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HORIZONS

These robots have one special skill that could make human chefs obsolete

Compliments to the automaton.

Never tell me the odds

Star Wars: A robotics expert reveals the The Mandalorian's biggest flaw

These are not the droids you’re looking for… to meet the demands of the modern world.

Science

Watch this robot jump the height of a 10-story building

It could inspire the next generation of extraterrestrial rovers.

Innovation

Scientists just taught a robot to complete this deceptively simple task

A team of researchers successfully programmed a robot to dress a mannequin.

This week in science

NASA rolls out Artemis rocket and more: Understand the world through 7 images

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50 years ago, one sci-fi movie invented a pivotal new genre

One of the first and most impactful sci-fi films to tackle ecological crisis still resonates today.

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You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi movie of 2021 on HBO Max ASAP

It got a bit lost amid more successful and acclaimed movies, but 'Ron's Gone Wrong' deserves a second look.

Science

How pollution-munching nanobots could solve a major societal issue

Our waterways are a step closer to being patrolled by tiny robots.

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You need to watch the most captivating sci-fi brawler on HBO Max ASAP

This sci-fi take on 'Rocky' is silly, but it has a charming heart of gold.

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Perseverance’s first year on Mars and more: Understand the world through 7 images

This week in science

The Webb Telescope’s first snapshot of a star and more: Understand the world through 7 images

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You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi noir on Netflix ASAP

This 2021 movie takes a lot of notes from predecessors, making it a Greatest Hits album of sorts.

Mind and Body

Massive review shows “science” behind most mental-health apps is wildly flawed

Is better-than-nothing good enough?

The Inverse Review

A24's After Yang is the first great sci-fi film of 2022

Elevated by Colin Farrell's aching performance, Kogonada’s second feature is another transcendent marvel of insight.

This week in science

Earth’s second trojan asteroid and more: Understand the world though 7 images

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Everything you need to know about 'Lost In Space Season 3'

Danger, Will Robinson! Here’s everything to know about the final season of the streaming series.

technology
Science

Scientists just laid the cornerstone of our quantum internet future

And the mortar holding it together is teleportation.

Last Call

You need to watch the best war thriller on Netflix before it leaves this week

A tense and thoughtful thriller, this movie explores an ugly subject that’s easier to ignore.

Sophisticated Gamer

DXRacer Craft Series made me a gaming chair believer

This thing’s awesome.

Innovation

Scientists just taught a robot to complete this deceptively simple task

A team of researchers successfully programmed a robot to dress a mannequin.

Innovation

New atomic clocks could herald in a "second quantum revolution"

The next-generation atomic clocks could bring breakthroughs from fundamental physics to navigation.

Innovation

Groundbreaking new measurements confirm one of Einstein's most mind-bending theories

NIST scientists are one step closer to uniting quantum mechanics with gravity.

Reel Science

The most underrated sci-fi action movie on HBO Max reveals a controversial robotics debate

I, Robot may be more relevant now than ever before.

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You need to watch the best sci-fi hacker movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

The computing is hilariously outdated, but the message sure isn’t.

now you see it

A radical new camouflage tech borrows its inspiration from squid relatives

Now you see it, now you don’t.

Entertainment

Alice Eve defends her controversial Star Trek scene: “I’m proud of that”

Alice Eve, who stars in the new sci-fi film Warning, reflects on her much-criticized Star Trek moment.

Eureka!

6 real innovations inspired by science fiction

The Inverse Interview

Would you lend your car to James Bond? 'No Time to Die' supervisor on 007's Aston Martin

Sophisicated Gamer

CLX Horus is the perfect gateway to PC gaming

Building your rig feels like a game.

Crypto-savvy

Bitcoin scams: How to spot and avoid the 5 worst cryptocurrency frauds

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Westworld’s Lisa Joy is breaking the loop with Reminiscence

The sci-fi thriller, in theaters and on HBO Max, marks an extension of Joy’s creative partnership with Thandiwe Newton.

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Science brings some mind-bending James Bond tech to life

This new potential military tech could be hiding in plain sight.

Future cities
HORIZONS

These robots have one special skill that could make human chefs obsolete

Compliments to the automaton.

HORIZONS

9 years later, Elon Musk’s biggest pipe dream may finally come true

Nine years since he first had the idea, Musk may finally try to build a Hyperloop.

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

One solar power tweak could be the future of energy production

They could be the power plant of the future.

Science

How one architect’s radical ideas about nature changed American cities forever

Frederick Law Olmsted would have been 200 years old today — his legacy endures.

Science

Why there's still hope for stopping the worst consequences of climate change

Some transformations are widely regarded as bad, including many of those connected to climate change.

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?

Sustainable Solutions

One everyday action could help combat climate change, UN report reveals

The most surprising solution the report highlights is something billions of humans do every single day.

Science

Evolutionary biologists are finally studying an ecosystem ignored for decades

Plants and animals are evolving in cities around the world.

HORIZONS

This is when we may finally achieve fusion energy — a Holy Grail of clean power

Humanity needs to transition to clean energy. Could fusion hold the answer? This innovative means of generating electricity is essentially the opposite of nuclear fission.

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Toxic Racism

New research reveals disturbing racial disparities in U.S. air pollution

Recent reports reveal how historically marginalized communities experience greater air pollution exposure.

E-Cabs!

Volvo's wireless charging taxis could help bring electric transport to the masses

Charging pads have been embedded in the streets around Volvo’s hometown of Gothenburg to test wireless charging of taxicabs.

Science

How pollution-munching nanobots could solve a major societal issue

Our waterways are a step closer to being patrolled by tiny robots.

Racism in Nature

Scientists confirm 6 links between race and air pollution

A positive trend in decreasing air pollution masks glaring racial disparities.

City Living

Is planting trees good for cities? Why this question misses an essential truth

This is a two-way street.

Musk watch
SpaceTime

10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk

“This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration.”

HORIZONS

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft takes another shot at the International Space Station

Plus: When it comes to vaccines, fat matters.

Game Guides

Elon Musk's Elden Ring build is basic, but surprisingly effective

A surprisingly effective blend of Intelligence and Dexterity.

HORIZONS

9 years later, Elon Musk’s biggest pipe dream may finally come true

Nine years since he first had the idea, Musk may finally try to build a Hyperloop.

Inverse Daily

Elon Musk’s Twitter deal could set SpaceX’s Mars ambitions back — here’s why

Plus: Another study pokes holes in the BMI as a health predictor.

Follow the Money

Elon Musk buying Twitter creates a new type of problem for SpaceX and Tesla

Can the richest man on Earth run three billion-dollar companies at once?

HORIZONS

Physicists are on the brink of unlocking an elusive particle’s secrets

Plus: Elon Musk and his firms make history again.

Innovation

SpaceX Crew-4: Updated launch date, crew, mission goals of historic flight

If all goes according to plan, Jessica Watkins will become the first African-American woman to make a prolonged ISS stay.

Horizons

How a sand-guzzling box could power a future city on the Moon

TerraBox’s solar power technology could solve our energy problems on and off Earth.

Horizons

Tesla Solar Roof: One year on, an owner reveals what it’s really like to live on solar

Elon Musk wants to make your roof your own mini-grid.

Innovation

SpaceX Starlink: New price strategy, speed, order details for the internet service

Starlink could offer high-speed internet to those that need it most.

Innovation

4 days in, Axiom Space's crew makes history for private space flight at ISS

Axiom-1 is the first all-private mission to the International Space Station.

Innovation

SpaceX Mars City: Why, when, and how Elon Musk wants to build his ambitious plan

Musk plans to build a self-sustaining city on Mars.

Starry Night

SpaceX Starship orbital flight: Launch date window and more for Elon Musk's ambitious test

SpaceX plans to send the Starship to orbit.

Innovation

Axiom-1 launch: Date, time, how to watch, and crew for the private space mission

Axiom Space's inaugural voyage will take four paying customers to the ISS on a SpaceX rocket.

Science

SpaceX’s Starship orbital launch date could be as soon as May 2022, Elon Musk reveals

Provided an FAA environmental review wraps up by then.

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Stuck the landing

Boeing’s Starliner lands in the desert — and brings NASA one step closer to a key strategic goal

Starliner’s path to success has been turbulent.

SpaceTime

50 years ago, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. joined forces to ensure astronauts could survive in space

Could this happen today?

HORIZONS

How a genetically-engineered tomato could help solve a global health crisis

Plus: A massive driving headache could soon be a thing of the past.

SpaceTime

10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk

“This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration.”

Innovation

46 years ago, one video game innovation modernized the industry — and traumatized a generation of gamers

The cartridge may seem like a bygone era to all but Switch owners, but it was an important step in bringing game variety to home units.

HORIZONS

China and Russia are on track to set up a Moon base by 2036 — here’s the plan

The politics of Earth play out on the Moon, too.

Car Review

One simple thing makes the Nissan Z a perfect sports car

Manual transmissions have been relegated to a bare handful of cars. So what's the enthusiast to do?

Innovation

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch date, specs, and timeline for the ISS flight

The second launch of the Starliner will take place Thursday, with Boeing's ISS abilities on the line.

Space Time

70 years ago, the world united for a monumental scientific project — and kicked off the Space Race

This week marks the 70th anniversary of a landmark scientific collaboration across the world.

Science

NASA announces the end of its Marsquake-hunting lander

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

Science

45 years later, scientists hone in on a mysterious alien signal's origin

A new study finds a few possible sources for the Wow! Signal, detected in 1977.

HORIZONS

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft takes another shot at the International Space Station

Plus: When it comes to vaccines, fat matters.

Car Review

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid review: Price, specs, and one annoying thing

As a plug-in EV stepping stone, the Flying Spur Hybrid does the job. But now I just really want a full-electric ultra-luxury sedan.

Science

Once a year, we get closer to NASA's Voyagers — here's why

They aren't going backward — we're just going forward.

HORIZONS

These robots have one special skill that could make human chefs obsolete

Compliments to the automaton.

Never tell me the odds

Star Wars: A robotics expert reveals the The Mandalorian's biggest flaw

These are not the droids you’re looking for… to meet the demands of the modern world.