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The Future Is a Flying Luxury Yacht Attached to a Zeppelin.

21 APRIL 2022

TOP STORY

A Tesla Is Driving Around Australia, Completely on Solar Power

A team of scientists are planning to drive a Tesla 9,400 miles around Australia — a journey that’ll be entirely powered by the Sun alone, Reuters reports. The solar panel technology being used during their trip could make electric cars a lot more viable, especially in remote parts of the world where access to public, grid-connected chargers isn’t always guaranteed.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEThis Flying Luxury Yacht Attached to a Zeppelin Looks Downright Amazing

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TWOElon Musk Claims He Has the Money to Buy the Entirety of Twitter

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THREECensors in China Are Having a Hard Time Silencing All the Rage Right Now

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OF INTEREST

New Study Claims That Antidepressants Don’t Lead to Better Quality of Life

Scientists still don’t know exactly how depression works — and, as it turns out, we might not really know how effective antidepressants are, either. A new study published in the open-access PLOS One journal found that although lots of people take antidepressants and say that they help with their mental health, there’s not much quantifiable improvement in antidepressant users’ quality of life.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ [Despite] all the slaughter we’re seeing daily. 

— NASA administrator Bill Nelson, on how the US/Russian ISS relationship endures.

FROM THE DEPT. OF STUFF TO SPEND MONEY ON

Best VR Games of 2022

You might think you’re doing just fine with your console gaming system, and have absolutely no need to make the jump to VR quite yet. And for the most part, you’re right. Except — in the case of these particular VR-exclusive games — where you are so, so wrong. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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