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Freeze All Motor Functions

Westworld Season 4's biggest mystery might be a Matrix 4 ripoff

What color pill has Dolores taken this time?

These Violent Delights

Westworld Season 4 theory may reveal a shocking Dolores twist

Christina's new “reality” may actually be Westworld's introduction to a new Delos park.

These Violent Delights

Who is Christina in 'Westworld' Season 4? Evan Rachel Wood explains her "new" character

Though they may share the same physical attributes and actor, Christina is an entirely different character from Dolores. Here's what's really happening in 'Westworld' Season 4.

Streaming 101

Westworld Season 4 release date, premiere time, plot, cast, and more for the HBO sci-fi show

The battle between humans and Hosts is just heating up after a disappointing Season 3.

The Inverse Review

Westworld Season 4 fixes the worst thing about Season 3 — but is it too late?

Freeze all motor functions — and then dash to your TV. Westworld Season 4 is upon us.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse movie of the century reveals a dark debate over humanity’s future

Climate doom is a serious threat in both science fiction and real life.

This week in science

Historic Yellowstone flooding and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Retrospective

5 years ago, Michael Bay made the most exhausting sci-fi blockbuster of the century

There’s maximalism, and then there’s this.

Innovation

No, Google’s Deepmind isn’t on the verge of human-like reasoning

Opinion: A versatile new AI is fueling speculation that machines will soon think like humans.

Culture

5 incredible sci-fi movies leaving HBO Max in June 2022

“Do you understand what I'm trying to tell you? There are no answers, only choices.”

Reel Science

The darkest sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime reveals a controversial robotics debate

Can we create AI that is truly equivalent to humankind?

Science

Can you upload your brain to a computer? A neuroscientist explains the crushing reality

Data extraction and storage, however, is not the only challenge.

This week in science

NASA CAPSTONE launch plans and more: Understand the world through 7 images

HORIZONS

NASA loses 2 cyclone-tracking satellites after launch company Astra rocket fails

Plus: A sensor hopes to remove the stink from Boston’s transit elevators.

This week in science

Ingenuity’s longest flight and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Boeing's Starliner finished a critical test while NASA's Ingenuity rover achieved its longest flight.

HORIZONS

These robots have one special skill that could make human chefs obsolete

Compliments to the automaton.

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HORIZONS

Beam-steering radio technology could help autonomous cars finally hit the road

This innovation could fundamentally change how we move around a city.

Science

Scientists just laid the cornerstone of our quantum internet future

And the mortar holding it together is teleportation.

Last Call

You need to watch the best war thriller on Netflix before it leaves this week

A tense and thoughtful thriller, this movie explores an ugly subject that’s easier to ignore.

Sophisticated Gamer

DXRacer Craft Series made me a gaming chair believer

This thing’s awesome.

Innovation

Scientists just taught a robot to complete this deceptively simple task

A team of researchers successfully programmed a robot to dress a mannequin.

Innovation

New atomic clocks could herald in a "second quantum revolution"

The next-generation atomic clocks could bring breakthroughs from fundamental physics to navigation.

Innovation

Groundbreaking new measurements confirm one of Einstein's most mind-bending theories

NIST scientists are one step closer to uniting quantum mechanics with gravity.

Reel Science

The most underrated sci-fi action movie on HBO Max reveals a controversial robotics debate

I, Robot may be more relevant now than ever before.

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You need to watch the best sci-fi hacker movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

The computing is hilariously outdated, but the message sure isn’t.

now you see it

A radical new camouflage tech borrows its inspiration from squid relatives

Now you see it, now you don’t.

Entertainment

Alice Eve defends her controversial Star Trek scene: “I’m proud of that”

Alice Eve, who stars in the new sci-fi film Warning, reflects on her much-criticized Star Trek moment.

Eureka!

6 real innovations inspired by science fiction

The Inverse Interview

Would you lend your car to James Bond? 'No Time to Die' supervisor on 007's Aston Martin

Sophisicated Gamer

CLX Horus is the perfect gateway to PC gaming

Building your rig feels like a game.

Crypto-savvy

Bitcoin scams: How to spot and avoid the 5 worst cryptocurrency frauds

The Inverse Interview

Westworld’s Lisa Joy is breaking the loop with Reminiscence

The sci-fi thriller, in theaters and on HBO Max, marks an extension of Joy’s creative partnership with Thandiwe Newton.

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HORIZONS

Beam-steering radio technology could help autonomous cars finally hit the road

This innovation could fundamentally change how we move around a city.

Last Call

You need to watch the most brutal dystopian movie on HBO Max before it leaves next week

Think Snowpiercer with a cup of tea.

HORIZONS

NASA loses 2 cyclone-tracking satellites after launch company Astra rocket fails

Plus: A sensor hopes to remove the stink from Boston’s transit elevators.

HORIZONS

Human settlements on the Moon will depend on answering two fundamental questions

“We need to get our brains wrapped around the potential damage we’re facing.”

Opinion

2022 could be the worst hurricane season since Katrina, marine scientist warns

This year looks remarkably similar to 2005.

HORIZONS

These robots have one special skill that could make human chefs obsolete

Compliments to the automaton.

HORIZONS

9 years later, Elon Musk’s biggest pipe dream may finally come true

Nine years since he first had the idea, Musk may finally try to build a Hyperloop.

HORIZONS

This radical architecture style could make future cities good for your health

Plus: NASA wants your take on their Mars sample return plans.

Science

One solar power tweak could be the future of energy production

They could be the power plant of the future.

Science

How one architect’s radical ideas about nature changed American cities forever

Frederick Law Olmsted would have been 200 years old today — his legacy endures.

Science

Why there's still hope for stopping the worst consequences of climate change

Some transformations are widely regarded as bad, including many of those connected to climate change.

How to Save the Earth

If humans go to Mars, we need an Earth Flag — here’s why

Opinion: We are approaching the point when humans make the leap off Earth and onto other planets. When we get there, how will we represent ourselves?

Sustainable Solutions

One everyday action could help combat climate change, UN report reveals

The most surprising solution the report highlights is something billions of humans do every single day.

Science

Evolutionary biologists are finally studying an ecosystem ignored for decades

Plants and animals are evolving in cities around the world.

HORIZONS

This is when we may finally achieve fusion energy — a Holy Grail of clean power

Humanity needs to transition to clean energy. Could fusion hold the answer? This innovative means of generating electricity is essentially the opposite of nuclear fission.

HORIZONS

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Get your ass to Mars

'For All Mankind' Season 3 changes the show in 3 huge ways — here's why

SpaceTime

10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk

“This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration.”

HORIZONS

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft takes another shot at the International Space Station

Plus: When it comes to vaccines, fat matters.

Game Guides

Elon Musk's Elden Ring build is basic, but surprisingly effective

A surprisingly effective blend of Intelligence and Dexterity.

HORIZONS

9 years later, Elon Musk’s biggest pipe dream may finally come true

Nine years since he first had the idea, Musk may finally try to build a Hyperloop.

Inverse Daily

Elon Musk’s Twitter deal could set SpaceX’s Mars ambitions back — here’s why

Plus: Another study pokes holes in the BMI as a health predictor.

Follow the Money

Elon Musk buying Twitter creates a new type of problem for SpaceX and Tesla

Can the richest man on Earth run three billion-dollar companies at once?

HORIZONS

Physicists are on the brink of unlocking an elusive particle’s secrets

Plus: Elon Musk and his firms make history again.

Innovation

SpaceX Crew-4: Updated launch date, crew, mission goals of historic flight

If all goes according to plan, Jessica Watkins will become the first African-American woman to make a prolonged ISS stay.

Horizons

How a sand-guzzling box could power a future city on the Moon

TerraBox’s solar power technology could solve our energy problems on and off Earth.

Horizons

Tesla Solar Roof: One year on, an owner reveals what it’s really like to live on solar

Elon Musk wants to make your roof your own mini-grid.

Innovation

SpaceX Starlink: New price strategy, speed, order details for the internet service

Starlink could offer high-speed internet to those that need it most.

Innovation

4 days in, Axiom Space's crew makes history for private space flight at ISS

Axiom-1 is the first all-private mission to the International Space Station.

Innovation

SpaceX Mars City: Why, when, and how Elon Musk wants to build his ambitious plan

Musk plans to build a self-sustaining city on Mars.

Starry Night

SpaceX Starship orbital flight: Launch date window and more for Elon Musk's ambitious test

SpaceX plans to send the Starship to orbit.

Innovation

Axiom-1 launch: Date, time, how to watch, and crew for the private space mission

Axiom Space's inaugural voyage will take four paying customers to the ISS on a SpaceX rocket.

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Science

Virgin Orbit targets June launch window for U.S. Space Force collaboration

"Straight Up" is Virgin Orbit's next collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Horizons

Artificial photosynthesis can grow plants without light — and may solve a planetary dilemma

Plus: Robotic limbs can feel real.

Iconic

Voyager: 12 spectacular images from NASA's longest-lasting mission

45 years and counting.

Innovation

9 veggies that are healthier cooked than raw

Consider turning up the heat on these vegetables.

Moonbound

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission is now taking the final steps toward its historic Moonshot

Artemis 1 is now one major step closer to its Moonshot.

HORIZONS

Beam-steering radio technology could help autonomous cars finally hit the road

This innovation could fundamentally change how we move around a city.

Moonbound

NASA hints its Artemis Moon rocket may not need a fifth dress rehearsal

There are still questions about the Moon readiness of Artemis 1.

Innovation

No, Google’s Deepmind isn’t on the verge of human-like reasoning

Opinion: A versatile new AI is fueling speculation that machines will soon think like humans.

HORIZONS

How one company’s controversial cloning technique is changing Star Wars forever

Respeecher is the world’s leading company for “voice cloning.” But they still need human input.

Innovation

Vulcan vs. Atlas V: What you need to know about the ULA's next mega-rocket

The Vulcan will replace the Atlas V — ending an unexpected geopolitical volleyball.

HORIZONS

NASA loses 2 cyclone-tracking satellites after launch company Astra rocket fails

Plus: A sensor hopes to remove the stink from Boston’s transit elevators.

HORIZONS

Human settlements on the Moon will depend on answering two fundamental questions

“We need to get our brains wrapped around the potential damage we’re facing.”

UAPs

NASA announces a new investigation of unidentified aerial phenomena

The agency will release a report on UAPs sometime next year after a nine-month investigation.

Trash talk

Watch: Superworms snacking on styrofoam could be the solution to the world's trash problem

Simply delicious!

Science

Peep this! The Hubble telescope just took its largest infrared image ever

Astronomers have cast a wide net to collect treasures from deep space.

Science

NASA’s DAVINCI mission could start a scientific renaissance on Venus

Venus will get an in-depth look in 2030.