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Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

This week has been interesting. This is probably the most hours per day I have ever put into a game in order to hit an embargo in such a short time span. I woke up every day at 6 AM, started up <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>, and played for 10 or 11 hours straight. Sixty hours of the campaign later, plus …

Video Game Review - The Solus Project

<i>Martin Carr reviews The Solus Project…</i><p>Trapped on a desolate alien world and barely conscious after a crash landing, <b>The Solus Project</b> puts you in the …

Gaming Reviews

Man's Too Busy Yelling At Traffic To Notice Tornado Spinning By Him

This one blew right over his head.<p>A south Florida man is lucky to be alive after dashcam video captured him speeding toward an approaching tornado, but appearing too busy yelling at other drivers to notice.<p>The irritable driver is seen plowing down a Pompano Beach road Tuesday morning, zipping …

Bottling A Better Beer With New Yeast Strains

How science can give us more diverse and flavorful brews<p>Of all the fermented foods and drinks, none appears to be as ubiquitous as beer. This frothy beverage has been enjoyed for millennia and has become part of American lifestyle. When it comes to spending some time with buds, enjoying a high …

Baddest Bug: C. Diff Hits Half a Million Americans

More than 450,000 Americans get infected with the deadly bug Clostridium difficile each year, according to a new report. And almost all cases are caused by the overuse of antibiotics.<p>“C. difficile was responsible for almost half a million infections and was associated with approximately 29,000 …

'No Man's Sky' Packed With Activities -- Space Combat, Trading, Mining, Even Terraforming

As a recent Elite: Dangerous fan and general space game enthusiast, I’ve been cautiously optimistic about No Man’s Sky since its admittedly stunning debut. No, it wasn’t the breathtaking procedurally generated planets that left me leery, and it certainly wasn’t the hypnotic soundtrack from …

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Nocookies

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South Africa's New 96MW PV Plant is the Continent's Largest Solar Power Facility

South Africa is a historically coal-hungry nation, producing around 225 million tonnes of the stuff each year. But just two years ago, government …

Renewable Energy

The new Civic Type R is the highest-performing Honda ever

That's according to Honda, and yes, that includes the NSX-R.<p>"Tragedy and triumph" is how I'd characterize the upcoming Honda Civic Type R. By tragedy, I mean that this Euro-only Civic has a snowball's chance in Hell of coming Stateside. In terms of triumph, look to Honda's begrudging, …

Honda

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

Cape Town

9 Reasons You Should Be Watching ‘The Americans’ On FX, One Of The Best Dramas On TV

<i>The Americans</i> is three episodes into its second season on FX, and so far, the series has only improved upon an already stellar first season. It’s dark, it’s stylistic, it’s emotionally complicated, and it is riveting drama. Unfortunately, despite being an incredibly sexy show at times, <i>The Americans</i> …

APOD: NGC 1333 Stardust (2014 Mar 06) Image Credit & Copyright: Al Howard http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140306.html Explanation: NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-forming molecular cloud. This striking close-up view spans about two full moons on the sky or just over 15 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 1333. It shows details of the dusty region along with hints of contrasting red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars. In fact, NGC 1333 contains hundreds of stars less than a million years old, most still hidden from optical telescopes by the pervasive stardust. The chaotic environment may be similar to one in which our own Sun formed over 4.5 billion years ago. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/m49-alhoward-protype1.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=a140306 #APOD

APOD: In the Heart of the Rosette Nebula (2014 Mar 11) Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140311.html Explanation: In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. The above image taken in January using multiple exposures and very specific colors of Sulfur (shaded red), Hydrogen (green), and Oxygen (blue), captures the central region in tremendous detail. A hot wind of particles streams away from the cluster stars and contributes to an already complex menagerie of gas and dust filaments while slowly evacuating the cluster center. The Rosette Nebula's center measures about 50 light-years across, lies about 4,500 light-years away, and is visible with binoculars towards the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). http://www.astrodonimaging.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140311 #APOD

Hazumi: Mazda’s little lightning bolt

Fans of subcompact hatches have reason to cheer Mazda's Hazumi Concept at the Geneva motor show, as the little car injects life into a too-often moribund category of dreary econoboxes.<p>The car embodies the latest interpretation of the company's much-admired Kodo design language, with its emphasis on …

What's That Clinging To The Towering Wall And Why Doesn't It Fall Off?

Maybe you've seen this, (it's gotten around), but I'm still gobsmacked. Totally amazed. We're in northern Italy looking at the face of the Cingino Dam, and here and there on the vertical stone wall, you'll see a few dark specks.<p>Here they are again, a little closer. They look like protruding rocks, …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

Loops of plasma on the Sun, four times wider than Earth

Loops of plasma on the Sun, four times wider than Earth.

Oldest and most distant galaxy ever discovered was a prolific star factory

Astronomers have spotted the most distant galaxy ever seen after a faint ray of light struck a telescope on a volcano in the middle of the Pacific.<p>The ancient group of stars lies 30bn light years from Earth, far beyond the handle of the Big Dipper that traces a celestial saucepan in the …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Researchers Study Chicken Nuggets, Find Mostly Nerves, Bone, Fat

A new study found that chicken nuggets mostly contain bone, organ parts, blood vessels, and nerves, containing 50 percent or less muscle tissue, the …

The FDA Has Approved The First Artificial Pancreas

An easier way for diabetics to control their insulin intake<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its first "artificial pancreas" to automatically control the insulin levels of diabetics. (You know, before the shutdown furloughed almost half of its staff.)<p>The hormone insulin controls …

Diabetes

The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Finally Comes To The U.S.

The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>Today the world’s most fuel-efficient car, the Volkswagen XL1, made its first U.S. appearance at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Chattanooga, …

FYI: What Would Happen If You Got Zapped By The Large Hadron Collider?

It would burn a hole through you—and then some.<p>The scientists at the LHC would like to make two things very clear. First, it's just a horrible idea to put any part of your body in front of the collider's two proton beams. Each beam comprises 320 trillion particles, so the total energy delivered is …