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Destiny - Destiny: Holiday Gifts From Bungie - IGN's Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

The guys from the Destiny podcast talk about what they received from Bungie for the holiday.

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Take a tour of Paul Walker's car collection

In October of last year, Matt Farah, host of <i>The Smoking Tire,</i> toured a seriously impressive car collection that included a number of Saleen Mustangs, some very rare German sports cars and a few gray-market Japanese imports. At the time, there was no mention of who this extensive and impressive …

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Allow Wu-Tang Clan's GZA To Rap To You About The Big Bang

It's as amazing as you suspect.<p>Rapper GZA, of Wu-Tang Clan fame, is releasing a space-themed album called <i>Dark Matter</i>. He's even been chatting with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the project. Here, as part of a talk at the University of Toronto, he previewed an a cappella version of one …

Historic Space Images From The Arecibo Observatory

Happy 50th birthday to the telescope that brought us the first map of Venus, revealed ice on Mercury, and more.<p>When Cornell University built the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico—near the equator, so it could observe the planets without needing to move its 1,000-foot-wide reflector—people hadn't …

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.<p>Inside a warehouse in Christchurch, New Zealand, a man is fulfilling a fantasy many of us have had. He is levitating, a few metres above the …

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The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Finally Comes To The U.S.

The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>Today the world’s most fuel-efficient car, the Volkswagen XL1, made its first U.S. appearance at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Chattanooga, …

Pokémon TV will retell the story of Pokémon Red and Blue in 4-episode series

Even as Nintendo presses forward for the release of Pokémon X and Y for the Nintendo 3DS, the company is looking back on the legacy of its popular franchise.<p>The publisher is revealing today that it will premiere a four-part miniseries that retells the story of the original Pokémon Red and Blue …

Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground

From vacant lots to vertical "pinkhouses," urban farmers are scouring cities for spaces to grow food. But their options vary widely from place to place.<p>While farmers in post-industrial cities like Detroit and Cleveland are claiming unused land for cultivation, in New York and Chicago, land comes at …

Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats and guides: everything you need to beat GTA on PS4, Xbox One and PC

We all know Grand Theft Auto 5 is huge, and even though it's been around since 2013 (what?!) there are still plenty of players out there who haven't …

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APOD: Extrasolar Super-Earth Gliese 1214b Might Hold Water (2013 Sep 10) Illustration Credit & License: ESO, L. Calçada http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130910.html Explanation: Might this distant planet hold water? Actually, given how close Gliese 1214b is to its parent star, any water, if it exists, would surely be in the form of steam. In the above artist's illustration, the super-Earth Gliese 1214b is imagined passing in front of its parent star, creating a mini-eclipse that alerted humanity to its presence. Gliese 1214b, also designated GJ 1214b, has been designated a super-Earth because it is larger than the Earth but smaller a planet like Neptune. The entire Gliese 1214 planetary system is of the closest known systems to our Sun, located only 42 light years away. The parent star, Gliese 1214 is a slightly smaller and cooler version of our Sun. Recent observations from the Subaru telescope in Hawaii found very little scattering of blue light from the parent star by the planet. This appears most consistent with a planet that has a watery atmosphere -- although it is still possible that the super-Earth has clouds so thick that little of any color of light was scattered. Detecting water on exoplanets is important partly because most lifeforms on Earth need water to survive. http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1047b/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130910 #APOD

The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

Chernobyl Now

Are nuclear disasters the new normal?<p>On April 26, 1986, two powerful explosions tore through Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, flipping the reactor's giant 2,000-ton concrete lid into the air like a coin. White-hot chunks of the nuclear core rained down on adjacent buildings, setting …

China to land first probe on moon this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will land its first probe on the moon at the end of this year, state media reported on Wednesday, the next step in an ambitious space program which includes eventually building a space station.<p>China's Shenzhou 10 spacecraft and its carrier Long March 2-F rocket are seen …

NASA calls off attempts to fix Kepler space telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The Kepler space telescope’s planet-hunting days are over because its broken positioning system cannot be fixed, NASA officials said on Thursday.<p>An artist's composite of the Kepler telescope is seen in this undated NASA handout image. Two of Kepler's four …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …