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'Incredible' SimCity Grows Up

Most reviewers love the new version, which gives players way more control

(Newser) - The SimCity franchise gets a major reboot today with a sixth version that gives players far more detailed control over the cities they create and the individual citizens who live in them. For the most part, reviewers are wowed:
  • Farhad Manjoo, Slate : The update is "incredible," he writes.
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Computer Simulates Full Organism for 1st Time

Single-cell Mycoplasma genitalium, now available by hard drive

(Newser) - Maybe they'll computerize an entire human brain one day—or even just a couple of cells. For now, Stanford scientists have created the first-ever software simulation of a full single-cell organism, the New York Times reports. It is incredibly small: a bacterium called the Mycoplasma genitalium, which has the... More »

Japanese Pop Fans Duped by Computerized Star

AKB 48's new star isn't actually human

(Newser) - Japanese all-girl pop group AKB48 caused quite a stir among fans when it featured a mysterious seventh member named Aimi Eguchi in a candy commercial. For good reason: It turns out she's not actually human, reports Singularity Hub . Though Eguchi has a profile page on the band website like... More »

Extreme Rains Linked to Global Warming

Two studies tie weather disasters to pollution effects

(Newser) - We may have no one but ourselves—in part—to blame for the heavy rains and floods that have been plaguing everywhere from Nashville to Australia in recent years. Prior studies discovered that the likelihood of experiencing severe precipitation on a given day jumped 7% over the years 1951 to... More »

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