Entertainment

All 10 new Marvel movie and Disney+ streaming releases in 2022

The new year is coming fast. Here’s what 2022 will look like for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Spielberg’s raptor

How Jurassic Park led to (and then ruined) the director’s chance to have a dinosaur named after him.

Part Two

Shang-Chi: Why Marvel’s most influential comic disappeared.

'Master of Kung Fu' was once a red hot Marvel comic created by writers inspired by the coming martial arts craze. So why haven't you heard of Shang-Chi before?

Feature

In Shakespeare, veterans find a “tower of strength”

“Shakespeare’s meter of iambic pentameter mimics the human heartbeat.”

Feature

The oral history of Idiocracy, Mike Judge's time travel triumph

“At a certain point, it went from a good vibe to thinking that this movie was cursed from the beginning.”

Essay

It's time for men to start talking about male infertility. I'll go first.

The more I thought about my experience, the more I reflected on how there’s no lexicon to discuss the emotional fallout of male infertility.

The Inverse Interview

Henry Golding has main character energy

Ahoy

Why NASA is shipping the $10 billion Webb telescope down the Panama Canal

In a few weeks, NASA will be shipping the James Webb Space Telescope to its launch site in French Guinana.

Vikings

The team was scared that we would fail: A NASA mission 45 years ago changed everything

The Viking missions set the gold standard for landing on Mars, but they couldn't resolve the big question — are we alone?

Mental Health

Prince Harry's therapy on Apple TV+ reveals a hard truth about trauma

The brain is really very good at quickly adapting to critical stress. Unlearning it? Well, that can take years .

Part One

How Marvel's Shang-Chi had to "destroy" its own racist origins

The first in a series about Shang-Chi’s origins, rise, fall, and rebirth.

The Inverse Interview

Anthony Mackie is the leading man we need

The New Orleans actor talks Netflix, Marvel, and finding his new partner in crime.

Feature

Delta-8-THC: The rise and fall of a cannabis "Wild West"

Delta-8 exploded in popularity in 2020, but much of what's on the market could be unregulated or unsafe.

Shopping

60 dank things on Amazon under $30

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.

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Inverse Game Reviews

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is PlayStation's Zelda, but there's a catch

Inverse Score: 8/10

Gaming

Look: Kirby and the Forgotten Land in 8 cute images

Three-dimensional thinking.

Open World

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is confusing in one critical area

Guardians mostly hits the right notes.

Gaming

You need to play the weirdest retro sports game on Nintendo Switch ASAP

Take me out to the ballgame.

You know him well

Donkey Kong 40th anniversary: 8 best games ranked

What's Next?

Epic Games v. Apple verdict: Appeal is "terribly dumb," analysts say

"Epic needs either a new legal team or senior leadership that listens more closely to their existing legal team. "

Sophisicated Gamer

CLX Horus is the perfect gateway to PC gaming

Building your rig feels like a game.

Game Recs

Deathloop is 2021’s most intoxicatingly frustrating game

Inverse score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Chivalry II is rowdy, ridiculous, and impossible to put down

Inverse Score: 9/10

Gaming

Look: 'GTA 5' on PS5 in 8 explosive images

PlayStation Showcase

Look: Gran Turismo 7 in 9 gorgeous images

As expected, this game looks absolutely beautiful.

Gaming

Boy! It’s 'God of War Ragnarok' in 8 glorious images

Culture

Worldview

The Inverse travel series that uncovers hidden history.

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Science
Fact-check

Life on Mars: A scientist ranks 10 futuristic depictions of human colonies

From domed cities to aliens: What would life on the Red Planet actually look like?

Mind and Body

What’s in Covid-19 vaccines? Hint: no microchips

A simple breakdown of every ingredient in the Covid-19 vaccines.

Feasts with Friends

Bloodsucking bats have one thing in common with humans

These blood-sucking creatures get by with a little help from their friends.

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Scientists identify two galaxies that could be home to hyper-advanced alien life

Two of the galaxies they searched in had some unusual activity.

This week in science

La Palma volcanic eruption and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Canine Psych 101

Why do dogs wag their tails? It’s not just because they’re excited

This common behavior reveals fascinating details about your dog's state of mind.

Science

Another Planet 9? Earth's twin may be hiding in the outer Solar System

A recent review paper looks at our early Solar System and finds a now-missing sibling.

Artistic Endeavors

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew rekindles a centuries-old artistic debate

Expedition artists were important cultural figures in the golden age of exploration. Do we need to bring them back to document the final frontier?

cosmic mystery

A strange void found in space could solve an enduring mystery

This void spans across nearly 500 light years.

Nope

Why anti-vaxxers are twisting the facts behind the Chantix recall

Pfizer recalled Chantix. Anti-vaxxers felt vindicated. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Making tracks

VIPER: Why the Moon rover’s mission is vital for future space exploration

NASA has selected the landing site for its VIPER rover.

Codex

Covid-19 vaccine booster shot: Schedule, side-effects, concerns, and effectiveness

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 booster shots are set to be released to the U.S. public. Here's everything you need to know.

Gaming

Sega Genesis Switch controller release date, price, and six-button model

Genesis does what Nintendon’t.

Blast processing is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch. During the September 23 Direct, Nintendo revealed Sega Genesis games will come to its Switch Online subscription service in late October 2021. Better still, you can play those classic games with a wireless controller that’s straight outta 1992.

Transport
Sorry, no V8

The Ford F-150 Lightning is the most exciting EV ever made

Let’s take a look at why.

Car Review

The Genesis GV80 is executing one Lexus strategy perfectly

The Genesis GV80 might be best known as the car that saved Tiger Woods, but it might be the best luxury SUV on the market. Here's everything you need to know.

Car Review

One type of driver is going to love the 2021 Cadillac XT5

The luxury crossover market is stuffed with competition, but the Cadillac XT5 is a fair choice for anyone.

Innovation

Tesla: Elon Musk-shared video reveals Model S Plaid's record-breaking speed

The Tesla Model S Plaid has already set an impressive record on a famous racetrack.

Truck Stuff

Whoa! The new Silverado ZR2 looks like an off-road beast

Chevrolet hasn’t had an answer to the Ford Raptor for a decade, but now it does: the Silverado ZR2 is the company’s new flagship off-road pickup.

Car Review

One type of driver will call the 2021 Volvo XC60 T8 the perfect car

The XC60 is the ideal luxury car for a whole lot of buyers, thanks to its sharp design, excellent safety and tech features, and some of the most comfortable seats you can find.

supercharge me

The 4 EVs with the longest range (and they’re all made by Tesla)

Car Review

One old-fashioned reason makes the 2021 Toyota Tacoma iconic

The Tacoma has been around for a half-decade and is showing its age in a few spots — but it is a cult icon for a reason.

Take My Money

One ride in the new Ford F-150 Lightning told me everything I needed to know

The Ford F-150 is the country’s best-selling vehicle, and there’s an electric version coming out next year. We got a ride and have a full report.

Car Review

One type of person is going to love the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

The Raptor's dominance has been challenged, but the boys in Dearborn prove more than up to the challenge.

The Cadillac of EVs

Look: The Cadillac Lyriq is the best looking new EV on the market

It’s the first electric car from the storied American luxury brand, and it’ll make you rethink what a Cadillac is.

Innovation

Tesla: Impressive A.I. Day photo shows a key element of full self-driving

Tesla unveiled its artificial intelligence training tile at a special company event.

Science

Check, Please!

An Inverse series that uses biology, chemistry, and physics to debunk the biggest food myths and assumptions.

Entertainment

Dan Stevens sure is trying to hide his rumored Eternals role

Dan Stevens isn’t saying he’s in Eternals, but he’s not not saying it either.

Dan Stevens is already part of the Marvel Universe. Before the weirdness that is WandaVision, Stevens stars as David Haller, son of Professor Xavier, in the acclaimed psychological thriller Legion on FX.

But now, Stevens may once again surface in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — if rumors about the upcoming ensemble movie Eternals are to be believed. And Stevens himself has something to say about it. Kind of.