Category Archives: Viral



Space Photos of the Week: The ISS is Out of This World

The International Space Station is a football-field-sized science laboratory that orbits some 250 miles above Earth. Usually between three to nine people are on board at any time, and while it seems like they’re probably playing with floating water and watching their hair do funny

The Female Founders Disrupting the Vagina Economy

Joanna Griffiths, founder and CEO of intimate apparel company Knix, was motivated by a similar retail hellscape: adult diapers. While talking to her mother, a doctor, Griffiths learned that one in three people experience urinary incontinence during or after pregnancy. “There were no suitable products

A Big Question About Prime Numbers Gets a Partial Answer

On September 7, two mathematicians posted a proof of a version of one of the most famous open problems in mathematics. The result opens a new front in the study of the “twin primes conjecture,” which has bedeviled mathematicians for more than a century and

6 Best Game Controllers (2019): PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch

For a certain generation, there is a vile word which conjures up an icy dread. The name of a cursed thing, a monster of cheap plastic and flimsy buttons: MadCatz. If you’re unfamiliar, these cursed objects were a kind of controller, or gamepad. Years ago,

A DoorDash Breach Exposes Data of 4.9 Million Customers

A whistleblower complaint about a potentially coercive phone call President Donald Trump had in July with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky led to a congressional hearing and full-on impeachment inquiry this week. At one point in the call, Trump brought up the cybersecurity incident response firm

Greta Thunberg’s Digital Rise Calls Back to a Pre-Digital Era

Greta Thunberg’s face is all over the internet—she scowls, she stares, she snarls, she poses with Arnold Schwartzenegger. To some, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, who this week gave an impassioned speech demanding action from world leaders at the United Nations, is a messiah with

Reclaiming Sci-Fi’s Lost History

In her new book Lost Transmissions, Desirina Boskovich explores dozens of examples of lost, overlooked, or uncompleted works of science fiction and fantasy that deserve more attention from fans. “I hope that reading the book will inspire more secret histories, and readers to come up

10 Best Android Phones of 2019 (New, Unlocked, Cheap)

Trying to find the best Android phone for your needs is hard work. It’s easy to get swayed by a pretty handset design or a convincing salesperson at a retail store. Carriers might tempt you with an affordable 24-month payment plan. But before you make

10 Best Android Phones of 2019 (New, Unlocked, and Cheap)

Trying to find the best Android phone for your needs is hard work. It’s easy to get swayed by a pretty handset design or a convincing salesperson at a retail store. Carriers might tempt you with an affordable 24-month payment plan. But before you make