WEATHER DELAYS THE SPACEX CREW DRAGON LAUNCH

The historic launch planned for Wednesday was pushed back due to stormy conditions, but the launch window remains open. SpaceX and...

WHOOOAAA DUUUUUDE: WHY WE STRETCH WORDS IN TWEETS AND TEXTS

Notice you've been elongating your words lately? You're actually loading them with a whooooole lot of meaning.

 
 
 

TWITTER FINALLY FACT CHECKED TRUMP. IT'S A BIT OF A MESS

Less than six months from the election, social media platforms are still not ready to deal with political disinformation.

'CRUCIBLE' REVIEW: AMAZON MAGICKS GAMING CLICHES INTO SOMETHING FRESH

The debut offering from Amazon Game Studios combines familiar elements into a surprisingly delightful concoction.

 
 
 

INSTAGRAM WILL PAY INFLUENCERS

The company is rolling out new ways for its creators to make money-and they might sound familiar.

NOW IS THE BEST-AND WORST-TIME TO LAUNCH HBO MAX

People are stuck at home looking for movies and TV shows to watch. But the people who make the movies and shows are too.

 
 
 

THE 13 BEST RUNNING GEAR (2020): SHOES, CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES

Your gym might be closed, but the roads and parks are full. Get started running with our favorite hot-weather picks.

3 WAYS SCIENTISTS THINK WE COULD DE-GERM A COVID-19 WORLD

Researchers want to know if we can create an antiviral infrastructure that would protect humans from transmission. Here are a few ideas.

 
 
 

STATE-BASED CONTACT-TRACING APPS COULD BE A MESS

With no nationwide Covid-19 notification software in sight, security and interoperability issues loom large.

GAMEMAKERS INJECT AI TO DEVELOP MORE LIFELIKE CHARACTERS

New techniques could save videogame companies millions and make games more realistic.

 
 
 

TRUMP'S NEW SPACE FORCE MISSILE MIGHT BE TOO ‘SUPER-DUPER'

To go that fast, it would need a ridiculous amount of fuel-and even then, it might never come back down.

VIRGIN ORBIT'S AIR-LAUNCHED ROCKET FAILED ITS FIRST TEST

LauncherOne failed a few seconds into its first flight. But that's OK-the only two US rocket startups that made it to orbit failed...

 
 
 

HIGH IN THE ALPS, GIANT BLANKETS SLOW A GLACIER'S ICE MELT

Despite preservationists' best efforts, the Rhône Glacier may not have long.

THIS CITIZEN SCIENCE GIG PAYS PEOPLE TO MATCH SPACE PHOTOS

Astronomers at the Hubble Image Similarity Project are employing their out-of-work neighbors to help them train a neural net to recognize...

 
 
 

HOW AN IMMUNOLOGY BLOG BECAME A COVID-19 GUIDE TO GOING OUT

With lockdowns ending, people have a lot of questions about how to calculate the risks of returning to everyday activities. Erin Bromage...

7 BEST GAMING HEADSETS FOR PS4, XBOX, PC, AND SWITCH

We picked the best gaming headsets for every budget and gaming system-PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC, Mac, and mobile.

 
 
 

TRUMP'S NEW INTELLIGENCE CHIEF SPELLS TROUBLE

John Ratcliffe is the least-qualified director of national intelligence in history-and a staunch partisan as well.

COVID-19 FLARES UP IN AMERICA'S POLLUTED ‘SACRIFICE ZONES'

Researchers find that areas with high levels of airborne dust or toxic chemicals also have more deaths from the coronavirus.

 
 
 

HOW TO WATCH SPACEX LAUNCH ASTRONAUTS TO THE ISS

The occasion will mark the first time a private company blasts NASA astronauts into space. Here's everything you need to know.

MEET THIS MUSEUM'S ALL-STAR ARACHNIDS AND INSECTS

Camel spiders and giant hornets and shimmering butterflies, oh my. An arachnologist gives a behind-the-scenes tour at the California...

 
 
 



3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in...

3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in basement

The police department's lifesaving award is usually given to an officer for heroic actions in the line of duty, but Wednesday, it was given to a 3-year-old boy. Read more ...

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

SpaceX and NASA have scrubbed Wednesday's attempt at launching astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Read more ...

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. Read more ...

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the... Read more ...

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Dozens of people protested in Sacramento Wednesday night against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody. Read more ...

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Walt Disney World officials proposed a plan on Wednesday that would allow it to begin reopening theme parks on July 11. Read more ...

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the... Read more ...