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‘Half-Life’ Is Coming Back—in Virtual Reality

Happy Friday and welcome to this week's edition of Replay, WIRED's videogame news roundup. The week's biggest news is clearly the forthcoming reincarnation of gaming's biggest, most dead franchise. That's not all, though. Let's get to it. That ...

Music, songs from diverse cultures feature universal commonalities

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- New research suggests music really is a universal language. The search for universality has previously been dismissed by ethnomusicologists. In the 1970s, during a lecture at Harvard, the famed composer called "universality" a "big ...

Record and Share Bedtime Stories for Your Kid Using Google Home

For most parents, sharing a nighttime story with their child is a precious and important time, but sometimes the tucking-in duties fall to baby sitters and other family members. The latest Google Home update adds a new “My Storytime” feature that ...

Study: Bacteria in mosquitoes prevents transmission of dengue

Nov. 22 -- Lab-altered mosquitoes have made a big dent in the spread of dengue fever, researchers report. How? Australian scientists released mosquitoes carrying a bacteria that prevents transmission of the dengue virus. The strategy resulted ...

NCAA athletes visit White House

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump greeted athletes during NCAA Collegiate National Champions Day at the White House on Friday. Trump briefly mentioned the economy, China and the impeachment inquiry and posed for photographs with champions in ...

Scientists turn fossil fuel pollutant into usable industrial chemical

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new material, called a metal-organic framework, that successfully captures nitrogen dioxide, or NO2, a toxic pollutant produced by fossil fuel combustion. The new gas-capturing technology can extract NO2 ...

Jerry Sandusky keeps maximum penalty in sex assault resentencing

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Jerry Sandusky, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach who was convicted in 2012 for sexually abusing 10 boys, was resentenced Friday to at least 30 years in state prison. The case, which led to the Penn ...

Metal Wants to Float, Once It’s Etched With a Fricking Laser

A great way to anger the gods is to call your ship unsinkable. People thought the Titanic couldn't go down, and as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio found out the hard way, that clearly wasn't the case. (Leo himself was also, in fact, quite ...

SCOTUS will hear case of three Muslims put on no-fly list, seeking damages

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will hear the appeal of the White House in a case involving three men who said they were placed on a national no-fly list by the FBI after refusing to spy on fellow Muslims. The three men, each ...

World’s First Male Birth Control Injection Could Be Available In Six Months

The contraceptive called RISUG — reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance — is currently pending approval in India. The product is injected near the testicles and lasts up to 13 years. MaxPixelThe clinical trials showed that the product had ...

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