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'Thing Explainer': Fun if you enjoy puzzles, annoying if you just want to learn

Cartoonist and author Randall Munroe's latest book details science and technology with only a 1,000-word vocabulary. That limits its appeal, but the book is fun for those who already know the basics.

By 2 December 2015


Pluto's weird surface has puzzling pitted terrain

Pluto's surface is totally the pits in a new NASA image showing odd formations of dimples, troughs and curved indentations.

By 20 October 2015


Best Mobile Games: A beautiful puzzle game you should already be playing

Monument Valley has a jaw-dropping graphical style that's already won awards, but it's the gameplay that keeps you coming back for more.

By 23 July 2015


A new supermassive black hole puzzles scientists

Scientists have found a black hole 12 billion times more massive than the Sun that was formed so soon after the Big Bang it's challenging what we know about black holes.

By 27 February 2015


Strange 'double blob' atop Martian atmosphere puzzles scientists

Long fingerlike tendrils poked out from the part of the Red Planet known as the "Martian limb" and astronomers are scratching their heads over the cause.

By 18 February 2015


Puzzle game Shadowmatic keeps you guessing (pictures)

Twist and turn shapes to create shadows and beat this game.

8 Images By 28 January 2015


Debating swappable, upgradable smartphone maker Puzzle Phone on Tomorrow Daily

Puzzle Phone has the same goal as Google's Project Ara: a more sustainable smartphone with swappable parts for upgrades. Puzzle Phone, however, is banking on making just three upgradable modules for changing, hoping the simplicity of upgrading will entice consumers.

By 5 December 2014


Tomorrow Daily 097: Puzzle Phone, The Game Awards, a hardware store robot and more

On today's show, we check out a new competitor in the "upgradable phone" market, tell you how you can watch the first Game Awards and discover if the OSHbot (a hardware store customer service robot) is actually helpful in real-world use.

By 5 December 2014


PuzzlePhone: An open-source Project Ara challenger appears

A Finland-based firm is offering a modular smartphone that's simpler than Google's Project Ara. The open-source device is slated to hit the market in the latter half of 2015.

By 3 December 2014


Rocket League introduces free portal DLC this week

PC and PS4 versions gets new content this week themed around Valve's puzzle game; see the full list of items here.

By 30 November 2015