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Meet Hulk, a 175-Pound Pit Bull and a Lovable Gentle Giant

Meet Hulk, an enormous pit bull that lives in New Hampshire. He's only 18 months old but is already 175 pounds and growing, making him one of the world's largest pit bulls. Hulk is even trained as a professional guard dog by his owners, Marlon and Lisa Grannan. They run Dark Dynasty K9s, which is a …

Game players are failing in our duty to be evil

Most game players find evil paths in narrative games a big turn-off. Overwhelmingly, they follow "good" paths as the default option.<p>Statistics presented by Microsoft technical evangelist Amanda Lange at GDC today showed that, in narrative games where "good" and "evil" were clearly defined as story …

No Man's Sky is so big, the developers built space probes to explore it for them

There's a robot that lives inside <i>No Man's Sky</i> that nobody outside of the development team may ever see, because its entire purpose is to fly to each of the game's 18 quintillion worlds, take short videos and document its interstellar travels as a series of animated GIFs.<p>Developer Hello Games built …

Chinese Company Launches a $64 Competitor to the GoPro Hero with Beefier Specs

If GoPro camera prices drop far below $100 in the future, you may have a Chinese company called Xiaomi to thank. Known for its popular smartphones …

Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It's called <i>Capsula Mundi</i>, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the …

‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain.<p>A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded ‘miraculous’ by doctors.<p>Patients who have …

How alien life might look on Saturn's moon Titan

Scientists have come up with a cellular lifeform which could exist in the chemical conditions on Saturn's moon Titan<p>Alien lifeforms may exist in the solar system but they would look very different to life on Earth, scientists have suggested.<p>A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that …

Hubble at 25: the wonder of the universe laid bare

It has captured images of stars coalescing out of glowing clouds of dust, peered back more than 10bn years to study the early universe, pinpointed the remnants of supernovae explosions and helped physicists uncover some of the cosmos’s deepest secrets. The Hubble space telescope, which celebrates …

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

Is The Dress blue and black or white and gold? The answer lies in vision psychology

Would you like to have an argument with your colleagues this fine Friday? Just ask them what colour the dress above is. Some people say white and gold, whereas others claim it’s clearly blue and black. This rift in opinions has caused many people to doubt the sanity of themselves and their friends. …

Weapons For Future Wars On Sale At Abu Dhabi Arms Show

The future of war is mostly armored cars<p>The International Defense Exposition is a technology conference with a whole lot of sellers and very few buyers. On display are the latest in weapons that countries are willing to sell to each other, and they run the gamut from robot patrol boats and fast …

Military

How Big Would A Meteorite Have To Be To Wipe Out All Human Life?

Short answer: 60 miles wide, give or take<p>When it comes to meteorites, the bigger they are, the more havoc they generally wreak. In 1997, University of Colorado geoscientist Brian Toon and colleagues predicted the aftermath of meteorite impacts of various sizes. They found that a space rock half a …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Italy

Why Do We Have Eyelashes?

The answer is blowing in the wind tunnel<p>Eyelashes? More like <i>why</i>-lashes. A team of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to understand the function eyelashes serve in mammalian species. So they tested fake eyelashes in a wind tunnel.<p>Led by mechanical engineering student …

Particles

Crowfall is an MMO that mixes Game of Thrones with Eve Online

A trio of MMO veterans is pulling together a game in which strategy, not grinding, is paramount.<p>Todd Coleman likes to tell a story that, he says, illustrates how his MMO <i>Crowfall</i> differs from most multiplayer worlds.<p>"Imagine you visit your family, once a year for Thanksgiving," he says. "And, every …

Game of Thrones

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Costa Rica

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Cleveland Clinic

The Future Of British Warfare Is This Modest Tanklet

Development moves forward on a new family of armored scouts<p>In the future, when the United Kingdom goes to war, it will do so with small, tank-like vehicles. Last month, the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense approved the next stage of development for the General Dynamics Scout Specialist Vehicle. From the …

CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside | Colossal

<p>What looks like a traditional statue of Buddha dating back to the 11th or 12th century was recently revealed to be quite a bit more. A CT scan and …

MIT researchers claim they have a way to make faster chips

A team of MIT researchers have discovered a possible way to make multicore chips a whole lot faster than they currently are, according to a recently …

Star Citizen's Incredibly Deep Mining System Explained

The upcoming space simulator Star Citizen, has explained how its mining occupation will work in the game, and it sounds incredibly involved.<p>"Mining presents players with a variety of challenges requiring skill and intelligence, whereas mindless repetition of a task and idle drudgery are explicitly …

Articles about apartment shows how build perfect live work space on Dwell.com - Dwell

A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.<p>After a thoughtful restoration, a former chapel in South London embraces a new calling as a vibrant, contemporary space for a...<p>We were recently in Palm Springs soaking up the sun and the majesty of the …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

HP's Omen Gaming Laptop Makes A Bold Statement

Hewlett-Packard isn’t playing games with its new gaming laptop.<p>Let’s face it, HP isn’t known for head-turning designs – at least not for the longest time.<p>But it’s taken a step in that direction with its new Omen portable gaming rigs. Think of the Omen as a high-powered lappie that’s as thin and …

The broadening horizons of Total War

This year the Total War series turns 15, and as recompense for making so many of us feel so horribly old The Creative Assembly is celebrating with a …

Nvidia Goes For An Automotive Win With Tegra X1

Over the last few CES trade shows, Nvidia’s CES keynotes have been primarily about tablets and phones with a taste of automotive. Last night, Nvidia took a slightly different approach and announced their newest Tegra mobile chip, the Tegra X1, with a focus on automotive. There’s no doubt the end …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Oliberté

After spending several years working in the international aid community around Sub-Saharan Africa, frustration set in for Canadian Tal Dehtiar. Money intended to stimulate struggling economies seemed to dissipate with little to show for it in terms of large-scale change in the lives of everyday …

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …