In 2018, 26 million people bought genetic ancestry tests in an effort to illuminate their family history. In turn, they were emailed percentages and pie charts — tools that morph complicated population genetics into bite-sized takeaways. The presentation of consumer genetics is simple. What's complicated is what comes after that genetic knowledge is filed into an inbox.
Devs marks Alex Garland’s television debut and the upcoming drama will delve into a mystery centered on advanced technology's effects on mankind. The imaginative writer-director behind Ex Machina and Annihilation, Garland's next foray into sci-fi looks trippy.
Garland conceived and wrote the series long before it went into production. With a cast led by Nick Offerman, Devs aims to be both chilling and thought-provoking. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming series:
The premiere episode of Star Trek: Picard, "Remembrance," kicked off in dramatic style, revealing that Patrick Stewart's storied Admiral left Starfleet in protest after an android rebellion on Mars. He's not quite the doddering retiree we saw in the far-future segments of the Next Generation finale, "All Good Things," though he's definitely got a sizeable chip on his shoulder. The arrival of a young woman named Dahj, who bears a striking resemblance to an old painting made by Data, shakes Jean-Luc out of his humdrum existence at Chateau Picard.
In the second episode, Jean-Luc begins his search for an old "friend" of Data's named Bruce Maddox, along with Dahj's sister, Soji. Wondering when you can tune in to Picard episode 2, "Maps and Legends"? We've got you covered.
Strep throat is so common that pathologist Dr. James Musser calls it an "occupational hazard of attending elementary school." But while it's a familiar illness, it's also morphing into something new. Around the world, slowly but surely, it's becoming harder to cure. That's a problem when you consider how there are about 616 million new cases of strep throat every year.
To get a sense of just how chaotic the Sun truly is, scientists have released the most detailed images of the Sun ever taken. Our host star is wild.