Vincent Perretta

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Tastiest Turkey Meatloaf

Don’t miss out on this comfort food classic, just because you are watching what you eat. Swapping turkey for beef lightens up the recipe, while …

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach

Preheat oven to 350°.<p>Remove papery skin from garlic head. Cut garlic head in half crosswise, breaking apart to separate whole cloves. Wrap half of …

Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium

Excitonium has a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign... well... excited! Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and …

The biggest excuses narcissists spin to keep you hooked — and why this makes them dangerous

Breaking up with a narcissist can be very difficult. If they aren't finished with you yet, they will plead you to stay. If you are trauma bonded to them, then their begging and false promises may well work.<p>It takes a great deal of strength to walk away because narcissists are such highly-skilled …

California's Climate Emergency

In the hills above the Pacific Ocean, the world crossed a terrifying tipping point this week.<p>As holiday music plays on the radio, temperatures in …

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

Hubble finds cluster of galaxies with gravity so powerful it warps light and magnifies itself

Gravity warps light that leaves the galaxy cluster, making it a lens to get a better view of the region.<p>The Hubble space telescope recently found a …

A Hidden Supercluster Could Solve the Mystery of the Milky Way

Glance at the night sky from a clear vantage point, and the thick band of the Milky Way will slash across the sky. But the stars and dust that paint …

Universe

The Largest Black Hole Merger Of All-Time Is Coming, And Soon

Einstein’s theory of General Relativity has withstood every test for more than a century.<p>From the bending of starlight to orbital decay, Einstein’s predictions for spacetime’s behavior have never failed.<p>Since 2015, the final stages of black hole and neutron star inspirals and mergers have been …

Black Holes

NASA’s next big space telescope is out of its cryogenic testing chamber

The James Webb Space Telescope creeping slowly toward launch<p>Last week, NASA’s next big powerful space observatory — the James Webb Space Telescope — was removed from the giant, cryogenic testing chamber it’s been living in since July at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The telescope just …

This Surreal Shot of Jupiter’s Clouds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Just look at this incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter’s clouds as captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It’s an otherworldly distraction to keep our …

Italian Poached Eggs

For this easy egg recipe, eggs are simmered in a hearty tomato sauce before being drizzled with olive oil, spattered with parsley and sprinkled with …

Archeologist Digs Into Remains of No Man's Sky Abandoned Player Civilization

When <i>No Man’s Sky</i> launched last year, an archaeology PhD student led a team of 30 players on a survey intending to understand the algorithms that …

Lethe and Aletheia

The Essence of the Soul in <i>Dark Souls</i><p>Light from an overhead lamp flares, swinging back and forth like a pendulum, and waking John Murdoch with a …

Dark Souls

The Enduring Evil of ‘It’

Stephen King hates it when people overanalyze his work. “I’ve never had much patience for academic bullshit,” he told <i>Rolling Stone</i> in 2014 when …

You can now play as Berserk's Guts in Dark Souls

The Japanese dark manga series Berserk is said to have inspired the likes of Dynasty Warriors and Dark Souls—the latter of which owes much of its …

There's a Limited Edition Vinyl Version of the Dark Souls Trilogy Soundtrack on the Way

Hey, you! Yes, you! Do you like your games hard and called <i>Dark Souls</i> and also, preferably in the form of a trilogy? And do you like your new-fangled …

The New It Is a Compelling Coming-of-Age Story—for the Boys, at Least

Strong as it is, the film makes some puzzling changes to Beverly Marsh’s story.<p>This post contains spoilers for 2017’s <i>It.</i><p>The new <i>It</i> movie, you’ve probably read time and time again, is a great coming-of-age story a la <i>Stand by Me.</i> That figures, since the movie was directly influenced by that earlier …

Don't Miss: How Prey gives players space to tell their own stories

Gamasutra looks at how the holistic level design of Prey gives players room to tell stories of their own. ...

Game Development

The Surge's Claustrophobic World Is Disappointing

For the last month, I’ve been livestreaming my playthrough of <i>The Surge</i> on <i>Kotaku</i>’s Twitch channel, defeating one boss a week. Last night, I completed …