September 2019

The competition in 2019’s Fat Bear Week is particularly heated

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2019! Katmai National Park’s bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can vote online between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8), and Mashable will be following the ursine activity.  Every bear is a winner. They endure harsh, brutal lives, months of famine (hibernation), violent… Read More »The competition in 2019’s Fat Bear Week is particularly heated

‘Untitled Goose Game’ has everyone living their best chaotic lives

Being alive today can feel like an exercise in surviving constant chaos. Everything is happening all the time, and feeling overwhelmed by existence has become our generation’s unfortunate norm. In the best of all possible worlds, this is the point at which a hero emerges — an icon who encapsulates the lawless rage that simmers beneath the surface of the populace and whose actions release the tension felt by all in the face of increasingly… Read More »‘Untitled Goose Game’ has everyone living their best chaotic lives

Here’s Robert De Niro firing F-bombs at Fox News, live on CNN

We can always count on Robert De Niro to drop some F-bombs on live television. The actor appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning to discuss backlash he’s received from Fox News for speaking out against Donald Trump. (In particular, the network took issue with his iconic “Fuck Trump” moment at the 2018 Tonys.) De Niro did not seem particularly affected by the criticism. “Fuck ’em,” he said, referring to Fox News. “Fuck ’em.” —@BrianStelter… Read More »Here’s Robert De Niro firing F-bombs at Fox News, live on CNN

‘Batwoman’ star Ruby Rose reveals she had emergency surgery after stunt injury

Actress Ruby Rose revealed on Thursday that she underwent emergency surgery earlier in 2019 after a stunt injury left her at risk of paralysis. The Batwoman star discussed her experience in an Instagram post, which also included a graphic video of the surgery itself. (We don’t recommend watching if you’re squeamish, but it is pretty metal.) “To everyone asking about my new Pez dispenser scar on my neck… A couple of months ago I was… Read More »‘Batwoman’ star Ruby Rose reveals she had emergency surgery after stunt injury

Elon Musk brought little news but lots of hype for the SpaceX Starship

SpaceX’s much-heralded Starship reveal on Saturday night was undone somewhat by the fact that it’s hard to maintain secrecy with a 165-foot vehicle. The Elon Musk-hosted evening presentation in Boca Chica, Texas gave viewers on the ground and watching from home via the livestream an update on the long-in-development spacecraft. The SpaceX Starship is a reusable vehicle capable of carrying both passengers and cargo beyond Earth’s orbit and out into our solar system. Musk has… Read More »Elon Musk brought little news but lots of hype for the SpaceX Starship

How do astronauts practice self-care in space?

It’s tough to practice real self-care when the internet’s obsessed with #self-care. Let Mashable help with our new series Me, My Self-Care & I. Self-care is important for all humans, including those floating in space.  Think about it. If it’s challenging enough to incorporate self-improvement and wellness-boosting techniques into our daily routines, with the benefits of social connection, the pull of gravity, and fresh air at our disposal, how hard must it be for astronauts?… Read More »How do astronauts practice self-care in space?