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Far Cry 4 review

published about 10 hours ago
PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC; Ubisoft; £39.99 to £44.99 Continue reading...

This week’s games news

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Watch Dogs | Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric | Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal | Minecraft: PS Vita Edition | Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor | Escape Dead Island Continue reading...

On the road: Kia Soul – car review

published about 10 hours ago
It’s big and chunky, but has the new Kia got soul? Continue reading...

Obama signs secret order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role

published about 10 hours ago
Obama signs secret order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Imagination And Reality Travel In Opposite Directions In The Brain

published about 11 hours ago
Imagination And Reality Travel In Opposite Directions In The Brain
John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Queen’s Freddie Mercury was unsure in the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, but neurology could have given him the answer. The mechanisms of the brain work differently depending on whether we are daydreaming or observing real life. According to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study, imagination and reality “flow in opposite directions in the brain.” Researchers tracked electrical activity in the brains of people ... more
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'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help

published about 10 hours ago
'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help
The Imperial Irrigation District has sent a plea to a state water board to help avert a "looming environmental and public health crisis" at the ... more

L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts

published about 11 hours ago
L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts
Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a ... more

E.P.A. Postpones Setting Standards for Biofuel Blends

published about 15 hours ago
The agency’s move comes in response to a glut in the domestic oil market and significant public comment about the proposed targets.

2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

published about 21 hours ago
2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records
This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report.

Dot Earth Blog: It’s Time for Obama to Tighten Rules on Gas Leaks

published 1 day ago
Dot Earth Blog: It’s Time for Obama to Tighten Rules on Gas Leaks
An array of environmental groups have endorsed ways the Obama administration can cost-effectively cut leaks of methane from gas and oil facilities.
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First Mention: Ripples of the Big Bang Are Seen Through ‘The Times’

published Mon, Nov 17 2014 18:16 GMT
First Mention: Ripples of the Big Bang Are Seen Through ‘The Times’
In 1927, Georges Lemaître, an astronomer from Belgium, first proposed the theory that the universe was born in a giant primeval explosion. Four years later, ... more

In Philae's Comet Landing, Humans Again Are as One With Machines

published Mon, Nov 17 2014 18:11 GMT
In Philae's Comet Landing, Humans Again Are as One With Machines
Even no-nonsense scientists and engineers find themselves personalizing their surrogate explorers.

Books: 'Zoom,' by Bob Berman, Explains How Things Move

published Mon, Nov 17 2014 15:51 GMT
Books: 'Zoom,' by Bob Berman, Explains How Things Move
A book in which complex kinetic concepts are made simple, and simply spectacular,

Observatory: Seeing Jupiter’s Red in the Lab

published Mon, Nov 17 2014 15:42 GMT
Observatory: Seeing Jupiter’s Red in the Lab
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a result of chemicals being broken down by sunlight, researchers report.

Spacecraft on Comet Drills for Data as Its Power Fades

published Fri, Nov 14 2014 21:44 GMT
The Philae lander performed two tricky maneuvers on Friday: drilling into the comet’s rocky surface and rotating itself to try to catch more sunlight to ... more