Category Archives: Viral

Ex-Donkey Kong Champ Threatens to Sue Over Record Removal

Competitive videogamer Billy Mitchell is threatening “legal recourse” against Guinness World Records and the Twin Galaxies scoreboard if they don’t retract “defamatory statements” against him and reinstate his expunged game score world records within the next two weeks. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on

The Best iPad Drawing Apps for Every Kind of Artist (2019)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil 2 are my favorite art tools, hands down. (Learn all about iPads here.) They’re the only tools that have ever come close to replacing my box of drawing pencils and sketchbook. There’s just something uniquely intuitive about the pairing

New Electrics, New Laws, and Other Car News This Week

Revolutions aren’t slow, and they don’t usually involve booths, swag, and lawmakers up late in Sacramento arguing policy. But we saw stages set for two huge shifts this week: One was in Frankfurt, where automakers gathered to show off their latest and greatest concept cars,

Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Still Not An Apple Watch

We’re only just beginning to discover how sleep can make us happier and healthier. So it makes sense that, in its newest wearable, Fitbit places so much emphasis on its sleep tracking technology. It’s an especially shrewd move, since the newest Apple Watch still has

Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies

In 2010, physicists in Germany reported that they had made an exceptionally precise measurement of the size of the proton, the positively charged building block of atomic nuclei. The result was very puzzling. Randolf Pohl of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and collaborators

How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science

Late Thursday, while a Democratic presidential debate was absorbing most of the available attentional oxygen, Harvard president Lawrence Bacow released a letter acknowledging the $6.5 million Epstein gave to Harvard to start the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, as well as a fellowship Epstein had at

Space Photos of the Week: Spying on Jupiter

The god Jupiter was a cheating punk. Always sleeping with mortals was he, and enshrouding himself with thick clouds so his wife wouldn’t know what he was up to. Except, ha! His wife Juno had the power to see through his fake atmosphere. Which, obviously,