Using your phone before bed hijacks your sleep but doesn’t have to

http://www.wsj.com/articles/using-your-phone-before-bed-hijacks-your-sleep-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think-11674238695? Using Your Phone Before Bed Hijacks Your Sleep, But Not for the Reason You Think Tech can be both the problem and the solution to a better night’s sleep By Julie Jargon Jan. 21, 2023 9:00 am ET We’ve all reached for our phones in the middle of the night, only to be pulled into … Continue reading Using your phone before bed hijacks your sleep but doesn’t have to

The brilliance and weirdness of ChatGPT

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/05/technology/chatgpt-ai-twitter.html? The Brilliance and Weirdness of ChatGPT A new chatbot from OpenAI is inspiring awe, fear, stunts and attempts to circumvent its guardrails. Here is what DALL-E 2 produced when given the prompt, “A distributed linguistic superbrain that takes the form of an A.I. chatbot.”Credit...Kevin Roose, via DALL-E By Kevin Roose Dec. 5, 2022 Like most … Continue reading The brilliance and weirdness of ChatGPT

No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/15/opinion/food-diets-meat-biodiverstiy-cop15.html GUEST ESSAY No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should Dec. 15, 2022 Credit...Michael Highway By Michael Grunwald Mr. Grunwald, a host of the “Climavores” podcast, is working on a book about how to feed the world without frying it. Earth is in the midst of the worst mass extinction … Continue reading No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should

Beasts can do so much more with their senses than us humans

http://www.wsj.com/articles/an-immense-world-book-review-where-beasts-have-us-beat-11655481384? ‘An Immense World’ Review: Where Beasts Have Us Beat Humans only see 1% of the colors a bird can see. What else are we missing? Closeup of an eagle owl eye.PHOTO: JONATHAN KNOWLES/GETTY IMAGES By Julie Zickefoose June 17, 2022 11:56 am ETSAVEPRINTTEXT 21 Listen to article Length(6 minutes)Queue He digs, throwing clods of forest loam … Continue reading Beasts can do so much more with their senses than us humans

Indie horror movie streaming on HBO Max: includes spoilers

http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/11/barbarian-2022-horror-movie-review/672003/? The Indie Horror Film That Everyone Is Suddenly Talking About Barbarian capitalizes on the thing viewers love and hate most: the unknown.By David Sims 20th Century Studios NOVEMBER 4, 2022SHARE This story contains major spoilers for Barbarian. On the opening day of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, one film was on everybody’s lips. As I ran into … Continue reading Indie horror movie streaming on HBO Max: includes spoilers

Netherlands confronting drought rather than an overabundance of water

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/10/climate/netherlands-drought-climate-change.html They’re ‘World Champions’ of Banishing Water. Now, the Dutch Need to Keep It. As climate change dries out Europe, the Netherlands, a country long shaped by its overabundance of water, is suddenly confronting drought. A cargo barge on the severely depleted Rhine River at Lobith, the Netherlands, in August, when the river’s discharge hit … Continue reading Netherlands confronting drought rather than an overabundance of water

Environmental activist killed in cold blood while protesting destruction of woods for police training area

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/21/protester-killed-georgia-cop-city-police-shooting ‘Assassinated in cold blood’: activist killed protesting Georgia’s ‘Cop City’ Killing of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, who opposed training facility, is ‘unprecedented’ in history of environmental activism, experts say Manuel Esteban Paez Terán. Photograph: Gabe Eisen Timothy Pratt in AtlantaSat 21 Jan 2023 05.00 EST Belkis Terán spoke with her child, Manuel, nearly every day by … Continue reading Environmental activist killed in cold blood while protesting destruction of woods for police training area

How do you feel about dogs that are poodle mixes?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/doodle-dogs-poodle-labradoodle-hybrids-backlash-11649948543? ‘I Hate Doodle Dogs’: Endless Poodle Hybrids Spark Backlash The ultra-popular pets have driven a wedge between owners, breeders and people who say they’re tired of seeing the pooches everywhere Luke Kanies and his Australian labradoodle, Westley, go for a walk. KIM OANH NGUYEN By Sarah E. Needleman April 14, 2022 11:07 am ET Since adopting … Continue reading How do you feel about dogs that are poodle mixes?

How to control your Apple Watch with your iPhone

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/control-apple-watch-with-your-iphone/ How to Control Your Apple Watch With Your iPhone Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:14 PM PDT by Tim Hardwick In iOS 16, Apple introduced a new Apple Watch Mirroring feature that lets you see and control your Apple Watch screen from your paired iPhone. Apple Watch Mirroring is designed to make the watch experience more accessible for people … Continue reading How to control your Apple Watch with your iPhone

Where to watch the Oscar nominees

http://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/24/movies/oscar-nominated-movies-streaming.html Where to Stream ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ ‘Elvis’ and More 2023 Oscar Nominees Many of the top contenders can be watched at home. Here’s a guide to help you get a jump on the field Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin.”Credit...Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios By Scott Tobias Jan. 24, 2023Updated 4:02 p.m. ET The nominees for … Continue reading Where to watch the Oscar nominees

They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost.

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/14/climate/native-plants-lawns-homeowners.html They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. After their homeowner association ordered them to replace their wildlife-friendly plants with turf grass, a Maryland couple sued. They ended up changing state law. Janet and Jeff Crouch of Columbia, Md., enjoy a yard of native flowers and plants instead of a grass lawn. “Your yard … Continue reading They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost.

Apps fighting food waste by rescuing restaurant meals and unsold groceries

The apps fighting food waste by saving restaurant meals from the trash  Illustration: Ulises Mendicutty/The Guardian Consumers get the chance to buy leftover meals, expiring or misshapen food at discount prices, and aim to encourage consumers to effect policy change in their communities Supported by About this content Cecilia NowellSat 19 Nov 2022 06.00 EST … Continue reading Apps fighting food waste by rescuing restaurant meals and unsold groceries