Samsung’s Advanced Audio Chief on the Evolution of Galaxy Buds

Samsung’s Advanced Audio Chief on the Evolution of Galaxy Buds

It’s tough to remember a time before true wireless earbuds were everywhere, but just five years ago, they were barely on anyone’s radar. They were often oversized, suffered from pitiful battery life and frequent connectivity issues, and were expensive to boot. But now wireless earbuds have become one of the…

Million-Year-Old Mammoth Teeth Contain Oldest DNA Ever Found

Million-Year-Old Mammoth Teeth Contain Oldest DNA Ever Found

An international team of scientists has sequenced DNA from mammoth teeth that is at least a million years old, if not older. This research, published today in Nature, not only provides exciting new insight into mammoth evolutionary history, it reveals an entirely unknown lineage of ancient mammoth.

James Glickenhaus Wants To Make A Hydrogen Car

James Glickenhaus Wants To Make A Hydrogen Car

We know the Glickenhaus Boot as a gnarly off-roader, and now Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus says it will follow up that desert-buster with a fuel-cell version called the Zero Emission Boot. It’s such a terrible idea that it actually ends up being kind of awesome.

Save $220 on Bose’s Excellent QuietComfort 35 II Headphones

Save $220 on Bose’s Excellent QuietComfort 35 II Headphones

If you know anything about headphones, you’ll know that Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II over ear cans are one of the most well regarded noise cancelling headphones on the market. Their usual RRP of $499.95 might seem a bit rich for some, so being able to pick them up for a…

How The Bicycle Changed The World For Women

How The Bicycle Changed The World For Women

In 1897, Cambridge students lined the streets to protest a vote that would grant women the right to earn a degree at their prestigious all-male university. The budding shitheads of the turn of the century launched rockets, threw eggs and hanged an effigy of the powerful “New Woman” from a…

Promising Gene Therapy Trials Suspended Over Potential Cancer Risk

Promising Gene Therapy Trials Suspended Over Potential Cancer Risk

On Tuesday, Biotech company Bluebird suspended its trials of gene therapy as a treatment for blood-related disorders over concerns of a possible increased risk of cancer. The company cited the recent discovery of two patients given the experimental treatment who developed a form of blood cancer, along with a similar case…

The Real Reason for Texas’ Rolling Blackouts

The Real Reason for Texas’ Rolling Blackouts

Texas is really going through it right now. More than four million people are still without power in Texas Tuesday morning after a serious winter storm jacked up energy prices across the U.S. and froze key infrastructure in the state. Like clockwork, reports of frozen wind turbines in Texas have…

TikTok Slammed in Europe Over ‘Hidden Advertising’ to Kids

TikTok Slammed in Europe Over ‘Hidden Advertising’ to Kids

The European consumer advocacy group BEUC filed a complaint against TikTok on Tuesday, including allegations the Chinese-based social media platform isn’t been transparent about why it needs to collect some data on users. The complaint also claims TikTok is deploying “hidden advertising” aimed at children, according to the group’s press…

5 Short Films to Distract You From the Winter Blues

5 Short Films to Distract You From the Winter Blues

Need a quick brain break? We’ve got five short films that’ll transport you out of whatever winter funk you’re currently stewing in, and show you the very human perils of outer space and social media — as well as some more-than-human tales involving superpowers and the supernatural.

The Major Sci-Fi and Fantasy Anniversaries of Summer 2021

The Major Sci-Fi and Fantasy Anniversaries of Summer 2021

Let’s face it. We’re all old. Even if that’s not technically true, there’s always something a person can say or do to make you feel that way. For us, one of those things is when we realise a movie we feel an affinity for is way older than we remember…

How Do Animals Perceive Time?

How Do Animals Perceive Time?

I’m writing this on a Tuesday, at 2:26 p.m. Minutes ago, it was 9 a.m., or so it feels; back then, I was enjoying the delusion, refreshed each morning, that I’d accomplish what I needed to do today. I still might — there are hours left in the workday —…