Your Astrological Guide to Mercury In Your Birth Chart

We explain what Mercury means for your mind, communication style, and those dreaded retrogrades.


NASA Has Turned on a Deep Space GPS

The miniature atomic clock is a big step toward self-driving deep space probes.


Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.


Climate Change Could Unleash Huge Amounts of Mercury From Permafrost

Turns out permafrost soil contains nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean, and the atmosphere combined.


How Much Sushi Is Too Much?

Parasites, mercury, bacteria, oh my.


Counterfeit Skin-Whitening Creams Are Ruining People's Faces

A raid in Cambodia revealed 70 tons of fake cosmetics, some with terrifying side effects.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

Billionaire George Soros pledges $10 million to fight hate crimes, computer scientists urge Hillary Clinton to call for a recount in three key states, and more.


Newly Discovered Valley on Mercury Is Larger than the Grand Canyon

Why Mercury may have lost nine miles off its waistline over the last four billion years.


The First Probe to Visit Two Planets Launched on this Day in 1973

Mariner 10 was the first probe to visit Mercury, to use a gravitational slingshot maneuver, to hit up two planets in one mission, and to photograph Venus and Mercury up close. Not bad for a drama queen.


Mercury Is More Earth-Like Than We Thought

It’s the only other planet in our solar system that we know is tectonically active.


Watch Taraji P. Henson Play a NASA Mathematician in 'Hidden Figures'

"Yes they do let women do some things at NASA. And it's not because we wear skirts."


Graded Variations: How Gage Became the Most Exciting Producer in the UK

Following the release of a new EP on Crazylegs, we spoke to the 'Mercury' man about his journey from the playground to the club.