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Last Call

6 incredible sci-fi movies and shows leaving Netflix next week

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.”

Playing with power

10 nostalgic images to celebrate the N64's 25th anniversary

X population

New ancient human discovery upends the history of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens

“This population is... the missing population.”

Collector's Addition

Look: Arctic fossil haul reveals dinosaurs lived year-round in cold conditions

Yet more evidence that these ancient giants were warm-blooded.

order up

What did Italians eat 2,000 years ago? New discoveries reveal a diverse menu

We are what we eat, in more ways than one.

Exclusive

Substack's comic book problems are just getting started

Culture diplomacy

Covid-19 vaccine: Why this one question is so controversial

“Vax shaming” is becoming a serious concern for some of the more polite among us.

This week in science

SpaceX Inspiration4 and more: Understand the world through 10 images

The Inverse Interview

Sam Richardson explores the "spectrum of niceness" in 'Werewolves Within'

Inverse Daily

Who were the Denisovans? The ancient human is still an enigma

Plus: The terrible science behind popular weight loss products.

The Inverse Interview

'Loki' star Tara Strong talks Miss Minutes, the Powerpuff Girls reboot, and more

Mind and Body

Two demographics may have increased risk for Alzheimer's, study finds

How a complex set of factors makes ethnoracial minorities vulnerable to memory loss and dementia.

Culture diplomacy

Covid-19 vaccine: Why this one question is so controversial

“Vax shaming” is becoming a serious concern for some of the more polite among us.

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Accessibility Review

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart shows Sony's unrivaled commitment to accessibility

Inverse accessibility review score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Scarlet Nexus is 2021's best RPG yet

Inverse score: 8/10

Game Theory

Final Fantasy Origin character names could reveal a shocking twist

Tetsuya Nomura hinted at a deeper meaning behind the names of Jack, Jed, and Ash.

Return

Cyberpunk 2077's return to the PS Store reveals another broken promise from CDPR

The latest wrinkle in the Cyberpunk 2077 saga reveals a broken promise from CD Projekt RED.

Game Theory

EA's "established IP" revival needs to be this long-neglected franchise

Publisher Electronic Arts will reportedly revive an existing IP at EA Play Live in July.

Gaming

How E3 2022 can avoid becoming the Fyre Festival of video games

Let’s play.

Gaming

8 surprises that rocked our socks off at E3 2021

All the highlights of a most unusual week.

New Frontier

'Harold Halibut' art director reveals the secrets to making games with clay

The Hotfix

Nintendo won E3, but its streaming stance sets a dangerous precedent

Not very “direct,” is it?

E3 Preview

OlliOlli World is a Saturday morning cartoon version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

It highlights and enhances the best part of skateboarding games.

Preview

Dreamscaper puts a psychological twist on 2020's biggest video game genre

The dungeon crawler grows up.

Gaming

11 stunning images from the Breath of the Wild 2 E3 trailer

took a dna test

3D skull analysis debunks what we know about Anglo-Saxons

For historic Britons, ancestry may be more learned than genetic.

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What’s next in tech
hardly working

These robots want to read your mind while you work — you should let them

Don’t worry, they’re here to help.

Ultimate Electric Machine

BMW's new electric SUV is the eye-popping car of the future

keep it simple

Five lines of code could change the way we think about AI

It's easy(ish) to get AI to complete tasks if you have all the computing power in the world. But what can you get done if you're limited to five lines of code?

Crypto-savvy

Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash: Differences, benefits, and the future of each

Bitcoin Cash, created from a spinoff of the Bitcoin blockchain, has been making gains. Could Bcash unseat the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency, BTC?

strawberries & cream

Scientists design "quantum brain" to revolutionize computing

Physicists have designed a new approach to machine learning that uses a quantum brain instead of algorithms to embed intelligence.

at your service

Would you trust a robot hairdresser? A researcher explains why you shouldn't

Trust is a fickle thing to earn, and robots aren’t quite there yet.

Slurpee-V

EV charging just took a big step forward thanks to an unlikely retail chain

It will be one of the largest retailer-owned charging networks in the country. Here's how 7-Eleven (yes, the Slurpee chain) is helping to solve an EV problem.

reduce, reuse, recycle

This recycling robot may just change the world

This innovation could save tons of waste and money.

24 hour pharmacy

The military is funding a "living pharmacy" scientists can stick inside you

The device will use genetically engineered, light-sensitive cells to hack your body’s natural processes.

just keep swimming

Freeze-dried sperm: The future of space colonies is being tested on the ISS

Life on Mars may be freeze-dried.

Crypto-savvy

Altcoins: three alternatives to Bitcoin and Ethereum and why they deserve your attention

Bitcoin and Ether may be the most popular cryptocurrencies, but Cardano, Binance Coin, and Monero all serve important purposes, too.

no layovers

Hybrid gasoline-electric drone breaks a major aviation record

The Perimeter 8 uses a gasoline-electric powertrain instead of a battery to fly 20 times longer

“I don’t even know what a Substack is.”

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The new science
Not Sports

How giant bullet chess accidentally made chess sporty

Checkmate.

X population

New ancient human discovery upends the history of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens

“This population is... the missing population.”

Culture diplomacy

Covid-19 vaccine: Why this one question is so controversial

“Vax shaming” is becoming a serious concern for some of the more polite among us.

This week in science

SpaceX Inspiration4 and more: Understand the world through 10 images

Mind and Body

Two demographics may have increased risk for Alzheimer's, study finds

How a complex set of factors makes ethnoracial minorities vulnerable to memory loss and dementia.

Nature is Metal

Look: 50-million-year-old fossil captures a parasitic phenomenon

Trapped in amber is a gruesome end that still happens to some insects today.

Science

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope woes reveal an even bigger flaw

The 30-year-old telescope is ailing — and with it goes some unique capabilities.

Science

Scientists now have some ultra-prime targets to look for aliens

Tipped scale

The terrible science behind popular weight loss products

“The entire systematic review is comprised of very poorly conducted studies.”

Human?

A cave nestled in the Russian mountains could solve an ancient human mystery

A study of Denisovans helps us better understand what makes us “human.”

incoming

Astronomers discover new dwarf planet or strange comet on eccentric orbit around the Sun

The celestial body could come close enough to the Sun for us to launch a mission.

Space Science

5 ways space science is bettering life on Earth

Gaming

E3 2021

All of Inverse’s coverage of E3 2021.

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Transportation
plug in

The 5 EVs with the longest range (that aren’t made by Tesla)

H2 oh

Land Rover is taking the future off-road with a hydrogen-powered Defender

And there were a bunch of other hydrogen announcements this week too.

not a beetle

Porsche 911 GT3: 5 ways Porsche put race car tech into a new street car

The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 is almost a wolf in sheep's clothing — a race car transformed for the road. Here are a few of the ways racing tech came to the new track monster

Car Reviews

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the people's electric car: Look

A weird but not-too weird EV.

truck stuff

2022 Ford Maverick price, range, specs, and how to buy the smallest pickup on the market

The Maverick is aimed at D.I.Y. city-dwellers.

Culture

This one weirdly simple traffic change could save lives

In 2004, UPS eliminated the left turn. Be like UPS.

don't breathe this

Scientists show how electric big rigs and buses will save thousands of lives

frunk it dude

Junk in the Frunk! The people demand front trunks

One of the coolest benefits of an electric car is that, because there's no engine, you get an entire storage space under the hood.

Innovation

Tesla: why Elon Musk is ‘probably right’ about bold electric vehicle claim

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced this week that a longer-distance iteration of the Tesla Model S is now canceled.

Wakka wakka

Nissan is using a video game trick to fix its terrible car alert sounds

Video game developers have mastered the art of using audio to get your attention.

little truck

Ford Maverick is the compact pickup you never knew you needed

This newest pint-sized truck is unlike anything else on the market.

Musk Reads

According to Elon Musk's Twitter, the Tesla Model S Plaid+ is no more

The Model S Plaid confounds; Falcon 9 soars; the SEC isn't done with Musk.