Take a virtual tour of the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy


Have a Good Trip is a gateway drug to de-stigmatizing psychedelics


Sting, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, and the late Carrie Fisher and Anthony Bourdain are among the celebrities interviewed for the new Netflix documentary Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics.

Carrie Fisher had a psychedelic-induced encounter with a talking acorn.  Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann recalls the time he dropped too much acid and his cymbals began melting mid-set, forcing him to leave the stage. Ben Stiller admits he only dropped acid once, and had such a bad trip that he called his parents, Jerry Stiller (who died just this week) and the late Anne Meara. These are

I enrolled in a coronavirus contact tracing academy

Enlarge / Inside a call center for COVID-19 contact tracing in Brussels.


Six weeks after the US surpassed all other countries in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, some states are beginning to ease social distancing measures. As people start to slide back into close contact with one another, the nation’s top health officials are worried that the US still doesn’t have systems in place to effectively test, track, and halt the spread of the deadly respiratory disease. Testifying remotely before the Senate on Tuesday, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy

Rocket Report: Branson sells Virgin Galactic shares, LEGO’s deep-space rocket

Enlarge / The Rocket Report is published weekly.

Welcome to Edition 2.44 of the Rocket Report! There’s so much to get to in this week’s report, but we’d like to call special attention to a busy launch weekend with the potential for two launches within 24 hours from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This would set a record for the Cape and it would be cool to see an Atlas V and Falcon 9 take off in such quick succession.

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You can now buy Amazon’s Eero Wi-Fi directly from Apple

Enlarge / Apple is selling all three Eero variants—clockwise from the top, you’re looking at Amazon, Pro, and Beacon. We recommend the Amazon version as the best value by far.

Apple is now selling Amazon’s three-piece Eero kit directly from Apple.com to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

As we’ve reported previously, the three-piece Eero kit—specifically, the redesigned version released after the Amazon acquisition—should be on anybody’s short list when considering new Wi-Fi gear. Eero can’t quite hang with Plume on the absolute busiest, toughest multi-system performance test—but it comes far closer than any

Netflix’s first interactive sitcom: Good for laughs, deserves a better app

Enlarge / In Netflix’s latest interactive special, you can tell Ellie Kemper to wield a rocket launcher. Seriously. It’s one of many reasons that comedy fans should endure the special’s quirks and annoyances.

Sixteen months after Black Mirror: Bandersnatch toyed with Netflix viewers, the streaming service is back with its second interactive TV special. This year, instead of a dark spin on ’80s video games, we get a “breakable” version of the oddball comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

If you come to this new interactive special hoping for one of the series’ best episodes, you’re out of luck. But

Good timing: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone S2 trailer drops on Twilight Zone Day


The Twilight Zone season 2 trailer.

It’s national Twilight Zone Day (no one knows why), and what better way to mark the occasion than with the official trailer for the second season of Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone? We got our first look at still photos a few days ago, and, combined with the trailer, we’re optimistic that Peele can pull off another strong season and do this classic science fiction series proud.

(Some spoilers for S1 below.)

Rod Serling created the original Twilight Zone anthology series for CBS in 1959, and it was an

Can gender-bending Israeli superprawns help feed the world? 

Enlarge / This is actually a male shrimp according to the image info, which we don’t need for this.

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Can a shrimp smile? It’s tough to say whether the gangly, blue-legged crustaceans lurking within the massive aquaculture tanks are actually happy, but they certainly appear to be content. Perhaps it’s because they are well-fed and blissfully unaware of what lies just outside the laboratory: the harsh, dry environment of Israel’s Negev Desert, which is not a natural habitat for any form of aquatic life. It may also be because the tank contains an all-female population, devoid of males,

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