo often seems like the rarest kind of corporate entity: one that only inspires feelings of goodwill from its customers both past and present. Even as the company continues to flounder in its current state of financial insecurity, much of the criticism from fans, detractors and industry …

PlayStation 4 leaders to look at the next 100 years of games

The key brains behind the PlayStation 4 will be the keynote speakers at this year’s Develop conference in Brighton, England.<p>President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House and lead PlayStation 4 system architect Mark Cerny will be there to deliver a talk called “20 Years of …

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a "threat" because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them. Yet what the NSA's documents show is that …

Associated Press News

New Hampshire House Explodes After Police Officer Fatally Shot

A New Hampshire police officer was fatally shot today while responding to a domestic dispute call at a home that subsequently exploded, authorities …

Nigeria scorns Boko Haram's captive girls swap offer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1076000/1076107_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527227765_39a69f02020e115e3d821cc1b745106a<p><b>Nigeria has insisted it will not agree to a request to free imprisoned Islamic militants in return for the release of dozens of kidnapped …

Africa

United States Sending Manned Flights Over Nigeria to Look for Girls

The U.S. military is flying "manned surveillance flights" over Nigeria at the request of the Nigerian government in search of the nearly 300 missing girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, senior U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News.<p>While there had been reports the missions were being launched from a U.S. …

Africa