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27 Nov. 2023 - 23:10 UTC
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27 Nov. 2023 - 23:03 UTC
Reports caused alarm, but experts say it looks like a post-COVID germ comeback.
27 Nov. 2023 - 20:28 UTC
Given GPU and patience, SVD can turn any image into a 2-second video clip.
27 Nov. 2023 - 19:50 UTC
Playing Warcraft in a browser, using a controller, somehow feels… okay?
27 Nov. 2023 - 19:32 UTC
Amazon Workspaces Thin Client is a Fire TV Cube with different software.
24 Nov. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
The definition of life is in flux, complexity is overrated, and humans are shrinking. Viruses are supposed to be sleek, pared-down, dead-eyed machines. But when one microbiologist stumbled upon a [...]
17 Nov. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
In this episode we introduce you to a part of our bodies that was invisible to Western scientists until about five years ago; it’s called "the interstitium," a vast network of fluid channels inside [...]
10 Nov. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
Back when Robert was kid, he had a chance encounter with then President John F. Kennedy. The interaction began with a hello and ended with a handshake. And like many of us who have touched greatness, [...]
3 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Back in February of 2022, anyone who knew anything thought the War in Ukraine would be over in a few weeks. Russia simply had more bodies to fight with and more steel to kill with.Fast-forward to [...]
27 Oct. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a [...]
26 Nov. 2023 - 23:04 UTC
“One can never be alone enough to write,” Susan Sontag lamented in her diary. “Oh comforting solitude, how favorable thou art to original thought!” the founding father of neuroscience [...]
23 Nov. 2023 - 23:45 UTC
"We need detachment... as much as we need engagement in our lives... transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear."
21 Nov. 2023 - 17:41 UTC
"We cannot deeply love anything without becoming vulnerable to loss. And we cannot become separate people, responsible people, connected people, reflective people without some losing and leaving and [...]
18 Nov. 2023 - 16:56 UTC
“Night, when words fade and things come alive,” Little Prince author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote in his love letter to the hours of darkness, composed while flying alone over the [...]
17 Nov. 2023 - 0:36 UTC
That one mind can reach out from its lonely cave of bone and touch another, express its joys and sorrows to another — this is the great miracle of being alive together. The object of human [...]
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27 Nov. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
The insects seem to sip from nowhere else on frogs’ bodies. Thinner skin or denser blood vessels near the nostrils might explain why.
27 Nov. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Siberian reindeer herders and scientists are working together to figure out how to predict rain-on-snow events that turn tundra into deadly ice.
23 Nov. 2023 - 19:00 UTC
In 1991, physicists spotted a cosmic ray with so much energy it warranted an ‘OMG.’ Now that energetic particle has a new companion.
22 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Male serotine bats have penises too large for penetration. To mate, the animals rub their genitals against each other, somewhat like birds’ cloacal kiss.
22 Nov. 2023 - 12:00 UTC
The automated device pairing brain activity and dosing kept two macaques sedated for 125 minutes, raising hopes of precision anesthesia for people.
22 Nov. 2023 - 1:45 UTC
The Cassette tape was great in so many ways, but let’s be honest, they never really sounded great.  But because the cassette was so much cheaper and easier to use and portable, a lot of people [...]
15 Nov. 2023 - 2:10 UTC
In a lot of ways, Lincoln Heights, Ohio, sounds just like any other suburb. If you walk around town, you’ll hear kids playing outside the local elementary school. You’ll hear the highway that [...]
7 Nov. 2023 - 23:39 UTC
In the mid-1900s, people flocked to Reno, Nevada -- not for frontier gold or loose slots, but to get out of bad marriages.  The city became known as the "Divorce Capital of the World." For much of [...]
31 Oct. 2023 - 21:35 UTC
Most heists target gold, jewels or cash. This one targeted illegal seeds. As the British established their sprawling empire across the subcontinent and beyond, they encountered a formidable adversary [...]
24 Oct. 2023 - 20:22 UTC
For decades, society has dealt with people with dementia and other forms of cognitive decline by storing them away in unstimulating, medicalized environments. But around the world, a new [...]
27 Nov. 2023 - 18:39 UTC
The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the space station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station’s main solar arrays are seen in [...]
24 Nov. 2023 - 19:58 UTC
A disk of hot gas swirls around a black hole in this illustration from Dec. 20, 2022. A long stream of hot gas on the right, coming from a star that was pulled apart by the black hole, feeds into the [...]
22 Nov. 2023 - 16:21 UTC
NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins (left) and Rick Mastracchio, both Expedition 38 flight engineers, pose for a photo with a Thanksgiving meal in the Unity node of the International Space Station.
21 Nov. 2023 - 17:23 UTC
NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 flight engineer Nicole Mann is pictured during a fit check of her spacesuit ahead of a planned spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station's power generation [...]
20 Nov. 2023 - 18:03 UTC
The NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s reveals a portion of the Milky Way’s dense core in a new light. An estimated 500,000 stars shine in this [...]
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27 Nov. 2023 - 15:47 UTC
Joy Buolamwini‘s AI research was attracting attention years before she received her Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab in 2022. As a graduate student, she made waves with a 2016 TED talk about [...]
26 Nov. 2023 - 16:00 UTC
Many of us have gotten used to being able to dampen unwanted sound, thanks to the noise-cancellation technology found in, for example, Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds. But this tech gets you only so [...]
25 Nov. 2023 - 19:00 UTC
IEEE depends on volunteer members for many things, including organizing conferences, coordinating regional and local activities, writing standards, and deciding on IEEE’s future. But because [...]
25 Nov. 2023 - 17:00 UTC
It’s a summer night. On the rooftop of a quiet building, a set of panels cools the rooms within and keeps the lights on, removing heat and generating electricity using the coldness of the sky. [...]
24 Nov. 2023 - 19:03 UTC
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few [...]
27 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Spencer Wright on antique apple parers, and how an old tool can force you to confront a problem anew.
20 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
George Cave on the evolution of Lego and the archeology of plastic.
16 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
It used to be rare that more than a couple of sentences at a time were cut from drafts of this newsletter. For years I wrote mostly in bulleted lists, making it easy to include things that [...]
13 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Hillary Predko on the strange and powerful Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer.
9 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Surgery Simulation AMA with Andrew Edman
#culture #science #tech
27 Nov. 2023 - 10:49 UTC
Notes on my winter’s visit to Larung Gar, one of the largest academies of philosophy in history.
22 Nov. 2023 - 10:48 UTC
A collection of postcards from the renowned anthropologist’s first fully illustrated picture book, “Postcards for Mia.”
20 Nov. 2023 - 10:47 UTC
It’s exhilarating to think that, with the help of generative AI, anyone who can write can also write programs. It’s not so simple.
16 Nov. 2023 - 10:47 UTC
Richard Cytowic, a pioneering researcher who returned synesthesia to mainstream science, traces the historical evolution of our understanding of the phenomenon.
14 Nov. 2023 - 10:47 UTC
Use a little if you like its taste more than regular salt, but do not believe any of the hogwash about its health benefits.
The Corbett Report explores the world of #politics, #history, #science and #economy from a radically alternative perspective.
25 Nov. 2023 - 1:39 UTC
Hey guys, Broc West (Video Editor Extraordinaire) is here in Japan helping me film some stuff so there will be no new videos for the next several days. If you haven't checked out my recent JFK [...]
22 Nov. 2023 - 22:50 UTC
We all know what happened on 11/22/63. But what about what happened on 11/22/90? And what connects these two events? And what does Seven Days in May have to do with it? Join James Corbett for a [...]
21 Nov. 2023 - 0:12 UTC
[iframe src="" width="90%" height="320" allow="fullscreen"] James Corbett and Dr. Meryl Nass return to “Good Morning CHD” to chronicle the latest Oct. 30 [...]
19 Nov. 2023 - 12:35 UTC
Do you know what a COP really is? And did you know that the UNFCCC's COP is not the only COP being run by the de facto global government? And did you know that the real point of the World Health [...]
18 Nov. 2023 - 12:42 UTC
FROM 2013: In this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order we welcome Thomas Sheridan, author of The Anvil of the Psyche, to discuss Gaslight, the 1940 British psychological thriller [...]
25 Nov. 2023 - 21:11 UTC
Michael Malice is a political thinker, podcaster, author, and anarchist. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Policygenius: - MasterClass: [...]
18 Nov. 2023 - 14:05 UTC
John Mearsheimer is an international relations scholar at University of Chicago. He is one of the most influential and controversial thinkers in the world on the topics of war and power. Please [...]
9 Nov. 2023 - 19:03 UTC
Elon Musk is CEO of X, xAI, SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. Thank you for listening ❤ Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: [...]
11 Oct. 2023 - 20:21 UTC
Jared Kushner is a former Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and author of Breaking History. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - InsideTracker: [...]
28 Sep. 2023 - 21:15 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg is CEO of Meta. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: to get free sample pack - InsideTracker: to [...]