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Was another civilization on Earth before humans?

How do we know earlier industrial civilizations on Earth didn’t rise and fall long before humans appeared? That’s the question posed in a new …

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

'Banksy spotted' for the second time in 20 years

An image purportedly of elusive urban graffiti artist Banksy is thought to be one of just two taken in almost 20 years.<p>Footage recorded by a scrap …

Streetwear

Monster Hunter World Launch: Review Roundup (Updated)

Monster Hunter World's release date has come around fast, with just hours left until the game is playable around the world on both PS4 and Xbox One. A PC release is coming later this year, but until then it's just console players who can enjoy the open-world action.<p>But how enjoyable is it? You …

Monster Hunter

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

US fighter pilot reveals encounter with UFO and warns world leaders to take sightings seriously

AN AMERICAN pilot who claims to have chased an alien aircraft has warned world leaders to take UFO sightings seriously.

10 huge graphic design trends to know for 2018

What were the biggest graphic design trends of 2017, and what graphic design trends will be big in 2018? As 2018 takes off, we asked leading …

Graphic Design

How Vice Crushed One Agency’s Dreams–Then Inspired Its Best Work

The boutique agency Gretel did the branding for Viceland — a design that isn’t so much a culmination of Gretel’s work, as a repudiation of it.<p>The boutique agency Gretel has been the force behind some of the best TV channel branding of the last few years: Netflix, IFC, and Viceland, which might be …

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review

Xeno's paradox.<p><i>This is a review-in-progress. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a sprawling role-playing game. What follows covers roughly the first half. The review will be updated in the coming weeks with final thoughts on the conclusion and a score.</i><p><i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i>, the latest entry in Monolith and …

Scientists discover huge hole in fabric of universe – but what is its purpose?

The perfectly spherical hole is a mind-boggling 1.8 BILLION light years across. And it contains absolutely NOTHING.<p>The bizarre phenomenon is being …

How “Blade Runner” Artist Syd Mead Designed Las Vegas Of 2049

Syd Mead brought neo-futurism to the big screen in 1982. At 84, he’s done it again in Blade Runner 2049.<p>Even if most people don’t know Syd Mead by name, his work–and the work of other concept and industrial designers deeply influenced by his art–has left a definitive imprint on how we envision the …

One Step Ahead: we meet Paula Scher, the trailblazing Pentagram Partner

When discussing graphic design with Paula Scher she lets me in on a secret for spotting trends and tastes: “If you look through design history and …

Top 25 Nintendo Switch Games

The Nintendo Switch has had an absolutely incredible first eight months and has amassed an impressive library of AAA first party games and indie …

Nintendo Switch

Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

It's just 11 light-years away!<p>At just 11 light-years from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest we've ever found …

Astronomy

Psyche is a Metal World NASA Wants to Visit

Imagine a world made of metal, once the molten core of a planet now demolished in the violence of the cosmos. It sounds like the stuff of sci-fi …

Muji’s Anti-Branding Strategy, In 15 Images

“While brands around the world strive to create ads that make people want a certain product, Muji sends out a message of emptiness.”<p>At the height of 1980s consumerism in Japan, the first Muji store opened with a decidedly different approach. The products were sleek and clean–the antithesis of the …

My Brain Refuses to Believe These Domino Tricks Are Real

It’s certainly impressive when someone spends an entire week stacking dominoes, but watching them fall over for half an hour gets a little dull after …

In the Tokyo Neighborhood of Koenji, a Sanctuary for Creatives

On one writer's first trip to Tokyo, he discovers a neighborhood that stays the same by encouraging difference.<p>It's not long after I step out of Tokyo’s Koenji metro station for the first time that I realize this isn’t a regular Sunday evening in the neighborhood: The crowds are thick; police …

NASA press release says our solar system has a 9th planet

Planet Nine<p>Earlier this month, NASA issued a press release stating that it’s likely that our solar system has a ninth planet—even if it’s proving …

Here's What Design Looks Like in North Korea

This Is the One City Anthony Bourdain Says He Could Live in Forever

There is, arguably, no more quotable person in the travel sphere than Anthony Bourdain.<p>Whether he’s proclaiming his “disgusting, shameful” love of …

If You're an Introvert, 'mother!' Is Your Worst Nightmare

Darren Aronofsky's controversial new film stokes the anxiety of socializing and being around other people.<p>It's 2017, and we have Instagram stars, phone dating, automated tellers, online reservation websites and shopping, programmed babysitting services, Skype meetings, and more electronic options …

Introverts

Hackers Say Nintendo Switch Contains A Game That Unlocks On The Date Of Satoru Iwata's Death

When a Switch owner named Setery told a gaming forum about how NES <i>Golf</i> randomly appeared on her Switch’s screen, commenters accused her console of …

What Earth looks like to far-out celestial bodies

Glance at the stars, glance back in time.<p>When we look at stars in the night sky, we’re actually looking back in time. Since it takes a while for light to cross the vast emptiness of the universe—even at a blistering 186,000 miles per second—we’re seeing each celestial object as it looked eons ago. …

Universe

Marilyn Manson Says He “Took All The Proceeds” From Justin Bieber Merchandise

Bieber’s 2016 Purpose Tour merch included “Bigger Than Satan” design originally used by Manson.<p>Last year Justin Bieber channeled the God of Fuck …

Nintendo is having an amazing year

From the Switch and Zelda to Metroid and Mario, the company is firing on all cylinders<p>In March, Nintendo released quite possibly the best entry yet in its revered <i>Legend of Zelda</i> series. This week, the iconic <i>Metroid</i> returns with an excellent new title on the 3DS, while an inventive new <i>Super Mario</i> is …

Before Its Death, Cassini Has Sent Us The Closest-Ever View of Saturn's Rings

These pictures are incredible.<p>In the months leading up to its final flight on 15 September, Cassini has been working like mad. Since April, it has …

PAX 2017: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 May Be Exactly the Hardcore RPG Switch Needs

Hands-on with Monolith Soft’s elaborate battle system.<p>Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is not for inexperienced RPG players. The battle system at its most …

Xenoblade Chronicles