Tom Emery

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Antarctica Scientists Confirm Existence of Cosmic Neutrinos

Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, an observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside our galaxy and points beyond the Milky Way.<p>Finding these cosmic neutrinos not only confirms their existence but also sheds light on the origins of cosmic rays, the researchers said.<p>The …

Physics

Ball-shaped camera could put 360° photography on the map

It would have been easy for Jonas Pfeil to pivot away from pictures and towards video.<p>Since Pfeil first started working on the Panono camera, a …

'Nazi gold train found in Polish mountains' could be boobytrapped with mines, officials warn

"Crisis meeting" held in the Polish town of Walbrzych on how best to tackle alleged discovery of a Nazi ghost train carrying gold<p>Polish authorities have held a crisis meeting in which they warned treasure hunters against trying to unravel the mysteries of a gold-laden train said to have been …

History

Some Star Citizen backers who claim full pledge refunds are getting their money back

A number of frustrated <i>Star Citizen</i> backers are asking publisher Cloud Imperium Games for their money back. And although the company is making no guarantees or public announcements, Polygon has learned that refunds are being made.<p>Much of the consumer dissatisfaction stems from how little of the …

Customer Service

What’s in the Ashley Madison database that hackers released online

The hackers who claimed to have stolen every bit of data from Ashley Madison, a dating website intended for adulterers, have made good on their promise to release the full database if the site didn’t shut down.<p>Identifying themselves as Impact Team, the hackers have made available a frighteningly …

Ashley Madison

Footage shows Black Lives Matter activists confronting Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton told Black Lives Matter activists her priority was to change laws, not hearts, after two confronted her at a campaign event with accusations that she was, in part, personally responsible for the mass incarceration of black Americans, footage released on Monday reveals.<p>The awkward …

Government

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

'Alien' genome reveals octopus secrets - Futurity

The octopus genome is similar to those of other invertebrates—but scrambled "like it's been put into a blender and mixed."

Biology

Sonic Dreams Collection's character creator is just the tip of the hellish iceberg

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Look: rather than risk corrupting the incredible thing you're about to experience with a written explanation, we figure it'll be much easier if we just show you.<p>Above, watch as Nick and Griffin hop blindly in to into Arcane Kids' <i>Sonic</i> …

Arcane

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Psychology

Here's what it would take to colonize the largest planet in the solar system

Just a few videos ago, I blew minds with a "How to" on terraforming the Moon. Once we've developed a Solar System spanning civilization and have claimed mastery over the laws of physics, and have common-place technology which staggers and dwarf our current comprehension of what's possible it should …

How to Build a City on the Moon

The new head of the European Space Agency wants to give it a try.<p>Humans haven’t set foot on the moon since 1972. That hasn’t stopped Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the new director general of the Paris-based European Space Agency, from pushing mankind toward more of a giant lunar leap than another small …

Space Exploration

​This is Buzz Aldrin's $33.31 moon mission travel expense report

It cost NASA more than $20 billion to put the first men on the moon. And it cost one of those men about 30 bucks.<p>In what might go down as one of the …

Everything You Need To Know About Amazon's New Rival Jet.com

Upstart shopping site aims to be cheaper than Amazon, more practical than Costco.<p>If you haven’t heard of Jet.com yet, you will very soon. The …

eCommerce

Pluto keeps surprising NASA as New Horizons images begin to arrive

As Dorothy might say, there's no place like Pluto.<p>Scientists were expecting to be surprised when NASA's New Horizons probe barrelled past Pluto on July 14, but not this surprised.<p>While the results released so far have only skimmed the surface of what New Horizons has stored in its computer memory, …

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

Coffee Grinders

NASA’s Dawn Probe Is in a Holding Pattern at Ceres After Glitch

NASA's Dawn probe is staying in its current orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres a bit longer than originally planned while engineers try to figure out why the probe went into a precautionary "safe mode" last week.<p>Just after Dawn fired up its ion engines to begin spiraling down toward its third …

Ceres

The 11 Biggest Stories from E3 2015

Video game bombshells.<p>E3 is a massive week for gamers all over the globe. Worldwide reveals, bombshell news announcements, and more all keep us glued …

Trailers

Flood Carries River Monsters Onto the Land

Changing Planet<p><b>By Andrés Ruzo, NG Young Explorers grantee</b><p>The powerful rains that hit Texas and the surrounding region last month led to more than two dozen human deaths, and were a reminder of how little we are able to resist nature’s wild side when unleashed.<p>They were also a reminder to those of …

Nature

New Pyramid Found on Mars Joins a Growing List

A photo taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover in May 2015 shows what appears to be a small pyramid on the planet’s surface. This isn’t the first pyramid …

Are We on the Verge of a Nuclear Breakdown?

Air Force officers at America's nuke sites work 24-hour-shifts in antique underground capsules launching fake attacks straight out of 'Strangelove' — …

Military

Black Ops 3's Familiarity is Its Greatest Asset

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn't innovative like Advanced Warfare. It doesn't dramatically change any fundamental parts of the gameplay. It scales back Sledgehammer's exaggerated Exo Suit enabled movement mechanics and strips away the sci-fi to return a sense of realism to guns. Its changes are very …

Call of Duty

Microsoft: 'Halo' Could Come Back To PC

Halo 5 is on its way this fall, and like the majority of other Halo games, it is an Xbox experience only. The series may have debuted as a release on both PC and Xbox (after Microsoft picked it up from apple: fun fact), but it quickly became a console property — that, however, could be changing. …

Halo

NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field

“Star Trek” introduced the world outside of rocket science circles to the concept of warp drive – the propulsion system that allowed the starship …

New analysis may explain why the Earth and the moon are so chemically similar

It's a lunar mystery that has lingered for decades: If the moon is made of material from another planetary body that crashed into Earth, why is its chemical fingerprint so similar to that of our planet?<p>Nobody is 100% sure how the moon was created, but the giant-impact model is the most widely …

Astronomy

Watch The Legend of Zelda With a Game of Thrones-Style Intro

A new show based on Nintendo's the Legend of Zelda may not be happening any time soon, but this fan-made intro in the style of HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> will make you wish it was.<p>In the video, which you can watch above, the camera flies over Hyrule as it appeared in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the …

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones parody from Sesame Street crowns a new ruler of Jesteros

With the season five premiere of <i>Game of Thrones</i> just six days away, you can take a walk on the lighter side today with <i>Sesame Street</i>'s latest parody, "Game of Chairs."<p>Grover Bluejoy leads a musical game of chairs in which Cersei Lannister, Joffrey Baratheon, Daenerys Targaryen and Robb Stark compete …

Are Fly Farms a Solution to Food Waste?

You’ve probably heard that more people around the world are eating insects to help reduce agricultural waste and replace protein in meat-based diets. But have you ever seen farmers raise flies to make animal food?<p>A few months ago, the National Geographic video team came across a new research …

Agriculture

Egyptian Artifacts Salvaged From Raided Tomb in Israel

In an underground cave in Israel, archaeologists have unearthed 3,000-year-old Egyptian artifacts that had been spared by tomb robbers.<p>Inspectors with the Israel Antiquities Authority's Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery say they found pickaxes and other signs of looting in a cave near …

Archaeology

I'm taking a break. It's not you, gaming, it's me

It's a strange, almost scary thing to look out at the landscape of games, which encompasses hundreds of genres and hundreds of thousands of titles, and find nothing that grabs you.<p>I'm in the middle of one of those funks where no game interests me at the moment, and I don't have a big project on …

Board Games