‘Voyageur’ Finds Varied Cultures, Stories, & Peoples On A Galactic Journey

Voyageur is about a one-way journey towards the center of the galaxy – a trip that will have you meeting varied peoples and cultures as you explore the generated planets that lie in your path. Will you collect artifacts, learn stories, and assemble allies along the way? It will be up to you what you […]

Chimpanzee beds are cleaner than ours, study finds

Chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. That’s one finding of a recent study that evaluated the microbes and arthropods found in the treetop beds that chimpanzees make each night. Who knew that our closest animal relatives, the great apes — specifically chimpanzees — keep tidier bedrooms than we humans do? A group of researchers in […]

Audi finds diesel emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

BERLIN/MUNICH — Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than 2½ years after it first admitted to cheating U.S. diesel exhaust tests. Audi said it had stopped deliveries of A6 and A7 models with a certain type of diesel engine […]

Two spaces after period are better than one, except maybe they aren’t, study finds

Enlarge / Two spaces are better. Well, at least to me. (credit: Nora Karol Photography/Getty Images) In what may be one of the most controversial studies of the year, researchers at Skidmore College—clearly triggered by a change in the American Psychological Association (APA) style book—sought to quantify the benefits of two spaces after a period […]

A bondholder finds a sneaky way to trigger insurance against default

IN 2013 Codere, a Spanish gaming firm, owed money it could not repay. Its bonds were trading at just over half face value. Blackstone, a private-equity firm, offered it a cheap $ 100m loan. But there was a catch. Blackstone had bought credit derivatives on Codere’s debt that would pay out about €14m ($ 19m) […]