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On May 4th, NASA’s InSight lander on Mars detected the most powerful marsquake the spacecraft has felt ever since landing in 2018 — a magnitude 5 tremor. NASA’s beleaguered InSight lander on Mars has detected a magnitude 5 “marsquake” — the largest one the spacecraft has felt yet since landing on the planet in November of 2018. It’s a major moment that comes during a fraught time for

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The UN plans to extend weather warning systems to everyone on the planet

Just one in three people across the world has access to life-saving early warning systems for weather disasters. The United Nations now aims to cover the entire global population with early warning systems. The United Nations wants to make sure every person on Earth can receive early warnings ahead of disastrous weather events. It set a goal of hitting that target within five years in an announcement this week. Early warning systems are needed urgently

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Intel selects Ohio for ‘largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet’

Chip manufacturer Intel will reportedly spend at least $20 billion on a new chip manufacturing site in Ohio. The 1,000-acre location will play host to two chip factories, and is set to directly employ at least 3,000 people. Chip manufacturer Intel will spend at least $20 billion on a new chip manufacturing site in New Albany, near Columbus, Ohio, Time reports. The plans are expected to be announced officially on Friday afternoon by Ohio officials, according to

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The Europe-Japan mission to Mercury sends back photos of the planet’s cratered surface

The BepiColombo mission, which plans to reach Mercury’s orbit in 2025, sent back photos of the planet’s that show a surface riddled with craters. Photos from a fly-by of Mercury, the least-explored planet in our solar system, show ithas a crater-riddled surface that resembles Earth’s Moon. The photos came from BepiColombo, a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the

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The special effects behind Loki’s doomed planet of Lamentis

For the Lamentis episode of the Marvel show Loki on Disney Plus, special effects studio Digital Domain simulated a planet crashing into a moon. When special effects studio Digital Domain was approached by Marvel to work on an episode of Loki, there was one sequence in particular that was exciting: the chance to destroy an entire planet. The third episode of the series is set on the moon of

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Scientists created this seaweed to save the planet

The battle against climate change is creating all new economies and truly unique innovations. We went to a lab in Hawaii and a farm in New York to see how an unlikely pair are teaming up to fight one of agriculture’s most potent problems: methane gas. A new seaweed-based supplement could reduce a potent greenhouse gas released in burps — sheep burps, that is. Diana Zlotnikov is a farmer in New York with plenty of burping sheep who release methane as a byproduct of their digestion system.

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Google has now patched Journey to the Savage Planet, though its studio is no more

Google has patched one of its own games on Stadia after closing down its studios. Journey to the Savage Planet was unplayable for some Stadia players, and the developers had seemingly moved on. Google tells The Verge it has now patched Journey to the Savage Planet, one of the first and last games from one of Google’s own studios, after players discovered it had game-breaking bugs and that technical support was no help. It was originally

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Rare’s unreleased N64 game Dinosaur Planet has leaked

Dinosaur Planet, an unreleased Nintendo 64 game by Rare, has leaked onto the web and is playable. The title would later evolve into Star Fox Adventures on GameCube. Dinosaur Planet is an unreleased Nintendo 64 game by Rare that ultimately evolved into Star Fox Adventures for GameCube. But thanks to the preservationists at Forest of Illusion, it’s now possible to play that unfinished, original title. A build

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United makes plans to capture its planet-heating pollution

United Airlines committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. To meet its climate goals, the company will invest in carbon capture technologies. This week, United Airlines pledged to completely eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To make good on that promise, the company says it will invest in emerging technologies that capture planet-heating carbon dioxide from the air. It also

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Apple ‘testing’ foldable with secondary E Ink display, says analyst

Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for a foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He adds that the E Ink display is also being tested in "tablet-like applications." Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for an unannounced foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. “The color EPD [Electronic Paper Display] has the potential to become a mainstream

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward’ until it proves bot numbers

Elon Musk has said fake and spam accounts could make up over 20 percent of Twitter’s users, and said the $44 billion deal to acquire the social media company "cannot move forward" until Twitter proves its accuracy. Elon Musk has reiterated his claim that fake and spam accounts could make up more than 20 percent of Twitter’s users, saying the deal to acquire the social media company “cannot move forward” until Twitter proves the accuracy of its much lower

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