The 'Fortnite' and 'PUBG' Universes Clash in This 7-minute Battle Royale Showdown

The debate over which of the two most popular battle royale games is better, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or Fortnite: Battle Royale, is long, convoluted, and ultimately pointless. Just play whatever game you like more. But what if the two worlds were to collide? That is precisely the question that YouTube channel Nukazooka, which is also behind[…]

Under the Sun

Today, we have a very special edition of Terraform—esteemed scientists Gavin Schmidt and Adam Frank have just published what may prove to be a blockbuster paper about the possibilities that intelligent life forms may have existed on Earth long before humans. To accompany the paper’s release, Schmidt wrote a short work of fiction exploring both[…]

Immunotherapy dramatically increases survival rate of lung cancer patients, according to new study

(Shutterstock Photo) Immunotherapies are quickly increasing survival rates for some of the deadliest cancers in the world. A new study on immunotherapy Keytruda found that using the treatment, in combination with chemotherapy, dramatically increases the survival rates of patients with lung cancer. The study was published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Using[…]

5 ways Congress could regulate Facebook

Over the course of two days and 10 hours of testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this week. While questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and misuse of the personal data of tens of millions of U.S. citizens were what brought him there, many[…]

Lawmakers Call FBI's 'Going Dark' Narrative 'Highly Questionable' After Motherboard Shows Cops Can Easily Hack iPhones

This is part of an ongoing Motherboard series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it. Follow along here. This week, Motherboard showed that law enforcement agencies across the country, including a part of the State Department, have bought GrayKey, a relatively cheap technology that can unlock[…]

Week in Geek Podcast: What’s next for Facebook?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. (Screenshot via YouTube) The fallout around data privacy scandals has put Facebook in a tough spot. After CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent two days testifying before Congress, what’s next? We dig into that question, and what the hearings really told us, on this episode of[…]