Space
solar creeper

Watch this stunning time lapse of 25 years of the Sun

Bask in the glory.

down below

Scientists find new evidence for subterranean life on Mars

This could resolve the faint young Sun paradox.

Astronomy

Arecibo collapse: Scientists hold back the tears as an icon crumbles

"It's heartbreaking."

Humans in Space

5 weird things space does to the human body

Life on Mars

SpaceX Mars city: Elon Musk has a bold message for doubters

Mars or bust.

Star Gazing

SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk responds to incredible fan render of lunar landing

Starship has already captured hearts and minds.

Falcon Flies

Musk Reads: SpaceX sets a rocket reuse record

Tesla’s full self-driving improves, Starship plans its next launch, and Maserati aims for the future.

look up!

You need to see the Full Beaver Moon tonight

Bonus points if you can spot a lunar eclipse.

breathe in

Scientists have designed a way to transform water into fuel on Mars

We'll need this if we ever want to set up a Martian colony.

starlink watch

SpaceX Starlink: How to spot in Seattle, Orlando, London

As Starlink makes its way across the night sky, lucky observers can see the new satellites.

Math

Test your knowledge with this general relativity quiz

Beamed power

Scientists are turning a sci-fi fantasy into reality to help save the planet

The possibilities are endless.

Movies
Hell to pay

Avengers 5 may reveal a cosmic villain more powerful than Doctor Strange

Sorcerers beware.

Last Call

You need to watch the best sci-fi trilogy on Hulu before it leaves this month

Nope, it isn't Star Wars.

Inverse Recommends

The most underrated Communist sci-fi movie ever is finally streaming this week

You've probably never seen this forgotten space travel movie. It's time to fix that.

The other side

Eternals leak reveals a Thanos connection that might spoil the ending

Thanos' backstory gets an upgrade.

Inverse Recommends

How a master of sci-fi horror made Transformers before Michael Bay

Stuart Gordon's forgotten "kids' movie" deserves a second look.

Red Matter

Discovery's connection to the reboot Star Trek movies just got stronger

From Tilly's promotion to a very special starship name, to the fate of Spock, the Kelvin Universe is making a comeback.

Last Call

You need to watch the weirdest sci-fi movie on Netflix before it leaves this week

Funny and surreal, Yorgos Lanthimos' 2015 satire The Lobster is a panacea for anyone single this holiday.

Entertainment

You need to watch the best sci-fi superhero movie on Hulu before it leaves next week

Blade offered Wesley Snipes a chance to fulfill a superhero vision.

Kurosawa Mode

The Mandalorian finally did something Star Wars has been teasing since A New Hope

'Chapter 13: The Jedi' brings the series back to the genre that inspired the entire franchise.

The Inverse Interview

Insert Coin reveals how arcade giant Midway Games collapsed

“Everyone knows Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam. But they don’t know how the games were made and what circumstances they were made in.”

The Inverse Review

The best action movie of 2020 has a timely political message

Some of the best stuff on Netflix wasn’t made in America. Joining that elite list this week is Mosul.

Last Call

You need to watch most underrated sci-fi superhero movie on Netflix before it leaves next week

Enter the dream world.

Video Game Reviews
Inverse Game Reviews

Demon's Souls is a gorgeous but infuriating PS5 technical showcase

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Reviews

PS5 Review: Why it's better than the new Xbox

With its sleek design, helpful UI, and beautiful games, the PlayStation 5 feels downright futuristic.

COD

Call of Duty Cold War: 3 highlights — and 1 flaw

The 2020 Call of Duty game goes to interesting places, but one aspect feels neglected.

Inverse Game Reviews

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War still sags under the weight of reputation

Inverse Score: 7/10

Inverse Game Reviews

The Pathless is an enthralling bite-sized Breath of the Wild for PS5

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Bugsnax doesn't feel next-gen, but it's charming fun all the same

Inverse score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is another bloated thrill ride for the series

Inverse Score: 7/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the greatest Marvel superhero game ever made

Inverse Score: 9/10

Gaming

Xbox Series X will make a believer out of you

It's about more than what's in the box.

Inverse Game Reviews

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the most hilarious video game of 2020

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Crown Tundra blazes a bright future for the Pokémon franchise on Switch

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Watch Dogs: Legion's most unique feature is too ambitious for current-gen

Inverse Score: 7/10

Battle Royale

Kratos, Master Chief, and every skin coming to Fortnite Season 5

God of War, Halo, and more are joining Fortnite.

Fortnite has become the Smash Bros. of battle royales with how many franchises it collaborates with and adds to the game.

At this point, a squad featuring Harley Quinn from DC Comics, Rey from Star Wars, John Wick, and Iron Man from Marvel Comics is possible. While Season 4 was a giant collaboration with Marvel, Season 5 looks to continue this crossover trend as original Fortnite character Agent Jones pulls the best "Hunters" to the Fortnite island from across all realities.

All of the new skins of Zero Point are themed around this concept. While some of them are original characters, others are crossovers with major series like Star Wars, God of War, and Halo. Here are all of the skins featured in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 based on skins already in the game or confirmed, as well as others that have leaked.

Inverse Future 50
Future 50

Birder Corina Newsome: I want to see a scientist who looks like me.

“The most important thing is getting young people of color to actually see me doing it.”

Future 50

Kate Marvel: “With science plus action, things can get better.”

“We can shape the future that we want.”

Future 50

Charlotte McCurdy wants you to forget everything you know about climate change

“The future will not be the past. It is going to be different.”

Future 50

Gene drives could stop the world's oldest problems. Kevin Esvelt wants to make sure they don't start any.

Esvelt's career has gone from straight science into ethics and safety.

Future 50

How Anthony Boyle learned to be Jewish

The Plot Against America Star on growing up in Northern Ireland, Harry Potter, and matzo ball soup.

Future 50

Sophia Lillis is the chill scream queen we need in the 2020s

From Gretel and Hansel to the new Netflix original I Am Not Okay With This, Lillis is on the path to horror movie stardom.

Future 50

How Andrew Rea became the YouTube chef fans can't stop binging

'Binging with Babish' has over 6 million subscribers and his biggest videos get more than twice as many views, but the Babish empire is just getting started.

Future 50

Lara de Wit is the virtuoso Twitch didn’t know it needed

Pianist lara6683 will take almost any request.

Science

With flowers and songs, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez tells an urgent climate story

He was a child climate activist. On the cusp of adulthood, his job is bigger than ever.

Gaming

'Tekken' esports pro Anakin on how he dominates with a Jedi-like focus

Pro gamer Hoa “Anakin” Luu credits mental focus as the source of his 'Tekken 7' prowess.

Innovation

Alex Ainouz wants to inspire you to cook by failing

Ainouz's love for technology and food come together every week.

Mind and Body

Paige Alms is solving the most expensive problem in pro surfing

"I was always kind of the person that felt totally ok with speaking up for what was right.”