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TV

'Discovery's Final Episode Breaks an Infamous Star Trek Curse

ByRyan Britt

Stick the landing.

Health

This is What Happens When You Breathe in Microplastics

ByLauren Leffer

A map and model of where plastic particles travel inside the lungs help us better understand the health effects

The Inverse Interview

Fitbit's Ace LTE Is a Smartwatch That’s a Mix of Nintendo, Tamagotchi, and Google

ByRaymond Wong

The smartwatch is made for kids, but as an adult, I found myself wanting one to motivate me to be more active.

science

Cicadas Don’t Hibernate Underground for Years — It’s a Lot Weirder Than That

ByKiona Smith

Trillions of cicadas sit underground for years doing what, exactly?

Science

Nightmares Could Be An Early Warning Sign For This Common Disease

ByMelanie Sloan and The Conversation

A new study shows that nightmares can presage autoimmune diseases, such as lupus.

Science

37 Years Later, NASA Retires Its Famous Flying Laboratory

ByRob Verger

The storied DC-8 helped study the hole in the ozone layer and ice in Antarctica and is now retiring. So what’s next?

Retrospective

10 Years Ago, Nintendo Quietly Perfected Its Most Popular Franchise

ByTrone Dowd

One of many Wii-U exclusives that could have been forgotten.

Retrospective

DC's Most Mysterious Failure is Still Ahead of Its Time

ByJeff Ewing

Be careful out in the swamp.

Science

Is That An Alien Megastructure — Or Just Infrared Radiation?

BySimon Goodwin and The Conversation

The search for Dyson spheres — and whether they exist at all.

News

DC Can Finally Redeem Its Most Misunderstood Superhero

ByDais Johnston

In brightest day, after cruddiest movie...

Retrospective

How Sam Raimi Delivered Horror’s Most Shocking Ending in Years

ByJon O'Brien

PG-13? No problem.

Science

This Ancient Egyptian Skull Could Be the First Evidence of Cancer Treatment

ByElana Spivack

Skull 236 might bear the marks of our first foray into oncological medicine.

Gaming

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 on Xbox Game Pass May Solve One of Its Major Problems

ByTrone Dowd

Some players say they'll play their first Call Of Duty game in years thanks to the subscription service.

Gaming News

Zenless Zone Zero’s Bizarre Sci-Fi World May Be Its Biggest Selling Point

ByRobin Bea

Home sweet home.

Opinion

Persona 6 Needs to Break Free From the Influence of Persona 5

ByHayes Madsen

To the future.

space

This Solar Probe Just Helped To Trace The Origins Of Space Weather

ByKiona Smith

ESA’s Solar Orbiter went nearly as close as Mercury to find out how and why solar winds form.

This Message Will Self-Destruct

Mission: Impossible Could Bring Back a Secretly Crucial Character

ByRyan Britt

Here's how you make impossible missions seem plausible.

A.I.

These Are the First AI Earbuds You Can Use Without a Phone

ByJackson Chen

The Iyo One adopts a familiar form factor when it comes to wearable AI assistants.

Exclusive

'The Boys' Showrunner Walks Back His Plan for Ending After Five Seasons

ByDais Johnston

“No one was more wrong in all of human history.”

Guide

8 New Copilot+ Features That You Need To Know

ByDrew Carson

The age of the AI PC has officially begun.

Impressions

The Rogue Prince of Persia Has Potential But Isn’t Ready for the Throne

ByRobin Bea

Not ready for the crown.

Opinion

Are AI gadgets Already Doomed?

ByDrew Carson

With smartphones touting many of the same AI features found in Humane’s Ai Pin and Rabbit’s R1, AI gadgets might be a short-lived fad.

Health

This Big Study Found A Sleep Aid Hiding In Plain Sight

ByElana Spivack

The path to better sleep might be more straightforward than we all thought.

Gaming News

PS Plus Is Finally Bringing Back Its Most Requested Feature

ByHayes Madsen

Open the floodgates.

News

The Next 'Knives Out' Movie Needs to Go Full Agatha Christie

ByDais Johnston

Rian Johnson's passion project should go classic golden age for its third chapter.

EVs

Porsche’s First Hybrid 911 Has Tons of Speed — But Tesla’s Model S Plaid Still Wins

ByJackson Chen

With a GTS trim that goes 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds.

Comic Books

The Most Influential Batman Story is Finally Being Finished

ByRyan Britt

The Long Halloween is getting even longer.

Health

This New Map Of Gene Regulation Could Change The Way We See The Human Brain

ByHannah Docter-Loeb

A project to map the gene regulation responsible for brain development takes some big first steps.

The Inverse Interview

How 'The Sympathizer’s Robert Downey Jr. Gimmick Explains the Show’s Secret Message

ByHoai-Tran Bui

Robert Downey Jr.'s multiple roles was more than just stunt casting.

Laptops

Google’s Chromebook Plus Laptops Are Now Even Cheaper and Have More AI

ByRaymond Wong

You want more AI features and Google’s Gemini, right?

Gaming

Honkai Star Rail Went Full Disney — And Then It Got Dark

ByRui Zhong

“Welcome to the land of dreams!”

Retrospective

Love it or Hate it, 'The Day After Tomorrow' Belongs in the Disaster Movie Hall of Fame

ByLyvie Scott

Roland Emmerich made up for a silly premise with simple thrills and real spectacle.

Science

What The Animal Kingdom’s Most Playful Adults Can Teach Us

ByZarin Machanda, Kris Sabbi and The Conversation

Wild chimpanzees don’t stop playing after they grow into adults — a finding that’s less curious than you might think.

Reel Science

The Greatest Indiana Jones Mystery Skirts Scientific Fact

ByJohn Wenz

“We have top men working on it right now... top men.”

Review

'In a Violent Nature' Is a Lukewarm Update on Slasher Horror

ByLyvie Scott

The riskiest horror of the year can’t live up to its killer frame of mind.

AI

Google's New AI Search Is Already Spewing Misinformation

ByEmma Madden

It may be Gemini season, but things aren't exactly looking good for Google.

Opinion

Microsoft Is Giving Windows a Memory and It Might Change Everything

ByIan Carlos Campbell

Do we want our computers to remember everything we did on them? Yes.

Health

Why Self-Control Alone Won’t Help You Achieve Your Goals

ByTim Vernimmen and Knowable Magazine

Studies show that it’s not self-control, but unpacking desire itself that is the best way to achieve goals.

Retrospective

5 Years Ago, A Neon-Soaked Rhythm Game Proved the Power of VR

ByRobin Bea

Can’t be beat.

Inverse Recommends

Paul Feig, of All People, Directed One of the Most Stylish Crime Thrillers of the Last Decade

ByDais Johnston

Be careful who you do a favor for.

Science

This Fruit Fly Brain Scan Will Convince You These Pests Are Actually Geniuses

ByKristin Scaplen and The Conversation

We don’t think about the fruit fly brain nearly enough.

Detox

Is Going Commando Healthier Than Wearing Underwear?

ByElana Spivack

Skipping underwear can bring some surprising benefits.

Inverse Recommends

The Most Underrated Superman Show Just Got a Second Season

ByAlex Welch

It's time to take flight.

Retrospective

Ubisoft’s Most Ambitious Gamble Was Almost Ruined By Bad Marketing

ByMo Mozuch

Hack the planet!

Retrospective

5 Years Ago, the Original Quest Reinvented Video Games With a New Dimension

ByIan Carlos Campbell

Gaming in VR is still small compared to consoles, but the experiences have never been more immersive.

Opinion

I’m Still Mad About 'The Mummy's Wasted Potential

ByLyvie Scott

Seven years after the birth (and swift demise) of Universal’s Dark Universe, here’s how it all went wrong.

Health

What The Science Really Says About CBD For Pets

ByKnowable Magazine and Ula Chrobak

Scientists have hope that cannabidiol can help canines suffering from arthritis, allergies and anxiety.

Retrospective

15 Years Ago, PlayStation's Forgotten Superhero Made His Electrifying Debut

ByTrone Dowd

Shock and awe.

Retrospective

With Smart Sci-Fi in Vogue, Now’s the Perfect Time to Revisit a Confounding Classic

ByMark Hill

A professor and a writer walk into a bar...

Space

An Astrobiologist Reveals Why She’s Optimistic We’ll Find Alien Life On Another Planet

ByKiona Smith

Inverse spoke to astrobiologist Lisa Kaltenegger about how life changes the atmosphere of its planet and how we can spot it.

Science

How A Man’s Brain Changes After Becoming A Dad

ByDarby Saxbe and The Conversation

Welcome to the time of brain shrinkage.

TV

'Rings of Power' Season 2 Could Fix Season 1’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

ByAlex Welch

Introducing the Lord of Gifts.

Space

Astronomers Finally Discovered Why WASP-107 b Is So Gassy, Bloated, and Distended

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

The Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes studied a "warm Neptune" in the constellation Virgo.

Retrospective

'Knock at the Cabin' Proved M. Night Shyamalan’s Comeback is Legit

ByKayleigh Donaldson

Shyamalan once again warns us about the dangers of taking a vacation.

Pet Science

Can Dogs Really Get Seasonal Allergies? These Bizarre Behaviors Could Be A Sign

ByElana Spivack

There are ways to distinguish allergies from infections — in humans, and in dogs.

The Force

The Acolyte Draws Inspiration From A Pivotal Non-Canon Sith

ByDais Johnston

One of the most infamous villains influenced the exciting new series.

Science

A New Experiment Tries To Clear Up Einstein’s Biggest Physics Headache

ByAndrea Gallo Rosso and The Conversation

Dark matter haunts our universe — and physicists' dreams.

Gaming

Mario’s Weirdest Adventure Is Finally Playable on Nintendo Switch

ByAshley Bardhan

Forget the Mushroom Kingdom, this plumber is heading to Easter Island.

Retrospective

The Most Iconic Sci-Fi Horror Ever Somehow Hid its Bigger Spoiler

ByRyan Britt

In space, no one knows they’ll scream.

Health

This Research Breaks Down How Much To Sit, Stand, And Sleep Each Day For Optimal Health

ByChristian Brakenridge and The Conversation

Calculate your day.

Riddles in the Dark

When J.R.R. Tolkien Changed Gollum Canon Forever

ByRyan Britt

The continuity of Gollum's story is anything but precious.

Retrospective

Before He Was Put in Charge of Superman, James Gunn Gave His Origin Story a Dark Twist

ByEric Francisco

Don’t trust the babe in the woods.

Timey Wimey

"73 Yards" Is The Most Mind-Bending New 'Doctor Who' Yet

ByRyan Britt

“73 Yards” feels like a spiritual sequel to Doctor Who’s “Turn Left.” But it’s so much more.

(No) New Hope

George Lucas Explains Why You’ll Never See A 4K Restoration of 'A New Hope'

ByHoai-Tran Bui

"I’m a firm believer that the director, or the writer, or the filmmaker should have a right to have his movie be the way he wants it."

Cannes 2024 Review

'The Substance' is Style Over… Well, You Know

ByHoai-Tran Bui

The body-horror satire takes the genre to truly wild places, but at a cost.

Inverse Recommends

Xbox Game Pass Just Quietly Added the Most Hectic Co-Op Game of the Decade

ByHayes Madsen

Embrace the mayhem.

Opinion

AI Can’t Change the Surface Pro’s Ugliest Truth

ByIan Carlos Campbell

It might as well be false advertising at this point.

Movies

'Furiosa' is an Unlikely, Ingenious Counter to 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

ByAlex Welch

Furiosa offers a very different experience than its predecessor.

Science

How NASA Misplaced a Whole Forest of Moon Trees

ByKiona Smith

Remember the trees grown around the U.S. from seeds that made it to the Moon? No? Well, there’s a reason for that.

Health

The Truth About Your Health And “Hard Water”

BySarah Blank, Timothy Ellis and The Conversation

The soft water trend is based in some science.

Inverse Recommends

Sorry GTA Fans, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is Untouchable.

ByMo Mozuch

Here’s why it’s worth revisiting on PlayStation Plus.

Retrospective

The Best Indiana Jones Movie is the Perfect Example of How to Expand a Franchise

ByJoe Allen

It runs in the family.

Health

Are Fish Oil Supplements Too Good To Be True? Here's What a New Study Found

ByHannah Docter-Loeb

A recent cohort study looked at the long-term effects of regular use of the supplements and its association with cardiovascular disease.

The Inverse Interview

How Jonathan Frakes Brought A Sneaky Marvel Trick To Star Trek

ByRyan Britt

The Star Trek veteran talks about his journey from 'The Next Generation' to 'Discovery,' plus, what's next for him in the Final Frontier, and beyond.

Science

When It Comes To Calculating Climate Risks, Stock Traders Turn To This Data Source

ByDerek Lemoine and The Conversation

What tools are best for looking at weather and climate change prediction? Ask the investors.

Star Wars

Jenny Nicholson’s Star Wars Hotel Video Exposes a Bigger Disney Problem

ByDais Johnston

Don’t have time to watch the 4-hour YouTube video? Here’s the most important info.

Review

'Atlas' Is a Netflix Sci-Fi Star Vehicle With a Beating Heart

ByLyvie Scott

Just one year after teaming up for The Mother, Netflix and Jennifer Lopez’s second collaboration finally strikes a chord.

Movies

'Furiosa’s Ending Radically Changes the Focus of the Whole Mad Max Saga

ByLyvie Scott

With George Miller’s Fury Road prequel, a new heroine takes center stage.

TV

Doctor Who Series 14 Episode 4 Release Date, Time, Trailer, and Plot for the Sci-Fi Show

ByDais Johnston

Anywhere in time and space... and the Doctor picks a rainy Welsh day.

E-bikes

This Full Suspension E-Bike Has a Surprisingly High Range

ByJackson Chen

For those extra-long rides on offroad trails.

Game Guides

The Best XDefiant Guns to Rack Up Wins and Dominate Matches

ByEcho Apsey

Whether you prefer up close firefights or picking people off from range.

Gaming News

Naughty Dog's Next Project Aims To Change “Mainstream Perceptions Of Gaming”

ByTrone Dowd

Dreaming big.

Microsoft

How Microsoft’s New Surface Laptops Earn the Title of “First AI PC”

ByEmma Madden

Let's demystify what we mean by “AI PC” and whether it’s worth all the rage.

Inverse Recommends

Nintendo Switch Just Added the Funniest Puzzle Game of the Year

ByRobin Bea

I’m not putting a duck pun here because I have self-control.

Space

The 'Star Trek: Discovery' Series Finale Features Ridiculously Weird But Real Physics

ByKiona Smith

Yes, black holes can really do that.

Gaming News

Creator George Miller Wants A Kojima Mad Max Game

ByTrone Dowd

Miller says he wouldn't ask him, but sure as hell wants him to do it.

The Inverse Interview

'Evil' Season 4 Fights a New Kind of Evil

ByEric Francisco

As Evil airs its fourth and final season, the cast and crew reveal what’s scary about science — and their plans for a Season 5 that may never be.

Space

Is Boeing’s Starliner An Anomaly, Or Is Space Flight Just Really Hard?

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

The vehicle has experienced a string of issues, but so did most spacecraft that came before it.

Opinion

Black Ops 6’s Announcement Proves Call of Duty Needs to Do Something Different

ByHayes Madsen

Please let Call of Duty take a nap.

Science

What Actually Happened To The ‘Doomsday Glacier?’ Here’s What Satellite Data Shows

ByLauren Leffer

A new study offers a hint to why melt models haven’t kept up with reality.

TV

Doctor Who is Attempting to One-Up Its Greatest Villain

ByDais Johnston

Is showrunner Russell T. Davies overhyping the next episode?

EVs

Kia’s Most Affordable EV Yet Gets More Than 300 Miles of Range

ByJackson Chen

More small, low-cost EVs, please.

Movies

The Monsterverse Is Losing Its Biggest Director — But Nobody Panic

ByRyan Britt

Adam Wingard, the wizard behind Godzilla x Kong, isn't coming back for a third movie. Here's why that's not the end of the world.

The Movies

Jessica Alba’s New Conspiracy Thriller Doubles Down on a Weird New Netflix Trend

ByLyvie Scott

Jessica Alba partners with the streamer for its latest female-led revenge thriller.

Retrospective

With the Marvel Multiverse in Disarray, an Old X-Men Movie Has a Solution

ByJosh Bell

Do you have too many continuities? Try time-travel.

Health

Huge Meta-Analysis Shows This Ancient Diet Is Full of Health Benefits

ByLauren Leffer

The new work looked at 49 reviews spanning more than 20 years of diet and health research.

Retrospective

'Star Trek: The Next Generation's Finale Remains Perfect

ByRyan Britt

Deal us in.

Opinion

You Absolutely Don’t Need AI To Tell You How to Make A Sword In Minecraft

ByRobin Bea

Yet another way for AI to ruin gaming.

Gaming

PlayStation Is Starting Up A Mobile Division

ByTrone Dowd

A job posting suggests Sony's next frontier in gaming.

TV

Star Trek Canon Is Suddenly Going In Several Different Directions

ByRyan Britt

The venerable sci-fi franchise has to pick a future.