"That your writer has contributed to the Menzies' bandwagon and continuing deception of the public is saddening," Wade wrote. "The support mentioned all comes from Mr. Menzies' band of acolytes and the claims have no academic support whatsoever. Your writer has been taken in by Mr. Menzies and you do have a social responsibility to rectify this." … [Read more...] about Map Fuels Debate: Did Chinese Sail to New World First?
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The competitive retro gaming scene has been rocked by scandal once again. Less than a week after Todd Rogers was stripped of his world record time in the Atari 2600 game Dragster over claims that his score of 5.51 seconds was technically impossible (the record had stood for 35 years), the spotlight has turned to a far more prominent figure in the competitive gaming community. … [Read more...] about Arcade legend Billy Mitchell accused of using emulator in record Donkey Kong run
These are all examples of the large amount of thought that goes into every aspect of the game. Things aren’t added without reason. When a pair of new songs was added to Splatoon 2 over the winter, the reasoning was simple: time had passed in the game’s world, and there were new bands coming out. The same goes for big gear updates, which are rolled out like new lines from a fashion designer. It’s a game where style doesn’t override function — it enhances it. … [Read more...] about Splatoon’s stylish world was inspired by skateboarding and hip hop
Nakovana PlateauThe Nakovana plateau, pictured here, is located on the western tip of the Pelješac Peninsula in southern Dalmatia. The cave where the astrologer's board was found is located just below the crest of the ridge to the right. On the left side of the photograph an Illyrian hilltop fort can be seen. … [Read more...] about Image Gallery: World’s Oldest Astrologer’s Board
The infrared Spitzer Space Telescope, considered one of NASA’s four “great observatories,” will be switched off on 31 January after a 16-year career. It probed some of the earliest galaxies ever seen, charted how they evolved and formed stars, and picked apart the constituents of exoplanet atmospheres. And in a late tour-de-force, it discovered a clutch of Earth-size planets around a nearby star. “It’s going out on a high note, producing great science to the end,” says Lisa Storrie-Lombardi, who worked on the mission for 20 years and now directs the Las Cumbres Observatory. … [Read more...] about NASA infrared telescope says goodbye after 16-year run