Free-Diving Neanderthals Gathered Tools From The Seafloor

Free-Diving Neanderthals Gathered Tools From The Seafloor

New evidence suggests Neanderthals gathered clam shells and volcanic rock from the bottom of the Mediterranean, which they fashioned into tools. The work is yet more evidence that Neanderthals often ventured into the water, and it adds to the body of research showing that they were nothing like the unintelligent,…

NASA Contest To Name Mars Rover Narrows To 155 Student Entries

NASA Contest To Name Mars Rover Narrows To 155 Student Entries

Judges working for NASA have narrowed the list of possible names for the space agency’s new Mars rover to 155 student entries—different names that include everything from Dusty and Dreamer to Tenacity and Little Tinker. Whichever student wins the grand prize will get an invitation to see the new Mars…

Eco-Anxiety Can Reach Far Beyond Bushfire Communities

Eco-Anxiety Can Reach Far Beyond Bushfire Communities

You’re scrolling through your phone and transfixed by yet more images of streets reduced to burnt debris, injured wildlife, and maps showing the scale of the fires continuing to burn. On the television in the background, a woman who has lost her home breaks down, while news of another life…

Crash Testing For Race Cars Is Just As Intense As You’d Expect

Crash Testing For Race Cars Is Just As Intense As You’d Expect

We often talk about crash tests for street cars, since those are the cars we drive and knowing how they’ll handle an impact is important. But race cars need to be crash tested as well, because safety in auto racing is more than just slapping on a halo or something…

Google Is Buying The World’s Most Boring (But Useful) Startup

Google Is Buying The World’s Most Boring (But Useful) Startup

You know how sometimes when you Google a store, you get a pop-out sidebar containing info about products that store currently has in stock? Well, in a deal announced today, Google has agreed to purchase the startup responsible for making those sidebars possible.

Bushfires Are ‘Obliterating The Cultural Memory’ Of Indigenous Australians

Bushfires Are ‘Obliterating The Cultural Memory’ Of Indigenous Australians

The deadly, ongoing bushfires in Australia have been burning for months. Around Christmas, however, the glittering orange flames grew closer to the community of East Gippsland in eastern Victoria, home to more than 46,000 people. Alice Pepper, an indigenous community organiser with the Gunaikurnai people, among them.

This RC Car Moves As Realistically As A Two Ton Vehicle

This RC Car Moves As Realistically As A Two Ton Vehicle

Dimitar Tilev has created what is possibly the most realistic remote control car we’ve ever seen, and it has nothing to do with the toy’s paint job or immaculate detailing. Underneath the hood is a simulated suspension system that makes the whole car appear to accurately rock and wobble in…

Windows 7 Is Officially Dead, So You Really Need To Upgrade

Windows 7 Is Officially Dead, So You Really Need To Upgrade

As of today, Microsoft is no longer supporting Windows 7. That means no more software updates, security fixes or patches, or technical support. It is dead, an ex-operating system if you will. There’s a decent chance this doesn’t affect you—after all, Windows 7 first launched over 10 years ago in…

There Are Even More Live-Action Star Trek Shows On The Way

There Are Even More Live-Action Star Trek Shows On The Way

Discovery’s third season. Picard about to begin. Short Treks underway. Even looking ahead beyond those, we know Michelle Yeoh’s Section 31 spinoff is coming, and that’s even before you get to Star Trek animation. But hold the phone: The engines can indeed take it, cap’n, because there’s even more Trek…