A Deadly Cancer Hijacks the Brain to Render Itself Untreatable, Study Finds

A Deadly Cancer Hijacks the Brain to Render Itself Untreatable, Study Finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New research this week suggests that an aggressive brain cancer can hijack the brain’s own circuitry to further spread and render itself unstoppable. Researchers in Germany studied glioblastoma cells in mice and in the lab, finding that these tumors use some of the same mechanisms behind normal neuron development and migration to … Read more

Scientists Are Using Dead Spiders as Horrifying Claw Grabbers

Scientists Are Using Dead Spiders as Horrifying Claw Grabbers

We’ve likely all killed a spider or two in the past, but what if that arachnid’s corpse could be repurposed into something useful? Well, researchers at Rice University in Texas think it can and are pioneering the field of “necrobotics” by injecting dead spiders with air to use them to grasp small objects. When Rice … Read more

Aerial View and Other Features Come to Google Maps

Aerial View and Other Features Come to Google Maps

Photo: BigTunaOnline (Shutterstock) Google Maps is getting three new features intended to help you coordinate your plans like checking out a landmark without leaving your house or keeping tabs on your friends locations at a festival. Previous features included an area busyness feature or grocery pickup, but these three new features: photorealistic aerial view, cycling routes, … Read more

Anti-Vax Dating Site Unjected Suffers Data Breach

Anti-Vax Dating Site Unjected Suffers Data Breach

Screenshot: Lucas Ropek/Unjected These days, if you’re single and ready to mingle, there are a wealth of dating apps to choose from—depending on what you’re looking for. For one-night stands, there’s Tinder; for respectful brunch dates, there’s Bumble; and for people who believe in both, there’s Hinge. Oh, but don’t forget Unjected—a dating app for … Read more

Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania: Cassie Lang Stature Costume

Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania: Cassie Lang Stature Costume

Image: Marvel Studios The cast of Netflix’s Spy Kids reboot expands. Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is getting an animated adaptation. Chukwudi Iwuji teases Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s High Evolutionary. Plus, a look at Dan Harmon’s next animated series, and a new trailer for See’s final season. Spoilers away! Spy Kids … Read more

What Is a ‘Pig Butchering’ Crypto Scam?

What Is a ‘Pig Butchering’ Crypto Scam?

Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP (Getty Images) Cryptocurrency is rife with scams—we all know this to be true. Everybody’s heard the horror stories: “rug pulls,” “pump and dumps,” the typical “investment” ploy that leaves your bank account high and dry. But there’s a new type of fraud going around and it sounds pretty goddamn weird: it’s called … Read more