The Best of Inverse
10+ most popular Inverse articles, as voted by our community.
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Scientists Broke a Major Computer Design Barrier — And It Could Change Tech As We Know It
Open-standard computer chip instructions could help speed up futuristic technology like autonomous cars and quantum computers.
Inverse on Dreams
Dreams Might be Warning Us About Our Brain Health
This scientist says dream disorders could be a sign of future disease.
Inverse on Gaming
5 years ago, a humble Ubisoft feature changed video games forever
Accessibility innovations have transformed video games in the last few years. But for Ubisoft's David Tisserand, that journey began more than a decade ago.
38 years ago, a goofy Nintendo prototype changed video games forever
In 1985, Nintendo showed off a prototype for the Advanced Video System. This would eventually transform into the most important game console of all time.
Inverse on Nintendo
21 years ago, a Nintendo flop changed the video games industry forever
First released in 2001, Nintendo's GameCube console was a rare miss for the venerable video game company. But it also paved the way for enormous successes in the years ahead.
30 years ago, Nintendo changed racing games forever
Nintendo has plenty of popular franchises, some of which changed gaming forever. Here's why 'Super Mario Kart' might be the most important racing game ever.
Inverse on Personality
Insomnia: Sleeplessness Traced Back to Five Different Personality Types
Sleepless folks tend to fall into one of these categories.
Inverse on Pets
Why is my cat wagging its tail? Vets reveal the surprising answer
Your cat could be wagging its tail for a number of reasons. Here's how to interpret this complex behavior.
Just how smart are raccoons? They’re probably masterminds, study shows
New research finds a correlation between docile behavior in raccoons and cognitive aptitude in a test that involves learning to use technology that offers food.
Inverse on Space
NASA brings Voyager 2 fully back online, 11.5 billion miles from Earth
Thanks to some (very) remote engineering work by NASA, the intrepid explorer's science mission is back on.
Earth is spinning too fast — the consequences for timekeeping may be unprecedented
Sure, time is fake, but that doesn't mean the Earth isn't gaining a few milliseconds and throwing in the possibility of needing a leap second.
Inverse on Stress
Brain study reveals one type of exercise increases stress resilience
In a new study in mice, researchers discover exercise helps animals cope with stress by enabling an uptick in a crucial neural protein called galanin.
Inverse on TV
Is fandom a cult? The religious fervor fueling Star Wars, Marvel, and more
Marvel and Star Wars have massive followings, but can fandom become a religion if enough people believe in it?
The Oral History of Raccacoonie, the Weirdest Universe in 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'
Inverse presents the oral history of Raccacoonie, featuring original interviews with five significant cast and crew members of 'Everything Everywhere All At Once.'
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Scientists finally know why we get distracted — and how we can stay on track
More than just a distraction, mind-wandering (and its cousin, daydreaming) may help us prepare for the future
«the decoupling of attention from perception, which is what happens when our thoughts separate from our perception of the environment.»
Emotional intelligence might make you more resilient, but there’s a catch
The tricky thing about emotional intelligence is that despite being widely agreed to be a positive attribute, experts don’t agree on what it is.
«You may see those traits in yourself, but it can be difficult to scientifically verify whether or not you truly exhibit these characteristics.»
Three factors explain why it’s so hard to change our minds — but it’s not hopeless
Here’s some of the research that explains why it’s natural to resist changing your mind – and how you can get better at making these shifts
Does the Best Workout Exist? Exercise Scientists All Agree on One Thing
Researchers are increasingly understanding how exercise affects the body and, in doing so, finding smarter ways for people to exercise smarter.
«“As a rule of thumb, activities that employ large muscle groups that raise the heart rate or make breathing harder are better,” Stamatakis says. “These are physiological signs of higher-intensity movement, provided that occur frequently and regularly, meaning that the body is preparing to adapt to such physical demands by becoming fitter.”»
Are fake meats better for the environment? It’s more complex than you think
Marketed to meat lovers, plant-based burgers like Impossible and Beyond claim to taste like the real thing and to have far lighter environmental footprints.
«deconstruct meat into its component parts, then build an equivalent product from plant-based ingredients.»
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