Side-by-side images from flybys of Europa show close-up views of Jupiter's icy moon over 20 years

Sep 30, 2022

NASA's Juno probe zipped by Jupiter's icy moon Europa on Thursday. Researchers observed Europa's surface and the ocean underneath the moon's icy crust. Astronomers say the new data will inform future missions to the moon to study its subsurface ocean. Loading Something is loading. On Thursday morning, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew within 219 miles of the surface of Europa, a large icy moon that orbits Jupiter. It's humanity's closest look at the frozen world in more than 20 ye ...read more

Modern Warfare 2's open beta demonstrates Activision's accessibility negligence

Sep 30, 2022

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2's open beta has ended. It was a trial I entered with an open mind. Though I found the visibility and repetitive inputs of Modern Warfare 2019 difficult, I put a lot of hours into it. Subsequent entries felt worse due to a regression in graphical fidelity, but I still crave what Call of Duty offers. Not fast-paced gunplay, but a game without commitment. Rather than knowing I have to devote hundreds of hours to the experience, I can fit in sessions across a range ...read more

Older Gen Z-ers love big tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Netflix, but Facebook and Instagram barely register, according to a new survey of 18- to 25-year-olds

Sep 30, 2022

A survey finds older Gen Z-ers favor big tech brands like Google and Amazon, while Instagram and Facebook barely register. The move doesn't bode well for Meta, which has reinvented itself to focus on the metaverse and appeal to a younger generation. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly announced a hiring freeze and warned of budget cuts. Loading Something is loading. What do Band-aid, Twix, and Dollar Tree all have in common?  They are three brands that young peo ...read more

This Aston Martin James Bond Stunt Car Just Sold For Millions

Sep 30, 2022

There are few other movie cars quite as iconic as the Aston Martin DB5 featured in numerous James Bond films. The only cars that maybe come close are Herbie the Love Bug and the Trans Am from "Smokey and the Bandit," and neither of those cars is equipped with machine guns behind the headlights.  From Sean Connery's portrayal of Bond in the 1960s to today's Bond played by Daniel Craig, Aston Martins have been a staple in most of the movies, especially the DB5. Aston Martin DB5s, particularl ...read more

Ford's tiny truck can run you anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000: See the differences between the basic Maverick XL and fancy Lariat

Sep 30, 2022

US Markets Loading... H M S The Ford Maverick XL (top) and Lariat. Tim Levin/Insider The Maverick is Ford's newest small truck, and it starts at around $20,000.  Add on all-wheel drive, a bigger engine, and fancy upgrades and that cost could double.  We drove a bare-bones XL and a well-optioned Lariat to find the biggest differences between the two.  Ford's new Maverick is a smash hit, and its success proves that buyers are hungry for smal ...read more

First look at The Finals gameplay revealed, closed alpha to start this weekend

Sep 30, 2022

From former EA executive Patrick Söderlund's studio. A pre-alpha gameplay trailer for The Finals has been released ahead of a closed alpha test which will begin on Friday. The Finals, which is being developed by Embark Studios, was codenamed Project Discovery. Last month, former EA executive turned CEO of Embark Studios Patrick Söderlund revealed the decision to ship The Finals as the developer's first game was the reason Arc Raiders was delayed. The Finals pre-alpha gamepl ...read more

Here's what it actually means to die 'of old age'

Sep 29, 2022

"Old age" isn't really a medical cause of death. Queen Elizabeth's death certificate says she died of "old age" at 96. Older people are more likely to die as a result of common illnesses (like pneumonia) that others could survive. Loading Something is loading. Ever ask someone how their family member passed away and hear them say they simply "died of old age"? As it turns out, that's almost never quite what's going on from a medical perspective. Aging — in and of itself — is ...read more

This Graveyard Of Suns Bigger Than The Milky Way Challenges What We Know About Our Galaxy

Sep 29, 2022

The formation of massive stars and the beginning of their death with a supernova is quite a cosmic sight, but their eventual descent toward becoming a black hole is an even bigger astrophysical mystery. However, the story doesn't end there. Experts at the University of Sydney have now discovered a massive graveyard of dead stars that are now living either as neutron stars or black holes.  And this is no small cosmic cemetery. The team behind the research, which has been published in "Month ...read more

With Disney Plus raising its prices, here are 6 tips for saving on a subscription

Sep 29, 2022

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Disney Plus will increase its price and offer an ad-supported plan starting December 8.  Thankfully, even with this price hike coming, there are several tips and tricks you can use to save on a subscription. Bundles and annual plans can all reduce membership costs, and Verizon members can even get six months for free. Loading Something is loading. Disney Plus is home to a vast library of co ...read more

PlayStation Stars launches in Asia today, with additional markets coming soon

Sep 29, 2022

What an exciting moment for PlayStation!  Today marks the first regional launch of our new loyalty program – PlayStation Stars. I am pleased to usher in this new initiative for our PlayStation community, launching first in Asia, which celebrates our players’ achievements with fun and delightful campaigns and the ability to earn rewards such as points and digital collectibles. With this launch, we commence our global rollout for PlayStation Stars, and this is just the beginning.  We will c ...read more