Elon Musk wants to send humans to Mars by 2024, a proposition that seemed quite optimistic when it was announced last year. New research from the University of Nevada Las Vegas makes Musk’s goal that much less attainable. A new predictive model of radiation effects indicates we could be vastly underestimating the damaging effects of cosmic rays on astronauts. That means a trip to Mars could include a doubling of
After months of stubborn resistance, Facebook has finally caved to pressure from users and officials around the globe: it will begin experimenting with ways of filtering its news content for so-called “fake news.” These are the outlets that cynically push elaborate conspiracy theories like “Pizzagate,” and much more straightforward lies like fake Pope-quotes, while also attempting to hide their nature by mimicking the style and naming scheme of traditional news
[embedded content] Alleged doughnut licker Ariana Grande is still struggling with temptation, according to her sultry new single. In “Dangerous Woman” — the title track off the singer’s upcoming third album, released late Thursday night — the 22-year-old Florida native sings about a unnamed enticer that has her riled up. “Somethin’ ‘bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman,” Grande throatily belts out the catchy chorus. “Somethin’ ‘bout, somethin’
Share This article When the film studios and gaming industries began their brief flirtation with 3-D technology a few years back, there was a small (but occasionally raucus) debate over whether or not 3-D glasses and technology were somehow bad for people. Now with VR technology rapidly maturing, we’re seeing similar warnings and discussions over safety. As with 3-D, some of this is common sense, and some of it’s a
vertigo comics “Red Thorn #1” is out now from Vertigo Comics. Artist Isla is drawing the wrong type of attention. In “Red Thorn #1,” Isla is in Glasgow following the trail of her missing sister whose mysterious disappearance has cast a shadow on her life. Aside from trying to unravel her sister’s history, she is also dealing with her powers: She can make real anything she sketches. That includes creating
There are two issues with “herbal Viagra”: the herbs and the Viagra. First, there’s the herbs. People gravitate to medicines with this word on them because they want to stay away from medicine. But when you mix in alcohol, it can become completely toxic. Indeed “herbal Viagra” is a bit of an oxymoron. You’re getting the herb and you’re getting the Viagra. But you don’t know what else you’re getting.