"Everybody was looking at antibodies, all this stuff that sounds sexy." The immune system's real secret weapon is pus.
Discriminator is an interactive documentary about how facial recognition works.
A tour of Manchester's new "Use Hearing Protection" exhibit, which looks back at the early history of Factory Records.
"An unprecedented study has now confirmed that we probably cannot slow the rate at which we get older."
A two-year-old startup that already has 12 million users aims to supplant Facebook Groups. (Now do Instagram.)

Fourteen million tons of Styrofoam are produced every year; chunks of it break down into particles that enter other objects, including animals. Although Styrofoam is everywhere, one can never point to all the Styrofoam in the world and say, “There it is.”

How the pandemic is an example of a hyperobject—an incomprehensible thing so large that it subsumes us.

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Drone footage of Great White Sharks off the coast of California.

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Zillow's algorithm is moving to a neural network, where the company claims its home estimates will become even more accurate.
In an experiment, a four-inch square wooden satellite will be launched into orbit to see whether plywood can survive space.
The AP will longer name suspects in minor crimes, acknowledging that doing so can have lasting, damaging effects online.

“The taco holder got great reviews, but there wasn’t much for my phone adapter,” said Jones by email. “You do sometimes see reviews for slightly different items appear on a listing, but this was definitely a new one for me.”

How fake Amazon reviews happen, and how to spot them.

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The ideal workday lasts five hours, which is the maximum amount of time anyone can spend in deep focus in a single day.
An internet entrepreneur wants to deploy thousands of helmets designed to unlock why different brains operate the way they do
To answer a joke petition: Yes, Jeff Bezos could (easily) buy and (not as easily) eat the Mona Lisa.
“Nomehenge,” in Alaska, refers to a set of Cold War antennas being repurposed for contemporary communications.
Ted Gioia: Prepare to "tokenize" your favorite musicians, wherein you'll basically treat like them publicly traded stocks.
"I have fallen head over heels for incredibly common birds." Geoff Manaugh spent lockdown losing his mind over mourning doves.
In 1999, an F-18 hangar became the world’s largest pinhole camera. The print was developed in a tray the size of a swimming pool.
This is one-dimensional chess.