Amphibious Velociraptor Fossil Found in Mongolia

Amphibious Velociraptor Fossil Found in Mongolia

A new cousin to the Velociraptor has been found—and this one could swim. The remarkably well-preserved skeleton was discovered in the rich fossil beds of Mongolia, and lived roughly 75 million years ago. Named Halszkaraptor escuilliei, the therapod appears to prove that the bird-like dinosaurs became amphibious, as well. Halszkaraptor

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Catherine: Full Body Will Get Western Release

Catherine: Full Body Will Get Western Release

Catherine: Full Body will be released in the West for PS4 and PlayStation Vita, Altus has confirmed. The Japanese release was announced last week, and the debut trailer is out. Catherine: Full Body is a retooling of 2011’s puzzle-game Catherine that will add new levels and online battles to the game.

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Gaming Disorder Is a Thing Now

Gaming Disorder Is a Thing Now

In the quest to quantify everything anyone can become addicted to, the World Health Organization has added “gaming disorder” to its list of mental health conditions for 2018. The beta draft of the International Classification of Diseases’ 11th update describes gaming disorder as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming

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Edward Snowden Makes a Safe Haven

Edward Snowden Makes a Safe Haven

Edward Snowden is getting into the home security business. He has released a free app called Haven that can turn any Android smartphone into a mobile home security system using the motion, sound, light, and vibration sensors already included by the manufacturer. The phone’s owner receives real-time notifications via the

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Destiny 2’s Dawning Loot Boxes Miss the Point

Destiny 2’s Dawning Loot Boxes Miss the Point

Bungie’s winter event, The Dawning, is not very giving this year. The Dawning launched on December 19 and is scheduled to run until January 9, full of the expected holiday decorations, activities, and exclusive gear. However, the way Bungie is distributing Destiny 2 loot boxes is not jolly at all.

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Black Hole Discovered from the Universe’s Dark Ages

Black Hole Discovered from the Universe’s Dark Ages

The oldest black hole discovered so far is a monster formed shortly after the Big Bang. This supermassive black hole, 13 billion light years away from Earth, is 800 million times more massive than our sun and was formed when the universe was only 690 million years old. That distant

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Chrome Will Soon Save Us From Obnoxious Ads

Chrome Will Soon Save Us From Obnoxious Ads

Chrome is going to make life a little more pleasant, beginning on February 15, 2018. That’s the date that Google pulls the plug on the most annoying varieties of ads, with Chrome blocking such tactics as autoplay sound and delayed page-loading. The long game for Google, as part of a group

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Ticks Chewed on Dinosaurs Before They Chewed on Us

Ticks Chewed on Dinosaurs Before They Chewed on Us

A 99 million year old chunk of amber has revealed that ticks have been around for far too long. The mid-Cretaceous-era amber preserved a hard tick latched on to the feather of a therapod dinosaur. Because of the age of the specimen, researchers know the feather did not come from

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Invasion of the Saucer Men? Maybe.

Invasion of the Saucer Men? Maybe.

When Luis Elizondo left the Defense Department, he decided to reveal a few secrets on his way out. And he knows secrets—Elizando was in charge of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, which investigates military encounters with UFOs. The program has been around since 2007, and follows other Pentagon UFO

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundled With Xbox One X for Limited Time

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundled With Xbox One X for Limited Time

Microsoft is offering a deal on an Xbox One X and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds bundle until December 31. In participating regions, the console comes with the download code for the game at no extra charge. While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is already available via Steam’s Early Access and the Xbox Game Preview, it

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