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In a power crisis, maybe the solution is a network of smaller energy sources distributed across…

The Most Romantic Date Spots in Super Mario 3D World

My partner and I spent 12 hours in a cornucopia of cooperative courtship, and I wouldn't…

A Guide to HDMI Cables for Next-Gen Gaming

New standards and new consoles mean new terms to understand before you open your wallet.

What a 1900s Wildlife Survey Reveals About Climate Change

A century ago, a biologist counted California's desert animals. Now researchers are retracing his steps—and the…

Think a Temporary Cardboard Desk Is a Good Idea? Think Again

Stykka's StayTheF***Home workspace just wouldn't stay the f*** put.

Facebook’s Petty Unfriending of Australia

There are real flaws in the country’s proposed law to make platforms pay for news, but…

Perseverance’s Eyes See a Different Mars

The Red Planet’s red looks different to an Earthling than it would to a Martian—or to…

2034, Part V: Sailing Into Darkness

“Somewhere in that black hole was the Chinese fleet. She would be expected to find and…

How to Remember a Disaster Without Being Shattered by It

Margaret McKinnon survived a midair catastrophe, then became a major researcher of memory and trauma. Now…

The Woman Bulldozing Video Games’ Toughest DRM

For Empress, cracking titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Immortals Fenyx Rising is more than…