Vulcano, el planeta natal del comandante Spock, es real. Un equipo de astrónomos de la Universidad de Florida que analizaban datos del telescopio Dharma Planet Survey han encontrado un planeta en 40 Eridani A, la estrella en torno a la que orbita Vulcano en la mitología de Star Trek.
40 Eridani A (conocida entre los astrónomos como HD 26965 o Keid) es la estrella más grande de un trío de...View more »
Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson has been handed a two-game suspension by the NHL for this slam on Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson, who is now out indefinitely with a concussion. It was an unnecessary hit, and yes, a dirty one, but there’s no way DoPS would have punished this if it hadn’t injured a young star.
The...View more »
The Saints beat the Ravens on Sunday on the rarest of rarities . So there would’ve been a lot to potentially talk about in the postgame meet-and-greet, but Joe Flacco got right to the important stuff: He needed to let Sean Payton know that Payton’s brother sold him a mattress on the Jersey Shore a few years ago.
Flacco’s a New Jersey native, so that makes sense. It’s unclear if Payton’s...View more »
The Big Bang Theory is a CBS sitcom about a group of geeky adults that has run for 12 staggeringly long years. In that time period, it has attracted critical ire, many Emmys, and earned its stars million-dollar salaries. But now this show is dying and I, a pop culture critic with a heart made of onyx who has never even seen a single episode, have decided to watch the program weekly to pay my...View more »
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Rituals can help us feel more in control of our lives, and more comfortable in situations that would otherwise bother us. One group of researchers now says they have found that a weird, meaningless food ritual might help us eat fewer calories.
In the ritual (published behind a paywall at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, but also described here), you do three things every time...View more »
Luggage gets all the attention, but if you ask me, the single most important travel item you can buy is a good toiletry bag . I keep one in a closet stocked with miniature versions or duplicates of all my essentials (I even bought a second Philips OneBlade), and just throw it in a suitcase without a care when it comes time to take a trip.
One of the first things you notice when you are in a supercar is the acceleration above 80 mph, which tends toward the stupid. The second thing you notice is how quickly modern dual-clutch transmissions shift—like video-game quick here on the McLaren 720S .
Our friend Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained wanted to know just how quick, using a satellite tracker that measures the car’s...View more »
When Mystery Science Theater 3000 returned over Thanksgiving weekend with its six-episode second season , “The Gauntlet,” it took me a few days to see it had even happened. I was busy with the holidays, I didn’t have time to watch six terrible movies with Jonah Ray and the gang! And you might not have, either. That’s why I made the noble sacrifice of watching, and ranking, all the latest...View more »
See? And you thought all that praying to Ahura Mazda was for nothing, right? Well it worked: Mazda’s legendary Wankel rotary engine is coming back! To cars! Of course, Ahura Mazda’s power isn’t exactly what it was back in 500 BCE, so there’s a catch: the rotaries will just be used as range extenders for upcoming Mazda electric cars. Still, the rotary’s back! Finally, you can have apex seal...View more »
Neat, Neat, Neat is an awesome song by the punk band, The Damned. It’s also how the seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Supra describes his car. Let’s see if its price makes you think we’re the ones being punk’d.
When it comes to illegal fireworks, prostitutes, and performance minded automobiles it’s always important to...View more »
The world has barely had half a day to digest the news that Jason Reitman is making a new Ghostbusters movie, but there’s already a teaser.
In true teaser fashion, there’s not a lot here in terms of substance. But it sets a mood and a tone we aren’t used to, while raising a few questions. Check...View more »
You don’t have to settle for coffee that slowly gets colder as the morning wears on. This mug has a battery and heating element built right in, and can maintain the temperature of your choice.
Ember is a travel...View more »
Traditional headbands are gross and lame. It’s a minimal loop of terrycloth designed specifically just to keep a disgusting bodily fluid from dripping into your eyes, so honestly it’s a wonder that something so guaranteed to be completely radioactive at the end of games ever gained even a modicum of acceptance as a fashion accessory in the NBA. But thankfully, the next innovation in sweatband...View more »
Destiny 2 está disponible de forma completamente gratuita para PC ahora mismo, como celebración del primer aniversario de que el juego llegara a la plataforma, así que no pierdas más tiempo y descárgalo ya mismo.
Destiny 2 está a punto de llegar, y esta vez también estará en PC. El director...View more »
Moscow has lost a new missile, one unlike any other. The missing missile is not only nuclear-armed but also nuclear-powered. Now, ten months after the crash the Russian government is going after the missile’s remains, scooping them up before someone else does.
In March 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled to the world a...View more »
I’ve written before about William Messner-Loebs , a comic book writer and artist who was big in the ‘90s (he wrote for The Flash, Wonder Woman, and The Maxx) before having a lot of bad luck resulted in him and his wife becoming practically homeless. Now, there is an IndieGoGo campaign called A Benefit Book for William Messner-Loebs which you can contribute to.
The book is titled “The...View more »
As if we needed more reason to ban school uniforms , a study from the UK found that girls felt like wearing their uniforms to and from school brought them unwanted attention and touching from men.
The UK branch of Plan International, an international organization that advocates for children’s rights and gender equality, published a report on street harassment Monday that delves into the...View more »
We’re heading into the tail end of October, that swampy backwater where Netflix unloads the remainder of its least distinguished “originals” and hopes for the best. The big debut this week is part 2 of Making a Murderer, which I’m having a hard time getting excited about. Will Wanderlust, a new show in which Tori Collette plays a woman who decides with her husband to have an open...View more »
Llega otro mes, y con él llega un nuevo catálogo de juegos gratis para usuarios de PS4 y Xbox One que estén suscritos a PS Plus y Xbox Live Gold. En noviembre las joyas de la corona de los nuevos catálogos son Yakuza Kiwami, la versión remasterizada de un clásico, y Battlefield...View more »