America Once Planned To Send An Apollo Spacecraft To A Soviet Space Station

America Once Planned To Send An Apollo Spacecraft To A Soviet Space Station

I’d think that even casual dorks interested in humanity’s actual space programs would be aware of the very first joint mission between two spacefaring countries: the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of 1975, where an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in Earth’s orbit, allowing the crews to have…

Why This British Contraption On eBay Is The Craziest Jeep Project Ever

Why This British Contraption On eBay Is The Craziest Jeep Project Ever

Someone in Bristol in southwest England let their love for automotive weirdness go too damn far. They’re selling an incomplete project that consists of a Jeep Cherokee XJ front end, a Reliant SS1 chassis, a Mazda Miata motor and transmission, and a hodgepodge of other British car parts that will…

Holy Swarovski, Batman!

Holy Swarovski, Batman!

If you’re worried about losing the respect of your co-workers with a collection of die-cast miniature Batmobile toys parked on your desk, don’t worry, Swarovski’s got your back. This $US600 ($862) crystal Batmobile replica is described as a totally acceptable and normal “decoration object” on the Swarovski website and is…

#8CantWait Won’t Change the Police, Says Human Rights Watch

#8CantWait Won’t Change the Police, Says Human Rights Watch

As cities are making big pledges for police reform, the viral #8CantWait campaign has become city officials’ go-to atonement manual. When Campaign Zero launched it on June 3rd, they initially made the striking claim that the proposed set of eight policies could reduce police killings by 72 per cent, by,…

Gin Bottles Containing Hand Sanitiser Sold to Public In Coronavirus Mix-Up

Gin Bottles Containing Hand Sanitiser Sold to Public In Coronavirus Mix-Up

A gin distillery in Australia has issued a recall after it accidentally shipped gin bottles containing hand sanitizer, according to the Apollo Bay Distillery outside Melbourne. The gin distillery had previously converted some of its facility to hand sanitiser production to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

WWDC’s Biggest Surprise Might Be an ARM-Based MacBook

WWDC’s Biggest Surprise Might Be an ARM-Based MacBook

The question was never if but when, and while some thought it might not happen for another couple years, based on a new report, it appears Apple could announce the first Mac computer powered by an ARM-based chip at WWDC 20 later this month.

This AI Image-Style Tool Is A Fun Way To Play With Your Car Pics

This AI Image-Style Tool Is A Fun Way To Play With Your Car Pics

Artificial intelligence is useful for many things: Spying on us, giving Elon Musk nightmares, and making pretend soldiers and monsters in video games try to kill you. But can it help you waste time with pictures of your cars? I’m happy to answer that, yes, friends, it can. With something…

Cyberattack Halts Aussie Production of Beer and Milk

Cyberattack Halts Aussie Production of Beer and Milk

Lion, a major beer and beverages company operating in Australia, was hit by hackers on Tuesday morning, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The Japanese subsidiary behind major beer brands in Australia, such as XXXX, James Squire, Hahn and Little Creatures, has been hit by a cyberattack that has left its…

Honda Seems To Be The Victim Of A Ransomware Attack

Honda Seems To Be The Victim Of A Ransomware Attack

We have received several reports from Honda employees that the entire Honda network is down, and seems to have been compromised by a ransomware attack. The attack happened yesterday, June 7, and is impacting Honda’s overall business operations globally, in what seems to be both business and manufacturing arenas. Honda…

Updates From Godzilla vs. Kong, Creepshow, and More

Updates From Godzilla vs. Kong, Creepshow, and More

Marvel’s Disney+ shows could resume filming next month. When Pandora returns, Charisma Carpenter is becoming a series regular. As all superhero media villains must these days, Stargirl’s Neil Jackson compares his goals to Thanos’. Plus, what’s to come on Snowpiercer, and the We Bare Bears movie gets a new release…

Pollution Is Racial Violence

Pollution Is Racial Violence

Today, Black families in the U.S. are most likely to live surrounded by toxic air pollutants extractive industries discharge into their backyards. Black people face a more immediate threat whenever they leave their homes: the police. To disconnect the two is irresponsible. Polluting industries don’t wind up in Black communities…

8 Classic Sci-Fi Books That Offer a Short but Provocative Read

8 Classic Sci-Fi Books That Offer a Short but Provocative Read

We’re still in the middle of a pandemic and trying to stay socially distant, so it’s a great opportunity to spend time with a classic novel. That doesn’t mean you have to plow through War and Peace to feel like you’re getting some culture. Here are some famous (and lesser-known)…

11 Apple Watch Apps You Need to Install ASAP

11 Apple Watch Apps You Need to Install ASAP

If you’ve finally splurged on a brand new Apple Watch (or been the lucky recipient of a very nice gift), you’re probably wondering: Now what? The Apple Watch comes with plenty of great built-in features, but you should hit the watch’s App Store to find third-party options that can make…

Comics Publishers Are Promising Change, but Does That Include From Within?

Comics Publishers Are Promising Change, but Does That Include From Within?

The protests that emerged against systemic racism and police brutality following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis show no sign of slowing down, leading to a moment for people and companies to reflect on the ways they contribute to that system. That includes comic book publishers. Many are…

Logitech’s iPad Keyboard Is the Magic Keyboard for Everyone Else

Logitech’s iPad Keyboard Is the Magic Keyboard for Everyone Else

Apple’s 10.2-inch base-model iPad is a great deal. For $529, you get a speedy, solid tablet perfect for streaming TV, reading ebooks, and surfing the internet. But one little difference I didn’t think much about when Apple refreshed its cheapest iPad last year is the addition of the Smart Connector,…

Repeating Cosmic Radio Burst Follows Bizarre 157-Day Cycle

Repeating Cosmic Radio Burst Follows Bizarre 157-Day Cycle

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, have transfixed astronomers for over a decade, but their origin remains unclear. A newly concluded survey identifies an unexpected and unusually long 157-day cycle for a known repeating FRB, in a discovery that’s redefining what we know about these mysterious intergalactic pulses.