Alien bacteria & a drowning Italian: 5 craziest things from first 20 years on the ISS

Life in space isn’t all taking Earth selfies and sitting on a stationary bike. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Russia’s launch of the first International Space Station module – here are the oddest stories from orbit. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowns – inside his spacesuit On a list of horror scenarios for […]

Knocking their socks off: Russian player’s kit item becomes first World Cup exhibit for FIFA museum

Russia knocked the socks off millions around the globe with their performances at the World Cup this summer, so it’s perhaps fitting that midfielder Roman Zobnin will provide exactly that item of kit to the FIFA Museum. Zobnin played every single minute of Russia’s wondrously unexpected run to the quarter-finals in their home tournament, where […]

Elon Musk shared 2 videos of the Boring Company’s giant drill completing its first tunnel at the bottom of a huge pit

Patrick Fallon / Reuters Elon Musk announced on Friday that drilling on the first Boring Company tunnel was complete, and shared footage of the enormous drill emerging at the bottom of a huge pit. Musk has previously said the first Boring Company tunnel will be ready to use on December 10. The pit where the […]

Arrowverse 'Elsewhere' Crossover: First Photos Feature Batwoman, 'Bad' Cisco, Tough James Olsen, Evil Arkham Doc

Left is right and up is down in the first batch of official photos from The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, subtitled “Elseworlds.” In this year’s three-night, Legends-less crossover — airing Sunday, Dec. 9 through Tuesday, Dec. 11, comprised of the ninth episodes of The Flash (airing on a special night), Arrow and Supergirl (airing on a special night) — Arkham […]

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: ‘We the Animals’, ‘Eighth Grade’ and ‘First Reformed’ Lead the Pack

Awards season is officially in full swing as the folks at Film Independent have officially announced the nominations for the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring achievements in independent film for the year 2018. Jeremiah Zagar‘s film We the Animals led the indie pack with five total nominations. But coming in close behind are two wildly […]

First ‘State of Decay 2’ content update adds stealthy crossbows

If you thought State of Decay 2 was getting a bit stale even with a little DLC, relief is at hand. Undead Labs has released its expected free Zedhunter update, and it promises some significant changes to the gameplay in addition to extra missions — and one might seem familiar. Most notably, it now includes […]

Artifact beta: Learn how to play Valve’s first card game… and how to pay

Enlarge / It’s a beta! A beta that will take your money. (credit: Valve Software) Valve’s next video game, a card-battling computer game called Artifact, will be a tricky one to review for a few reasons. For one, it inevitably comes with the baggage of being “Valve’s next video game.” Whatever Artifact is, it isn’t […]

The Boring Company’s first tunnel is all dug up

On Friday night, Boring Company CEO Elon Musk tweeted images of his tunnel-boring machine appearing to emerge from the dirt into a cavernous hole, with bystanders at the hole’s edge watching the spinning boring head. Congratulations @BoringCompany on completing the LA/Hawthorne tunnel! Cutting edge technology! pic.twitter.com/80WbSQekCQ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2018 The tunnel […]

Boring Company breaks through to the end of its first test tunnel

We’re about a month away from the planned opening of The Boring Company’s Test Tunnel in LA, and it appears progress is moving along. Elon Musk tweeted this brief video of a digging machine breaking through. Although he wasn’t specific about the location, it looks like they’ve reached O’Leary Station where the first test tunnel […]

NASA’s daring asteroid mission unfurls its sampling arm for the first time

Enlarge / This image, taken Wednesday, shows the OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism sampling head extended from the spacecraft at the end of the robotic arm. (credit: NASA) NASA officials confirmed Friday that a test of a key component of the space agency’s mission to sample an asteroid was completed successfully. On Wednesday, for the […]