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Let’s All Drink Recycled Wastewater (No, Seriously)

High-tech systems filter pathogens and drugs, help conserve water<p>Last month while traveling in California, I was thinking a lot about the drought. Coincidently, I spent a little time at an event at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and came into contact with folks at the SF …

Snorkeling

Your Top 10 Questions About the Pluto Flyby Answered

Are you ready for New Horizons' close encounter on Tuesday? Learn why the spacecraft won't be stopping at the dwarf planet and much more.<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly within 8,000 miles of Pluto on Tuesday and reveal the last world in the solar system—or at least the last of the planets …

New Horizons Buzzes Pluto 50 Years to the Day After First Mars Encounter

How's this for timing? NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was winging past Pluto Tuesday, exactly 50 years after the first robotic visit to Mars.<p>On July 14, 1965, NASA's Mariner 4 probe flew by the Red Planet, becoming the first spacecraft ever to capture up-close looks at another planet.<p>This image of …

Solar System

Fossilised sperm found in Antarctica is world's oldest, say scientists

The world’s oldest fossilised sperm has been discovered in the wall of a worm cocoon found in Antarctica, raising scientists’ hopes of recovering more extremely rare fossils of microscopic soft-bodied lifeforms.<p>The prehistoric sex cells belong to a class of earthworms and leeches called Clitellata, …

Paleontology

Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle - the pentaquark

Physicists had theorised the existence of the pentaquark since the 1960s and now it has been discovered by the Large Hadron Collider<p>A new kind of particle, called the pentaquark, was discovered by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider yesterday.<p>Physicists had theorised the existence of the …

Gaming Not the Focus for First Version of HoloLens

Though it remains an important part of Microsoft's long-term goal for HoloLens, the first version of the augmented reality tech will not be focused on gaming. That's according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who talked about the company's vision for HoloLens in a big interview with GameSpot sister …

Augmented Reality

Dead Island 2 Loses Its Developer

Following Dead Island 2's delay into 2016, publisher Deep Silver on Tuesday announced another major piece of news about the game. The zombie game's developer. Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager, is no longer working on the project.<p>"With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to …

San Francisco

How Trove blends Minecraft, MMO mechanics, Candyland and fancy dinosaurs

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>To call <i>Trove</i>, Trion Worlds' recently-launched, free-to-play MMO, a <i>Minecraft</i> clone is to sell it short. Though it shares <i>Minecraft</i>'s voxel-based aesthetic and cube harvesting components, the most interesting stuff <i>Trove</i> does has nothing to do with …

NHL 16 videos show subtle gameplay tweaks that make the game look more like hockey

<i>NHL 15</i> was a disappointment overall, but it was a lot of fun to play, and new gameplay footage of <i>NHL 16</i> illustrates the ways in which developer EA Canada is attempting to improve the on-ice experience this year.<p>Skating and passing are two of EA Canada's areas of focus this year. The studio is …