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BATTLEFIELD 4 Easter Eggs! DINOSAUR MODE! 1942! Fortune Cookie!

12 Posters That Totally Spoiled The Movie

Sure, they've got to sell the drama to be box office successes, but sometimes, they just give it all away.

What’s inside Sony’s PlayStation 4: Upgradeable hard drive, 8GB fast memory, internal power

<i>Corrected 10:30 a.m. Pacific</i><p>This might be a first: Instead of waiting for gadget butchers* like iFixit to post their own disassembly videos, Sony, (working with <i>Wired</i>) has published its own teardown of its upcoming PlayStation 4 — before the new console even hits the streets. Check out the …

How a Shark Attack Survivor Invented Cage Diving

29 Reasons To Instantly Feel Better About Yourself

Lookin' good out there, champ.

3 Neat Facts About Narwhals (Including: They're Real!)

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Review

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate should, in theory, be amazing. The recent pair of Batman games from Rocksteady Studios are the best featuring the caped crusader in years, if not decades, and mixing the constants of the Arkham games with a bit of Metroid-inspired design sounds like a winning …

Let's Play WWE 2K14: Undertaker vs. CM Punk - IGN Plays

Call of Duty: Ghosts - Squads - Squad Assault Gameplay

16 Signs You're Too Old For This Bar

What? I can't hear you. WHAT?

What Makes A Boomerang Come Back?

The physics of boomerang flight<p>The boomerang is one of humanity's oldest heavier-than-air flying inventions. King Tutankhamen, who lived during the 14th century BC, owned an extensive collection, and aboriginal Australians used boomerangs in hunting and warfare at least as far back as 10,000 years …

Mystery Animal Contest: Who Is This Long-Beaked Surveyor?

Guess the species (either common or Linnaean) by tweeting at us--we're @PopSci--and get your name listed right here! Plus eternal glory, obviously. Update: We have a winner!<p>So, here are the rules: To answer, follow us on Twitter and tweet at us with the hashtag #mysteryanimal. For example:<p><b>Hey</b> …

Lost For 50 Years, Delightfully Weird Pinocchio Lizard Reappears In Ecuador

Thought to be extinct for more than 50 years, this anole is one of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet. It has a weird nose.<p>The Pinocchio lizard, horned anole, or Pinocchio anole (<i>Anolis proboscis</i>) was discovered in Ecuador in 1953. Sometime in the 1960s, we lost track of it, and …

Gunk-Proof Everything

This coating can keep you grime-free. And it lasts at least a year, to boot.<p>Anyone who's worn waterproof boots knows that although they shed moisture, they're magnets for grime. Most water-repelling treatments still allow for surface friction, so particles of mud, soot, oil, or wine stick right …

What Sound Does A Fox Really Make?

A Norwegian dance-pop song called "The Fox" asks the question: the cow goes moo, the duck goes quack, but what sound does the fox make? We have the answer!<p>A music video from a Norwegian duo called Ylvis is primed to, as the<p>kidsmarketers say, "go viral," because it is catchy and weird and foreign …

Scan Reveals If Your Civet Poo Coffee Really Comes From Civet Poo

Because that's what you want, right?<p>When you pay $150 to $230 for a pound of exotic coffee, you want to know it's the real deal. Now, a team of chemists say they've developed a way to verify that beans labeled as "civet coffee" are authentic.<p>What is civet coffee and what makes it so expensive? …

The Coolest Way To Listen To Classical Music

An awesome interactive website lets you follow an orchestra from four angles.<p>The London Symphony Orchestra has just created a mind-blowingly cool interactive site that lets you channel-surf through different views of the performance. HD cameras followed the orchestra as they played a rendition of …

How Low Is The Sky? And More Questions A Drone Legal Case Might Resolve

An upcoming trial could change the way the FAA deals with unmanned aircraft.<p>Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker has been flying drones and taking aerial photos as a hobby for about five years. But now he may have to pay $10,000 for an incident in October 2011, according to a complaint filed by the …

Help Save The Seahorse By Stabbing At Your iPhone

Introducing iSeahorse, a citizen science project for the armored fish.<p>Seahorses are awesome. They're covered in squishable armor that protects them from being crushed. They're one of the only fish species with a neck, as well as one of the few to swim upright. They push the pain of pregnancy and …

What Would Happen If You Drank Water From The Gowanus Canal?

The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.<p>"So, right off the bat, you'd have a massive problem with dysentery," Ludgen Balan, founder of the Urban Divers …

Lego Marvel Super Heroes demo coming next week

A demo for <i>Lego Marvel Super Heroes</i> is coming to PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next week, Marvel officials announced during their New York Comic Con panel today.<p>The PC demo will be available on the Lego website. All three demos hit Oct. 15.<p>The panel showed off the TV trailer for the game, …

Free-to-play brawler Batman: Arkham Origins launching for mobile devices

NetherRealm Studios will release a free-to-play brawler, <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> for iOS and Android, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced today.<p>The mobile version of <i>Arkham Origns</i> will allow players to fight against Gotham's most dangerous villains as Batman. Players …

Warner Bros. to create mobile version of Batman: Arkham Origins

At the New York Comic-con show, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced Batman: Arkham Origins for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices.<p>That means mobile devices are becoming more of a standard platform when it comes to launches of major video game brands. …

'Dark Souls II' Preview: Into Darkness (PS3)

<i>Two hours spent clawing my way through the beta—here are my impressions of ‘Dark Souls II’ so far.</i><p>I’m standing near an unlit bonfire. Summon signs litter the earth at my feet. To my left is a merchant, hunched near an outcropping of rocks, wearing a cloak that makes her look strangely …

TowerFall PC version expected in January 2014

The Windows PC version of <i>TowerFall</i> is expected to launch in January 2014, creator Matt Thorson recently told Shacknews.<p>In <i>TowerFall</i>, up to four players duke it out in archery-based combat. The game first launched for Ouya earlier this year. Speaking with Shacknews, Thorson said the PC version will …

Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC

It’s a simple question. Why can’t PC and console players play against each other if both own the same game? The answer of course, is quite complex.<p>Despite being a requested feature by gamers for years, the technical side of making this happen is a lot of work, and the differences in control schemes …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

Defining Batman's persona in Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman is finding himself in Warner Bros. Games Montreal's <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>.<p>While the studio is building on the gameplay foundation laid by Rocksteady Studios (the developer of <i>Batman: Arkham Asylum</i> and <i>Batman: Arkham City</i>) for <i>Arkham Origins</i>, its story focuses on a younger, more arrogant …