A Gollum Prequel Might Be the Most Fascinating Yet Egregious Lord of the Rings Video Game

Lord of the Rings’ relationship with video gaming is a weird one. Whether it’s in the direct realms connected to the movies or in the far-flung adaptations straight from the source, balancing what makes a game fun with the ethos of Tolkien’s material is often a treacherous tightrope—which is what makes the idea of a…

Southern African Countries Face Disease Outbreaks, Mental Health Crisis in Wake of Cyclone Idai

More than a week has passed since Cyclone Idai tore through the coast of southeastern Africa, dealing a devastating blow to the region. The cyclone has killed more than 750 among the three countries impacted, reports the Associated Press. And it’s left the major city of Beira in ruins.

Why Twisted Graphene Is One of the Most Exciting Physics Stories of the Year

Just a year ago, scientists presented results that seemed almost too good to be true: Carbon sheets only a single atom thick, called graphene, took on a pair of important physical properties when they were twisted at just the right “magic” angle relative to one another. If the atmosphere this month at the world’s…

Here's All the TV+ Shows Apple Flew Out Celebrities For 

Apple’s long-rumored TV+ service is here and boy, it sure wasn’t bluffing about launching with a ton of original content. While it still trails behind competitors like Amazon and Netflix, with shows spanning multiple genres, it’s safe to say Apple’s done its best to stack the deck in its favor—even if edgier content…

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