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The Walking Dead Is Still Alive, But The Latest Episode Feels Shaky

It wasn't clear what would happen to the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead after the company's sudden and shocking closure in September. Production was picked up by Skybound Games, using some of the original Telltale team. The latest episode ... Read more

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EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game [UPDATE]

Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA's large office in ... Read more

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Onimusha Warlords Xbox One review: A wonderful blast from the past

One of the most popular hack-and-slash titles from the early-2000s was Onimusha Warlords, a Resident Evil-inspired adventure set in feudal Japan that involved cutting up demons, cutting up more demons, solving a few puzzles, and saving a princess. Read more

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'Ace Combat 7': 10 Things You Should Know Before You Buy The Game

Ace Combat, the iconic combat flight simulator series makes its debut on the current generation of consoles this week. For fans of the series, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is akin to a Madden or NBA 2K release for football and basketball gamers, ... Read more

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Fortnite: Community-Destroyed Iceberg Reveals Secret Hatch

By Colin Stevens Fortnite. update v7.20 went live this morning, and with it came a huge iceberg that was slowly destroyed by players all around the world, ultimately revealing a mysterious hatch. The giant chunk of ice began with a massive health bar: ... Read more

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Smell Moon or undertake fitness test for Mars mission at Gujarat Science City

There is also a model of a “underwater robot” that could have the ability to cut through the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa in one of the future missions and search for “life.” The exhibition will continue for 16 weeks. Written by Avinash Nair ... Read more

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The 2019 A-Class Becomes America's Cheapest New Mercedes at $32500

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is coming to the U.S. for the first time this year, albeit without the option for a hatchback or manual transmission like it'll have elsewhere. But with its arrival comes a new entry-level model, so, beginning this year, the ... Read more

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Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge to open at University of Washington

Esports — the phenomenally popular world of competitive video games — soon will have a home at the University of Washington. This spring, the UW's Husky Union Building (HUB) will officially open the doors to the HUB Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge – a ... Read more

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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Will Let the Swedes Cook Up a Cultural Victory

Civilization VI recently announced its second full expansion, Gathering Storm, which focuses on the environment and diplomacy, and now they've revealed another new civilization – Sweden led by Kristina. The Swedes are a relatively recent addition for ... Read more

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Japan's robot hotel 'fires' over half its robotic workers

Japan's robot hotel, the Hen-na ("Strange") Hotel, was supposed to represent the future of lodging with automatons taking care of things that previously required 'inefficient' humans. That strategy is coming apart at the seams, however. Hen-na has ... Read more

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Better Gene Editing than CRISPR

George Church describes going beyond cutting DNA to precise editing. 1. Phage Integrases (Protein and DNA) 2. TAL Deaminases (custom Protein) 3. Chemical Targeting (custom polymer) 4. lambda (λ)-red recombinase (Custom DNA). Beyond editing to ... Read more

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Twitter extends its new timeline feature to Android users

Twitter has launched a new feature for Android that gives users more control of their timeline by letting them quickly switch between an algorithm-generated timeline and one that shows the most recent tweets first. The same feature launched for iPhone ... Read more

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Android Studio 3.3 includes official Navigation Editor support and more than ...

If you're a developer of Android apps, there's a good chance you use Google's purpose-built Android Studio environment. The last update to version 3.2 came with one headline feature — App Bundles — plus a few incremental improvements, and now 3.3 ... Read more

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Mystery extrasolar object Oumuamua is HIDING secret: Harvard scientist reveals ...

Avi Loeb, a close friend of the late Professor Stephen Hawking and the chairman of the university's Astronomy Department, made his sensational claims in an interview in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Oumuamua was first spotted by Robert Weryk using a ... Read more

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Star Gazing: Cosmic signatures

Thirty-some years ago, one of my radio astronomy colleagues at NRC pronounced that “One way or another, he was going to detect water on Mars.” This was years before there would be any prospect of landing a spacecraft on the red planet and look around ... Read more

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How Candida albicans exploits lack of oxygen to cause disease

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Umea University; Summary: Scientists have shown how the yeast Candida albicans can modulate and adapt to low oxygen levels in different body niches to cause infection and to harm the host. Studying adaption to hypoxic or ... Read more

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Elder Scrolls Online Reveals Season Of The Dragon, New Annual Event Showcasing ...

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, The Elder Scrolls Online has steadily grown into an experience that many fans of Bethesda's RPG franchise wanted back when it debuted back in 2014. As an open world MMO, players can freely explore the many ... Read more

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Tonight, asteroid Eros will make its closest approach to Earth until 2056

Near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros makes its closest approach to Earth since 2012 today, when it comes within 19.4 million miles (31.2 million kilometers) of our planet. Throughout the week, asteroid Eros glows at 9th magnitude, making it bright enough to ... Read more

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Onimusha Warlords Xbox One review: A wonderful blast from the past

One of the most popular hack-and-slash titles from the early-2000s was Onimusha Warlords, a Resident Evil-inspired adventure set in feudal Japan that involved cutting up demons, cutting up more demons, solving a few puzzles, and saving a princess. Read more

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Sony's a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a selfie screen for budding YouTube ...

Sony just announced the a6400, a refreshed compact mirrorless camera ideal for creators, specifically vloggers. What makes it so appealing? The a6400 comes with a touchscreen that flips all the way around — 180 degrees — so you get a vivid, easily ... Read more

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Poisons or medicines? Cyanobacteria toxins protect tiny lake dwellers from ...

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: University of Michigan; Summary: The cyanobacteria blooms that plague western Lake Erie each summer are both an unsightly nuisance and a potential public health hazard, producing liver toxins that can be harmful to ... Read more

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Artifact cards are dropping in value – a full collection now costs less than $100

The value of Artifact cards has dropped precipitously since launch, and it now costs less than $100 to build a complete collection. That's a good thing if you're looking to build a big variety of decks, but it paints an unseemly picture for the health ... Read more

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Barrett-Jackson cars debut in Forza 7 racing video game

Editor's note: The ClassicCars.com Journal will be covering all of the action during Arizona Auction Week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out our other coverage here. A handful of cars hand-picked by Barrett-Jackson staff became part of Forza Motorsport ... Read more

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Snapdragon 855 Outperforms SD845 By 50% - Obviously, There's A Catch

The first in-depth breakdown of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reveals a chip that may see up to a 50-percent performance and battery life jump in some areas over its predecessor. The boost in raw power is great news, but the added efficiency ... Read more

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Astronomers Discover Bizarre Quadruple Star System

Our Solar System has got one star and a handful of planets, and that's really all we need. But other systems can have much more than that, often coming with two or—rarely—three stars orbiting each other. One group of astronomers has gone even further ... Read more

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EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game [UPDATE]

Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA's large office in ... Read more

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Onimusha: Warlords Review

By Seth G. Macy If you've ever caught yourself wondering if PS2 games still hold up, I suggest picking up a copy of Onimusha: Warlords. For all intents and purposes, it's exactly the same as it was when it first released in 2001, but that's not ... Read more

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New zoning tool provides global topographic datasets in minutes

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Arizona State University; Summary: With the increased availability of remote sensing technologies, scientists now have access to high-resolution datasets on Earth's surface properties at the global scale. As a result, an ... Read more

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Would you want to be composted after you die? Washington lawmakers consider ...

A bipartisan effort to make Washington the first state to legalize human composting faced its first test in front of lawmakers on Tuesday — and the idea seemed to go over relatively well. No one expressed strong opposition to the human composting bill ... Read more

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The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from anger to ... Read more

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Brave Browser Wants To Pay You To View Ads (But There's a Catch)

A little-known browser has a crazy idea: It's proposing to pay you to view ads over the software. On Tuesday, the privacy-focused Brave browser began previewing the new advertising model, which promises to funnel 70 percent of the earned revenue to ... Read more

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How Hagfish Deploy Their Exploding Slime to Choke Attackers

Hagfish are deep-sea eel-like creatures that, when attacked, produce a slime that explodes out to choke their assailant. The slime forms from a small amount of mucus that is ejected from the creature's glands. As it enters the water, it expands by a ... Read more

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This Quadruple Star System Is Unlike Anything We've Ever Seen Before

Astronomers using the ALMA telescope have discovered an oddly tilted planet-forming disk within a double binary star system, a configuration that up until this point only existed in theory. Quadruple star systems featuring two binary pairs are nothing ... Read more

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Scientists Discover Three New Species Of Salamander In Central Texas

A team of biologists announced this week they'd found three new species of rare salamanders in Central Texas. The discovery of any new species is big news for science, but in Texas – where the fate of salamanders and people are often linked – it could ... Read more

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Sony's a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a selfie screen for budding YouTube ...

Sony just announced the a6400, a refreshed compact mirrorless camera ideal for creators, specifically vloggers. What makes it so appealing? The a6400 comes with a touchscreen that flips all the way around — 180 degrees — so you get a vivid, easily ... Read more

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Verizon adds free Apple Music to its pricier unlimited data plans

Verizon has announced it is going to start including Apple Music in two of its unlimited phone plans, as first reported by 9to5Mac. An Apple Music subscription normally costs $9.99 a month, and the move could potentially instantly add millions of new ... Read more

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What Consumers Need to Know About Solid State Drives

Most consumers don't really know enough about their computers to name or identify internal components. And, in today's digital age this really is a bad thing. The news suggests that consumers need to familiarize themselves with such components and how ... Read more

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AMD Surprises At CES 2019

I spent last week in Las Vegas covering all the consumer electronics news from CES 2019. The annual conference represents an opportunity for companies both big and small to dazzle press and analysts like myself. The last time that AMD took the big ... Read more

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Neurobiologists uncover key component of how the human brain marks time

With a little help from HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," University of California, Irvine neurobiologists have uncovered a key component of how the human brain marks time. Using high-powered functional MRI on college students watching the popular TV show, ... Read more

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Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians auctioning boat at Barrett-Jackson

Former Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is putting his boat up for auction at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale -- and all proceeds will go to charity. Arians' 2019 Bennington SW Series boat will be auctioned at 5:30 p.m. Arizona time on Wednesday. Per ... Read more

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How Candida albicans exploits lack of oxygen to cause disease

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Umea University; Summary: Scientists have shown how the yeast Candida albicans can modulate and adapt to low oxygen levels in different body niches to cause infection and to harm the host. Studying adaption to hypoxic or ... Read more

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Scientists have identified a bone marrow backup system

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Stowers Institute for Medical Research; Summary: New research has identified a backup for an important biological system -- the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood supply. Read more

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Researchers suggest link between personality type and attitude towards others ...

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others' bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the ... Read more

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Best gaming laptops of CES 2019

Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video. More videos on YouTube. Share. Include playlist. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Read more

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There are local fighting game scenes outside of WNF and NLBC and Justin Wong ...

While he's not looking to travel to as many international events in 2019, professional fighting game player FOX|Justin Wong will still be making the rounds as he hops from event to event on this year's Capcom Pro Tour and beyond. He's also shining some ... Read more

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How hagfish launch slime missiles that swell 10000 times in size

When a hagfish runs into a hungry shark, the eellike creature squirts out a dollop of goo that—in just a few tenths of a second—expands into a slimy mess 10,000 times its original size, choking the shark and chasing it away. Now, a new study suggests ... Read more

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'Fortnite' Leak: Watch Part Of The Upcoming Ice Storm Event (Spoilers)

My boy has done it again. Prominent Fortnite leaker and I believe high school student @Lucas7Yoshi has leaked not just all the cosmetics from the v7.20 patch, but an entire video stage of the upcoming Ice Storm event that will kick off in Fortnite in ... Read more

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Twilio Made a Brilliant Management Move While No One Was Looking

Legend has it that only one Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) employee ever stood up to Steve Jobs and won: Donna Dubinsky. Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) recently added Dubinsky, the mobile computing pioneer and Palm Computing co-founder , to its board of directors. Read more

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China grows the first plants on the Moon

The greenery you see in the soil above might not look like much, but it represents a big step in space exploration. Cotton seeds brought to the Moon aboard China's Chang'e-4 mission have sprouted, marking the first time plants have grown on the lunar ... Read more

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Scientists identify two new species of fungi in retreating Arctic glacier

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: Research Organization of Information and Systems; Summary: Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, just west of Greenland. Share:. Read more

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New Microsoft Customer Agreement for Buying Azure Services To Start in March

Microsoft will have a new approach for organizations buying Azure services called the "Microsoft Customer Agreement," which will be available for some customers starting as early as this March. The Microsoft Customer Agreement was announced last week ... Read more

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Gene expression study sheds new light on African Salmonella

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: University of Liverpool; Summary: Scientists have completed one of the largest bacterial comparative gene expression studies to date and taken another step forward in understanding the African Salmonella strain that is ... Read more

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The Walking Dead Is Still Alive, But The Latest Episode Feels Shaky

It wasn't clear what would happen to the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead after the company's sudden and shocking closure in September. Production was picked up by Skybound Games, using some of the original Telltale team. The latest episode ... Read more

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Guide: Onimusha: Warlords - All Magic & Power Jewel Locations

While making your way through Onimusha: Warlords, you're likely to encounter items known as Magic Jewels and Power Jewels. These are pick ups that permanently upgrade both your health and magic metres, and so naturally you're going to want to find as ... Read more

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How hagfish launch slime missiles that swell 10000 times in size

When a hagfish runs into a hungry shark, the eellike creature squirts out a dollop of goo that—in just a few tenths of a second—expands into a slimy mess 10,000 times its original size, choking the shark and chasing it away. Now, a new study suggests ... Read more

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Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities

Newswise — A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function. Simin Nasseri, who teaches mechanical ... Read more

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Honey bee parasites, varroa mites, feed on fatty organs, not blood

Date: January 14, 2019; Source: University of Maryland; Summary: Among the many threats to honey bee colonies around the world, one stands alone: the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. For decades, researchers assumed that varroa mites feed on blood, ... Read more

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Frontier Developments revenues boosted by launch of Jurassic World Evolution ...

The company expects to report revenue of £64mln for the six months to November 30, compared to £19mln a year ago. Jurassic. The firm launched Jurassic World Evolution for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One in June. Video game developer Frontier ... Read more

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Velcro for human cells

The ability of cells to adhere to each other and to their environment is the basis for multicellular life. Adhesion occurs via diverse receptors at the surface of cells that bind to specific ligands in their surroundings. Despite the importance of ... Read more

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Elder Scrolls Online Reveals Season Of The Dragon, New Annual Event Showcasing ...

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, The Elder Scrolls Online has steadily grown into an experience that many fans of Bethesda's RPG franchise wanted back when it debuted back in 2014. As an open world MMO, players can freely explore the many ... Read more

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Russia loses control of only space telescope as baffled scientists try to fix ...

Russia's space telescope has stopped responding to commands from its mission control following a technical failure. The telescope, called Spektr-R, has continued to return mission data however, which might suggest all is not lost. Read more

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Apple is selling a new battery case for its latest iPhones... for $129

Apple has just started selling silicone “Smart Battery Cases” for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR models, promising talk time for the phones that in some instances could exceed a day and a half. But if you think Apple's iPhones are expensive, consider ... Read more

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The 2019 A-Class Becomes America's Cheapest New Mercedes at $32500

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is coming to the U.S. for the first time this year, albeit without the option for a hatchback or manual transmission like it'll have elsewhere. But with its arrival comes a new entry-level model, so, beginning this year, the ... Read more