Monday, October 21, 2019
Ancient Sippy Cups Could Help Explain a Prehistoric Baby Boom 

Ancient Sippy Cups Could Help Explain a Prehistoric Baby Boom 

A recent study found that prehistoric babies drank milk from ceramic sippy cups, including some with cute animal motifs. Lest you be overwhelmed by the cuteness, there's a heartbreaking side...
So You Want to Quit Vaping? No One Actually Knows How

So You Want to Quit Vaping? No One Actually Knows How

Remember when e-cigarettes were supposed to be the safer way to smoke? With cases of a mysterious, sometimes lethal respiratory illness on the rise, that myth has gone up in...
A Wildfire Vaccine, Elon's New Starship, and More News

A Wildfire Vaccine, Elon’s New Starship, and More News

A gel could act as a wildfire vaccine, Elon's fantasy Starship is finally here, and we've got the best gear for your loyal pup. Here's the news you need to...
NASA Wants to Send Nuclear Rockets to the Moon and Mars

NASA Wants to Send Nuclear Rockets to the Moon and Mars

Just north of the Tennessee River near Huntsville, Alabama, there’s a six-story rocket test stand in a small clearing of loblolly pines. It’s here, in a secluded corner of NASA’s...

Clever hide-and-seek AIs learn to use tools and break the rules – TechCrunch

The latest research from OpenAI put its machine learning agents in a simple game of hide-and-seek, where they pursued an arms race of ingenuity, using objects in unexpected ways to...
Let's All Just Chill About Processed Foods

Let’s All Just Chill About Processed Foods

You are you and I am me because of processed foods, because our ancestors learned how to cook meat and make bread and, perhaps more importantly, beer. Accordingly, our brains...
India’s Moon Landing May Be Doomed

India’s Moon Landing May Be Doomed

India has lost contact with its Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram, which was scheduled to land near the lunar south pole on Friday. The landing proceeded as expected until the final braking...
Retreat? Pish. Democrats Dare Not Speak Climate Change's ‘R’ Word

Retreat? Pish. Democrats Dare Not Speak Climate Change’s ‘R’ Word

“Retreat, hell!” Major General Oliver Prince Smith once said during the Korean War. “We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.”Retreat is not a concept Americans take lightly,...

Anti-utopian type design with Monotype’s Charles Nix – TechCrunch

Monotype recently introduced a new typeface called Ambiguity, created by its Type Director, Charles Nix. Its unusual proportions deliberately challenge typographical conventions, going wide where a letter was once narrow...
CNN's Town Hall Made Climate Change Personal—and It Worked

CNN’s Town Hall Made Climate Change Personal—and It Worked

Wednesday evening during CNN’s climate change town hall, the gods of politicking looked down on Democratic candidate Kamala Harris, and they smiled. In the audience, a man named David with...

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