“Watch Me Forever” is a machine-generated TV channel that only broadcasts AI-generated episodes of a pseudo-Seinfeld.
Gillian Anderson is collecting sexual fantasies for a book. "if you identify as a woman, I want to hear from you."

A new video shows planets circling a star light-years away.

Here's what you're looking at. The black circle in the center is the young 30-million-year-old star, around 1.5 times the mass and 4.9 times the brightness of the Sun.

The innermost exoplanet is HR8799e, with a mass of 7.4 Jupiters orbiting at a distance of 16.25 times the separation between Earth and the Sun, or astronomical units, for an orbital period of 45 years. Scientists have been able to analyze the light from this exoplanet to determine that it's a storm-wracked baby gas giant.

Via Science Alert

An old law may soon eliminate housing-related zoning ordinances for the vast majority of cities in the Bay Area.

With the elected diva’s political career seemingly headed for a dead end, it would appear that Santos will need to find a new grift soon. Might I suggest becoming an adult Disney vlogger?

Olivia Craighead: George Santos’s alleged karaoke habits suggest he is a “Disney adult.”

↩︎ Gawker
2d
Six states make a deal to stabilize the drought-stricken Colorado River. California farmers are likely to sue to block it.
After suffering decades of drilling, do Alaskan villages deserve compensation as climate refugees?
A Singapore teenager is shamed then supported for enjoying her first “luxury handbag,” which her dad bought for $60.
Apocalypse television loves to dress people in flannel shirts, which is a bad idea for survival in bad weather.
An amusing bunch of dunks on a “weaponized” SUV designed for wealthy people to ride out scary times.
The British Isles acquire new additions: islets the width of two tennis courts made of wet wipes and mud.

“How can we not be moving faster on this?” It is really mystifying. And so demystifying it was something that was important to me personally. But it also lent the book a very realistic vantage point.

The author of a new novel about the climate crisis talks about traps to avoid when turning the news into art.

↩︎ Grist
5d
Review of a new book about how secretive investors can make—and unmake—lifesaving drugs. "This is how capitalism works."
Utilities around the country repeatedly cut off power and gas to millions of struggling customers while setting record profits.

We can conclusively prove that the conflict between tennis and pickleball is capable of shaping the evolution of mankind, and certainly influence the results of sports.

A theory finds athletes who’ve associated themselves with pickleball are not doing very well. Is it ”the dinker’s curse?”

↩︎ Club Leftist Tennis
1w
An interactive guide to "all you need to know" regarding the Year of the Rabbit.
Lan Samantha Chang: Celebrating Lunar New Year has meant learning to share my rituals with people for whom the traditions are new.

“It is no use trying to explain why we say, on the one hand, that pair of shoes is getting old, but on the other hand, the pair were perfectly happy after their honeymoon.

Praise for an update to perhaps the best book on modern English usage. “For anyone interested in language, it’s catnip.”

↩︎ The Millions
1w
A website designer creates a website to showcase all of the people who’ve copied his website designs.