Self-Healing Coating Could Remove Car Scratches Using Sunlight

Self-Healing Coating Could Remove Car Scratches Using Sunlight

“Self-healed surface of a model car after scratching when exposed to focused sunlight with a magnifying glass (upper) or to sunlight directly (down).”Image: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen protector for your entire car, a new protective coating developed by researchers at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology could actually … Read more

A Super-Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Just Booted Up

A Super-Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Just Booted Up

The LZ central detector in the clean room at Sanford Underground Research Facility. Photo: Matthew Kapust, Sanford Underground Research Facility The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment team has announced the results from its first scientific run today; the experiment is the world’s most sensitive dark matter detector, and though it did not find any dark matter in … Read more

10 Best Tips, Tricks, Secrets, Shortcuts, And More

10 Best Tips, Tricks, Secrets, Shortcuts, And More

screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku Neon White, out now for Switch and PC, is easily one of the best games of the year. Between the anime vibes and the kickass soundtrack from Machine Girl, you’ll find a deliciously stylish speedrunning gauntlet that’s as easy to learn as it is hard to master. Over the past few … Read more

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

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

Are Nonstick Pans Bad For You?

Are Nonstick Pans Bad For You?

Photo: Berka7 (Shutterstock) Nonstick pans are useful kitchen items. Our senior food and beverage editor Claire Lower won’t cook an over-easy egg or a thin pancake without one. But do you need to worry about the coating being bad for your health? Not exactly, but it’s important to know how to handle a nonstick pan … Read more