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October 24, 2017 5:10 PM Destiny 2 review in progress: one of the most beautiful, satisfying shooters on PC

Welcome to our review in progress of Destiny 2. We've played hundreds of hours on console and visited Bungie at Activision's invitation last week to play a wide range of activities on PC. We're holding off on a final verdict until we've had a chance to test the game on our machines in a live environment, but there is already a lot to say about the game that you might 178

October 22, 2017 1:13 PM 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners Show the Beauty and Harsh Reality of the Natural World

The winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, run by the UK's Natural History Museum, were selected for their artistic composition, technical innovation, and truthful interpretation of the natural world. Over numerous categories, adult and youth photographers used their cameras to weave a truthful, if sometimes painful, story about 204

October 18, 2017 7:05 AM Google’s Pixel 2 has a secret built-in AI feature

What’s most fascinating about Google’s new Pixel 2 phone is what’s to come. The phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google’s powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. But much of the neat stuff will come later. The phone coming out Thursday is more of a teaser. To be sure, the Pixel 146

October 17, 2017 1:08 PM Google Pixel 2 XL review: The best Android phone you can buy

Even as a longtime Pixel fan, I admit that despite Google's efforts, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 aren't the prettiest Android phones you can buy (that honour goes to the Samsung Galaxy S8). Nor are they overflowing with features, however superfluous, like retina scanning, facial recognition or wireless charging. And, while lasting a full day, they don't 297

October 6, 2017 8:41 AM Germany embarks on study to find origins of 1,000 stored colonial-era skulls

Germany launched a two-year study Thursday to determine the origins of more than 1,000 human skulls, mostly from Rwanda, brought to Europe during the colonial era for racial "scientific" research. Billed as an important first step to understand the provenance of the remains, the study could one day lead to their return to east Africa -- more than 100 years 143

October 5, 2017 7:34 PM No signs of incest in new Neanderthal woman genome

A complete genetic analysis of a Neanderthal woman whose remains were found in a cave in Croatia shows no apparent incest in her ancestry, contrary to a previous specimen, researchers said Thursday. As only the second Neanderthal to undergo full, high-quality genome sequencing, the findings in the journal Science offer a broader picture of our extinct 158

September 27, 2017 5:21 PM 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Will Have a Combat-Free 'Discovery Tour'

"This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, that we’ve been asked to do by teachers, by institutions” Players will have the chance to explore Assassin's Creed Origins' virtual Egypt free of combat and story constraints in a new "Discovery Tour" gamemode, developer-publisher Ubisoft announced today. Discovery Tour turns Origins' map, as the company 54

September 18, 2017 12:49 PM Remains of Namibian Genocide Victims Discovered in New York Museum

A major diplomatic storm is brewing between the United States and Namibia following the alleged discovery of remains of Namibian genocide victims stored in a U.S. museum. The remains, which were discovered by a group of activists on Wednesday, are said to have been collected from Namibian concentration camps by a racist German scientist Professor Felix 171

September 18, 2017 6:26 AM South Africa: SA, Tanzania Discuss the Road to Liberation

Senior government officials from South Africa arrived in Dodoma today, the seat of the Tanzanian government, where they are making preparations ahead of a bilateral meeting between Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa and Ministers of Culture in Tanzania. The bilateral meeting is to discuss various issues of mutual interest between South Africa 139

September 17, 2017 7:53 AM Over 2000 gold coins recovered from ancient Portuguese shipwreck

Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era's most important finds, remain a hidden treasure. Relics stored in a dimly lit warehouse 147