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Star Wars Celebration

Ian McDiarmid just settled a classic Star Wars debate

The Emperor Palpatine actor talked about Mace Windu, the opera house scene, and more at Star Wars Celebration.

Star Wars Celebration 2022

Mandalorian Season 3 trailer breakdown: Bo-Katan, Salacious B. Crumb, and more

Lucasfilm just revealed what to expect from Mandalorian Season 3.

Star Wars Celebration 2022

Andor trailer reveals big changes to the Star Wars universe

Lucasfilm finally unveiled new details about the highly anticipated Rogue One spinoff.

Streaming 101

Obi-Wan Kenobi release date, time, plot, cast, and trailer for the Star Wars prequel spinoff

Ewan McGregor reprises his Forceful role in this new Star Wars spinoff

Rebel With A Cause

Andor could change Star Wars TV in one surprising way

The Rogue One prequel will carve out its own path in the Star Wars universe.

Force Rant

45 years ago, George Lucas peaked with the least Star Wars-esque movie ever

The best Star Wars movie happened in 1977. We'll never get over it.

Hello there

The one underrated Star Wars movie you need to watch before Obi-Wan Kenobi

If you’re already rewatched the prequels, here’s one unexpected film worth revisiting.

Blast!

Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer reveals Obi-Wan's new weapon and an Uncle Owen twist

The man himself distances himself, and an unassuming character steps up.

Inverse Codex

Everything you need to know about the Obi-wan’s arrival in Fortnite

This is the skin you are looking for.

Lost Legends

The Acolyte timeline hints at how it could change Sith history

What’s Star Wars without the wars?

The Inverse Interview

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' director Deborah Chow talks Leia, Legends, and recasting Star Wars icons

The director speaks on the story that has consumed her life for the past three years and reveals what fans should watch to prepare.

Hello There

Obi-Wan leak reveals the shocking return of a beloved Star Wars character

Obi-Wan’s legendary cast continues to grow.

Han on Defense

Lucasfilm won't recast any more Star Wars characters. Here's why that's a problem.

Is Alden Ehrenreich the Ewan McGregor of our time?

Rebel With a Cause

Andor will bring the best part of Rogue One back to Star Wars

Andor will return to Rogue One’s ground-level storytelling.

Snip Snip

Ahsoka will be different from The Mandalorian in one important way

Ahsoka won’t be like Lucasfilm’s other Disney+ originals.

Aggressive Negotiations

20 years ago, the most underrated Star Wars movie changed canon forever

Episode II changed Star Wars more than any other film.

Wheez the juice

The oral history of Encino Man, Brendan Fraser’s caveman cult classic

“I don’t think anybody thought it would be successful.”

Open World 🎮
Gaming

Nintendo Switch OLED made me fall back in love with handheld gaming

The Switch’s final form has reignited my love for portable play.

Inverse Game Reviews

Salt and Sacrifice is a grotesquely gorgeous RPG held back by clunky design

Inverse score: 6/10

Gaming

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge was made for the "real deep turtle fans," devs reveal

Half shell, all heart.

Gaming

How disabled 'Elden Ring' players conquered the Lands Between

'Elden Ring's vast freedom of customization and exploration makes this title more approachable for disabled players than previous FromSoftware fare.

Game Guides

'Call of Duty Warzone' best guns: All 127 ranked for Season 3 Operation Monarch

How has the 'Vanguard' integration shaken up the 'Warzone' meta? We've ranked every single gun to separate the best from the rest.

The Rules of Time Travel

5 video games that changed time travel forever

The ultimate power fantasy.

Gaming

How an underrated Final Fantasy game inspired 2022's quirkiest indie

Nothing ever goes wrong here.

Gaming

A brief history of video game poop

A trail of turds from Earthbound to Death Stranding.

Lego No

Skywalker Saga made one of Star Wars' worst characters even more awful

“What a great day to make money, huh?”

The Rules of Time Travel

6 years later, the most underrated time travel game deserves a sequel

Time is Power.

Stolen Valor

Game devs aren't getting proper credit for their work — here's how to fix it

“Special Thanks” is sometimes an empty gesture.

Inverse Game Reviews

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a captivating prequel with too much busywork

Inverse Score: 7/10

The Rules of Time Travel

13 years later, the most cerebral time-travel game ever made still holds up

A deadly mind game.

Card Story

8 essential co-op games you need to play ASAP

Better with a friend.

Card Story

These are the 10 best-reviewed games of 2022 (so far)

Elden Ring and 9 more of Metacritic’s top scorers.

Gaming

Esports’ most notorious CEO is finally facing an overdue reckoning

Esports problems.

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Mind + Body
Don't Panic

Monkeypox is spreading around the world — here's why you shouldn't panic

An unusually high number of cases have been found in places where the virus isn't endemic.

Mind and Body

How often should you poop? Why holding it in can lead to “significant gastrointestinal problems”

Everyone is different, but it’s important to know your own body’s “transit time.”

Opinion

Antibiotics can hurt your gut microbiome, leading to a deadly fungal infection — study

One of the risk factors for getting invasive candidiasis is antibiotics.

Science

Melting permafrost could expose millions to invisible cancer-causing gas

Inside the race against radon.

Mind and Body

4 brain hacks to help you overcome ADHD and other attention problems

Behavioral strategies, along with medication when necessary, can help people improve their focus and ease of functioning in daily life.

Mind and Body

What to expect if you’re expecting to go off birth control

Some women may also experience changes to their periods, skin, or mood.

Sunday Scaries

New ADHD research reveals clues to “maladaptive daydreaming” condition

“ADHD-like symptoms can result from MD, but they are not one and the same.”

#relatable

Appearing stressed out could have one paradoxical effect on others

It turns out, humans are quite good at recognizing when someone is feeling stressed.

Sweat it out

Most-effective core exercises: Why traditional sit-ups may not be best for your routine

Plank it.

Toxic Truth

Pollution is responsible for one in six deaths each year — and it’s getting worse

It's a sobering finding, but scientists hope it will serve as a wake-up call.

Disease Detectives

Mysterious hepatitis outbreaks in children are confounding doctors — here's why the cause is still unclear

More than two dozen children have needed liver transplants globally, including 15 children in the United States alone.

Changes

First-of-its-kind study reveals transgender children are extremely unlikely to retransition

And if they do transition to another identity later, chances are it’s not cis.

At Odds

Fertility clinics turn women away over their weight — new research undermines that practice

Research shows losing weight does not increase the odds of getting pregnant.

Parklife

Study: Being close to nature reduces the risk of stroke

Air pollution, unsurprisingly, increases it.

Opinion

Why knowing when Alzheimer’s starts could lead to new treatments

The “switch on” moment happens up to 25 years before any symptoms are displayed.

Mind and Body

One simple activity could ease your lower back pain

Reach for the sky.

Star Wars Celebration

Ian McDiarmid just settled a classic Star Wars debate

The Emperor Palpatine actor talked about Mace Windu, the opera house scene, and more at Star Wars Celebration.

For all the debate and controversy around the Star Wars prequels, there’s one thing everyone agrees on: Emperor Palpatine rules. That’s mostly thanks to the performance of Ian McDiarmid, and on May 26, the Scottish actor took the stage at Star Wars Celebration to answer audience questions. In the process, he may have solved a mystery that’s been plaguing fans for over a decade.

Exploring Mars
This week in science

NASA InSight shutting down and more: Understand the world through 9 images

Science

NASA announces the end of its Marsquake-hunting lander

Martian dust is bringing a unique Martian mission to an end.

Science

NASA's ailing Mars lander captures the biggest Marsquake yet

While Insight may soon go offline, Mars decided to give it at least one last show.

Science

China finds recent water flows on Mars, with big implications for alien life

China's Zhurong rover found geologically recent water on Mars, billions of years after it should have been gone.

This week in science

Webb Telescope alignment and more: Understand the world through 7 images

HORIZONS

This radical architecture style could make future cities good for your health

Plus: NASA wants your take on their Mars sample return plans.

Science

Mars scientists discover a puzzling impact crater on the Red Planet

Most craters are circular shape due to material ejecting out in all directions as a result of an impact.

Science

Mars City: Researchers find a way to make buildings with dirt and urine

These so-called “space bricks” can be used to construct building-like structures on Mars.

Gorgeous

Look: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter spots beautiful spacecraft wreck on Mars

It’s a little dusty.

to boldly go

NASA extends 8 missions, including plans to scrutinize a large asteroid that will swing by Earth in 2029

NASA granted eight missions an extension, allowing continued exploration of Mars, asteroids, the Kuiper Belt, and the Moon.

How to Save the Earth

If humans go to Mars, we need an Earth Flag — here’s why

Opinion: We are approaching the point when humans make the leap off Earth and onto other planets. When we get there, how will we represent ourselves?

Science

NASA Mars rover embarks on an ambitious hunt for life in ancient Martian riverbed

NASA's latest Mars rover is now scouting a place where an ancient river and lake met, called Three Forks. The sediments there could carry hints of ancient life.

where u at bonnie tyler?

Behold! NASA’s Mars rover captures a stunning sight in the Martian sky

This is not your average eclipse.

Survey says

NASA might finally probe Uranus — if these scientists get their way

The Decadal Survey calls for missions to Uranus and Enceladus, among a host of other space science priorities.

Science

Perseverance stumbles upon some of its own trash on Mars

The parachute was jettisoned during the landing sequence so the Skycrane could lower the rover down to the surface on its wheels.

Space

Look! NASA takes a stunning view of Mars' "prime meridian"

The wind-carved ridges provide another fascinating sight.

Climate Crisis

Can hummingbirds survive climate change? Scientists say it's complicated

New climate change research could spell bad news for hummingbirds.

Between November and May, Anna’s hummingbirds, a common hummingbird species on the west coast of the US, come out to play in the lowlands of California before migrating to higher altitudes during the summertime. These tiny red-and-green creatures span the entire West Coast from Baja California all the way up to British Columbia.