Olympics 2021

Inverse explores the science behind the Tokyo Summer Olympics, from the physics of your favorite sport to the psychology of an Olympics with no fans.

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The Inverse Interview

Henry Golding channels his main character energy

“I’m always the outsider,” the Snake Eyes star says.

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The Inverse Interview

Genre-defying indie Neon White is a “horny” love letter to Fire Emblem

“My favorite component of any game is the characters, the funny stuff, the weird stuff.”

Accessibility Review

Zelda: Skyward Sword HD misses a huge opportunity to correct the original

Inverse accessibility review score: 5/10

First Impressions

Pokémon Unite brings the series to a new genre

Gaming

NEO: The World Ends With You is 2021’s most stylish video game

Inverse score: 8/10

Gaming

NEO: TWEWY producer Tetsuya Nomura reveals a surprising character face-swap

Someone got a grown-up glow-up.

The Video Games Issue 2021

How an online improv group became the MST3K of video games

Yes, and...

The Hotfix

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is the Snyder Cut of video games — for all the wrong reasons

Sony needs to stop misusing the term "Director's Cut.”

Video Games Issue 2021

FF7 Remake director reveals how he fought for Cloud’s “cool dance moves”

Nailed it.

Video Games Issue 2021

'Valorant' gun buddies: Mining the hidden depths of this clever collectible

The gun buddies in 'Valorant' are an overlooked detail that actually say a lot about who you are as a player. This is how they're made.

The Video Games Issue 2021

Welcome to the next level

A letter from the editor.

The Hotfix

Why the most troubling trend in video games might actually be a good thing

More acquisitions are on the way.

Gaming

Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is the cult series’ Yakuza 0 moment

No objections here.

Conquered

Avengers 5 theory introduces a heroic Kang variant

Not every Kang variant is a bad guy.

The Loki Season 1 finale didn’t just bring Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time — it also set up the arrival of multiple Kangs.

Indeed, not only does Kang have just as many variants scattered throughout the multiverse as everyone else in the MCU, but most of them also want to spread their dominion over every reality. That makes Kang an antagonist far more formidable and powerful than even Thanos himself.

But just because most of the Kang variants seek multiversal domination doesn’t mean they all do. In fact, it’s possible that Marvel could introduce a version of Kang who, unlike his alternate selves, decides to be a hero.

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Leg Day Observer

Olympic weightlifting 2021: How to become a fan, before it’s too late

The Tokyo Games may be the Olympics’ last waltz with the barbell. Here’s how to watch it.

Reel Science

Netflix's most inspiring new sci-fi show reveals a controversial real-life debate

Sweet Tooth imagines a world of human-animal hybrids. The real-life equivalent is way more complicated.

Fingers crossed

Starliner: Why a SpaceX rival could finally free NASA from Russian dependence

A software malfunction prevented the Boeing Starliner from docking with the ISS in 2020. NASA and Boeing both hope their second shot at a rendezvous fairs better.

Variant

Delta variant: 8 things vaccinated people should know about breakthrough Covid-19

What to understand about this new phase.

Lil Planet

Did Lil Uzi Vert buy a planet? It's complicated

Space law experts weigh in.

Innovation

Tesla Cybertruck release date: Elon Musk reveals a disappointing update

Tesla's all-electric pickup truck is set to complete the firm's plan to bring electric vehicles to the mass market.

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Is Jeff Bezos an astronaut? Expert reveals a new term for space tourism

As space tourism enters a new phase, the question re-emerges of who actually counts as an astronaut.

Feature

Who can be an astronaut? Accessible spaceships may be the future

The ESA hopes that accessibility will spark innovation.

Chill Out

How do you cool down an overheated dog? 7 questions to ask during a heatwave

Hot pooch summer.

This week in science

Physics of solar storms and more: Understand the world in 8 images

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These 7 worlds could have life beyond Earth

Whether in or beyond our solar system, these are places we might look to find life — like Earth’s or otherwise.

Bendy

Bonkers black hole discovery proves Einstein theory right 106 years later

The massive gravity of a black hole actually bent X-ray echoes from around its back.

No touching!

How do you keep a giant telescope clean?

Inverse Daily

A wild black hole discovery has been made

Plus: eight new scientific images that shine a light into the darkness.

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Transport
Innovation

Tesla Cybertruck release date: Elon Musk reveals a disappointing update

Tesla's all-electric pickup truck is set to complete the firm's plan to bring electric vehicles to the mass market.

baby you a song

WATCH: Hands-free driving is coming to GMC's pickups — even when towing

It's not self-driving, but it's about as close as you can get.

car reviews

The GMC Canyon AT4 delivers in one very crucial area: Watch

The off-road truck looks even better on-road.

Inverse Codex

Rivian R1T and R1S release date, price, specs, range, and towing for the exciting Tesla rival

The Amazon- and Ford-funded EV startup has the most anticipated new EVs this side of the Cybertruck (and the Ford F-150 Lightning)

Innovation

Tesla: Elon Musk says he will break with a 200-year-old tradition in future electric cars

Tesla is moving away from using a tried and tested battery chemistry in its vehicles, and it shows how the landscape is changing.

Car Reviews

2021 Polestar 1 review: A stunner that will appeal to your inner geek

Old and new combine in perfect Swedish harmony for an ultra-rare luxury treat

car reviews

2021 Cadillac CT5 review: “I still love the Caddy.”

Is it the Cadillac of Cadillacs?

EVVVVVV

Kia EV6 release date, price, specs, and more for the futuristic EV

The new Korean EV looks like a 300-mile electric spaceship for the road.

whirrrrrr

The Kia EV6 is an electric spaceship for the road — Look

It looks like something out of a sci-fi flick

Codex

Lucid Air release date, price, specs, stock for the exciting Tesla rival

The upstart Lucid has a new luxury EV coming that could be the greatest Tesla competitor of them all

Electric dreams

Behold! The BMW CE 04 is the coolest electric motorcycle ever

Vroom vroom

glamping

Video: Rivian’s R1T electric pickup has a feature foodies will love

You need to see this thing to believe it!

Science

Check, Please!

An Inverse series that uses biology, chemistry, and physics to debunk the biggest food myths and assumptions.