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Best Smart Locks to Improve Your Home’s Security in 2022

A smart lock is perhaps the most logical place to begin building a smart home. It allows you to control access to your house while letting you track who comes and goes. It also serves as a stopgap by automatically locking the door for forgetful family members. Today’s door locks do much more than lock or unlock the door remotely. They allow you to program...

Watch Joe Rogan’s Vaccine Misinfo Get Destroyed by His Own Guest

A recent clip of Joe Rogan getting schooled on COVID-19 vaccines makes this week’s open letter to Spotify a little more urgent. During a recent interview with ABC personality Josh Szeps on Rogan’s show, Szeps corrected Rogan about the likelihood of getting myocarditis, a rare heart condition, after Rogan said he’d read people were more likely to get...

Authorities Attempting to Close Fiery “Gates of Hell”

Fire in the Hole After fifty years of continuous burning, Turkmenistan officials are finally trying to close up a 230-feet wide fiery sinkhole in the Karakum Desert known hyperbolically — but only somewhat — as the “Gates of Hell.” No one is entirely sure how the hellish pit, located about 150 miles north of the Central Asian country’s capital, started...

Elon Musk Demands Lawyer Be Fired for Being Mean to Tesla That One Time

Big Ask A new report by the Wall Street Journal found that billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk Musk asked the law firm Cooley LLP, which was representing Tesla in multiple lawsuits, to fire one of its attorneys — or else lose the automaker’s business. Musk took issue with a former US Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer, who later moved...

Satellite Images Show Island Where Volcano Erupted Almost Entirely Destroyed

Volcanic Fury Following a massive undersea volcanic eruption near the Pacific island nation of Tonga, authorities are trying to establish contact with residents and assess how badly homes and property were damaged. The world is holding its breath as authorities say they’re not sure whether there will be casualties. As this piece previously reflected,...

Space Is Wreaking Havoc on Astronauts’ Blood

One adaption astronaut’s bodies make during trips into space is giving them “space anemia” when they return to Earth, a new study in the journal Nature found. Essentially, astronauts’ bodies are destroying their own blood at higher rates, and don’t seem to stop once they get back home, which could have major implications for longer-term space travel...

Hey Kids, Wanna See Satellite Footage of a Volcano Violently Erupting?

Earlier this morning the National Weather Service issued a tsunami alert for parts of Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California following the eruption of a major underwater volcano near the Pacific nation of Tonga. Although the Associated Press reported there were no immediate injuries, tsunami waves that hit the island nation’s shores — and if you...

FedEx Asks Permission to Install Anti-Missile Lasers on Its Cargo Jet

Supply Chain Security FedEx has asked the US Federal Aviation Administration if it could install anti-missile lasers on cargo jets, according to a request filed earlier this month. The FAA request is set to be published on the public register next week. Heat-seeking missiles detect and target heat from cargo jet engines, and because these planes are...

Congratulations, Earth: Hungry Elephants Are Devouring Trash and Dying

Macro Plastic You may have heard about microplastics — tiny particles of smashed up plastic that’s permeating the natural environment and even human bodies — but large chunks of the stuff can be just as dangerous. This week, the Associated Press  reported that at least 20 elephants have died during the last eight years from eating plastic trash in...

Model Says Company Started Selling Sex Doll of Her Without Her Knowledge

What happens when you cross “Black Mirror,” the uncanny valley, and good ol’ catfishing? You might get something approaching the case of Yael Cohen Aris, who makes the compelling case that a sex doll company has stolen her likeness without her consent to sell a life-size simulacrum that looks exactly like her — and, until recently, even shared her...

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