WandaVision
'Splaining to do

WandaVision is fixing the worst part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The most unlikely Marvel show is welcoming legions back to the MCU since 2019. The implications could be immense.

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WandaVision

Theories, Easter eggs, explainers, essays, and more.

'Splainin to Do

Grim Reaper and Swarm: Marvel teases 2 major villains in 'WandaVision' Ep 2

'Splainin to Do

The beekeeper in WandaVision may have spoiled the show's biggest twist

Who's really pulling the strings?

'Splainin to Do

Wanda and Vision's kids in WandaVision could set up a new Avengers movie

The Scarlett Witch is pregnant. What does that mean for the MCU?

'Splainin to Do

The biggest WandaVision Easter eggs are its dark "commercials"

The first two fake commercials in WandaVision tell the twisted story of Wanda Maximoff.

'Splainin to Do

What S.W.O.R.D. in WandaVision may reveal about MCU Phase 4

We admit we know little, but what we do know about S.W.O.R.D. may have big implications for Phase Four of the MCU.

'Splainin to Do

Is Vision dead in WandaVision? Everything that happened from Ultron to Endgame

A look back at Wanda and Vision's MCU journeys.

The Inverse Review

WandaVision is the most playful (and weird) the MCU has ever been

Equal parts fun and funny, WandaVision is truly unlike anything anyone has seen before.

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Here's the one Marvel movie you need to watch before WandaVision

And no, it's not Avengers: Infinity War.

Entering the Multiverse

Wandavision's X-Men connection is stronger than we thought, leak suggests

The possibilities are endless.

Welcome to Westview

Wandavision release date, start time, episode lengths, and Disney+ schedule

They are an unusual couple...

Game Theory

GTA 6 could learn 1 crucial lesson from Nintendo's biggest game of 2020

What if GTA 6 ran in real-time like Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

What if Grand Theft Auto ran in real-time? Ever since the series went 3D, GTA games have run on a sped-up clock that progresses an hour every minute. This means days and weeks move at a very fast pace, and you never have to wait too long if you want to do something at a certain time of day.

Still, with how much the GTA series pushes immersion, an intriguing change for Grand Theft Auto VI would be to adopt a real-time clock. Despite the cartoonish nature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, adopting a real-world clock has made gameplay that much more compelling and immersive.

If immersion is a major goal of GTA 6, then forcing players to carefully plan and pace out their day based on in-game goals is one way to kick that up a notch.

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You need to watch the best epic trilogy of all time before it leaves Hulu this month

The Lords of The Rings re-defined fantasy. But it wasn't an easy road getting there

The Shire. Rivendell. Fangorn Forest. Minas Tirith. Helms Deep. “My precious.” The legacy of The Lord of Rings trilogy is cemented deeply in movie history, and for good reason. Peter Jackson’s trilogy, which was released from 2001 through 2003, has set the standard for fantasy stories ever since. But surprisingly, it’s roots lie in a little-known cinematic failure.

Strategy

Studies show 1 brain hack can stop addiction cold

Why curiosity may be the antidote to addiction.

Bill Ross

Human beings make tens of thousands of choices every day. Almost half of these daily actions are habitual — conducted on “autopilot” without much conscious thought.

And when we try to shake up our behavior, we often think it comes down to willpower: having the self-control to decline a second glass of wine, head to the gym after work, or skip a cigarette break.

But according to psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer, willpower is a pervasive but misleading myth. It's steeped in our collective psyche but has little neuroscientific basis. While self-control certainly exists, it's one of the worst ways to change behavior.

"From a neuroscience perspective, there is no such thing as willpower," Brewer tells Inverse. It's "just not how our brains work," Brewer adds.

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Sleep science

Why sleep trackers could be negatively impacting your mental health — study

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Shopping

40 strange (but genius) things selling out fast on Amazon

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

problems in paradise

Tesla Model Y has a major flaw, Sandy Munro says: 'I'd be sacking the guy'

Tesla's all-electric compact sport utility vehicle still needs some improvements.

countdown

Blue Origin steps toward human spaceflight with stunning launch video

Jeff Bezos' space-faring firm has completed its 14th New Shepard mission, with a slew of upgrades dedicated to human spaceflight.

semantic simulations

To predict Covid-19 mutations, scientists discover one fifth-grade tactic is surprisingly useful

And no, it's not wedgies or shame.

Driving in Circles

Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster set to complete a second orbit of the Sun

The red Tesla Roadster, first launched into space by the Falcon Heavy, is about to complete its second orbit.

just keep swimming

Robot fish illustrate 'collective intelligence' at work in nature

One for all, and all for one.

Inverse Daily

Can robots ever truly understand empathy?

That's the big question behind a new study.

Innovation

8 ways robots may transform urban nature

Innovation

Musk Reads: Leaked docs may show when Tesla will launch its $25,000 car

Tesla’s $25,000 car may have a release date, Starlink comes to the UK, and Starship prepares to fly.

Innovation

A.I. displays an unsettling skill: the ability to show empathy

Innovation

There's a helmet for dentist appointments that blocks 99.6% of Covid-19 air droplets

"Our findings show how little of the microbiome is pre-determined by our genes."

KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Beneath the surface of the skin lies a vast internal ecosystem. About 100 trillion microorganisms — a mixture of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa— call the gut home.

In the largest and most detailed study of its kind to date, researchers explore how this gut microbiome is linked to diet and disease. The team discovered specific microbes associated with diet are associated with biomarkers of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

The study suggests adjusting your diet to support your gut microbiome may be pivotal for long and healthy life.‌‌

Future 50
Future 50

Canan Dagdeviren wants more women in STEM to “not give up”

“That’s one thing I always tell my female students.”

Future 50

Epidemiologist Adam Kucharski says 2021 is going to be better. Here's why.

"We are in very different shape than we were before."

Future 50

Katharina Volz is using A.I. to solve the biggest problem in science

“The way we solved disease before ... that just won't work anymore.”

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

The best open-world RPG ever is free on Xbox Game Pass