Where You Can Buy An Affordable Laptop for Under $700

Where You Can Buy An Affordable Laptop for Under $700

If you’re a student who has suddenly found themselves attending classes remotely, or a person stuck working from home for a company reluctant to provide equipment, it goes without saying that you’ll need a reliable computer. Whether you need a new laptop or just need something to do some quick…

Scientists Propose New Way of Ordering the Periodic Table

Scientists Propose New Way of Ordering the Periodic Table

The periodic table of the elements, principally created by the Russian chemist, Dmitry Mendeleev (1834-1907), celebrated its 150th anniversary last year. It would be hard to overstate its importance as an organising principle in chemistry – all budding chemists become familiar with it from the earliest stages of their education….

Service NSW’s Mandatory COVID Check-In App Isn’t Working

Service NSW’s Mandatory COVID Check-In App Isn’t Working

People trying to use the Service NSW mobile application are having problems logging in, leaving them unable to check in or out of venues or show their digital drivers license. On Thursday afternoon, NSW residents took to social media to complain that they were having issues using the state government’s…

Researchers Have Found A Way To Convert CO2 Into Jet Fuel

Researchers Have Found A Way To Convert CO2 Into Jet Fuel

Have you ever been out jogging in cold weather, (ha ha ha, no) watching your moist, hot exhales condense into clouds of alabaster steam and thought to yourself, hey, why can’t we run aeroplanes on this shit? Well, good news! A bunch of scientists must be listening to your brainwaves…

Updates From Star Trek: Picard, Indiana Jones 5, and More

Updates From Star Trek: Picard, Indiana Jones 5, and More

Noma Dumezweni is joining Disney’s Little Mermaid remake. Martin Donovan’s not sure how those Pym particles he swiped in Ant-Man could be involved with Quantumania. Plus, a new look at Javicia Leslie’s Batwoman, and new Are You Afraid of the Dark? To me, my spoilers!

Transformers Just Shook Up Its Lore in a Wild Way

Transformers Just Shook Up Its Lore in a Wild Way

Transformers is a franchise that from the get-go has almost been ceaselessly fascinated with its past. The long shadow of the fabled “G1” era — from its design sensibilities to its origin deep-dives — has cast a long shadow over so much of what has come since, including Netflix’s latest…

Amazon Buys Planes From U.S. Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

Amazon Buys Planes From U.S. Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer. It’s the first time Amazon has purchased planes outright rather than just lease them and comes as the airline industry struggles from a…

Trump Admin Clears the Way for Bird Slaughter

Trump Admin Clears the Way for Bird Slaughter

The Trump administration just finalised yet another example of last-minute despicable, deregulatory rule changes. On Tuesday, the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service gutted one of the oldest conservation laws on the federal books: protections for migratory birds.

Updates From The Eternals, Star Trek: Discovery and The Suicide Squad

Updates From The Eternals, Star Trek: Discovery and The Suicide Squad

Tiffany Haddish is boarding MGM’s adapatation of Landscape With Invisible Hand. Sarah Shahi is doing some very interesting DC Comics research. To the surprise of no-one, The Suicide Squad will be R-Rated. Plus, what’s to come on the Star Trek: Discovery season finale, and Netflix is already working on a…

FBI Warns U.S. Schools to Buckle Up for More Cyberattacks

FBI Warns U.S. Schools to Buckle Up for More Cyberattacks

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently warned that ransomware attacks on K-12 entities had risen dramatically during the 2nd half of 2020 and that these and other cyberattacks are likely to continue over the next year. This makes a lot of sense, given that —…

Dungeons and Dragons and Novels: Revisiting The Legend of Huma

Dungeons and Dragons and Novels: Revisiting The Legend of Huma

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman’s original Dragonlance novels aren’t just considered some of the finest Dungeons & Dragons books ever written, but are some of the most beloved fantasy stories of all time. Richard A. Knaak’s The Legend of Huma is also a Dragonlance novel, but the similarities stop there.

FDA Shoots Down Plan to Extend Vaccine Supply With Alternate Dosing

FDA Shoots Down Plan to Extend Vaccine Supply With Alternate Dosing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears to have rejected any alternative strategy for the distribution of covid-19 vaccines — for now, at least. In a statement released Tuesday, FDA chief Stephen Hahn called the possibility of any dosing or scheduling changes “premature” and not supported by the current evidence….

Grasslands May Soon Produce More Greenhouse Gases Than They Sequester

Grasslands May Soon Produce More Greenhouse Gases Than They Sequester

The world’s grasslands are an essential carbon sink, and may even be more efficient at capturing atmospheric carbon than trees. But thanks to animal agriculture and fertiliser use, they’re now producing as much greenhouse gas pollution as they sequester, according to a new study published in Nature Communications on Tuesday.

Apple, This Isn’t What I Meant When I Said Fitness+ Needs Goals

Apple, This Isn’t What I Meant When I Said Fitness+ Needs Goals

When Fitness+ dropped a few weeks ago, we were pretty impressed by the launch, but the service isn’t perfect. One of our gripes was that you could only filter workouts by music, length, and trainer — those of us hoping to browse by goal (i.e., run a 5K, working your…

Big Rumours About Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who Future

Big Rumours About Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who Future

Another gaming favourite could be coming to the Mortal Kombat movie. Even more Eternals merch leaks give us our best look yet at Ikaris. Get an up-close look at Singular Point’s chonky new Godzilla. Plus, what’s to come in the Star Trek: Discovery season finale. To me, my spoilers!