A Hotter Climate Will Kill Humans In Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

A Hotter Climate Will Kill Humans In Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

The world is gonna get a lot warmer. The unusually warm winter weekend that just ended for people in America’s northeast is a reminder of what that’ll look like. Sure, it was kinda nice to spend some time outside in a t-shirt in January. But a new study has found…

Star Wars Resistance Finally Remembered It Should Have Stakes

Star Wars Resistance Finally Remembered It Should Have Stakes

When Disney announced Star Wars Resistance was airing a two-part episode this past weekend, I was cautiously optimistic. Let’s face it: The second, and final, season to this point has been a letdown. The story hasn’t really gone anywhere, the characters haven’t changed much, and even the big cliffhangers teased…

Why Are Some People Better At Learning Multiple Languages Than Others?

Why Are Some People Better At Learning Multiple Languages Than Others?

Some people pick up languages like colds, or sunburns—without effort, through simple immersion in the atmosphere. Others can’t hear the word ‘conjugate’ without flashing back, in shame, to the classrooms where they failed, so long ago, to shake the curse of monolingualism. What exactly is it that allows the first…

How Toys Became Gendered

How Toys Became Gendered

Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll.

U.S. Sanctions Are The Reason You’re Not Seeing Pro-Soleimani Posts On Instagram

U.S. Sanctions Are The Reason You’re Not Seeing Pro-Soleimani Posts On Instagram

Instagram is removing posts on its platform that support the slain Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani because of U.S. sanctions on the country. In the days after Soleimani was killed, Instagram and Twitter had been flooded with posts supporting him, which some considered a coordinated propaganda campaign, and calling for vengeance…

Pokémon Go Somehow Still Relevant In The Year Of Our Lord 2020

Pokémon Go Somehow Still Relevant In The Year Of Our Lord 2020

Remember the bygone era of 2016? Oh, to return to that sanguine time, where instead of fretting over deadly vaping illnesses and the possibility of World War III, we all held hands and sang kumbaya united by a serious case of Pokémon Go fever swept the globe.

Samsung Saved Its Best New TV Tech For The Wrong Damn TVs

Samsung Saved Its Best New TV Tech For The Wrong Damn TVs

Samsungs’s new line of 8K televisions for 2020 takes a pretty incredible new approach to sounds. With additional speakers built into the TV set, including two that face up towards the ceiling, Samsung is able to get incredible, almost surround-sound-like sound stage, in a TV about as thick as your…

Health Professionals And Cadavers: The Quest For An Ethical Approach

Health Professionals And Cadavers: The Quest For An Ethical Approach

The study of anatomy has been the foundation for the training of students in medical and allied health sciences ” dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, nursing and medical science ” for hundreds of years. To most teachers of human structural anatomy, knowledge of this complex subject is inseparably linked to…

This VR Massage Chair Is Not A Sex Thing

This VR Massage Chair Is Not A Sex Thing

Massage chairs are nothing new at CES. Every year they sit there, tempting exhausted flesh vessels to slide into their mechanical embrace. While I had clocked many a person giving into the sweet oblivion of convention-floor relaxation, I had never seen someone combining it with a VR headset before. As…

FBI Surveillance Vendor Threatens To Sue Tech Reporters For Heinous Crime Of Doing Journalism

FBI Surveillance Vendor Threatens To Sue Tech Reporters For Heinous Crime Of Doing Journalism

Motherboard on Thursday revealed that a “secretive” U.S. government vendor whose surveillance products are not publicly advertised has been marketing hidden cameras disguised as seemingly ordinary objects—vacuum cleaners, tree stumps, and tombstones—to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among other law enforcement agencies and the military, in addition to, ahem, “select…

Facebook Quietly Made A Ton Of Updates Hours After Trump Got Impeached

Facebook Quietly Made A Ton Of Updates Hours After Trump Got Impeached

There area few things Facebook’s proven, time and again, that it can’t get quite right—like keeping its user data under wraps, curbing partisan political ads, and, as proved this week, blogging. Truly though, you need to give props to the multibillion-dollar tech giant for perfecting the art of the well-timed…