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Retrospective

In Retrospect, Game of Thrones Was Never Going to End Well

ByJoe Allen

How do you end a neverending story?

Health

The Real Reason Why European Sunscreen Is So Much Better Than American

ByMichael Scaturro and Undark

It all has to do with animal testing.

Unlimited Power

Darth Maul’s Legacy Is So Much Bigger Than 'The Phantom Menace'

ByBryan Young

Darth Maul changed the Star Wars game — before and after he died.

Retrospective

A Decade Before 'Hades II,' Supergiant Games Proved its Success Wasn’t a Fluke

ByMark Hill

A weekend in the city.

Retrospective

Satoshi Kon’s Most Underrated Work Was Also His Most Prescient

ByDaniel Dockery

Watch out for the Lil’ Slugger.

Health

What Is "Iron Therapy"? A Potential New Approach To Tackling Asthma

ByThe Conversation, Omid Akbari and Benjamin Hurrell

Researchers explore the relationship between iron uptake and asthma attacks caused by allergens.

Health

Air Quality Experts Prepare For A Hazy "New Normal" As Wildfires Rage Canada

ByCharles O. Stanier, Gregory Carmichael, Peter S. Thorne and The Conversation

Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024. Here we go again.

Unlimited Power

Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Changed How We Talk About the Prequels

ByAlex Welch

The conversation surrounding George Lucas' prequels has completely changed over the past 10 years.

Inverse Recommends

Max Just Added the Creepiest Home Invasion Thriller You Haven’t Seen

ByAlex Welch

The line separating us from evil is fragile.

Handhelds

This Game Boy Clone Has an OLED Screen, a Joystick, and a Touchpad

ByJackson Chen

The Ayaneo Pocket DMG could be one of the fanciest Game Boy remakes we've seen yet.

Spoilers

45 Years Later, Doctor Who Just Repeated Its Best Actor Trick

ByDais Johnston

Somebody just showed up very early.

Health

Can You Replay Conversations In Your Head? If Not, You Might Struggle With These Common Tasks

ByLauren Leffer

Let’s hear it for the (interally) silent minority.

E-bikes

McLaren’s Off-Road E-Bike Is the Supercar of Electric Mobility

ByJames Pero

Who else but McLaren could make an e-bike this powerful?

Gaming News

GTA 6 Says It's Coming in Fall 2025. That's Very Unlikely

ByTrone Dowd

Rockstar’s track record suggests taking new GTA 6 release date with a grain of salt.

Space

A New NASA Image Captures A Trio Of Stars In A Cosmic Nursery

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

Three baby stars light up the cosmic dust that likely gave birth to them — 550 light-years away.

Tesla

One of Tesla’s More Impressive Cybertruck Claims May Be a Total Lie

ByJackson Chen

Turns out a Cybertruck towing a Porsche isn’t as fast as a Porsche itself.

Health

A Wild New Study Sheds Light On Why Exercise Is So Good For Our Brains

ByLauren Leffer

Researchers unearth exercise secrets from a biomolecular soup of synthetic innervated muscle tissue.

Analysis

PlayStation’s Summer Release Calendar is Barren — But Sony Has a Long-Term Strategy

ByMark Hill

Don’t sell your old consoles just yet.

News

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord Are Trying to Save Sony’s Spiderverse

ByDais Johnston

Sony’s web has drawn in the Spider-Verse directors.

Space

Can Boeing's Starliner Actually Compete With SpaceX's Crew Dragon?

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

You learn a lot when you compare Boeing’s Starliner, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, and the retired Space Shuttle.

The Inverse Interview

Discovery's Most Unlikely Star Doesn't Understand Star Trek Canon At All

ByRyan Britt

As the journey of Jett Reno comes to a close, Tig Notaro reveals her thoughts on her Trek legacy and a surprising Star Wars connection.

Unlimited Power

Everyone Deserves Their Star Wars

ByMatt Donato

The Phantom Menace was a momentous occasion for existing fans, but more importantly, a chance for fresh-faced fans to finally catch a Star Wars movie in theaters.

Inverse Recommends

Netflix Just Quietly Released a Worthy Successor to 'Squid Game'

ByDais Johnston

Everyone wants the best apartment.

Retrospective

The John Wick Franchise Evolved by Throwing Out Its Only Rule

BySam Comrie

Don’t expect the security deposit back.

Cannes 2024 Review

'Megalopolis' is a Beautiful Disaster

ByHoai-Tran Bui

Francis Ford Coppola’s ambitious sci-fi epic is both everything we feared it would be and everything we hoped it would be.

Science

What, Exactly Are Nanoplastics And How Can We Avoid Them?

ByMohan Qin and The Conversation

There is growing evidence that nanoplastics are more prevalent than larger microplastics in the environment.

Unlimited Power

One Underrated Scene Proves 'Attack of the Clones' Could Have Been a Much Better Movie

ByJoshua Meyer

Forget it, Obi-Wan. It’s Coruscant.

Opinion

Assassin's Creed Was Never About Historical Accuracy

ByHayes Madsen

A virtual playground.

Inverse Recommends

Prepare for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf with This Week’s Epic Games Store Deal

ByRobin Bea

Get it while it’s hot.

Xbox

This Stackable Xbox Controller Helps Gamers With Disabilities Play One with One Hand

ByJackson Chen

A big win for gamers with disabilities.

Timey Wimey

Doctor Who's Secret Weapon Is Returning This Christmas — Maybe For The Last Time

ByDais Johnston

But could this be the final story from one of Who’s greatest writers?

Gaming

Ubisoft Quietly Cancelled Its Division Spinoff And That's Probably A Good Thing

ByTrone Dowd

How many Divisions did we really need?

Review

This Dirt-Cheap Gaming Controller Made Me Love Xbox Cloud Gaming

ByJames Pero

Xbox’s cloud streaming game service and GameSir’s X2s controller are a match made in heaven.

Gaming

Valorant Harassment Prompts Response But No Clear Answers From Riot Games

ByRobin Bea

Tackling toxicity takes more than good intentions.

Timey Wimey

Why 'Doctor Who' Episode 3 Is Putting The Show To A Test

ByAlex Welch

Ncuti Gatwa's Fifteenth Doctor faces his greatest test in “Boom.”

Gaming News

Dawntrail Is Bringing Massive, and Necessary, Changes to FFXIV's Jobs

ByHayes Madsen

Looking to the future.

MCU

'X-Men ‘97's Finale Sets Up a Wildly Ambitious Season 2

ByLyvie Scott

Our heroes are dangling off so many cliffs right now.

Science

Cicadas Squirt Jets of Pee Out Their Backsides — And That’s Not Even The Weirdest Part

ByKiona Smith

“Feeding and excretion are hallmarks of life.”

Gaming News

Black Ops 6 Is the Most Important Call of Duty Game Since WWII

ByTrone Dowd

The FPS franchise has a lot to prove this year.

Handhelds

This Android Gaming Handheld Looks Like the Next-Gen PS Vita We Never Got

ByJackson Chen

And it's not from Sony.

Health

The Longest Clinical Trial Of The Latest Blockbuster Weight Loss Drug Shows It Is Far From Side-Effect Free

ByHannah Docter-Loeb

A recent clinical trial provides more insight into the longer term effects of Wegovy.

Review

'The Strangers: Chapter 1' is the Worst Kind of Horror Spinoff

ByMatt Donato

Everything that made The Strangers a standout horror flick is missing from Chapter 1.

Star Wars

How Star Wars Is Going Full Hitchcock

ByDais Johnston

Will this be our first live-action Star Wars noir?

Review

'Evil' is Ending Exactly When It Needs To

ByEric Francisco

In a pleasurable — but not immaculate — fourth and final season, the march towards Armageddon is rendered routine.

Review

I Swapped My Car With a Cargo E-Bike for a Week — And It Changed Everything

ByMichael Frank

After 104 miles this e-bike was hardly worse for the wear; a car guy finds himself rethinking what cars are really for.

Unlimited Power

Unpacking the Most Infamous Meme of the Star Wars Prequels

ByAndy Crump

The higher the ground, the better the meme.

MCU

X-Men ‘97’s Post Credits Scene Could Redeem The Worst X-Men Movie

ByLyvie Scott

The Age of Apocalypse is upon us once again.

Retrospective

10 Years Later, One Monster Reboot Is Finally Getting The Praise It Deserves

ByAlex Welch

"Let them fight."

Gaming

Assassin's Creed Shadows Might Be Late, But One Clever Twist Saves It

ByTrone Dowd

Yasuke and Naoe are the most interesting Assassin's Creed Characters since Bayek.

Science

La Nina Is Coming — Here's How It Could Change Your Forecast

ByPedro DiNezio and The Conversation

An atmosphere and ocean scientist explains what’s ahead.

The End of Time

We’ll Get to See The Full-Tilt Weirdness of Netflix’s '3 Body Problem'

ByRyan Britt

Phew! The epic timeline of 3 Body Problem will be fully explored.

Game Guides

Where Does Elden Ring Take Place?

ByHayes Madsen

A twisted world.

News

'John Wick: Chapter 4's Best Character is Getting a Spin-Off Movie

ByLyvie Scott

Donnie Yen was a perfect addition to Wick’s world, and now he’ll get his own adventure.

Apple

This New iOS Feature Will Let You Use Your iPhone in the Car Without Throwing Up

ByJackson Chen

I just want to kill time on long drives without getting a ton of nausea.

Cannes 2024 Review

'Furiosa' Takes the Mad Max Saga to Deranged New Heights

ByHoai-Tran Bui

George Miller delivers a wild sci-fi odyssey like no other.

TV

Here’s Absolutely Everything You Need to Know about 'Doctor Who' Episode 3

ByDais Johnston

Boom!

Science

A Radical New Experiment Used Synthetic Quartz To Capture Artificial Heat

ByKiona Smith

The novel feat shows that channeling enough solar energy can generate industrial-grade heat.

Feature

Confessions of a GameStop Worker

ByPatricia Hernandez

We talked to over a dozen GameStop workers about the absolutely filthy habits of gamers, evidenced in the stained, cockroach-infested returns.

Retrospective

25 Years Ago, Minecraft Pillared Its Way To Became The GOAT Of Open Worlds

BySteven Asarch

In 2008 one simple — and kind of boring — Beta test became the one, the only, Minecraft.

Inverse Recommends

The Spiritual Successor To Nier: Automata Is 1000x Better Than A Sequel

ByIsaiah Colbert

1000xResist clearly studied the legendary game Nier: Automata, and then took a life of its own.

Gaming News

Wayfinder Is Hoping Dropping Microtransactions Could Reverse Its Troubled Launch

ByRobin Bea

Finding a way back.

Gaming News

Helldivers 2 Will Keep Going Forever With Help Of Automation, CEO Says

ByTrone Dowd

"We don't want to screw you guys over," Arrowhead CEO told fans.

Health

What Makes Mice Good Parents? This Cell, Maybe

ByElana Spivack

Being “monogamouse” comes down to science.

News

The Most Underrated Sci-Fi Streaming Service Could Suddenly Be More Accessible

ByDais Johnston

Get in, we’re reinventing cable.

Gaming News

Assassin's Creed Shadows Is Taking Inspiration From the Series Most Underrated Game

ByHayes Madsen

A breathe of fresh air.

Google

Android 15 Lets You Hide Your Most Sensitive Apps in a Digital Safe

ByJackson Chen

And only you have the combination to open it.

MCU

'X-Men ‘97’s Season 1 Finale Sets Up A Trippy Summers Family Reunion

ByLyvie Scott

Who is Mother Askani? Where are Scott and Jean? We have the answers.

Review

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes Weaves A Phenomenal Mystery Through Cerebral Puzzles

ByRobin Bea

Inverse Score: 10/10

The Spice

'Dune: Prophecy' Trailer Reveals The Sci-Fi Version of 'Game of Thrones'

ByRyan Britt

The first Dune TV series looks ambitious. And familiar.

Review

'Outer Range' Season 2 Deepens Its Time-Travel Mysteries — But at a Cost

ByRyan Britt

This is still one of the best sci-fi shows on TV. But is the novelty of the genre mash-up fading?

Feature

How 'The Phantom Menace' Backlash Almost Broke Star Wars

ByRyan Britt

For Star Wars fans, 1999 was the best of times and the worst of times.

Retrospective

Reflecting on 'Road House's 8 Wildest Scenes With Rowdy Herrington

ByJake Kring-Schreifels

The director of the 1989 action movie breaks down the movie’s most absurd movies — including, of course, the throat rip.

Health

How An Organ Transplant Can Change Your Entire Personality

ByAdam Taylor and The Conversation

Recent evidence suggests that these personality changes aren’t all psychological. Biology may play a role, too.

Health

The Ultraprocessed Food Hype Is Masking This Other Major Health Predictor, 30 Years of Data Reveal

ByGary Sacks, Kathryn Backholer, Kathryn Bradbury, Sally Mackay and The Conversation

Much of the recent evidence related to ultra-processed foods tell us what we already knew.

Game Guides

The Top 30 Elden Ring Bosses

ByGeorge Yang

With the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion coming soon, it's time to revisit the Lands Between.

News

We Finally Know The Title of the Agatha Marvel Show

ByDais Johnston

It was Agatha All Along.

AI

Google’s New AI Search Still Has One Big, Glaring Problem

ByJames Pero

Searching the web might get easier, but will it get better?

Google

Google Just Made the Best Case for Reviving Google Glass

ByJackson Chen

Google’s Gemini AI could be the missing ingredient that Google Glass didn’t have over 10 years ago.

Game Guides

Hades 2: How to Unlock Both Animal Familiars

ByHayes Madsen

A cuddly friend for the underworld.

News

'Dune: Part Two' Finally Has a Streaming Release Date

ByLyvie Scott

An epic theatrical run is coming to an end.

Trailers

Francis Ford Coppola’s Ambitious Sci-Fi Epic Somehow Just Got Even Weirder

ByDais Johnston

Featuring Aubrey Plaza as, uh, Wow Platinum.

Trailers

'House of the Dragon' Season 2 Can’t Lose Sight of What Made Season 1 Work

ByDais Johnston

Old friendships die hard.

News

Nicolas Cage is Officially Bringing Spider-Man Noir to Live-Action

ByLyvie Scott

The Spider-Verse is getting a little bigger.

Gaming News

Capcom's Monster Hunter Series Just Reached a Staggering New Milestone

ByHayes Madsen

No end in sight.

Inverse Recommends

Nintendo Just Quietly Added A Breezy, Life-Giving RPG

ByAshley Bardhan

Cute and chill.

Gaming News

14 Years Later, This Open World Masterpiece Could Finally Come To PC

ByTrone Dowd

Well worth the wait.

AI

How GPT-4o Will Make Humane’s Ai Pin a lot Faster and More Accurate

ByJackson Chen

Could this be the upgrade we were waiting for?

News

'The Boys' Just Got Renewed for a 5th Season — Could It Be Its Last?

ByDais Johnston

A superhero experiment is now a cultural behemoth.

TV

Everything You Need to Know About X-Men ‘97’s Season 1 Finale

ByLyvie Scott

The animated series is poised for an epic conclusion.

Trailers

'The Rings of Power' Season 2 Embraces the Darkness

ByLyvie Scott

Prime Video’s flagship fantasy series is finally back, and it’s bigger than ever.

Unlimited Power

19 Years Later, Star Wars' Most Important Scene is More Relevant Than Ever

ByKayleigh Donaldson

Freedom is fragile.

News

'Furiosa' Has Defeated a Troubling Action Trope — Again

ByLyvie Scott

Anya Taylor-Joy fought hard to bring female rage to the Mad Max universe.

The Inverse Interview

Homeworld 3 Devs Say Four-Day Workweek Is “A Literal Game-Changer”

ByHayes Madsen

A new era for strategy.

Retrospective

20 Years Ago, Brad Pitt took a Noughties Approach to a Classic Greek Tragedy

ByLyvie Scott

Troy makes for a beautiful if misguided 2000s spectacle.

Space

The Webb Telescope Found A Lava Planet with a Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere

ByKiona Smith

55 Cancri e is a terrible place, but at least its atmosphere isn't actually vaporized rock.

Timey Wimey

'Doctor Who' Has A Wild Cameo Mystery Hiding In Plain Sight

ByDais Johnston

There’s always a Twist at the end.

AI

ChatGPT’s Next Magic Trick Is Singing and Solving Math Problems With Your Phone Camera

ByJackson Chen

GPT-4o responds as fast as humans.

Gaming News

Ghost of Tsushima PC Pre-Orders Are Being Automatically Refunded

ByTrone Dowd

It's the latest PlayStation PC port game to see restrictions in over 170 countries.

Star Wars

'The Acolyte' Looks Like it Will Bring Jedi Back to Basics

ByDais Johnston

Less is more.

Analysis

'Stellaris' Just Revealed the Promise and Peril of AI in Game Development

ByMark Hill

Like it or not, the Machine Age is here.