Silicon Valley's Mike Judge to Explore the Nature of [Expletives] for HBO

Somewhere, Beavis and Butt-Head are heh-heh-heh-ing. HBO has signed Mike Judge to a new two-year deal, as part of which the Silicon Valley co-creator will take a look at what makes a person an asshole. RELATEDCable TV Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled? Most specifically, HBO has made a production commitment to A5, a live-action comedy […]

Nailing down the nature of ‘Oumuamua—it’s probably a comet, but…

Enlarge / I mean, maybe, right? Maybe? Probably not, though. Almost certainly not. (credit: Columbia Pictures) Shortly before Halloween, the chairman of Harvard’s astronomy department openly declared that an interstellar object hurtling through our Solar System might just be part of an extraterrestrial craft. And then…crickets. The astrophysics blog Centauri Dreams broke the story to […]

Ars on your lunch break: The nature of consciousness

Enlarge / Artist’s rendering of man experiencing awe while regarding the nature of consciousness. (credit: Adult Swim) Below, you’ll find the third installment of this week’s After On podcast interview. It’s with University of California, San Francisco neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, about his trailblazing efforts to develop the medical potential (if any!) latent in video games. […]

Jeep Renegade Plug-in Promises to Conquer Nature the Socially Acceptable Way

There’s a raft of changes coming to Jeep’s Renegade for the 2019 model year, but the brand’s run-down of the various alterations for the U.S. market didn’t include the possibility of a gas-electric variant. That’s what’s coming to the model, however, as Fiat Chrysler looks to ditch its overseas diesel powerplants by 2021 and curry favor […]

7 Memory Boosters Straight from Nature That Actually Work

Forgot a name? Misplaced your keys? Taking longer to find the right words? Don’t panic. There’s plenty you can do to improve your memory.You’re probably expecting us to reveal 7 little known and newly discovered herbs from the forests of the Amazon, the peaks of the Himalayas and the Arctic tundra. No such luck.Despite Americans […]

Central bankers grapple with the changing nature of competition

RECENT visitors to Jackson Hole, a resort in the Teton Mountain range in Wyoming, were denied the usual scenic views by a shroud of smoke from recent forest fires. Disappointing, no doubt, for the tourists among them—but oddly fitting for the economic panjandrums attending the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual symposium on August […]

‘The Earth Is A Better Person Than Me’ Explores Self & Sexuality Through Communing With Nature

Visual novel the earth is a better person than me follows Delphine as she flees her life and heads into the forest. There, surrounded by nature, she can speak with several different elements, delving into aspects of her self-worth, sexuality, and most personal thoughts with the sun, trees, and water, growing beyond close with the […]

Nature rocks in Yorkshire: A family holiday discovering survival skills at Thornwick Bay

In glorious sunshine building a bivouac would have been enough of a challenge yet in the adverse climate we managed to create vital cover to escape the deluge. With survival at stake it was now a race against time to purify filthy, brown ditchwater into something safe enough to drink. Thankfully it was left to […]