CDC Says We Probably Can’t Get Rid of Monkeypox Now

CDC Says We Probably Can't Get Rid of Monkeypox Now

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers some good and bad news about the country’s ongoing monkeypox outbreak. New cases are slowing down, likely thanks to a combination of vaccination and education efforts. But it’s also likely that the virus won’t be eradicated here and will … Read more

Our Cancers Are Filled With Fungi

Our Cancers Are Filled With Fungi

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) People’s cancers are apparently playing host to their very own fungi. A pair of studies this week have documented the unique neighborhoods of fungal species that can live inside our tumors. It’s possible that these microbes may even influence how cancers grow or manage to fend off certain treatments. Dating back to … Read more

Rian Johnson Time-Travel Film Rules

Rian Johnson Time-Travel Film Rules

Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper.Image: sony Ten years ago, when Rian Johnson’s Looper was released, it was pretty universally loved. This loved it website, fans loved it, I loved it, and that adoration hasn’t really gone away. However, while I liked the film when I saw it, it’s never one I felt the … Read more

Study Links Coffee—Even Decaf and Instant—to Longer Life

Study Links Coffee—Even Decaf and Instant—to Longer Life

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Coffee: still tasty, and still apparently good for us. HAS study out this week suggests that light to moderate consumption of decaffeinated, ground, and instant coffee can be linked to a lower risk of dying early and developing cardiovascular disease. As is often the case, though, these findings alone can’t confirm a … Read more

What Happens When China Makes a Popular Movie Disappear?

What Happens When China Makes a Popular Movie Disappear?

A screenshot from the movie Return to Dustwhich has been pulled from streaming in China but is still available through pirated YouTube copies.screenshot: Youtube Return to Dust, a movie that had been generating buzz in China as a sleeper hit, was unceremoniously pulled from streaming services in the country yesterday, according to multiple reports on … Read more

Timothée Chalamet Cannibal Road Trip Film

Timothée Chalamet Cannibal Road Trip Film

Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell star in Bones and All.Image: MGM Bones and All is a movie that challenges easy categorization. It’s the latest film from Luca Guadagninothe director of Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria, who to date has quite the pristine reputation. It stars Timothée Chalamet, one of the biggest young stars … Read more

Vampire Film About Father and Daughter

Vampire Film About Father and Daughter

Victoria Moroles and Noah Segan in Blood Relatives.Image: Shudder If you’ve ever wanted to watch a horror movie that also feels like a warm hug, you should seek out Blood Relatives. Writer, director, and star Noah Segan (LooperKnives Out) plays a vampire named Francis who thinks he’s the coolest guy ever. He wears a leather … Read more

Sci-Fi, Zombies, & Family Drama

Sci-Fi, Zombies, & Family Drama

The Visitor From the FutureImage: FantasticFest Time-travel, zombies, action, comedy, drama, The Visitor From the Future has it all. Co-written and directed by François Descraques, the film is based on a popular online French web series and both start very much the same way: a disheveled rogue (Florent Dorin) travels back in time to save … Read more

A Cancer-Fighting Version of Herpes Shows Promise in Early Human Trial

A Cancer-Fighting Version of Herpes Shows Promise in Early Human Trial

A illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn a long-time germ foe into a cancer-fighting ally, new research this week suggests. In preliminary data from a Phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating difficult-to-eradicate tumors, with one patient … Read more

Grandmaster Carlsen Breaks Silence Over Chess Cheating Debacle

Grandmaster Carlsen Breaks Silence Over Chess Cheating Debacle

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen keeps making underhanded remarks to imply rival Hans Niemann is cheating in his games.Photo: ARUN SANKAR/AFP (Getty Images) The ongoing chess cheating scandal won’t die out, and it’s starting to seem like the rest of us are just pawns being shuffled from one accusation to the next. Earlier this week, during a … Read more