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Admin March 24, 2017

Earlier this week, Mass Effect: Andromeda launched to a somewhat muted response. Beyond the interface issues and lackluster animations frequently cited by critics, the Xbox One and vanilla PS4 suffer from performance issues as well. Now, we have a better idea of how well the PC version holds up. The Digital Foundry team gave the […]

Admin March 24, 2017

Most large galaxies like our own Milky Way have a supermassive black hole in the center. It’s so common that astronomers just expect to see the telltale signs of a black hole in the heart of galaxies. But a new observation of a galaxy some 8 billion light years away is different. Oh, it has […]

Admin March 24, 2017

The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday. “As things stand today, you should assume we’re not going,” he said. Bettman made it clear at a breakfast […]

Admin March 24, 2017

The sisters caring for cognitively impaired elderly nuns in a Midwestern convent spoke to their care recipients in a way that sounded strikingly different to linguistic anthropologist Anna Corwin. The nuns rarely used “elderspeak” — a loud, slow, simple, patronizing and common form of baby talk for seniors. Instead, Corwin reports, they told jokes, stories and […]

Admin March 24, 2017

In a humiliating setback, U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders pulled their Obamacare repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly. It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans vote on the legislation Friday, threatening to leave Obamacare in place and […]

Admin March 24, 2017

Operating at unprecedented luminosities, the LHCb experiment at CERN has revealed a system of five “glue-like” particles that interact through the strong and weak nuclear forces. The particles are called glue-like because they’re expected to shed light on how quarks bind together. This discovery could help us to fill out a “periodic table” of subatomic […]