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Elusive red sprites captured in sky near Chile's Very Large Telescope

You might not have realized that sprites are real, but this new photo taken at the Paranal Observatory in Chile proves otherwise -- sort of.

By February 4, 2015


New planet-hunting tool chases after star system's little brown dwarf

The Sphere instrument on the VLT in Chile peers with all its might into the blackness around a binary star system and returns a surprise for astronomers.

By February 18, 2015


See a satellite view of the Mars Curiosity rover

Satellite shots provide a unique and insightful look at our world, and other worlds, like the Red Planet, too.

By February 4, 2015


Tardis soda machine: Matt Smith is Sprite

A comic book store puts a unique soda machine into service, serving up cold carbonated cans of cola from the inside of a Tardis.

By March 5, 2013


'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' has a familiar ring

Bilbo bows out as the last of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth movies delivers on the battle, not so much on the hobbit.

By December 2, 2014


Animator hacks Zelda so you can play as Zelda

If it ever seemed strange to you that the eponymous heroine of the Legend of Zelda series is unplayable, one animator took matters into her own hands to remedy the situation.

By March 17, 2013


Baldur's Gate arrives for iPad

BioWare's Baldur's Gate has joined the line-up of classic titles to be ported to Apple's tablet. So, is it a hit or a miss?

By December 9, 2012


IE takes Contre Jour to the next level

Where's a popular iPad game like Contre Jour to go after winning 'Game of the Year' from Apple itself? Why, HTML5, of course -- and it's getting there with help from an unlikely source: Microsoft.

By October 9, 2012


Game Dev Stories: Barrel of Donkeys

Toybox is a wonderful multitasking game concept, the likes of which has not ever crossed our paths before. Expat New Zealand developers Sam Baird and Julian Frost tell us about how they got it done.

By August 23, 2012


Japanese cargo ship launched on flight to space station

A Japanese cargo ship is on track for berthing at the International Space Station next week, carrying five tons of supplies and equipment, including a small research aquarium and other science gear.

By July 20, 2012