Thor Benson writes about innovation and culture for Inverse. He has also contributed to The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Wired, and many other publications.
3.26.2021 10:00 AM
Ancient Mayan collapse reveals why America needs UBI
History repeats itself.
12.23.2020 7:00 PM
With virtual reality, scientists reveal a fatal flaw in one of soccer's most trusted defensive moves
A new study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE uses virtual reality to show how the very logic behind one of soccer's key defense moves may work in the opposing team’s favor.
10.14.2020 4:45 PM
The 10 weirdest pieces of tech the military is testing right now
The military is always testing out new technology to eliminate enemies and keep soldiers safe, and some of these technologies are pretty odd.
7.12.2020 2:00 PM
Top 5 most counterfeited products on Amazon
Amazon has had a problem with counterfeit products for quite some time, and the company says it's ramping up efforts to fight counterfeiting. These items are the ones that are counterfeited the most.
The future of pride
6.23.2020 2:00 PM
How LGBTQ+ culture can survive Covid-19
New Orleans loves a parade, but Pride parties in the city in 2020 have forced its residents to get creative while staying healthy.
Nothing to see here
4.2.2020 7:07 PM
Congress is trying to kill encryption during a pandemic
It seems Congress thinks this might be a good time to kill encryption and trample on our civil liberties.
4.2.2020 1:15 PM
A.I. can now beat every title of this iconic 1977 video game console
If you think you're good at Atari games, just wait until you see DeepMind's skills.
The real Tesla killer
4.1.2020 6:21 PM
Global crisis could be bad news for electric car companies like Tesla
The coronavirus outbreak is making things difficult for the automobile industry, and countries are starting to roll back emission standards.
Big dip energy
4.1.2020 2:44 PM
The coronavirus outbreak is having an unexpected effect on the power grid
With businesses shut down around the nation, electricity demands appear to be decreasing.
Build the fence?
4.1.2020 1:00 PM
Space Force says its new 'Space Fence' will protect us in space
We haven't heard a lot of news from the Space Force since it was founded, but the latest news shows something the military branch developed called the 'Space Fence' is now operational.
An outbreak of lies
3.30.2020 9:15 PM
Social media companies are still losing the fight against coronavirus disinformation
Social media companies are working harder than ever to fight it during the coronavirus outbreak. Is it enough?
Fresh out of everything
3.30.2020 6:18 PM
Amazon offers higher pay as grocery orders skyrocket and workers walk out
With people avoiding leaving the house as much as they can, a lot of people are getting their groceries from Amazon, and its warehouses are struggling to keep up.
Fight the power
3.30.2020 1:00 PM
This web browser fights fascists
Unstoppable Domains is teaming up with the Opera web browser to decentralize the internet and end internet censorship.
Office Space, anyone?
3.29.2020 1:30 PM
Researchers burned down a fake office to see what they could learn
If you want to understand how to protect an office from a fire, sometimes you have to burn it down.
3.28.2020 12:30 PM
Your phone's PIN code is probably so bad anyone could guess it, study finds
People are really bad at creating pin codes, and a new study looks at how we could fix this problem.
3.26.2020 6:24 PM
Surgical masks are no match for China's facial recognition technology
A Chinese company has announced that it has developed facial recognition software that can identify people even if they're wearing a surgical mask.
3.25.2020 8:51 PM
When are delivery drones coming? UPS is getting closer
With people practicing social distancing to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, UPS has announced it's working on new package delivery drones.
3.25.2020 6:29 PM
How robots and A.I. could help save our healthcare workers and the elderly
Though advancements still need to be made, robots and A.I. could help us fight the coronavirus outbreak and save lives.
Cancer is canceled
3.25.2020 5:51 PM
A new A.I. system could make sure we never misdiagnose cancer again
Researchers have developed an A.I. system that can accurately diagnose cancer 100 percent of the time, and it could save lives.
Don't be a prick
3.25.2020 5:49 PM
A new device can test you for coronavirus in just 15 minutes
As the United States struggles to test enough people for coronavirus, a new device can detect if you're infected within just 15 minutes.
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