Ian Stark

Ian Stark is a freelance writer who helps cover the late-night beat for Inverse. Specializing in comics, movies, music and news, he spends his free time talking at great length, listening to Parquet Courts, eating food by the pound and drinking coffee.
Science
Being Too Tired Can Make You Facebook Crazy
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A recent study finds a lack of sleep makes people prone to repeatedly check their accounts.
Polymer Film Could Put Computer Screens on Contact Lenses
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A collegiate research group has devised potential ocular tech that could be a “game changer.”
Innovation
Drones Capture Blue Whales in the Wild
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The largest living animal can be hard to find, but drones are providing fresh, open-sea looks at the Balaenoptera musculus.
Science
Ancient Forests Burn in Tasmania, Some Blame Climate Change
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Pine species that date back to the Cretaceous Period can’t recover from the damage.
Science
NASA Crews Install Final Mirror Segment of the James Webb Space Telescope
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The 18-segment piece is more than 21 feet in diameter.
Science
Video Shows a Year of the World’s Weather
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In less than nine minutes, the clip shows the 2015 global weather blowing across the Earth.
Gaming
YouTube Red Goes Live February 10
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The subscription channel will feature four offerings of original programming.
Science
"Jurassic Butterfly:" Ancient Insect Shows Modern Qualities
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It predated butterflies by 50 million years, yet developed similar attributes.
Science
IOM Deems "Three-Parent Babies" Morally Acceptable
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The FDA hasn’t decided on whether or not to allow the experiments, but they got a big OK Wednesday.
Innovation
Soft Robot Builders Prepare for a "Grand Challenge"
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The Robosoft Grand Challenge will be a two-day battle between bots that bend in many, many ways.
Innovation
Apple Rumors Include New iPhone, Plus iPad and Apple Watch Updates
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The company has not confirmed chatter that new and updated items are due in March.
Culture
Tata Motors Names Car "Zica," Soon to Be Renamed
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The company has explained that it will be changing the label very soon because, well, Zika.
Entertainment
New ‘Ghostbusters’ Photos Reveal Chris Hemsworth’s Skinny Arms
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Actor Chris Hemsworth seems much less buff as the new team’s administrative assistant.
Entertainment
'The Flash:' "Fast Lane" (S2 E12)
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Is Earth-2 Harry going “Earth-1” on the team?
Culture
ZIKA: CDC Reports Sexual Transmission Confirmed in Texas
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It’s the first established case of viral acquisition taking place within U.S. borders.
Entertainment
The Bladderwort Sucks. It Sucks Fast.
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Researchers are working out how the plant became such a suction superstar.
Entertainment
Researchers Find Signs of Life in Mantle Rock
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The discovery could reveal how life develops in harsh conditions, on Earth and beyond.
Entertainment
Man Climbs the Great Pyramid of Giza
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Yes it’s totally illegal to do, but one cannot deny the view.
Science
NASA: Hackers Didn’t "Compromise" Our Drone
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The site 'NASA Watch' says the reported drone hack has been denied.
Innovation
Google Skybender Drones Could Deliver 5G
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5G is superior to 4G, but can it work for your daily purposes? If not, whose?