Brief news stories of note for Lifehacker readers, including: watch the first trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, Qantas crowned world’s safest airline, Kepler telescope discovers possible life-harboring planets.
- Qantas has been named the safest airline in the world for 2015 by aviation ratings site AirlineRatings.com.The site’s rating system considers industry audits as well as government checks and the airlines’ fatality records. Head to Business Insider for the full report.
- WindowsDeal has slashed a handful of PC software titles by 100%. Free programs include Ashampoo Core Tuner 2, iFunia HD Video Converter, Wise Care 365 PRO V3 and Aoao Watermark Photo Edition. You can also get 20 per cent off Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium. For more online bargains, head to our Hump Day Deals page.
- Marvel Studios has released the first full-sized trailer for its upcoming Ant-Man movie which stars Paul Rudd in the titular role. The people who care about this superhero can probably be counted on one hand — but then, the same could have been said about the characters in Guardians Of The Galaxy which turned out to be one of Marvel’s biggest hits. Watch the trailer and judge for yourself!
- The planet-hunting Kepler telescope has discovered two new exoplanets that are more “Earth-like” than anything astronomers have seen before. “Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b both orbit red dwarf stars that are smaller and cooler than our Sun,” the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics explained in a release. “With a diameter just 12 per cent bigger than Earth, Kepler-438b has a 70-per cent chance of being rocky, according to the team’s calculations. Kepler-442b is about one-third larger than Earth, but still has a 60-per cent chance of being rocky.”
- Bioware’s new fantasy RPG is a massive time-sink that can over one hundred hours to complete. But is it time well spent? Kotaku isn’t sure.