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Left 4 Dead 3 Confirmed During Valve Office Tour?

Source 2 was also listed on an internal changelog.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>In an intriguing turn of events, a leak of Left 4 Dead 3's existence seems to have …

The mystery of monogamy: scientists claim to have the answer

As an enduring mystery of the human condition, it has been praised and damned in equal measure. It is a bridge over the abyss of isolation but can be a bit like croquet: easy enough to grasp the rules but a hard game to enjoy.<p>Now scientists in Britain have taken the puzzle of monogamy and boiled it …

BeerSci: How Beer Gets Its Color

Meet the two chemical reactions that most influence the malt character and color of your brew.<p>Before you read this column, I urge you to pop open a belated birthday beer. Pour that beer into a clear glass (pint or tulip, your choice), hold it up to the light, and take a good look at the color.<p>Two …

Healthy pets could lead to healthier pet owners

In a world of dog obesity and cat arthritis, a group called Healthy Pets, Healthy Families is striving to keep pets — and their humans — in good shape.<p>July 26, 2013|By Anna Gorman<p>The veterinarian examined Bella, a spotted cocker spaniel, and quickly concluded she was obese and needed to lose weight.<p>…

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

FYI: Why Is It Funny When A Guy Gets Hit In The Groin?

Shouldn’t we feel sorry for the victims of painful physical humor?<p>"Tragedy is when I cut my finger," the Mel Brooks adage goes. "Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." Or when a guy gets hit in the groin.<p>In real life, we don't usually find another person's pain so hilarious, but in …

Researchers Successfully Implant Mice With False Memories

So it is possible.<p>Call it cool or just plain creepy: Memory researchers from U.S. and Japan have, for the first time, implanted false memories into a lab animal.<p>The researchers made mice believe that they had once received electrical shocks in their feet while sitting in a certain little chamber, …

Cyber Attacks Are America's Top Security Threat. That’s Better News Than It Sounds

A new report lists cyber attacks as the greatest threat to U.S. security. Here's why you shouldn't be too worried.<p>Cyber attacks are the top threat facing the United States, according to a report that the Director of National Intelligence published this week. That is <i>new.</i> Most national threats of …

Dell's Project Ophelia now shipping to testers, everyone else this fall

If you ever doubted Dell's $100 pendroid would ship, the PC giant is proving you wrong. <i>PCWorld</i> reports that Project Ophelia units have started making their way to the tester community, and the general public can expect them between August and October. Enterprise users can rest assured that the …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …