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An in-depth look at tactical combat in Age of Wonders III

An in-depth look at tactical combat in Age of Wonders III, from movement to attack and sea battles, we expand upon Triumph Studios' developer diary.

Military

No Mars For Muslims? Mars One Asks Imams To Rescind Fatwa

Islamic leaders ruled that a Mars journey would be akin to suicide, but the private Mars colonization project disagrees, citing a 14th century Muslim explorer.<p>Martian colonization is a risky proposition. So risky, in fact, that a group of Islamic leaders in the United Arab Emirates issued a …

Watch A Robot 3-D Print With Metal

Autodesk teamed up with designer Joris Laarman to create the system.<p>Metal, despite being one of the most ubiquitous building materials, isn't something we see in 3-D printing too often. (Seriously: we've got pizza before small-scale, consumer steel printing.) But software company Autodesk, working …

Antarctic glacier melting could go on for decades - Futurity

The largest single contributor to global sea level rise, a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue melting for decades to come.

Global Warming

Herbal Ayurvedic Cure Shown To Work Against Viper Bites

Behold the mongoose plant!<p>Mongoose plant, an herb that grows in southern India, is prescribed by local people practicing Ayurvedic medicine to treat bites from vipers. But there have been few studies to see how or if it works.<p>New research, however, seems to supports its use. In a study published in …

The Top First-Person Shooters Of 2014

Standby for <i>Titanfall</i>.<p>That’s the slogan (catchphrase?) for Respawn’s upcoming online first-person shooter—a game many, including yours truly, have described as the first “must-have” video game for the Xbox One.<p>But <i>Titanfall</i> isn’t the only important first-person shooter slated for 2014.<p>In fact, this …