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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 5 Episode 5 Recap: Where Does Anyone Stand?

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut - Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television There’s a downside to a show as patient as Better Call Saul. For all the deserved praise it gets for letting its moments breathe, and pacing its stories perfectly for maximum effect, that all takes time. It doesn’t have room to fit every ongoing story...

Study: LEGO Bricks Can Survive in Ocean For 1,300 Years

(via Semevent/Pixabay) A LEGO brick could survive in the ocean for up to 1,300 years, according to new research. A team at the University of Plymouth examined the extent to which the colorful bricks were worn down by a marine environment. By measuring the mass of individual blocks found along the coastlines of south west England against...

Stay The F**k Home to Avoid Spreading Coronavirus

COVID-19 has been officially declared a pandemic (via Alexandra_Koch/Pixabay) The World Health Organization on Sunday reported more than 164,830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 146 countries. But, due to limited testing, that number is likely much higher. And while some folks are social distancing or even self isolating, others are actively...

‘Batwoman’ Season 1 Episode 15 Recap: Exhuming the Past

Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox and Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton -- Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW Batwoman is shaping up to be a pretty fun addition to the CW-verse. It had a rough start, as it tried to be a direct Arrow-replacement. The first few episodes were filled with flashbacks and overwrought narration. In the past few weeks though, the show...

Watch: SpaceX Starlink Mission Aborted Seconds Before Launch

On March 15, SpaceX stood down from its launch attempt of Starlink satellites (via SpaceX/YouTube) SpaceX on Sunday scrubbed the launch of 60 new Starlink satellites at the last second—due to an engine power issue with the mission’s Falcon 9 rocket. The onboard computer triggered an abort just before a scheduled 9:22 a.m. ET liftoff, after...

Verily Launches COVID-19 Screening Site for San Francisco Residents

COVID-19 (via Johns Hopkins Medicine) Alphabet Inc.’s research organization Verily launched a website to provide information about coronavirus screening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting today, Californians can take an online COVID-19 screener survey, hosted by Verily’s Project Baseline. Those who meet eligibility and requirements...

‘Beyond Blue’ Will Make You Care About Earth’s Oceans

We actually know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we do our very own oceans. Even in 2020, our knowledge of this strange environment where life originated remains paltry. It’s difficult getting people interested in the ocean, especially since most humans never actually get to experience it. Thankfully, we have video games that can give...

Survive ‘Nioh 2’ With These 10 Helpful Tips

Today sees the release of the highly-anticipated Nioh 2. Team Ninja’s answer to Dark Souls is one of the toughest games of 2020. It is so challenging that it makes FromSoftware’s infamous franchise seem like it’s on easy mode. That’s not hyperbole on my part. Nioh 2 will kick your butt without a hint of mercy or compassion. Given the insane difficulty,...

Senators Want to Ban TikTok From All Government Devices

(via TikTok) China-owned TikTok has taken the world by storm, but not everyone admires the app. U.S. Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) this week introduced legislation banning all federal employees from using TikTok on government devices. Due, they said, to cybersecurity concerns and possible spying by the Chinese government....

ACLU Sues For Government Facial Recognition Records

(via geralt/Pixabay) The American Civil Liberties Union and New York Civil Liberties Union are challenging federal law enforcement’s use of facial recognition surveillance tech. A lawsuit was filed Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),...

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