It's probably true that every generation thinks it'll be the last—I mean, the Doomsday Clock has been ticking since 1947. And though I accused us millennials earlier today of being the "generation that cried apocalypse," I fully admit there are some damn legit reasons for that cry currently brewing.
Arizona State University's professor Paul Davies—a theoretical physicist and cosmologist now working on astrobiology—and Robert Wagner—Research Technician at the School of Earth & Space Exploration—have published a scientific paper calling for the search of alien artifacts on the Moon..
The latest crop of game-playing computers have an ace up their sleeve that helps them dominate in games like Civilization. It's not some secretive backdoor tactic that helps them win. These computers can read the manual.
Civilization Revolution, a cartoony but thorough iPhone port of the empire-building classic, is currently free in the App Store. Play as one of 16 civilizations as you discover the wheel, the written word, nuclear weapons, and pinch-to-zoom. [iTunes]
I can't think of a better place to escape the honking horns and suffocating smog of city life than a floating botanical city in the sky. Built on water, it's a lily pad for human civilization.
Sid Meiers does a thing; Duke Nukem makes an appearance, exactly as you remember him; social conspiracies are aired; eBay!; and a thing called "e-mail." All this and more in your unusually 90s-centric weekly app dump, after the jump.
It's probably safe to say that videoartist Marco Brambilla is a bit crazy. Actually, it's probably safe to say he's absolutely nuts after watching Civilization, the video-window montage that will take you from hell to heaven in an elevator.
Click to viewThis is a post that Gizmodo's resident hops philosopher Travis should have written, but as he's sleeping one off it's been left up to me. Charlie Bamforth, a British academic who holds the most fabulous of titles—the University of California's Anheuser Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science—claims…