Human Fossils Shouldn’t Just Belong to Whoever Digs Them Up

Human Fossils Shouldn’t Just Belong to Whoever Digs Them Up

All humans alive today can claim a common ancestral link to some hominin. Hominins include modern humans, extinct human species, and all our immediate ancestors. Recent discoveries of hominin remains, including the skull of a Homo erectus in South Africa, have generated high levels of interest from the public and…

Electric Truck Startup Founder Is Mad Online And Wants A Reporter Fired

Electric Truck Startup Founder Is Mad Online And Wants A Reporter Fired

Today, a story about Nikola, a startup that is valued in the billions despite having no revenue, appeared on Bloomberg, headlined “Nikola Founder Exaggerated the Capability of His Debut Truck.” Within about an hour, Nikola’s founder was rage-tweeting, calling for the author of the story to be fired and promising…

Was That So Hard, Zoom?

Was That So Hard, Zoom?

Video chat service Zoom will finally add end-to-end encryption to calls placed by users on the free version of its service, weeks after announcing it would only be available to premium users who shelled out for the privilege.

This Metabolism Breathalyser Helped Me Shed a Few Pounds in Quarantine

This Metabolism Breathalyser Helped Me Shed a Few Pounds in Quarantine

If you think counting calories is tedious, I guarantee you counting macronutrients, or “macros,” is a bazillion times worse. It’s a painstaking process, and even the best food-logging apps often come up short. I have shaken a fist at the sky many times, pleading for an unnamed benevolent entity to…

Jaws at 45: The Scenes, the Sounds, the Shark

Jaws at 45: The Scenes, the Sounds, the Shark

Going in the water hasn’t been comfortable for 45 years. That’s how long it’s been since director Steven Spielberg first released his film Jaws and subsequently changed everything. The blockbuster season was born. A new wunderkind director emerged. A little-known composer instantly became a legend. And audiences everywhere have been…

Major Mac Changes and App Store Drama: What We Expect at Apple’s WWDC 2020

Major Mac Changes and App Store Drama: What We Expect at Apple’s WWDC 2020

Next Monday, Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where, as usual, the company will reveal the features coming to iPhones, Macs, and more this spring. But things are a little weird this year due to [gestures at everything]. Instead of showing off demos to excited developers in…

Doom Patrol’s New Season 2 Trailer Is a Dark Disco Extravaganza

Doom Patrol’s New Season 2 Trailer Is a Dark Disco Extravaganza

Before throwing wildly extravagant parties for their friends — all of whom were social outcasts in need of a compassionate community. Danny might not be at their full power just quite yet, but in the latest trailer for Doom Patrol’s second season, the party’s not over.

Report: Ford Might Drop The Edge

Report: Ford Might Drop The Edge

I’m going to rank this rumour as a four or five out of ten on the believability scale, based on the swiftness and lack of equivocation in a statement Ford sent over. Ninety-nine times out of 100, automakers say they can’t comment on future product when you ask. Except when…

Is Time Travel Possible for Humans?

Is Time Travel Possible for Humans?

In books and movies, our favourite characters can use “time-turners” and treehouses to travel through time. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy for people in real life. Let’s look at why. First, there are two types of “time travel”: going back in time, and going forward in time. Travelling to the…

Lime Scooters Breached Australian Consumer Law Over Safety Issues

Lime Scooters Breached Australian Consumer Law Over Safety Issues

The safety of Lime Scooters has been called into question by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The consumer watchdog went after the e-scooter company over safety misrepresentations that left some riders injured. Lime Scooters safety The ACCC said on Wednesday that Lime Network Pty Ltd (Lime) failed to…

Should Bosses Be Able To Spy On Workers, Even When They Work From Home?

Should Bosses Be Able To Spy On Workers, Even When They Work From Home?

Anyone familiar with George Orwell’s novel 1984 will relate to the menace of Big Brother watching their every keystroke and mouse click. For a growing share of the workforce that dystopian reality arrived while most of us were hunkering down in our “bubbles”. With employees working from home during the…

Warner Bros. Is Doing Its Own Virtual Con This August

Warner Bros. Is Doing Its Own Virtual Con This August

Warner Bros. has long been one of the staples at San Diego Comic-Con, getting fans psyched about new DC films, CW shows, and, two years ago, an entire streaming platform. This year, the novel coronavirus pandemic has pushed Comic-Con online, but it may not have its usual DC presence. Warner…

In This Star Wars: Shadow Fall Excerpt, Wyl Lark Recalls a Costly Victory

In This Star Wars: Shadow Fall Excerpt, Wyl Lark Recalls a Costly Victory

The daring adventures of our loveably traumatised pilot heroes in Alphabet Squadron are continuing this month with the release of Shadow Fall, the second in Alexander Freed’s planned trilogy of tales giving us starfighter action in the early days of the New Republic. But our latest look inside the novel…

SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband Service Might Be Too Slow for the FCC

SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband Service Might Be Too Slow for the FCC

Based on requirements and procedures detailed in a Federal Communications Commission report published last week, SpaceX might not have good enough broadband service to qualify for phase one of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction in October. In fact, the FCC thinks it’s unlikely that any low-Earth orbit satellite company…

How to Pick the Right Power Supply for Your Next PC

How to Pick the Right Power Supply for Your Next PC

Figuring out how much power you need to keep all your components fed and happy is usually the last part of building your own PC. It can also be the most confusing. Every component takes a different amount of power, and the bigger and faster your PC, the more power…

Dr. Fauci Made the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse by Lying About Masks

Dr. Fauci Made the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse by Lying About Masks

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been hailed as a hero during the coronavirus pandemic, delivering thoughtful health advice while most members of the Trump regime have spread misinformation about covid-19. But there’s one area where Fauci let America down, hindering the public health response and giving the U.S. both the highest…

Researchers Have Created a Tool That Can Perfectly Depixelate Faces

Researchers Have Created a Tool That Can Perfectly Depixelate Faces

There are now more reasons than ever to hide faces and protect the privacy of people and bystanders in photos and videos being shared to social media. But some approaches are more effective than others, as researchers from Duke University have demonstrated with a new tool that can perfectly reveal…

BP Worries a Green Coronavirus Recovery Could Kill Its Business

BP Worries a Green Coronavirus Recovery Could Kill Its Business

Oil giants are coming to terms with their impending doom. That’s especially true these days for BP, the London-based multinational fossil fuel corporation most notorious for causing the coronavirus pandemic and its long-term projected impact on global oil prices.

Scientists Warn That Covid-19 Could Cause Diabetes

Scientists Warn That Covid-19 Could Cause Diabetes

There may be a double whammy when it comes to the covid-19 pandemic and diabetes. Scientists are warning that people with pre-existing diabetes have a higher risk of developing serious complications from the viral illness, while the infection may also raise people’s risk of developing a new case of diabetes….

UK Exports Two New Coronavirus Cases to Covid-Free New Zealand

UK Exports Two New Coronavirus Cases to Covid-Free New Zealand

New Zealand has identified two new cases of coronavirus after going 24 days without a single active case, according to an announcement by New Zealand health officials on Tuesday. The two cases have been identified as two women from the UK who were granted exemptions to travel within New Zealand…