Soaring dollar raises specter of ‘reverse currency war’

The soaring dollar has prompted some analysts and investors to forecast a new period of “reverse currency wars”, with many central banks abandoning a long-held preference for weaker exchange rates. The new momentum marks a break with the period of low inflation that followed the global financial crisis of 2007-2009, when historically low interest rates … Read more

Trail of Dead Announcement LP ft. Amanda Palmer & Britt Daniel of Spoon, share 2 songs

…And you will know us by the trail of the dead announced their 11th album, XI: Bleed here now, due July 15 via Dine Alone in North America and Century Media in Europe (pre-order). It was produced by the band’s Conrad Keely and Jason Reece alongside former collaborator Charles Godfrey, it features string arrangements, guest … Read more

Where the hell is Star Wars going now?

Polygon Patch Notes is a weekly newsletter that informs you of the best content to watch, play and read. Let our group of editorial experts simplify your projects — subscribe here! Each week, this newsletter delivers a great recommendation that stands out from the rest. This week our recommendation is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope begins final check-outs before science observations

NASA’s next-generation observatory is entering the final stages of preparation before showing scientists a whole new view of the universe. Engineers are preparing to make final adjustments to the instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope as the observatory prepares for operation this summer. NASA said the telescope has “calibrations and characterizations of instruments using … Read more

Psy Says BTS Got Their “Wish” With Song #1

Psy said that BTS’ success on the charts in the United States made one of their unfulfilled wishes come true. He collaborated with BTS’s Suga on his new single “That That,” which Suga starred in and produced on. Suga said he was always “grateful” for Psy and how he “paved the way for K-pop in … Read more