JPL scientist analyzes pros and cons of the science in dystopian drama IO

Enlarge / Micah (Anthony Mackie) and Sam (Margaret Qualley) are two of the last people on a toxic Earth in the Netflix original movie IO. (credit: Netflix) Much of the human race has decamped to a distant colony, leaving behind an uninhabitable Earth, in IO, Netflix’s modest follow-up to its post-apocalyptic thriller, Bird Box. Directed […]

Recommended Reading: Reading While Distracted, Caviar Cons, and Steven Soderbergh

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, a candid talk with an Oscar-winning filmmaker, thoughtful essays on acknowledging privilege in wealth and how to read in 2019, and the fascinating story of […]

Pros and cons of Calgary and competitors for 2026 Winter Olympics

What began as a robust group of potential host cities for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to three remaining candidates. On Thursday, the IOC approved Calgary, Stockholm and a combined Italian bid involving Milan and the northern alpine region of Cortina d'Ampezzo to move forward with bids for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The bidding process […]

Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure

Enlarge / My DEF CON badge, complete with Wall of Sheep add-on from the DC801 crew, built by @kL34N and @SirGed. My puzzle quest is far from complete—it may require reprogramming and flipping a component. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Nearly 30,000 people came to Las Vegas last week for the 26th edition of DEF CON, the […]

‘Ocean’s 8’ Tries Its Best, But Still Cons Its Audience

I started thinking about American Pie Presents: Band Camp when the framed George Clooney photo appeared in Ocean’s 8, and I couldn’t stop. For those lucky enough not to know, American Pie Presents: Band Camp was a 2005 “spin-off” of the original American Pie trilogy (which had concluded with American Wedding two years earlier). But this one bypassed a […]

Driving from the Middle of the Car Is About to Make a Comeback: Here Are the Pros and Cons

– Twenty years after production of the coveted F1 supercar ended, McLaren will again put drivers in the center seat with its new $ 2 million-plus grand tourer codenamed BP23. The British racing specialists weren’t the first to literally put their customers at the center of their work, but McLaren became synonymous with the central […]

On the 7th day of Christmas, Berlin gave to me: Seven cons escaping…

Two further prisoners have escaped from the same central Berlin whence five inmates broke out on New Year’s Eve using a power tool. Critics say the once-feared jail is now an “open house.” Justice authorities said late on Monday that two inmates – identified by Bild as Saldiray D., 44 and Domenique B., 21 – […]

Daily Podcast: The Pros & Cons Of Disney Buying Fox, Slaughterhouse-Five, WarGames, Little Mermaid, Phantom Thread

On the December 6, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film Managing editor Jacob Hall, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Gotti biopic controversy, a Slaughterhouse-Five tv series, a WarGames tv series reboot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid […]

Apps that invest your spare change are getting more popular — here are the pros and cons of using them

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images It’s no secret that most people aren’t investing, especially the millennial generation. According to this poll, 40% of millennials feel they don’t have enough money to start investing in the stock market and they believe it takes a lot of money to get started. On the flip side, finance experts and […]