Physicists propose Higgs boson 'portal' as the source of this elusive entity

One of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why dark energy, which is observed to dominate energy density of the universe, has a remarkably small (but not zero) value. This value is so small, it is perhaps 120 orders of magnitude less than would be expected based on fundamental physics.

JJ Abrams working to adapt Half Life and Portal

It’s a sad song we sing all too often. Where’s the great video game movie?

Video: TI calculator plays Portal (seriously)

Looking for a new way to drown out the drone of your uber-boring math instructor and happen to have a TI graphing calculator handy? Well, you may want to check this out.  

Valve working on "sci-fi Western" movie Deep

When people think of Valve, very rarely do they think of theatrical motion pictures.

Video: This Portal turret fires missiles

A Penn State University student has designed a slick Portal turret for his mechatronics class. Now that is one cool course I would have actually loved to take in college.

Portal gun replica makes us want to play

I am obviously a huge fan of computer games, and if you are too, you'll probably recognize this strange looking device in just seconds.

The future of Terra Nova

The pilot episode of the long-awaited Terra Nova debuted on Fox this past Monday night. The show is set in 2149, on a dying Earth threatened with extinction due to heavily polluted air and extreme overpopulation. 



Stock and Trade: Aperture Science

In Stock and Trade, our latest genre fiction feature series, we’re looking at fictional corporations. Today, we’re featuring Aperture Science.

IRS mulls tighter security for electronic filing

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is poised to implement a new security procedure that will make it harder for tax professionals to access the agency's electronic filing portal.

Valve transforms the Mac into a viable gaming platform

Valve has announced that it will be bringing both the Steam gaming service and Source (Engine) to the Mac.