Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Flip Your Lydia

RELATED STORIES At long last, this week’s The Handmaid’s Tale gives us a serious chunk of Aunt Lydia’s backstory. Before watching the hour, I thought that learning more about the handmaids’ militant minder might make me feel some sympathy for the manner in which she’s chosen to survive Gilead. But, nope: Instead, peering into Aunt […]

'The Dawn Wall' Will Make Your Palms Sweat and Your Stomach Flip

Tommy Caldwell hangs by nine fingertips from the sheer vertical rock that comprises the Dawn Wall, the southeast face of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park. He’s missing his 10th digit — the index finger of his left hand — which makes what he’s doing all the more astounding. With 1,300 feet of exposure […]

Defcon Voting Village report: bug in one system could “flip Electoral College”

Enlarge / A voting machine is submitted to abuse in DEFCON’s Voting Village. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Today, six prominent information-security experts who took part in DEF CON’s Voting Village in Las Vegas last month issued a report on vulnerabilities they had discovered in voting equipment and related computer systems. One vulnerability they discovered—in a high-speed […]

Experts explain why Michael Cohen would make the surprising decision to break up with his lawyers — and if he’s signaling he may be ready to flip

AP Photo/Seth Wenig Experts reacted to news that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was breaking up with his legal team. They explained what rationale could be behind the surprise parting of ways, and if the split means it is more likely Cohen will soon agree to cooperate with prosecutors. Cohen is under criminal […]

Strange phenomenon under Africa threatens to flip Earth’s magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field is decaying at such a rapid rate that scientists think the poles may flip. New research shows the most significant weakening is happening under Africa, in an area called the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly.’ As well as giving us our north and south poles, the magnetic field blankets the Earth, protecting it from […]

Samsung attacks Microsoft and Google with its Flip collaboration display

Samsung is going after Google and Microsoft with a new display that’s supposed to help people work together. The Flip is a digital whiteboard that’s supposed to connect to a wide variety of different devices and provide users with a collaboration space that they can use to discuss and share ideas. It’s similar to the […]

The highly anticipated Cotton Bowl began with the worst coin ‘flip’ you’ll ever see

ESPN The Cotton Bowl was the most anticipated bowl game outside the College Football Playoff. Prior to the kickoff, the ceremonial coin flip was conducted by the owner of a local car dealership. The guest coin-flipper looked confused and the coin never “flipped.” The highly anticipated Cotton Bowl, between arguably the two best teams not […]