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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey resurfaces, refutes Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak comments

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey resurfaces, refutes Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak comments

The founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, quietly slipped back onto the public stage this week after a tumultuous year that ended with his departure from Facebook in March.  First, Luckey appeared on Twitter on Wednesday, after months of silence, using a telling new bio image instead of his own face: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mysterious, sometimes […]

Campus vending machine does you a solid by selling condoms, pregnancy tests

Campus vending machine does you a solid by selling condoms, pregnancy tests

A student at U.C. Davis figured out how to make vending machines more awesome than they already are.  Instead of stocking them with snacks for late-night study sessions, senior Parteek Singh insisted on filling one campus vending machine with condoms, emergency contraception, and pregnancy tests.  SEE ALSO: Guys: It’s now possible to test your sperm […]

The science march is about 'hope' for a fact-based future

The science march is about 'hope' for a fact-based future

In cities all over the world Saturday, scientists and fans of fact and reason have come out in droves to support science.  But what, exactly, are they marching for?  SEE ALSO: Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message We went to the New York City March for Science to ask people […]

Let Justin Trudeau lull you to dreamland with his mesmerizing Earth Day message

Let Justin Trudeau lull you to dreamland with his mesmerizing Earth Day message

Justin Trudeau is here to lull you to sleep, and wish you a happy Earth Day.  The Canadian prime minister released an incredibly soothing video on Saturday wishing everyone an active, outdoorsy, socially responsible holiday.  “When I think of my childhood, I think of Harrington Lake and Gatineau Park, hills and forests, and a beautiful […]

Apple adds Earth Day fitness badge to Apple Watch

Apple adds Earth Day fitness badge to Apple Watch

Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities.  Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get […]

The March for Science stretched all the way to the North Pole

The March for Science stretched all the way to the North Pole

The Trump administration’s assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global.  The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia. As Saturday dawned, the marches spread […]

Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message

Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message

Google Doodles are a regular source of unexpected joy, and Earth Day is no exception, with the search giant crafting a special, children’s book style message of love for our planet.  SEE ALSO: Bill Nye shuts down flat Earth theories The new doodle tells the story of a fox that has a nightmare about fish […]

'The Handmaid's Tale' cast says their show isn't a 'feminist story'

'The Handmaid's Tale' cast says their show isn't a 'feminist story'

The Handmaid’s Tale presents the story of a near-future patriarchal dystopia, where women are forbidden from reading or using money and are categorized by their supposed virtue and utility as child-bearers. But according to the cast of Hulu’s new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, it’s “not a feminist story.”  A panel at the Tribeca […]

RIP bandage dresses: Bebe will close all its stores next month

RIP bandage dresses: Bebe will close all its stores next month

Pour one out for the bandage dresses.  Bebe, the iconic mall purveyor of skintight clubwear, will close all its stores by the end of May.  The retailer announced its plans Friday through a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There were at least 180 Bebe stores at the end of 2016.  Bebe had […]

Harry Styles has a curious reaction to rumors he auditioned for 'Star Wars'

Harry Styles has a curious reaction to rumors he auditioned for 'Star Wars'

Could Harry Styles have been our young Han Solo? Well, that’s certainly a pervasive rumor — one which Graham Norton attempted to unpack once and for all on Friday’s show. Of course, Harry remained tight-lipped about the whole thing, but he did kind of smile? And he did a weird thing with his lips? In […]

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more

It’s been a busy week: Samsung and Google partnered on special version of Google Play Music and White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app might not be that secure. Oh, and Facebook wants you to talk and listen your skin. Luckily, we’ve kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, […]

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug

Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you’ll likely hear people chatting and that’s about it. Because that’s what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans — no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center’s founder, Sylvia […]

Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch

Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch

On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science.  But even if you can’t make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.C., has you […]