The Clean Energy Transition Is Becoming a Tidal Wave

The Clean Energy Transition Is Becoming a Tidal Wave

This year, covid-19 lockdowns prompted a precipitous crash in fuel demand which tanked the the fossil fuel market. Oil companies have said it’s quite possibly never going to recover. But it’s a different story for renewable energy industry, which is thriving.

Spotify’s Latest Acquisition Is All About Your Data

Spotify’s Latest Acquisition Is All About Your Data

Another day, another Spotify acquisition. This time, it’s podcast advertising platform Megaphone, which the music streaming giant announced it was buying earlier today, in an attempt to beef up its advertising chops as it expands its roster of podcast programming.

How to Watch Apple’s Mac Event Today

How to Watch Apple’s Mac Event Today

Today brings yet another Apple event. Yes, it’s separate from the other two events that already happened. No, Apple hasn’t yet unveiled the products that will be covered during this week’s Apple affair. Today’s event is likely all about Macs.

Wallabies Are On The Loose In Britain, We’ve Mapped 95 Sightings

Wallabies Are On The Loose In Britain, We’ve Mapped 95 Sightings

When you think of kangaroos and wallabies, you probably don’t think of the temperate climate, unsettled weather and agricultural lands of England. Yet on such pastures, the red-necked wallaby has found a home. Red-necked wallabies have been present in Britain for more than a century, originally being imported for zoos…

Prove You’re Not a Replicant With This Rad Blade Runner Unicorn

Prove You’re Not a Replicant With This Rad Blade Runner Unicorn

When you think about Blade Runner, you think about the unicorn. Even though the film is filled with famous iconography — from spinners and skylines to Harrison Ford himself — somehow it’s that origami unicorn that stands out as the most important. Maybe it’s because while those other things set…

Joe Biden Announces Covid Advisory Board, Pandemic Blueprint to Clean Up This Mess

Joe Biden Announces Covid Advisory Board, Pandemic Blueprint to Clean Up This Mess

Just hours after good news of a promising vaccine rolled in, the Biden-Harris trasition team today announced appointees to its covid-19 advisory board. According to the Washington Post, at least two of the advisory board co-chairs, former FDA Commissioner David Kessler and Obama-era Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, have been briefing…

New Black Widow Details Reveal Natasha’s Ties to Her Past

New Black Widow Details Reveal Natasha’s Ties to Her Past

James Gunn got that new Xbox (oh, and he’s filming Peacemaker soon). Jurassic World: Dominion has finally finished filming. Mark Strong hypes up Cruella’s lavishness. Leslye Headland discusses the year she’s spent prepping her new Star Wars show. Plus, a tiny new look at Monster Hunter, and…gay vampires? Spoilers now!

Freaky Is Fun, But Familiar

Freaky Is Fun, But Familiar

Body-swap horror comedy Freaky is the perfect distraction from the real-life horror show known as 2020. The film is clever, funny, gross, all the things you could want in a piece of entertainment: it’s also a tad disposable and obvious.

NASA Chief Says He Will Step Down When Biden Takes Office

NASA Chief Says He Will Step Down When Biden Takes Office

Jim Bridenstine will reportedly step down soon from his top role at NASA, saying he would be a poor fit for the job under a Biden administration. Appointed by the outgoing, impeached President Donald Trump, the Republican former congressman ended up being actually competent as leader of NASA, despite his…

This Tongue-Like Robot Gripper Can Slurp Its Way Into Tight Spaces

This Tongue-Like Robot Gripper Can Slurp Its Way Into Tight Spaces

In another example of unsettling biomimicry, engineering researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney were inspired by an elephant’s trunk and designed what looks more like a robotic tongue that can firmly grasp objects by wrapping around them like a snake.

How Excited Should You Be About the Pfizer Vaccine News?

How Excited Should You Be About the Pfizer Vaccine News?

On Monday, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that its experimental vaccine against the coronavirus that causes covid-19 was shown to be highly effective in an early analysis of its ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial. The data underlying these results has yet to be verified by outside scientists and is preliminary, however,…

Dissecting The SSC Tuatara Record Run With Math And Science

Dissecting The SSC Tuatara Record Run With Math And Science

I have refused to subject my brain to the complexities of maths and science since I finished my last core requirement for my liberal arts degree, but 2020 keeps forcing me to acknowledge the existence of both. Today, looking at the SSC Tuatara record run in order to understand if…

Why, Yes, I Would Like to Own This Actually Pocket-Sized PC

Why, Yes, I Would Like to Own This Actually Pocket-Sized PC

Mini PCs are not a new thing. Companies like Lenovo, HP, and Dell have been making pint-sized rigs for a long time, which are great for simple tasks like writing the 10-page bibliography to your masters thesis at 2 a.m. in the college library. (I know from experience.) There are…

Updates From The Green Knight, Stargirl, and More

Updates From The Green Knight, Stargirl, and More

Jonathan Groff and Kristen Bell are getting fantastical for a strange new musical. Anya Taylor-Joy teases The Northman. Loki might already have a second season renewal. Plus, Supernatural’s endgame continues, Stargirl casts a familiar genie, and what’s next on Star Trek: Discovery. Spoilers, away!