Free-Diving Neanderthals Gathered Tools From the Seafloor

New evidence suggests Neanderthals gathered clam shells and volcanic rock from the bottom of the Mediterranean, which they fashioned into tools. The work is yet more evidence that Neanderthals often ventured into the water, and it adds to the body of research showing that they were nothing like the unintelligent, uncoordinated clods they’ve long been portrayed to be. Read More >>

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The 9 Best Star Wars Moments of 2019

Star Wars has dominated much of the pop culture landscape in the past several years, but 2019 was ridiculous. With one saga of films ending, a whole new era of TV starting, the hype leading to both, and then all matter of other media, there’s a chance we’ll never have as much Star Wars as 2019 provided. Then there was all the news about the future too. Read More >>

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The 11 Best Gadgets of 2019 to Get You Excited About 2020

We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up being our favourites, they also did a good job of getting us hyped up for what’s ahead. Yes, there were disasters this year – one of the products on this list even started out as such! That said, these are some of the very best gadgets of 2019. You might disagree, but you would be wrong. Read More >>

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The Biggest Misses and Surprises of 2019

You come into every year with the expectation of promise. Sometimes, things turn out the way you’d hoped. Sometimes they don’t – and sometimes, something else comes along out of nowhere and sweeps you off your feet entirely, for better or worse. Here are a few of the surprises that delighted or disappointed us in 2019. Read More >>

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Judging The Big Pop Culture Endings of 2019

While 2019 was filled with all sorts of content – television, movies, comic books, video games – that kept us busy, there were a lot of major franchises meant to wrap up some pretty epic stories this year. Did they all succeed in telling emotional tales that resonated with the fans who’ve been along with them for the long ride? Your mileage may vary; here’s what we think. Read More >>

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The 9 Best (and 7 Worst) Movies of 2019

So many movies are just “fine”. Movies you sit down, watch, enjoy and subsequently forget about. You don’t hate them, you don’t love them, they’re just okay. That’s the majority of movies. These are not those movies. Read More >>

The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) TV Shows of 2019

You might have heard us say this once or twice already: there was a lot of television this year. We are but a few humble bloggers and could never watch everything out there but of the many TV series we did watch, we’ve narrowed down our most and least successful of 2019. Read More >>

OSIRIS-REx Team Will Boop This Spot on Asteroid Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx team has decided on a location to collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu. It’s a 460-foot-wide crater that they’ve dubbed “Nightingale.” Read More >>

The Most Innovative Gadgets of the Decade

This decade we saw the smartphone move from overpriced gadget to something more necessary than a laptop or desktop. We saw the e-reader settle on a design so perfect it’s barely changed in seven years. We saw games systems that made us rethink how we game and laptops that made us rethink what a good laptop should look like. There were incredible wearables, and remarkable VR systems, and drones so well designed practically anyone can fly them. Below are the most innovative gadgets of the decade – the ones that will continue to matter long after the devices themselves become obsolete. Read More >>

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Star Wars’ Kathleen Kennedy on the Long Road to Ending the Skywalkers’ Story

Before Star Wars belonged to Disney, it belonged to Kathleen Kennedy. George Lucas himself picked the legendary producer to run his beloved namesake, Lucasfilm, before Mickey Mouse swooped in and bought it all up. And at that time the plan was always this: a new trilogy of films, which ends later this month in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Read More >>

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UN Report Says This is Our Last Shot to Take Action on Climate Change

World leaders have wasted a ton of valuable time not pursuing climate action – so much that our only hope now is curtailing greenhouse gas emissions at an unprecedented rate. Read More >>

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Sacha Baron Cohen Says Social Media Companies Have Created the ‘Greatest Propaganda Machine in History’

Sacha Baron Cohen accepted an international leadership award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in New York last night and the comedian did not hold back when it came to the role of social media in the world. Cohen, famous for characters like Borat and Ali G, spent the majority of his speech denouncing social media companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter who have built, in his words, the “greatest propaganda machine in history” for spreading bigotry and conspiracy theories. Read More >>

RIP iOS Vaping Apps

Apple has purged its App Store of 181 vaping apps, citing a rash of recent reports about vaping-related injuries and deaths. Read More >>

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Report: Apple’s AR Headset Won’t Be Out Until 2022, With AR Glasses to Follow in 2023

Apple won’t be launching new augmented reality products until at least 2022 to 2023, the Information reported on Monday, citing an internal Apple presentation described by sources. Read More >>