Duncan Is An Unflinching Portrait of a Pizzagater

Duncan Is An Unflinching Portrait of a Pizzagater

In 2016, a heavily armed North Carolina man barged into a Washington, DC-area pizza joint, intending to investigate a baseless conspiracy theory that it was secretly torturing children in a basement it didn’t actually have. Shots were fired and panic ensued, but no one was physically harmed. Improbably, those real-life…

What to Know About Covid-19 and Frozen Foods

What to Know About Covid-19 and Frozen Foods

Scientists are seriously investigating the possibility that refrigerated and frozen meat could be contaminated with the coronavirus that causes covid-19. Officials in New Zealand and China have even speculated that imported frozen foods could be behind recent local cases, but, for now, there’s no good evidence that anyone has been…

Dammit, Two Hurricanes

Dammit, Two Hurricanes

A tropical depression and tropical storm are currently blowing through the Atlantic. They are creating the potential for one hell of a rare event by Tuesday: two storms in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. Not only would this be historic weather-wise; it would stretch disaster response resources…

Cessnock Life Is a Simulator Not Afraid to Offend

Cessnock Life Is a Simulator Not Afraid to Offend

Sometimes the best games played are also the most simple. That’s why The Oregon Trail continues to live on in some form nearly 50 years after it was first released. It also partly inspired this new simulator about life in Australia’s Cessnock, in the NSW Hunter Valley. Cessnock.Life is a…

These Are The Best Movie Trailers of All Time

These Are The Best Movie Trailers of All Time

There’s nothing quite like a great movie trailer (or a bad one for that matter). It can get you amped up for a film you’re excited to see or pique your interest in something you’d normally never give the time of day to.

At Least I Can Get Pot Delivered

At Least I Can Get Pot Delivered

Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and…

Is Your Browser a Good Enough Password Manager?

Is Your Browser a Good Enough Password Manager?

Web browsers were once used simply for browsing the web. But now they can perform all kinds of tricks, including managing passwords. With new features like password suggestions and data breach warnings being added all the time, are these built-in password managers ready to take on the dedicated third-party tools?…

The Tasmanian Tiger was Hunted to Extinction as a ‘Large Predator’

The Tasmanian Tiger was Hunted to Extinction as a ‘Large Predator’

Until it was hunted to extinction, the thylacine – also known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf – was the world’s largest marsupial predator. However, our new research shows it was in fact only about half as large as previously thought. So perhaps it wasn’t such a big bad…

Facebook is Getting Rid of Some QAnon, Antifa and Militia Groups

Facebook is Getting Rid of Some QAnon, Antifa and Militia Groups

After weeks of intensified pressure on Facebook, the social media giant said it’s finally taking action against QAnon, Antifa and other militia groups on its platform. The company said it’s removing nearly 900 QAnon and 1500 militia organisations (including Antifa) Facebook groups, pages and Instagram accounts, and placed restrictions on…