June 30, 2024

The Democrats Must Dump Biden. Here’s How.

How America Became the Capital of Great Pizza.

Paramount Kills ‘MTV News’ Archives, Because Who Cares About History?

A ton of job postings might actually be fake. A new survey found that almost 40% of companies posted a fake job listing this year — and 85% of those companies interviewed candidates for fake jobs. Execs and MBA should go to jail for this shit.

What any economist will tell you (but no real estate agent will).

Appeals court seems lost on how Internet Archive harms publishers. Appeals court decision potentially reversing publishers’ suit may come this fall.

The age of SASEA.

June 28, 2024

Mac users served info-stealer malware through Google ads. Full-service Poseidon info stealer pushed by “advertiser identity verified by Google.”

“Corporate rip-off:” White House slams Big Pharma’s drug price reform attacks.

Here’s where U.S. rents are rising — and falling — the fastest.

California has lost all of it’s tech sector jobs it gained during the 2021/22 boom. The state now has fewer tech jobs than pre-pandemic.

Biden administration to lower costs for 64 drugs through inflation penalties on drugmakers.

The US supreme court just basically legalized bribery.

Surprising asteroid sample reveals Bennu may have originated from an ocean world.

New Research Casts Doubt on What Killed the Last Living Mammoth.

Supply chain backlogs are back, leading to possible shortages and higher prices.

June 27, 2024

To describe today’s Republican Party is to describe a cosmic downward spiral, in which each day’s anti-Enlightenment position gives way to a more extreme anti-Enlightenment position on the following day.

The brain makes a lot of waste. Now scientists think they know where it goes.

In the 1910s, bombs detonated with regularity at nonunion construction sites — bridges, viaducts, rail yards, foundries, derricks — and proved an effective tactic in winning union contracts. In state after state, businesses weighed the costs of further wreckage and capitulated.

The World’s Least Affordable Housing Markets in 2024.

Gen Zers know the difference between rock-solid news and AI-generated memes. They just don’t care.

DNA-based bacterial parasite uses completely new DNA-editing method.

How Boeing CEO’s Catastrophic Reign Could Become Criminal.

June 26, 2024

Judge rejects $30 billion Visa, Mastercard swipe-fee settlement.

Taking a closer look at AI’s supposed energy apocalypse. AI is just one small part of data centers’ soaring energy use.

In Search of the Rarest Book in American Literature: Edgar Allan Poe’s Tamerlane.

Datedness is the period between vintage and contemporary. Good sentence by Kate. Also, fuck every single person on Metafilter.

The Case for Not Sanitizing Fairy Tales.

The mysterious tyranny of trendy baby names.

Astronauts’ delayed return reflects high stakes for Boeing and NASA.

June 25, 2024

All the lonely people.

Universality and diversity in human song.

The biggest CRT ever made: Sony’s PVM-4300.

Persuading Europeans to work more hours misses the point.

The WHO says corporate greed is causing millions of preventable deaths.

How to Make 3,000-Year-Old Beer.

22 of the Best Pizza Places in the United States. I want to visit them all.

June 23, 2024

Student Debt Has Reached $1.3 Trillion.

Olive Garden owner’s CEO says fast food is so expensive you might as well have a sit-down meal. Self-interested but correct.

How Adobe Canceled Itself. The software company drew the ire of the FTC—and their own employees. They only have themselves to blame.

Bugatti’s $4 Million Hybrid Hypercar Has the Craziest Steering Wheel We’ve Ever Seen.

Putin’s Hybrid War Opens a Second Front on NATO’s Eastern Border.

Canada is America’s Least Helpful Ally.

Home Sales Sag Further, Hit by Mortgage Rates. Price Cuts & Active Listings Surge. Median Price Skewed by Surge in High-End Sales.

Why your brain is 3 milion more times efficient than GPT-4.

Xi Jinping’s Ideologization of the Chinese Academy. Several policy measures and guiding documents issued by Beijing have indicated a decisive shift toward political indoctrination and insularity in Chinese universities.

June 22, 2024

Gilead Shot Prevents All HIV Cases in Trial of African Women.

How Babies and Young Children Learn to Understand Language.

Fitbit Plumbs New Depths Of Bottomless Suckiness After Google Acquisition.

Climate engineering off US coast could increase heatwaves in Europe, study finds.

Management Advisory: Review of DoD Funds Provided to the People’s Republic of China and Associated Affiliates for Research Activities or Any Foreign Countries for the Enhancement of Pathogens of Pandemic Potential.

Agricultural drones are transforming rice farming in the Mekong River delta.

Congress passes bill to jumpstart new nuclear power tech.

June 21, 2024

The 30-meter pass in the Pyrenees through which millions of insects migrate.

A new look at why old age is linked to severe, even fatal COVID.

NG2 glia cells shown to protect against prion-induced neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration.

U.S. Redirects Air-Defense Missile Deliveries to Ukraine.

Pentagon ‘alarmingly slow’ at fielding new weapons, government report says.

The Hacking of Culture and the Creation of Socio-Technical Debt.

The Most Common Essential Jobs in the US Don’t Pay a Living Wage. The economy is improving, but inequality is tearing the US apart. Democrats ignore working-class pain at their peril.

Energy emissions hit record high on rising fossil fuel demand, says report.

June 20, 2024

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Constitutionality Of Vast Network Of Illinois License Plate Readers.

In News That Should Surprise No One, Lots Of Cops Are Sexually Abusing Minors.

AI as Self-Erasure. Humanity’s will to disappear is being installed in the omni-operating system.

Boeing hid questionable parts from regulators that may have been installed in 737 Max planes.

New Branding, Same Scanning: “Upload Moderation” Undermines End-to-End Encryption.

When did humans start social knowledge accumulation?

China to see biggest millionaire exodus in 2024 as many head to U.S.

Why restaurants are so loud, and what science says we can do about it.

Drones in Ukraine Get Smarter to Dodge Russia’s Jamming Signals.

How Putin Rebuilt Russia’s War Machine With Help From U.S. Adversaries.

Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple a killer view — and united residents in outrage.

Almost half of Dell’s full-time US workforce has rejected the company’s return-to-office push. As is only right and proper.

June 19, 2024

Pair of Merging Quasars Reveals Secrets of the Universe’s Earliest Days.

Rent Hikes Loom, Posing Threat to Inflation Fight. “Transitory.”

The short, happy reign of CD-ROM.

Killed by a scam: A father took his life after losing his savings to international criminal gangs. He’s not the only one.

Astronomers detect sudden awakening of black hole 1m times mass of sun.

Drugmaker to testify on why weight-loss drugs cost 15x more in the US.

China is almost ready for its war with the West.

Shipping Container Launcher Packing 126 Kamikaze Drones Hits The Market. Packing scores of loitering munitions and one-way attack drones into a container that can go pretty much anywhere will soon be all the rage.

Your burger costs more because of the housing crisis. Fast food restaurants are raising prices and some are blaming the state’s minimum wage; but wages, and prices, are increasing because housing is so expensive.

June 18, 2024

Banks Are Finally Realizing What Climate Change Will Do to Housing.

Ukraine’s soldiers, emboldened by renewed U.S. support, reject idea of peace with Putin.

The Russian Spies Next Door. Posing as Argentine immigrants in Slovenia, the quiet married couple were in fact part of Putin’s aggressive effort to seed the West with ‘illegal’ intelligence operatives, say authorities.

Management now seems to me to have become less of a science and more something practiced by feels and vibes, not metrics and results. No wonder remote work frightens such folks, they feel even less in control of this mess when they can’t wander around desks seeing folks and talking to them, interrupting their work of course, so that extrovert manager types can get their wee Colin Robinson energy vampire fix from draining their introverted workers.

Feds Sue Adobe for ‘Trapping’ Customers in Long, Expensive Subscriptions.

America’s War Machine Can’t Make Basic Artillery Fast Enough.

Impossibly high home prices are ‘feudalizing’ California as unaffordable housing markets pose existential threat to middle class, study says.

How the Recycling Symbol Became Meaningless.

June 17, 2024

Searching for a female partner for the world’s “loneliest” plant.

The West Is Still Playacting in Ukraine.

I-95 Is Us.

Global spending on nuclear weapons up 13% in record rise.

Global defence groups hiring at fastest rate in decades amid record orders.

Is the West falling behind in science? Overall, this is good for humanity.

More than 171,000 people traveled out-of-state for abortions last year.

June 16, 2024

Face of ancient Australian ‘giga-goose’ revealed after fossil skull found.

Voyager 1 is back online! NASA’s most distant spacecraft returns data from all 4 instruments.

Which Films Were Underappreciated in Their Time? A Statistical Analysis.