Two years ago, this rocket exploded trying to reach the International Space Station. Tonight, it flies again. by Tim Fernholz

In the latest test of NASA’s reliance on commercial space transportation, Orbital ATK will launch an Antares rocket on a re-supply mission to the International Space Station today (Oct. 17), Continue reading

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What follows is a complete account of the 28-year relationship between US presidential candidate Donald Trump and the American broadcast network NBC. Continue reading

The 1,000-year-old legend behind a Japanese orbiter’s stunning photos of the moon by Selina Cheng

Hundreds of luminous photos and flyover videos of the moon were recently released by Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and they are stunning. Continue reading

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The philosopher Peter Singer, who regularly tops lists of the most influential people worldwide, is known for his controversial, yet highly convincing, utilitarian outlook. Continue reading

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Miao Deshun was a young factory worker when he was arrested in June 1989 with thousands of others in the massive pro-democracy protests that took place in Beijing’s Continue reading

Everybody panic: Jet-black iPhone 7s are back in stock today around the US by Marc Bain

Jet black has been one of the most popular new colors for the iPhone 7 ever since it first went on sale in mid-September. Despite it being incredibly easy to scratch, its popularitymeant it quickly sold out, leaving many buyers waiting to get their fix.

But according to iStockNow, which tracks the in-store availability of iPhones in real-time, it’s now back in stock at most Apple stores around the US.

The site offers a handy map showing the locations of Apple stores and which phones they have in stock. You can sort by phone model, carrier, color, and storage capacity. A quick search for stores carrying the jet-black iPhone 7 shows that numerous locations around the US and Canada have the phone back in stock. (You can check for other colors, too, if you want.)

Quartz spot-checked several of the results against Apple’s website, which allows you to determine if a certain phone model is available in-store. In each instance, Apple’s website confirmed iStockNow’s data.


Availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in jet black, as of the morning of Oct. 15

Not every store has every version of the jet-black phone though, so check for the specific model you want before making the pilgrimage. (Apple also recommends reserving one for pick-up via their website.) Availability varies depending on which phone you want—the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus—carrier, and storage capacity.

If you’re one of the many anxious shoppers who have been waiting to get your hands on a shiny black new iPhone, now may be your chance. But be quick: Going by their previous popularity, the stores’ stock levels are likely to quickly deplete.