10 Best Tips, Tricks, Secrets, Shortcuts, And More

Screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku Neon White, out now for Switch and PC, is easily one of the best games of the year. Between the anime vibes and the kickass soundtrack from Machine Girl, you’ll find a deliciously stylish speedrunning gauntlet that’s as easy to learn as it’s hard to master. Over the past few days, … Read more

Super-Absorbent Gel Pulls Fresh Water Out of Thin Air

As the world becomes increasingly hot, fresh and clean water is an increasingly hot commodity. Agricultural demand, climate change, pollution, and other factors are converging to make water scarcity a problem in the present, and it’s likely to get worse in the future. So, how do we manage it? One group of scientists has a … Read more

An Entirely New Kind Of Highly Reactive Chemicals Has Been Found In The Atmosphere

Every lungful of air we suck down is mostly made up of nitrogen, with a generous helping of oxygen, and a dash of carbon dioxide. But dusting this atmospheric soup is a whole encyclopedia of different compounds and elements, some of which we can only speculate about. One of those mysteries just came into focus, … Read more

Helium shortage suspends, but does not end, Nebraska Cornhusker balloon celebration

Nebraska’s balloon tradition is on hold.Image: Getty Images One of the saddest traditions in college sports is on hiatus as Nebraska football suspended its home game custom of releasing balloons after the first Husker score. For a long time, children could barely get to their seats before letting go of the plastic, red helium-filled orbs. … Read more

The wild, uncertain future of carbon dioxide removal

The Orca plant in Iceland, the largest direct air capture plant in the world.Photo: HALLDOR KOLBEINS / AFP (Getty Images) A group of powerful companies on Monday announced a new venture to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Meta, Alphabet, Stripe, Shopify and McKinsey are teaming up to buy $ 925 million worth of … Read more

Electric cars save 1.5 times as much emissions as electric cars

If we’re going through all the hassle of tearing every last ounce of lithium up on the planet just so we can ship nine gazillion tons of electric pickup trucks rushing down the road on autopilot, they better be good for the environment. All that and more in The morning shift for April 11, 2022. … Read more

Electric cars save 1.5 times as much emissions as electric cars

If we’re going through all the hassle of tearing every last ounce of lithium up on the planet just so we can ship nine gazillion tons of electric pickup trucks rushing down the road on autopilot, they better be good for the environment. All that and more in The morning shift for April 11, 2022. … Read more