Dragons and Hobbits
Dracarys!

Do Daemon and Rhaenyra have kids? How House of the Dragon is changing the books

Now uncle-husband and niece-wife, the Targaryen pair will soon be busy producing cousin-heirs.

Dracarys

House of the Dragon Episode 7 ending explained

How is [SPOILERS] still alive?

An unexpected journey

Rings of Power's biggest weakness makes it the anti-Game of Thrones

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel could still surprise us — but will it?

Dracarys!

House of the Dragon Episode 7 release date, time, plot, and trailer for the HBO show

With the time shift and increasing hostilities in House Targaryen, we’re in for a fiery ride!

An unexpected journey

How Rings of Power stunt coordinator made a more “organic” Helm's Deep

“I was doing Gangs of New York,” Hollywood veteran Vic Armstrong tells Inverse.

An Unexpected Journey

Rings of Power just changed Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings canon for the better

Let’s talk about that game-changing climax.

An Unexpected Journey

Who is Adar? Rings of Power Episode 6 solves the show’s biggest mystery

We finally have some answers.

An unexpected journey

Rings of Power Episode 6’s shocking twist ending, explained

There’s one key line of dialogue you may have missed.

An Unexpected Journey

Rings of Power Episode 6 release date, time, plot, cast, and trailer for Amazon’s LOTR prequel

The brutal clash for the Southlands heats up as we charge into the season’s final episodes.

Stranger Danger

Rings of Power theory: One detail confirms Sauron's secret identity

Viewers thought one of the white-robed Three was Sauron, but a fan theory suggests this isn't the case.

Dracarys!

House of the Dragon Episode 6 deleted scene raises questions about Daemon

A rare scene featuring Prince Daemon Targaryen as sweet and caring was deleted, setting him up to be more villainous than his book counterpart.

An unexpected journey

'Rings of Power' fixes Peter Jackson's most iconic mistake

20 years after 'The Two Towers's biggest blunder, Amazon’s 'Rings of Power' is setting the record straight about orcs.

An Unexpected Journey

Rings of Power theory: Halbrand's identity is more obvious than you think

Is Halbrand's fate a heart-wrenching one? This Rings of Power theory sees a sad destiny for the supposed Southlands king.

Dracarys!

House of the Dragon Episode 6 is the worst yet — for one specific reason

The limitations of House of the Dragon’s source material have become clear.

An unexpected journey

Rings of Power theory reveals Sauron’s terrifying evil plan

We could be watching the creation of Mordor in real time.

Dracarys!

House of the Dragon Episode 6 reignites a heated fan debate

Maybe it’s time to pump up the Volume.

Open World 🎮
Gaming

How Minecraft is building a more empathetic metaverse in the classroom

Virtual empathy for real life.

Gaming

Google kills Stadia, but drops a hint about its future gaming plans

The service never stood a chance.

Cult of Nintendo

Splatoon 3 is the glorious pinnacle of Nintendo's style agenda

Image is everything.

Gaming

The massive GTA 6 leak is an even bigger deal than you think

This isn’t a victimless crime.

Game Anniversary

19 years ago, the best bad video game ever transformed the medium

Good to be bad.

One night in Cologne

How 'Metal: Hellsinger' forged an unholy alliance between gamers and metalheads

As part of Gamescom 2022, an epic concert for 'Metal: Hellsinger' raised hype for the upcoming rhythmic shooter. Matt Heafy and David Goldfarb reveal how they pulled it off.

Gaming

21 years ago, a Nintendo flop changed the video games industry forever

The purple lunchbox.

Maidenless

Elden Ring superfans reveal the surprising reason they've abandoned the game

It’s awful lonely in the Lands Between.

Gaming

God of War Ragnarok’s latest trailer in 10 stunning images

Future’s so bright...

Gaming

Pokémon Unite producer says he’s “surprised” so many people are playing the MOBA

Catch ‘em all.

Gamescom 2022

Flintlock could be the first Soulslike to truly rival its inspiration

The student becomes the teacher.

Borahae

BTS ARMY reveals why they can't get enough of the supergroup's game 'In the Seom'

BTS may be taking a break from touring in real life, but the seven members are still together in mobile game 'In the Seom.'

Inverse Game Reviews

The Last of Us Part I is as close to perfection as it gets

Inverse score: 10/10

Gaming

The messy lore of Elder Scrolls reveals the greatest strength of the games

A loose-cannon approach to canon.

Gamescom 2022

High on Life is far more fun than its goofy trailer suggests

Surprisingly refined and genuinely funny.

HBD

30 years ago, Nintendo changed racing games forever

Built for speed.

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Mind + Body
STRATEGY

An antidote to heartbreak? Science reveals how to hack loneliness

“Heartbreak is an opportunity.”

Mind and Body

Having this many nightmares a week may be tied to extreme brain aging

We still know so little about why we dream.

Longevity hacks

One powerful breathing technique could boost a key factor for longevity

Do you even IMST, bro?

Detox

Why your pee smells after eating asparagus — and why not everyone can smell it

The odor is no reason to stop eating the super healthy vegetable.

Man's best friend

Want a better relationship with your dog? Neuroscientists say these 7 factors are key

A better understanding of human-fur baby relationships could even pave the way for robotic pups.

Sunday Scaries

New study disputes a common belief about treating trauma-linked depression

Researchers suggest certain claims of unhelpfulness have been overstated.

Check, please!

How important is breakfast, really? A health expert explains how to do it right

It all depends on the breakfaster.

Snoots

In a first, scientists show that dogs can smell when humans are stressed

Not that we need more evidence that dogs are the best.

Mind and Body

A new viral cousin of Covid-19 can resist vaccine immunity, study finds

Here's what you need to know about a new Covid-like virus from bats

Mighty Bugs

Your gut microbes can help fight cancer, new research reveals

Gut microbiome research is still relatively uncharted territory.

Detox

Why you shouldn't sleep in on the weekend (sorry)

We don't like it either.

Cardboard Critters

Why do cats love cardboard boxes? Pet experts decode the obsession

The science behind your feline's weird obsession.

Sunday Scaires

Is ketamine the secret to treating depression? Mental health studies reveal its potential

The need for new mental health treatments is obvious — ketamine may be one solution.

Mind and Body

These two daily activities are wreaking havoc on teens’ sleep

Adolescents need more than nine hours of daily sleep to be physically and mentally healthy.

Raccacoonie

Just how smart are raccoons? They’re probably masterminds, a new study finds

The meek shall inherit.

Mind and Body

Is someone you care about going through a medical crisis? Here’s how to best support them

Trauma experts explain common challenges and how to avoid them.

To the Moon
It's a satellite!

Watch: Stunning visualizations reveal the Moon's violent birth

Scientists visualize how Earth’s satellite sloshed into existence.

Pin the tail on the asteroid

Look! DART's asteroid target has a debris tail six thousand miles long

The long trail of space dust will make it easier for astronomers to study the material DART flung into space when it slammed into Dimorphos.

SpaceTime

65 years ago, “simple satellite” Sputnik redefined space science — and sent a sinister message

There was more to this launch than met the eye.

HORIZONS

Space beaches may be more common than once thought, new study reveals

Plus: Laughing robots.

Science

Wow! Webb Telescope finds a failed star with clouds made of sand

Clouds are made of silicate minerals.

Science

Elon Musk hints at a first Starship orbital flight date — and its quite soon

Musk has a long-standing reputation of being very active and open on his Twitter account regarding his aspirations for making humanity a multiplanetary species someday.

Science

Study: Analysis of asteroid reveals unexpected evidence of mini-ocean — and carbonation

Drink the forbidden seltzer.

Science

Extreme heat is messing with astronomy — here’s how scientists are adapting

Future observatory sites need to be planned carefully.

Sky guide

October 2022 sky guide: 5 astronomical events you can't miss

Multiple meteor showers, a visit from Mercury, and more.

Blast-off

NASA Crew-5 launch: Timeline, how to watch this historic ISS mission

Astronauts are lifting off to print organs in space, among other experiments.

Science

Behold! NASA spacecraft takes a stunning closeup of Jupiter's moon Europa

Voila! Europa's topography reveals itself to NASA's Juno mission.

Science

Hubble finds a wall of hot plasma acting like a shield for two nearby galaxies

Gas heated to half a million degrees protects two small galaxies.

Science

SpaceX and NASA just unveiled an ambitious plan to save the Hubble

Hubble's orbit is sagging, and a crew might help it out.

superhero team-up in space

Look: Hubble and Webb Telescopes joined forces to image NASA's asteroid hit

The joint observation is a first for Hubble and Webb, and it proves the space telescopes are allies, not rivals.

Science

DART: NASA's first asteroid defense mission isn't over — one critical step remains

NASA and the public wonder if an asteroid can be nudged onto a new path.

Destruction

Hurricane Ian and more: 11 shocking satellite images show September’s worst storms

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