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9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now (save $51!)

Christmas Eve isn’t until tomorrow but we’re celebrating early here at BGR with an awesome list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all available …

Virtual reality Temple Run is a free first-person endless runner

The latest version of Temple Run comes with quite a twist, it's a virtual reality first-person runner designed for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition<p>In <i>Temple Run VR,</i> players are still endlessly running on their quest to steal the idol from the eponymous temple. This time though, you'll be …

The toughest, most baffling internet mystery solved

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the man who cracked Cicada 3301, Hans Rosling on the African century and the looming second age of machines.<p>Baxter and the second machine age<br>Andrew McAfee & Erik Brynjolfsson | Medium | 3 February 2014<br>Extract from The Second Machine Age. It’s easy …

Living Rooms

New Agreement Signed on This Week @NASA

HK to PH: Apologize for officials who mishandled crisis

MANILA, Philippines – Hong Kong challenged the Philippines on Tuesday, February 18, to apologize not simply for the act of a desperate individual, …

Netanyahu: Changes to Iran's nuclear program are minimal despite deal

JERUSALEM -- Israeli assessments indicate that Iran’s<p>nuclear programhas been set back just four weeks as a result of an interimdealdesigned to limit Iran's enrichment of uranium, Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahuwarned Monday.<p>In a speech to a group of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem, Netanyahu …

Gabe Newell says Valve isn't tracking your browser history

A report surfaced two days ago on Reddit that claimed anti-cheat software used by video game developer Valve was allowing the <i>Half-Life 2</i> and Steam creator to spy on its users' internet histories. Now, in a statement also issued on Reddit, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has denied the accusation …

Sound, light and water waves and how scientists worked out the mathematics

You're reading these words because light waves are bouncing off the letters on the page and into your eyes. The sounds of the rustling paper or beeps of your computer reach your ear via compression waves travelling through the air. Waves race across the surface of our seas and oceans and …

Celebrity pet: the rediscovery of Charles Darwin’s long-lost Galapagos tortoise

It’s Charles Darwin’s birthday (he would be 205 today) and Galapagos Day (the islands were claimed by Ecuador 182 years ago), the perfect cue for a story about a special reptilian pet<p>Name: 1874.6.1.6<br>Species: <i>Chelonoidis darwini</i><br>Dates: 1834-1837<br>Claim to fame: Darwin’s pet tortoise<br>Where now: Natural …

Video: First Footage Surfaces Of New Iranian Submarine

The new mid-sized model is the nation's largest domestically built sub.<p>During a montage of military achievements broadcast February 3rd on Iranian television, something new slipped in with tributes to the past and present. It was the first footage of Fateh, an Iranian submarine so new it hasn't …

Genetic mix lets Tibetans thrive at high altitudes

A new study looks at the genetic adaptations that allow Tibetans to live at high elevations despite low oxygen levels.<p>Genetic adaptations found in …

Scientists to map genome of medieval English king Richard III | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A year after they revealed a twisted skeleton found under a car park as the mortal remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome.<p>A television image of King Richard III's skull is seen next to a …

A 360-degree view of Saturn’s auroras

Ultraviolet and infrared images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope show active and quiet auroras at Saturn’s north and south …

Astronomy

Ancient statue of Greek god Apollo discovered in Gaza strip

A rare bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo was unearthed last summer on the Gaza strip, Reuters reports, only to be concealed by Hamas since it resurfaced. The "priceless" discovery has thrown the archaeological community into a clamor, with a debate currently brewing about where the statue …