Bryan Lawver

Bryan is Inverse's card story editor, based in Pittsburgh. They spend more time making characters for RPGs than actually playing them.
Brain training
5 best exercises to boost brain health
Bryan Lawver
Exercise can strengthen your brain as much as your body, especially if you tailor your workout right. Here are 5 exercises for better brain health.
This week in science
NASA's X-57 and beyond: Understand the world in 9 images
Bryan Lawver
This week, NASA announced testing of its X-57 all-electric plane while researchers shared new findings on the environment and global health.
The final countdown
Every Final Fantasy game, ranked from worst to best
Bryan Lawver
Final Fantasy has been an RPG mainstay since the earliest days of console gaming, but not every swing it takes is a hit. Here's every Final Fantasy game ranked.
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Paramount Plus sci-fi movies: 6 thrilling films to watch ASAP
Bryan Lawver
"Everybody runs."
Look up
6 of the most spectacular meteors ever caught on camera
Bryan Lawver
Meteors are one of the most fascinating astronomical phenomena you can see from Earth. Here are six of the best meteors ever caught on tape.
Gaming
You need to play the most inventive retro indie game ASAP
Bryan Lawver
Anodyne 2 is now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, and Xbox One/Series X. Here's why you need to play this experimental indie throwback ASAP.
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You need to watch the best sci-fi show of the century for free online ASAP
Bryan Lawver
It's frakking great.
Out of this world
NASA's future tech: 9 out-of-this-world concepts
Bryan Lawver
NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts offers grants to study far-out concepts that could shape the future of space travel. Here are this year's most exciting ideas.
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HBO Max movies February 2021: 7 new sci-fi films and shows to watch ASAP
Bryan Lawver
"Let them fight..."
Zelda 35 Week
All 17 Legend of Zelda games, ranked from worst to best
Bryan Lawver
"Hey, listen!"
Speedrun
9 video games that explain how hearts became health
Bryan Lawver
Hearts are one of the most recognizable symbols in video games, thanks to their clear meaning and iconic shape. Take a look at how this symbol came to be and how widespread it's become.
This Week in Science
Mars and beyond: Understand the world through 8 science images
Bryan Lawver
Mars and NASA's Perseverance rover topped headlines in a week that also saw the first cloned U.S. endangered species and groundbreaking physics research.
Life on Mars
A virtual tour of Mars now — and of its possible future
Bryan Lawver
Mars may become the first planet to host a human settlement outside Earth. Here's what the Red Planet looks like now and how human colonies could change it.
Go Go Godzilla
8 best Godzilla movies on HBO Max you need to watch ASAP
Bryan Lawver
"Let them fight."
Zelda 35 Week
9 extremely rare Legend of Zelda collectibles
Bryan Lawver
The Legend of Zelda has been around for 35 years as one of the most popular game series of all time. Here is some of the rarest Zelda merch ever made.
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6 best sci-fi movies coming to Hulu in March 2021
Bryan Lawver
"Blast from the past!"
Science
Ancient art: 7 ways early humans saw their world
Bryan Lawver
Ancient rock paintings around the world show what early humans found important enough to preserve. Here are 7 ways rock paintings reveal the ancient world.
Mark Your Calendar
Nintendo Switch: 10 best new games coming in 2021
Bryan Lawver
'Breath of the Wild 2' and 'Metroid Prime 4' may not have release dates yet, but there are plenty of upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2021.
Beam Me Up
All 13 Star Trek movies, ranked from worst to best
Bryan Lawver
Fight me...
Perk Up
5 reasons your morning coffee is good for you
Bryan Lawver
Coffee is often seen as a necessity for waking up in the morning, but research suggests it may be doing more for your health than you think.