How a New Carbon Dating Timeline is Changing Our View of History

How a New Carbon Dating Timeline is Changing Our View of History

Geological and archaeological records offer important insights into what seems to be an increasingly uncertain future. The better we understand what conditions Earth has already experienced, the better we can predict (and potentially prevent) future threats. But to do this effectively, we need an accurate way to date what happened…

Being John Malkovich Is Better Now Than It Was in 1999

Being John Malkovich Is Better Now Than It Was in 1999

— the brainchild of writer Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze — is still one of the great modern American films. However, what it meant to me at the time of release is not what it means to me now. And looking at it in a macro sense, it represents…

Microsoft is Finally Ready to Release the Surface Duo

Microsoft is Finally Ready to Release the Surface Duo

Last spring, Microsoft surprised everyone when it announced the Surface Duo. Following months of development, Microsoft is finally ready to release the Surface Duo for real, and after learning more about it, I feel like the Surface Duo is so much more than just a dual-screen gadget or even Microsoft’s…

Jared Leto May Have Let Slip Tron 3’s Working Title

Jared Leto May Have Let Slip Tron 3’s Working Title

Netflix has nabbed Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street trilogy for a monthly release next year. Disney has given Mulan a vague plan for theatrical release in China. Henry Golding hypes up the Snake Eyes movie. Plus, Daisy lays out a plan in a new clip from Agents of SHIELD’s finale, and…

Sweet-Smelling Locust Pheromone Could Be Key to Stopping Their Swarms

Sweet-Smelling Locust Pheromone Could Be Key to Stopping Their Swarms

Scientists have identified the pheromone responsible for turning individual locusts into the swarming variety. They also found a way to “turn off” locusts’ ability to respond to this pheromone, in a breakthrough that could lead to new control strategies for preventing the spread of these voracious and extremely destructive insects.

Three Major Scientific Controversies About Coronavirus

Three Major Scientific Controversies About Coronavirus

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to COVID-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel – and we don’t yet have all the facts about it. As a result, we may have to change our approach as new scientific data comes in. That…

Honda Should Build A Goldwing Plug-In Hybrid

Honda Should Build A Goldwing Plug-In Hybrid

Honda’s Goldwing is already an incredibly good touring bike, perhaps the best in the biz. It’s as big and heavy as it is comfortable for long distance rides. It hugs the road and hugs your booty in equal measure. It’s got Apple CarPlay (BikePlay?) and is available with a dual-clutch…

Bifocal Contact Lenses Could Keep Kids’ Bad Vision From Getting Worse

Bifocal Contact Lenses Could Keep Kids’ Bad Vision From Getting Worse

The results of a new clinical trial may provide more hope for children with myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness. The study found that kids as young as 7 who regularly wore powerful bifocal contact lenses experienced less worsening of their myopia than kids who wore less powerful or single-vision lenses…

Massive Warner Layoffs Gut DC Comics, DC Universe

Massive Warner Layoffs Gut DC Comics, DC Universe

The merger between AT&T and Time Warner into another monolithic media megacorporation has seen a massive wave of layoffs targeted primarily at Warner Bros. this week. One area hit hardest overnight was DC Entertainment, with reports of huge swathes of staff at both DC Comics and DC Universe laid off.

Google Just Rolled Out a Slew of New Android Features

Google Just Rolled Out a Slew of New Android Features

Ahead of the upcoming official release of Android 11, Google is pushing out a few updates to all Android phones (running Android 6 and above) and it includes some helpful updates to Android Auto, a new Bedtime mode to help you sleep better, enhanced emergency services, and improved accessibility for…

The Cadillac Lyriq EV Reveal Only Shows How Far Behind Cadillac Really Is

The Cadillac Lyriq EV Reveal Only Shows How Far Behind Cadillac Really Is

Back in January of 2019, Cadillac’s big “one more thing” at the Detroit reveal of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 was news that an all-new, all-electric Cadillac crossover was coming in a few short years. GM is taking another step towards the luxury EV space against Tesla with the Cadillac Lyriq,…

Scientists Have Turned Bricks Into Batteries

Scientists Have Turned Bricks Into Batteries

We build homes out of bricks for lots of reasons. They’re resilient to high pressure and frost. They can withstand fluctuating temperatures without shrinking, expanding, or warping. They’re great at absorbing heat. They’re durable and can be reused. And according to a new study in Nature Communications, they can also…

Electric Cars Won’t Save Us if the Numbers Don’t Add Up

Electric Cars Won’t Save Us if the Numbers Don’t Add Up

Electric cars are one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry. Record sales are being made despite the economic crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Seven years ago, there were only 3500 plug-in cars in the UK – there are now 300,000. Almost 120,000 of them run purely…

Tesla is Getting into the Smartwatch Game

Tesla is Getting into the Smartwatch Game

Tesla is involved in the development of a new smartwatch, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing has revealed. Tesla Motors, Inc is named in the filing by Xplora Technologies — a Norwegian company that primarily develops smartwatches for children. However, the filing doesn’t reveal the details of its latest project…