Oculus patents plans to… stretch your skin?

As much as we like Oculus Touch controllers, interacting with virtual environments using buttons and joysticks will never feel wholly immersive.  But based on Oculus’ latest patented plans, Facebook’s virtual reality (VR) division wants to ratchet up the tactile realism to 11.  In a pair of creepy-sounding but intriguing patents publicized

Scientists accidentally created a mutant, plastic-eating enzyme

Some of humanity’s greatest scientific inventions—penicillin, X-rays, pacemakers, the microwave—were all created after researchers accidentally discovered how they could work.  Now we can add a new, monumental creation to that list: a mutant enzyme that starts degrading plastic into its original, natural components, discovered by sheer accident. Two years ago, Japanese

Best Linux terminal emulators of 2018

The terminal is the beating heart of Linux, no matter how hard today’s user-friendly graphical distros might try to push it into the background. If you need something done quickly and efficiently, chances are the best way to do it is with some complex keyboard wrangling. Exactly what to