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We study the climate - we chose not to fly to a conference on it

OPINION: This week, more than 20,000 Earth and planetary scientists from all over the world are converging on Washington for the annual gathering of the American Geophysical Union. They come together to celebrate the wonder of our planet and to swap ... Read more

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Buridan's donkey: Neuroscience resolves medieveal decision-making conundrum

The brain updates its preferences in real-time in order to choose between two equally attractive options, reveals a human neuroimaging and eye-tracking study published in JNeurosci. The research shows how we avoid becoming paralyzed by indecision like ... Read more

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Monster Hunter World's Iceborne Expansion: New Areas, Monsters, Gear, And More ...

Monster Hunter World is getting a icy-themed expansion, though its release is still far out. Following a tease at The Game Awards, Capcom held a special stream dedicated to the game where it revealed Iceborne, a massive expansion set to launch for PS4 ... Read more

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It looks like Rage 2 will be the next Bethesda game to skip Steam

It is no secret that Bethesda is trying to establish a foothold in the PC market with its own game launcher. Previously, most Bethesda games would launch on both Steam and Bethesda.net but that has started to change. Fallout 76 was the first game to ... Read more

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Overwatch Winter Wonderland start time news: Release date arrives for new skins

A big new update is coming to Overwatch today on PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms. The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event has a start time set for later today, meaning big release date news is coming our way. As usual, Blizzard hasn't revealed a solid ... Read more

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Geminid meteor shower peaks this week: What to know about the 'strongest ...

Stargazers, get ready to bundle up as you catch one of the best meteor shows of the year — the Geminid meteor shower. A sprinkle of stars will be visible in the night's sky this week as the winter meteor shower makes its annual appearance. The meteor ... Read more

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Audi A4 Avant Spied For The First Time Hiding Major Refresh

Audi launched the 2019 model year of the A4 saloon and estate in Europe in June this year with a facelift that brought only minor visual revisions. Less than six months later, we have the first spy photos of the A4 Avant being prepared for another refresh. Read more

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Google+ shutdown expedited as company discovers new bug that affected nearly ...

Google's parent company Alphabet has decided to expedite the shutdown of the consumer version of its social networking platform Google+ and its APIs (application programming interfaces) after it discovered a new bug that impacted approximately 52.5 ... Read more

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Watch Scientists Explode Lava to Study Volcanoes

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are mixing molten rock with water so you don't have to. (Seriously: Do not try this at home.) In nature, lava-water interactions can make volcanic activity more dangerous (think Hawaii's Kilauea and Iceland's ... Read more

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Portal Easter Egg In Counter-Strike Isn't Teasing A New Game, Valve Says

Christmas came early for Counter-Strike players in the form of a new battle royale mode with its own fun (albeit compact) map. Thanks to an Easter egg on that map, Portal fans think their Christmas might be coming, too. To this, Valve responded that no ... Read more

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What's Next for NASA's Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space?

WASHINGTON — Voyager 2 has passed an incredible milestone in its journey to explore the solar system by entering interstellar space, but neither its travels nor its science are ending any time soon. During a news conference held at the annual meeting ... Read more

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Warframe Fortuna Update For PS4 And Xbox One Available Now

Digital Extremes recently has released the latest major Warframe Fortuna Update For PS4 And Xbox One. Advertisement. Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game. The game has been famous on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, while ... Read more

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Doom Turns 25 Today - Come Share Your First Doom Slayer Memory

For me it's Doom II on DOS, played at my cousin's place for the first time after a childhood spent alongside Nintendo and adventure games from Sierra and LucasArts. At this point I had played Wolfenstein 3D briefly - but found it more funny than ... Read more

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OPPO announces new partnership with Melbourne Stars Big Bash League

It seems brand awareness building is afoot, with smartphone camera maker OPPO announcing a new partnership today with the Melbourne Stars cricket team. The partnership sees OPPO coming on-board as the club's Co-Major and Official smartphone ... Read more

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Here's Why China is Trying to Grow Potatoes on the Far Side of the Moon

On Sunday, China made space history, launching a rover to the Moon. The achievement isn't significant because of the rover's size, but because it's going to show us the dark side of the Moon for the very first time. The Chang'e 4 mission is unmanned ... Read more

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How do redheads inherit their ginger locks? Scientists uncover the truth in ...

It was previously believed that a single gene determined whether or not a person would inherit ginger hair. Sabrina Barr · @fabsab5. in 14 hours. 0 comments. Click to follow. Indy/Life. With redheads making up approximately one to two per cent of the ... Read more

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2019 Porsche Macan S Revealed; Gets a New V6 Turbo Engine

Porsche has added a new model to the Macan range with the reveal of the new Macan S. Aside form refreshed looks, the Macan S also brings with it a new 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine. It produces 354PS of max power and 480Nm of peak torque. Read more

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft enters into interstellar space

After 41 years on the road, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has finally entered interstellar space, but it still has a long way to go before it leaves the solar system. Key facts Voyager. Key points: Voyager 2 is the second spacecraft to venture into ... Read more

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Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Eight genes linked to red hair have been discovered by scientists, helping to shed light on how redheads inherit their distinctive locks. The Edinburgh University-led research has been described as the largest genetic study of hair colour to date. It ... Read more

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Fortnite player MrDeadMoth was charged with beating his wife — then gamers ...

When a Sydney man was seen allegedly assaulting his wife while livestreaming a game of Fortnite, the condemnation from gamers who witnessed it was swift. Key points: Gamers, men's rights bloggers say man was 'baited'; Social media posts attack unseen ... Read more

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Super Meat Boy Forever is Going to Be a One Year Epic Store Exclusive on PC

Last week we saw the reveal of Epic Games' own competitor to Steam, simply known as the Epic Store. The idea is simple: create a games store that's not linked to any publisher, separate from Steam, that offers developers more options of where and how ... Read more

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Topological material switched off and on for the first time

Over the last decade, there has been much excitement about the discovery, recognised by the Nobel Prize in Physics only two years ago, that there are two types of insulators: normal insulators which don't conduct electricity, and topological insulators ... Read more

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Sony Playstation 4's 'God of War' Wins Game of the Year at 2018 'The Game Awards'

Sony's God of War took home the biggest prize of all at 2018's The Game Awards beating out Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter World, and Celeste for the overall “Game of the Year.” God of War also won “Best ... Read more

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How to delete your Google+ account

In the 7 years since the launch of Google+ in 2011, the social network has been through a lot of trials and tribulations. Technically, the search engine giant's fourth attempt at a social network — following in the footsteps of such mishaps as Google ... Read more

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Crash Team Racing Just Announced for PlayStation and Other Platforms

If you're a fan of good old-fashioned arcade-style racing games, and if the artistic stylings of Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog give you a warm, nostalgic reminder of your wasted youth, you're going to love the return of the kart-racing classic ... Read more

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'HD' Doom Is Looking Very Nice

Digitally-upscaled remakes of classic pixel art games are usually a crime against eyeballs, but these incredible Doom sprites — generated with the help of neural networks — Ware proof that maybe that won't be the case forever. Hidfan over at the ... Read more

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'Spider-Man' Cast Discuss Making a Great Spidey Game

It's hard to say that “Marvel's Spider-Man” was robbed during last week's Game Awards — the amazing game lost to the likes of “God of War” and “Red Dead Redemption 2” — but it's still disappointing that such a well-conceived, excellently-executed ... Read more

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2018 MakeX Robotics Competition Unveiled Global Champions and 2019 Programs to ...

MakeX 2019 will have new themes/programs and put creative competitions online. On December 9, MakeX Robotics Competition, initiated and sponsored by Makeblock, held its 2018 global finals at Nansha Stadium Guangzhou and announced its annual ... Read more

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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Update Coming to Switch This Week

Stardew Valley's 1.3 Multiplayer Update will be coming to Nintendo Switch on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Announced Monday by developer ConcernedApe on Stardew Valley's Developer Blog, the update will be available in North American, European, and ... Read more

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Asian Shares Mixed on Concerns Over Trade, Economic Outlook

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 21,127.00 and South Korea's ... Read more

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McIntosh: 70 Years Strong

McIntosh, specialist in high-quality home entertainment products will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019. Since its founding by Frank McIntosh – a.k.a. Mr. Mac – in 1949, the company has experienced many milestones and achievements. Read more

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Doom Turns 25 Today - Come Share Your First Doom Slayer Memory

For me it's Doom II on DOS, played at my cousin's place for the first time after a childhood spent alongside Nintendo and adventure games from Sierra and LucasArts. At this point I had played Wolfenstein 3D briefly - but found it more funny than ... Read more

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Alfa's Stelvio is SUV-perb

Yes, that's right, it's yet another SUV. However, whereas most four-wheel drives sport an Audi, BMW or Mercedes badge, this is built by a company known for doing things slightly differently: Alfa Romeo. The Stelvio is Alfa's very first SUV, and it ... Read more

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Nanowires Embedded in Sensitive E-skin

An artificial soft skin imbued with flexible electronics could enhance the way robots sense and interact with their surroundings, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers have shown (Advanced Electronic Materials, "Toward ... Read more

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Study shows how coral develops resilience

Unprecedented back-to-back bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef has changed the physiology of tougher coral, making them more resilient to future stress, new research suggests. Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies ... Read more

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Bag a bargain Fitbit Versa for $149 in new Amazon deal for Christmas

We've been waiting for a decent Fitbit deal to land in the Amazon 12 Days of Christmas sale – and finally we've been rewarded. Amazon is offering the Fitbit Versa for $149.99 – which matches the excellent Black Friday price from last month. That's a ... Read more

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Capcom's putting ads in Street Fighter 5 tomorrow

Capcom will put ads in Street Fighter 5 tomorrow, the publisher has declared. Called “sponsored content,” the ads will “remind” players about “costumes, bundles, and the Capcom Pro Tour,” Capcom said. They'll be positioned inside loading screens ... Read more

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NASA confirms Voyager 2's crossing into interstellar space as Parkes tracks ...

NASA has confirmed that Voyager 2 is now in interstellar space, some 18 billion kilometres from Earth — and its progress is being tracked from central-west New South Wales. The probe, launched in 1977, is the second human-made craft ever to enter ... Read more

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Oppo showcases 5G prototype of flagship Find X in China

GUANGZHOU (CHINA): Chinese smartphone maker OPPO said it showcased in China a 5G prototype of its flagship Find X smartphone. The OPPO Find X 5G prototype, powered by Snapdragon 855 and X50 5G modem, was unveiled at the 2018 China ... Read more

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Capcom's putting ads in Street Fighter 5 tomorrow

Capcom will put ads in Street Fighter 5 tomorrow, the publisher has declared. Called “sponsored content,” the ads will “remind” players about “costumes, bundles, and the Capcom Pro Tour,” Capcom said. They'll be positioned inside loading screens ... Read more

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Portal Easter Egg In Counter-Strike Isn't Teasing A New Game, Valve Says

Christmas came early for Counter-Strike players in the form of a new battle royale mode with its own fun (albeit compact) map. Thanks to an Easter egg on that map, Portal fans think their Christmas might be coming, too. To this, Valve responded that no ... Read more

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Princess Cruises gives a glimpse of elegance

Princess Cruises revealed its new campaign in time for the holidays to showcase its elegant offering. Princess Cruises has released its second Australian-produced campaign to provide a glimpse into life on-board its ships. The campaign 'Symphony of ... Read more

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The best earphones you can buy?

WITH a price tag of almost $500, Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless earphones would want to be bloody good. And they are. These are the best sounding things I have put in my ears all year. Exceptional true to life bass, combined with an incredible ... Read more

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Helpful microbes inhale carbon dioxide through a porous cylindrical electrode ...

Microbes could become key allies in global efforts to curb carbon emissions and avoid dangerous climate change. A group of microbes called chemolithoautotrophs consume CO2 through their natural metabolism, spitting out small organic molecules as a ... Read more