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Stephen Colbert

7 games with a Zen state of mind

You've had a long day. Your alarm didn't go off, so you rush to get to work. To make matters worse, you get to your bus just as it's pulling away, so you have to wait 15 minutes for the next one. Then you spill coffee down the front of your shirt right before a meeting with a client. And to top it …

Cern restarts Large Hadron Collider with mission to make scientific history

Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/Murdo MacLeod<p>Physicist Peter Higgs shared a Nobel prize with François Englert in 2013 for their work on the Higgs boson, which was identified by the LHC before it was shut …

Physics

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Human Soul Found? Quantum Theory Of Consciousness ‘Orch OR’ Claims Both Science And Religion Are True

Has the human soul been found by science? A controversial quantum theory of consciousness called “Orch OR” (which stands for “orchestrated objective …

Fourth-grader says he has the One Ring, school suspends him for terrorist threat, dad says

A fourth-grader in west Texas has been suspended, his father says, because he pretended to have a ring like the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings canon, and said it could make a classmate disappear.<p>Dad Jason Steward said he was told his son's claim amounted to making a terrorist threat.<p>Steward …

Odessa

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

How To Master Your Third Arm

Because in a virtual world, why should you only have two?<p>In the 2002 movie <i>Minority Report</i>, Tom Cruise plays with a futuristic computer like a maestro. With a flick of his wrist, data moves from one screen to the next, and a panoramic view of a park spins like a toy top.<p>“But if it’s virtual reality, …

Wake up to a new kind of adventure with the 'alarm clock RPG' Dreeps for iOS

Do you like role-playing games but don’t have time to play them? Well, you may just be able to reconcile those two realities with Dreeps.<p>Newly …

20 illuminating, enlightening, day-brightening facts about light - Inside The Perimeter

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light, to showcase “to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical …

United Nations

What if when you die you will be re-incarnated into… yourself?

In the last few moments of your life, your consciousness — the quantum energy that “powers” your mind — will lose its ability to read and write to …

Consciousness

The Question That Could Unite Quantum Theory With General Relativity:

Is Spacetime Countable?<p>Current thinking about quantum gravity assumes that spacetime exists in countable lumps, like grains of sand. That can’t be …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's the code you need for Sony's 10 percent PSN store discount

Sony took a bit of flack over the Christmas break when its PlayStation Network was hit by a devastating denial-of-service attack. It took a few days for the gaming service to recover from Lizard Squad's assault and, to make up for the festive downtime, Sony is now rewarding its players with a …

'Elder Scrolls Online' finally arrives on consoles this June without subscriptions

After suddenly delaying the title last May, Bethesda is finally giving us a release date for its <i>Elder Scrolls</i> MMO. Mark your calendars: June 9th is the date <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> (now subtitled <i>Tamriel Unlimited</i>) comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and there are a few welcome changes to …

Is our Milky Way a wormhole?

In theory, our home galaxy Milky Way could be a wormhole – a galactic transport system – says a team of astrophysicists.<p>Scientists, especially …

Dark Matter

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Test The Impact Of DirectX 12 On PC Gaming With Upcoming 3DMark Update

<i>DX11 versus DX12 versus Mantle: FIGHT!</i><p>If you’ve followed this column or any other site focused on PC gaming, you’ve no doubt read about Futuremark’s 3DMark, a benchmarking application that tests the gaming performance of your system by putting your CPU and GPU through some rigorous graphical and …

hardware

I tried Minecraft with Microsoft HoloLens, and now I don’t want to work anymore

REDMOND, Wash. — I’m not a gaming guy. But now I kind of want to be one.<p>After trying out the latest augmented reality system, the Windows Holographic, at an event on the Microsoft campus today, I realized that it’d be pretty freakin’ cool to make my ordinary environment into a video game.<p>I’m …

Cortana is coming to Windows 10

Cortana, Microsoft's voice-powered digital assistant, will be baked into Windows 10, Microsoft announced today at an event to debut the upcoming operating system's features.<p>Windows users invoke her by saying, "Hey, Cortana," as Microsoft's Joe Belfiore demonstrated onstage. Cortana's PC incarnation …

Samsung may drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip in next Galaxy S phone

Samsung may be planning to dump Qualcomm's processor from its next Galaxy S flagship smartphone, opting to use its own Exynos chips instead.<p>Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, won't be using the Snapdragon 810 chip from Qualcomm, the world's biggest …

Mobile

Games Workshop's Battlefleet Gothic becoming a real-time strategy PC game

Kyle and I were just talking about how much we wanted a new <i>Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine</i>. What a joy that was, all up close and personal. While we …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Shades: A Tetris-like game based on colors

You guys remember Tetris, right? Of course you do, because anyone who has ever picked up a game and is over the age of 18 has played Tetris. We want …