Game Boy Turns 30

Originally released in Japan on April 21, 1989, Nintendo’s Game Boy console has fueled development in handheld gaming throughout its many editions. The Onion looks back at big moments in the history of Game Boy…

Plant-Based Meat Vs. Lab-Grown Meat

For those seeking to eat less actual meat for health or ethical reasons but still wanting to experience the taste of meat, plant-based meat substitutes and meat grown in a lab can offer alternatives. The…

Big Tech Companies With Government Contracts

Tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are becoming increasingly involved with government projects, particularly the military, landing lucrative contracts and in some cases causing employees to protest their company’s partnerships. The Onion takes a…

‘The Matrix’ Turns 20

March 31, 1999 saw the release of The Matrix, the sci-fi action film directed by the Wachowskis that went on to massive financial and critical success, spawning sequels and a host of other related media.…

Pros And Cons Of Banning Bottled Water

Many cities, venues, and scholastic institutions have banned bottled water following campaigns by environmental groups, but critics warn such bans can have harmful unintended effects. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of banning…