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All Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC Players Get This Free Rare Loot

In addition to double XP.<p>As an apology for delaying Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Havoc DLC on PC, Sledgehammer games is giving all PC players a …

Call of Duty

6 of the Most Audacious Science Hoaxes Ever

From Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster and Piltdown Man, these are some of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated.

Weird Sub-Neptunes and Super-Earths Pop Up in Kepler’s Planet Search

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler team said Friday.<p>This type of planet has a size in the range between two and four times Earth's …

Planetary Habitability

All children should receive weekly 'happiness' lessons from the age of five

Major new report says every child in Britain should receive a weekly lesson in how to be happy, and schools should stop acting as 'exam factories'<p>Children of all ages should be given an hour’s “happiness lessons” every week to nurture their development and stop schools behaving as “exams …

Mental Health

Week's Best Space Pictures: Space Smiley Face, Mercury Megacrater

A star smiley face seems to form a cosmic grin, a Space X rocket launches, and a giant iceberg breaks free in Antarctica in this week's roundup of space photos.

Weird Object: The Boomerang Nebula

The universe is a vast icebox punctuated by far-flung islands of unbearable heat. Places that could be considered comfortable — neither hot nor cold …

National Geographic Travel

American Tackles Paris Love-Lock Bridge Tradition

PARIS — It has become a ritual for lovers visiting one of the most romantic cities in the world — but the practice of attaching personalized ‘love locks’ to the Pont des Arts over the River Seine is being challenged by an American woman.<p>The practice began about a decade ago. Couples — mostly …

France

What Do Animals See in the Mirror?

Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize.<p>Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us from @iscavenger, who tweeted us after reading our January column "Why Do Dogs Watch—and React …

Animals

Why You Shouldn't Get Too Excited About The Mars One Mission

Establishing a human settlement on Mars would arguably be one of humanity’s greatest ever achievements. Considering man has yet to set foot on Red …

Space Science

NASA satellite shows how much sand from the Sahara is in the atmosphere

NASA is using one of its satellites to determine how much sand from the Sahara Desert in Africa ends up helping the Amazon rainforest in South …

The ultimate selfie? Space Station astronaut’s shot shows Earth 260 miles below

Two U.S. astronauts captured a vertigo-inducing selfie with Earth spinning by more than 260 miles below as they performed a space walk this week.<p>The …

Pluto And Ceres May Become Planets Again Soon

This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.<p>Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA’s New Horizons …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

3 Weird Things That Domestication Did to Dogs

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Superhot team receives another $250K in funding

The Polish indie team behind <i>Superhot</i>, the time-bending puzzle shooter, has received another $250,000 in funding, reports Gazeta Wyborcza. After their Kickstarter was successfully funded in June, that puts their total development budget at $500,000.<p>Tomasz Kaczmarczyk, one of the co-creators of</i> …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Consciousness

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy

The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy<p>With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.<p>This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg) was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po …

Unlike Footballs, These Animals Are Meant to Deflate

NFL balls shouldn't be deflated—but in the wild, animals do it all the time.<p>As the New England Patriots recently learned, deflating game balls can attract a ton of unwanted attention. But in the wild, animals inflate and deflate every day—and they're doing it because they <i>want</i> all that …

Super Bowl 2017: Time, TV schedule, and location for Patriots vs. Falcons

The biggest game of the year kicks off at NRG Stadium in Houston.<p>One half of the Super Bowl 51 matchup is set. First, the Atlanta Falcons closed out the Georgia Dome with a dominating win, beating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship, 44-21, for Atlanta’s first trip to the Super Bowl in 18 …

NFL

Month in Space Pictures: Catch a Comet and a Cosmic Dawn - NBC News

Space

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

Physicists Say a Dust-Up Over Big Bang Gravity Waves Has Fizzled Out

Physics

Pictures of the day: 28 January 2015 - Telegraph

Fish

Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind

Titan is large enough that it could be considered a planet if it orbited the sun on its own, and a flyby of the giant moon in Dec. 2013 simulated …

Astronomy

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #22

Changing Planet<p><b>“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi</b><p>Earlier this month many of us, delighting in the tradition of fresh starts, aligned the 1st of January with …

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Secret Gun Glitch

It is amazing what gamers will discover in today’s games, but it is highly unlikely that gamers can discover everything that developers have hidden …

Call of Duty

Watch a trailer for Call of Duty Online, because you may never get to play it

Of course the trailer features Captain America<p>Almost a year ago to the day, Chinese gaming social network Tencent and American video game publisher Activision partnered for the release of the <i>Call of Duty Online</i> beta exclusively in mainland China. A free-to-play version of the Call of Duty …

Call of Duty

High Tech Or Hangover? Watch Quake On An Oscilloscope

Head spinning? Stomach gurgling? Did you just drink a Bloody Mary just to find some respite from your pounding gulliver? Why not take a look at Pekka Väänänen’s project, an attempt to play Quake on a Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope.<p>Why? Because if it can’t run Quake it’s not a true piece of …

Alcohol