Action-packed ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ trailer shows off some combat

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Action-packed ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ trailer shows off some combat The appearance of Christmas decorations usually means shifting consumer viewing habits from summer action blockbusters to feel-gooderies like A Charlie Brown Christmas. Luckily, the drop of a new trailer for Alita: Battle Angel,…

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Visualizing ‘unfurling’ microtubule growth

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Visualizing ‘unfurling’ microtubule growth Living cells depend absolutely on tubulin, a protein that forms hollow tube-like polymers, called microtubules, that form scaffolding for moving materials inside the cell. Tubulin-based microtubule scaffolding allows cells to move, keeps things in place or moves them…

Synthetic DNA-delivered antibodies protect against Ebola in preclinical studies

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Synthetic DNA-delivered antibodies protect against Ebola in preclinical studies Scientists at The Wistar Institute and collaborators have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results, published online in Cell Reports, showed that…

Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices

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Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo. The researchers further…

Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help

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Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles. Known as fine particulate matter, this form of air pollution increases the risk…

Netflix’s Oscar hopeful ‘Roma’ gets personal in first trailer

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Netflix’s Oscar hopeful ‘Roma’ gets personal in first trailer Netflix/YouTube Roma has been racking up praise from critics on the film festival circuit for months. Now that Netflix released a trailer for the film as it is gearing up for a limited…

Underwater adventure game ‘Abzû’ is coming to the Nintendo Switch

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Underwater adventure game ‘Abzû’ is coming to the Nintendo Switch Giant Squad Abzû, the award-winning underground aventure game from Giant Squid Studios, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. The game will be available on the platform starting November 29th. It…

Swatter behind deadly ‘Call of Duty’ hoax pleads guilty to 51 charges

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Swatter behind deadly ‘Call of Duty’ hoax pleads guilty to 51 charges Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images Tyler Barriss is poised to face a stiff punishment for the game-related swatting call that ultimately killed Wichita resident Andrew Finch, not to mention…

NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

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NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers Autodesk Autodesk, the software company behind AutoCAD, has teamed up with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to look at news ways to create an interplanetary lander that could potentially touch down…

Essential will restore your headphone jack for $149

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Essential will restore your headphone jack for $149 Essential Did you say you would pay anything to put a headphone jack on a phone where it was painfully absent? Essential wants you to prove it. The startup has released its long-discussed magnetic…

YouTube lets European creators add a merch store to their channels

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YouTube lets European creators add a merch store to their channels YouTube Earlier this year, YouTube and Teespring joined forces to launch a shopping hub that allowed US creators to sell custom merchandise directly under their videos. Now, the companies have expanded…

The Game Awards nominees include ‘God of War,’ ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

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The Game Awards nominees include ‘God of War,’ ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Sony Interactive Entertainment The Game Awards nominees for 2018 are here, and this year it’s very, very obvious who’s out front. The short list (disclaimer: we’re a judge in the…

Juul stops selling flavored e-cigarette pods, kills social media accounts

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Juul stops selling flavored e-cigarette pods, kills social media accounts EVA HAMBACH via Getty Images Juul Labs, the makers of the wildly popular Juul e-cigarettes, announced today that it will stop selling most of its flavored vaping pods in retail stores. The…

Facebook’s new career site aims to help job-seekers hone their skills

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Facebook’s new career site aims to help job-seekers hone their skills Facebook Facebook has updated some of its career tools and launched a new website in order to help its users find new job opportunities, the company said today. Now, along with…

Unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs

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Unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to making them worse. The study is published in…