Monday, March 1, 2021

Andrew Bernitt

27 Published Articles

Will Perseverance Pay Off? NASA’s Perseverance rover lands safely on Martian surface Thursday

We may finally get answers to one of life’s biggest questions: Is there other life in the Universe? NASA’s aptly named Perseverance rover aims to...

Studios Gamble on Theater Rebound in 2021

Amid the burgeoning Streaming Wars between established players Netflix and Amazon—and plucky-upstarts Disney+, HBO Max, and now Peacock—comes a new battle: The Should we Send to...

Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise might have the most daring mission yet in trip to ISS

Tom Cruise is in the midst of filming Mission Impossible 7 and 8 back-to-back, but he may just have his most difficult mission yet...

New Year, Same Habits: How to break those pesky bad habits

While we are all trying to shake off the year that was, many of us are trying to shake off some new bad habits...

Next Step: Jurassic Park? Scientists digitally reconstruct dinosaur brain

As the blockbuster Jurassic Park/World franchise taught us--despite being extinct for more than 60 million years--"Life finds a way", and there is always more to learn...

Industry Titan Christopher Nolan Balks at Warner Bros. Same-Day Theaters and Streaming Movie Release Schedule

The most powerful director outside of James Cameron has spoken out. Nolan, the director of this summer's Tenet, voiced his displeasure at studio Warner...

The Mandalorian Continues Cameos

Star Wars diehards brace yourselves: another legend is back in this season’s cavalcade of cameos. First teased at the end of Season 2 Episode One:...

The Mandalorian Chapter 13: The Return of The Fan Favorite and Baby Yoda Gets a Name

Baby Yoda, AKA The Child, AKA The Cutest Thing, this side of the galaxy finally has a name! That revelation was among many that...

Solar propulsion systems might be the key to interstellar travel

Inside of an unassuming recycled shipping container in Maryland might sit the very future of interstellar travel. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics...

Peru Interim President resigns as political protests turn deadly

LIMA, Peru—As the United States grapples with the aftermath of the recent presidential election and President Trump’s legal battle and refusal to concede, Peru...

The Hangover IV: Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine? Testing volunteers say not so fast

Pfizer announced on Monday that they had a COVID-19 vaccine with a 90 percent success rate. Unfortunately for some trial testing volunteers, the side-effects...

OSIRIS-REx successfully collects samples from Asteroid Bennu

The little satellite that could: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is even more successful than the space agency anticipated. When we last left REx, he was 200 million...

Need some extra cash? Charter a ship to an asteroid worth a cool $10,000 Quadrillion

Looking for some extra cash during the pandemic?  All you have to do is go for a 230 million mile jaunt to the asteroid belt...

Lockdown Lifted: After over 3 months of lockdown, Melbourne, Australia opens up

MELBOURNE, Australia—In a rare bit of good news during this pandemic, one city has finally seen success in their fight against Covid.  After 111-days, the...

“I’ll be Back”: Arnold Schwarzenegger has heart surgery

CLEVELAND, Ohio—Alluding to his famous catchphrase from his blockbuster “Terminator” franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed, “It’s true, I’m back!” after having surgery to install a...

The REx has landed: NASA spacecraft makes landing on asteroid Bennu

It wasn’t quite the moon landing, but this touchdown was historic for NASA. NASA made space history when its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched down...

Don’t call it a comeback: Iceland preps for the return of tourism

REYKJAVIK, Iceland—The travel industry was upended last spring by the Novel Coronavirus. Travelers near and far fretted over suddenly canceled trips to Greece, beach...

Show Stopper! Broadway shut down until summer 2021

NEW YORK, N.Y.—There will be no curtain calls. No bows. No roses thrown on stage. Broadway theaters will stay closed indefinitely until Summer 2021.  The...

Cineworld closes cinemas: Regal Cinema’s parent company closes all theaters in the U.S. and Britain

LONDON, England—Christopher Nolan's Tenet, a time-traveling spy thriller, was released in late August hoping to turn back time to when theaters were packed with patrons...

The Castle Breached: President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just days after his fiery debate with democratic presidential challenger Senator Joe Biden, the president has tested positive for a disease that has...