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NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellation, near the North Star. It was first spotted wit...

July 30th 2015 at 9:34pm 0 Comments
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While the Voyager 1 probe, launched in 1977, cruises into interstellar space (the farthest man-made object from Earth) and missions like New Horizons capture snaps from the outskirts of the solar system, we've been keeping the heavy hitters close to home. Massive space telescopes that scan the cos...

July 25th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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GamePolitics had a pretty sweet idea this week when it polled readers on who they thought the biggest political hypocrite is when it comes to the games industry. Was it Boston's Mayor Menino, who's seeking to pass a "games as porn" bill while trying to woo developers to the city; or perhaps Califor...

April 10th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Just in case mainstream media isn't your thing, New York governor Eliot "Client 9" Spitzer resigned yesterday over his use of a high-priced prostitution service. FBI wiretaps detailed Client 9 haggling over payment and arrangements, not to mention his kinks -- but this is a family site. Spitzer's b...

March 13th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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New York Governor Eliot Spitzer recently presented a slide show in his ongoing campaign against video games which contained a heavy dose of sensationalism and just a dash of inaccuracy. Created by the New York Department of Criminal Justice, the 20-minute presentation called "Video Games and Childre...

December 19th 2007 at 3:59pm 0 Comments
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"It is now pretty well established that certain types of videos and images have an effect on behavior," New York Governor Eliot Spitzer told reporters yesterday. Spitzer wants video games that are "degrading" to minors regulated the same way as cigarettes for those under 18. Retailers who would sell...

April 18th 2007 at 11:00pm 0 Comments