Rocket Launches May Be Polluting Our Atmosphere in New Ways

Rocket Launches May Be Polluting Our Atmosphere in New Ways

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and a host of other private companies helped to make 2021 the year with the most space launches in history, but scientists say this mad dash to space could be causing further damage to our atmosphere. The number of launch attempts has lined in the last decade. And after counting all of … Read more

Apple Reverses Remote Work Policy, Exec Goes To Alphabet

Apple Reverses Remote Work Policy, Exec Goes To Alphabet

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) Well, this is awkward. One of Apple’s highest-profile return-to-office detractors reportedly landed a new gig at Alphabet’s DeepMind, marking the latest drama over Big Tech’s remote work scruffles. That move, ironically, comes right around the same time Apple decided to walk back its most recent return-to-office push In an internal … Read more

This Space Rock’s Weird Chemistry Suggests It Came From a Supernova

This Space Rock's Weird Chemistry Suggests It Came From a Supernova

In 1996, a rock from space was found in southwestern Egypt’s Great Sand Sea. The rock was odd, even by extraterrestrial standards, and a team of researchers studying the rock’s chemistry now propose that it came from a supernova—the brilliant, explosive collapse of a star. The rock is named Hypatia, after a 4th-century Egyptian mathematician. … Read more

HP Victus 15 and HP 16 Gaming Laptops Look Great, Cost Less

HP Victus 15 and HP 16 Gaming Laptops Look Great, Cost Less

Picture: HP Gamers on a budget now have two more laptops to consider, with the arrival of HP’s Omen 16 and Victus 15 notebooks. The Victus, in particular, is meant for entry-level gamers who don’t need to play every game at Ultra settings at 300 frames per second. Despite its low price, the Victus is … Read more

New Star Wars Show Coming From Spider-Man Director Jon Watts

New Star Wars Show Coming From Spider-Man Director Jon Watts

Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts is going to a galaxy far, far, away.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Did you think you were going to have to wait until next week’s Star Wars Celebration to find out about the future of Star Wars? Think again. A new article has pulled the curtain back on … Read more

150,000-Year-Old Human Tooth Is Rare Evidence of the Extinct Denisovans

150,000-Year-Old Human Tooth Is Rare Evidence of the Extinct Denisovans

The suspected Denisovan molar. Photo: F. Demeter et al., 2022 Paleontologists in Laos have uncovered an ancient molar that likely belonged to a young Denisovan girl. The discovery is a big deal, as the Laotian cave in which the molar was found is now one of only three spots known to host these enigmatic humans. … Read more

SIDS Is Still a Tragic Mystery, Despite Claims the ‘Cause’ Has Been Found

SIDS Is Still a Tragic Mystery, Despite Claims the 'Cause' Has Been Found

Photo: Andrew Wong (Getty Images) Last week, numerous headlines and social media posts declared that scientists had finally found the “cause” of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Unfortunately, the reality is a bit more complicated. While the research could one day lead to important discoveries in predicting or treating this devastating syndrome, the findings aren’t … Read more

The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says

The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says

NASA officials announced in a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, following three years of scientific work on the surface of the Red Planet. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018, and during its time on the Martian surface it has collected remarkable … Read more

Billionaires on the ISS Weren’t Expecting to Work So Hard

Billionaires on the ISS Weren't Expecting to Work So Hard

Ax-1 Commander Michael López-Alegría had to log in some hours during his stay on the ISS.Photo: Eytan Stibbe/Axiom Space If you’re one of a few people fortunate enough to be able to afford a $55 million ticket to space, the odds are that you’re not much accustomed to hard labor. Members of the all-private crew … Read more

Indoor-Friendly DJI FPV Drone Leaked

Indoor-Friendly DJI FPV Drone Leaked

Two separate sources with a solid track record for leaking news about upcoming drones (including the recently announced DJI Mini 3 Pro) have shared photos and early details about another new first-person view drone supposedly coming from DJI this Summer, one specifically designed for capturing unique shots in tight, indoor spaces. Tea DJI Mini 3 … Read more