Final ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 trailer adds two surprising characters

The nostalgic reunion of The Next Generation has a few party crashers. Although Season 3 of Star Trek: Picard will feature the return of all seven main cast members from TNG and reunite the bridge crew of Enterprise-D, the final trailer for the show reveals two new...

Lazy people swear by these 50 extremely helpful, low-effort products

While I'm often up for a challenge, I also like to keep my day-to-day as hassle-free as possible, so I'm always looking for simple products that make life easier. Luckily, there are tons of helpful products on Amazon with glowing reviews from other like-minded, lazy...

Studying ancient human DNA has unlocked our origins — but the ethics are hazy

The 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine has brought fresh attention to paleogenomics, the sequencing of DNA of ancient specimens. Swedish geneticist Svante Pääbo won the coveted prize “for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human...

NASA-funded study to research if bacteria could help form building materials on Mars

NASA and the China National Space Agency (CNSA) plan to mount the first crewed missions to Mars in the next decade. These will commence with a crew launching in 2033, with follow-up missions launching every 26 months to coincide with Mars and Earth being at the...

You need to play the most hardcore sci-fi platformer ASAP

Few people understood how the video game industry itself would change with the shift from 16-bit side-scrollers to 32-bit 3D open worlds better than Shigeru Miyamoto. Nintendo’s master ushered in masterpieces in both formats, of course, with games like Super Mario...

Over half a million more workers aged 50 and over are on long-term sick

Business needs help to get older long-term sick people back to work, say groups dealing with a surge in "economic inactivity" due to...

Green Nc’nean’s adventures in whisky blaze a new trail for drinkers

Slàinte Mhath and cheers to Nc'nean, the female-led distillery on Scotland's spectacular west coast whose premium organic Scotch whiskies and sustainable ways are blazing new trails for the...

How does the placebo effect take hold? A doctor explains 2 influential factors

It was time for Dr. Musavi to convey the sad news. With her health rapidly declining, his patient, Mrs. Ozra, had less than two weeks to live. Summoning the family together, he encouraged them to make arrangements. Although it was obvious to the clinician, this news...

Physicists demo a sci-fi-inspired laser that mimics a classic UFO trick

Tractor beams make intuitive sense. Matter and energy interact with each other in countless ways throughout the Universe. Magnetism and gravity are both natural forces that can draw objects together, so there’s sort of a precedent. But engineering an actual tractor...

Viruses can speed up unhealthy brain aging — vaccines may offer peace of mind

One in 9 Americans ages 65 and older had Alzheimer’s disease in 2022, and countless others were indirectly affected as caregivers, health care providers, and taxpayers. There is currently no cure — available treatments primarily focus on prevention by encouraging...

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