Bryan Lawver

Bryan is Inverse's card story editor, based in Pittsburgh. They spend more time making characters for RPGs than actually playing them.
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“I finally invent something that works!”
Day in court
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Will they join the Loop?
This week in science
SpaceX splashdown and more: Understand the world through 10 images
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NASA's commercial Crew-1 mission returned to Earth this week, as Ingenuity continued its flights on Mars. Here are the 10 biggest science stories of the week.
Innovation
Watch NASA’s Curiosity rover explore an important Martian landmark
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NASA's Curiosity is still going strong nearly a decade into its mission, and a new set of images shows its arrival at one of the most important sites on Mars.
Welcome
Look at 8 animals scientists already discovered in 2021
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New species are being discovered all the time, and despite that, we likely don't know about most of the animals living on Earth. Here are 8 recent discoveries.
Hidden gems
9 best indie games on Nintendo Switch, ranked
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The Nintendo Switch is one of the best consoles ever for indie games, but finding the right ones on the eShop can be a struggle. Here are 8 of the best.
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HBO Max's best new sci-fi movies for May 2021 include recent superhero and time travel hits, plus some cult favorites and a long-awaited new season of anime.
Splashdown
Watch the SpaceX-NASA Crew-1 astronauts' incredible journey back to Earth
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NASA and SpaceX's Crew-1 Dragon returned to Earth in an early morning splashdown after six months aboard the ISS. Here's the historic return and what it means.
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“Negotiation’s over. Sentence is death.”
Use the Force
10 best Star Wars games ever, ranked
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Games from a galaxy far, far away.
Enter the Matrix
Best VR games 2021: Ten incredible games to play ASAP
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The best dips into virtual reality.
One-Punch Shrimp
Baby mantis shrimp pack a serious punch — watch
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Mantis shrimp are known for their blazing fast punches, and now researchers have discovered how soon after hatching they're able to unleash them.
This week in science
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and more: Understand the world in 11 images
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was captured from above after taking a Crew Dragon to space this week, as scientists discovered species and trained for space on Earth.
Movie marathon
Marvel movies in order: How to watch chronologically in 100+ steps
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“Avengers, assemble!”
Fight it out
7 best fighting games on Nintendo Switch, ranked
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“Sudden death!”
Ingenuity
Ingenuity is getting faster and farther — watch
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Ingenuity continues to break records on Mars, with a third flight that sent the NASA helicopter faster and farther than it's ever gone before. Here's the video.
Look up
Supermoon 2021: 6 facts to know about the phenomenon
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This infrequent lunar occurrence is worth staying up for.
Fight!
All 11 Mortal Kombat games, ranked from worst to best
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“Finish him!”
Deep sea
Look: An alien-like new cephalopod was found deep in the ocean
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German researchers find a new species of deep-sea dumbo octopus, and non-invasive examination techniques could help preserve their specimen.
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Ingenuity flies and more: Understand the world through 9 images
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completed its historic first flight on Mars this week, as researchers discovered distant planets and insights into human ancestors.