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2010-01-27 08:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sid Meier, the Director of Creative Development and co-founder of Firaxis Games, will bring to bear over 25 years of experience in game design in the opening keynote address at the 2010 Game Developers Conference® (GDC). Best known for his work designing the genre-defining Civilization strategy game franchise, Sid Meier will present a keynote entitled "The Psychology of Game Design (Everything You Know Is Wrong)." In this rare...

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2009-01-20 15:12:55

Researchers say that nature lashed out against civilization 3,600 years ago, by using earthquakes and floods, followed by blowing sand, which drove away residents of an area that is now in Peru. "This maritime farming community had been successful for over 2,000 years, they had no incentive to change, and then all of a sudden, boom, they just got the props knocked out from under them," anthropologist Mike Moseley of the University of Florida said in a statement. Moseley and other colleagues...

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2008-10-27 08:30:00

A new study makes a fiery claim: That humans had the ability to make flames nearly 790,000 years ago.It's a skill researchers believe helped them migrate from Africa to Europe.Researchers at Israel's Hebrew University discovered that early civilizations had learned to light fires, by analyzing flints at an archaeological site on the bank of the river Jordan. It marks a turning point in history that allowed them to venture into unknown lands.A 2004 study of the site showed that man had been...

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2005-10-19 07:03:44

Astrobiology Magazine -- With this essay by Steven Soter, Astrobiology Magazine presents the first in our series of 'Gedanken', or thought, experiments - musings by noted scientists on scientific mysteries in a series of "what if" scenarios. Gedanken experiments, which have been used for hundreds of years by scientists and philosophers to ponder thorny problems, rely on the power of one's imagination to project these scenarios to logical conclusions. They do not involve lab equipment or,...


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