Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase

http://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/business/coinbase-settlement-anti-money-laundering.html Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators The U.S. crypto exchange will pay a $50 million fine for letting customers open accounts with few background checks and spend $50 million to improve compliance. Compliance problems at Coinbase were first detected during a routine examination in 2020, regulators said.Credit...Gabby Jones for The New … Continue reading Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase

Can climate crisis issues be taught by a board game?

https://nexusmedianews.com/climate-board-games/ Can We Game Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis? Climate-themed board games are growing in popularity. Their designers hope they can spark action. by ZOE DUTTON, published JANUARY 20, 2023 PUBLISHED IN:THE GUARDIAN •POPULAR SCIENCE •FAST COMPANY Credit: Matteo Menapace Europe is planting trees to offset its emissions but is swiftly hit with massive wildfires. … Continue reading Can climate crisis issues be taught by a board game?

If you’re going to Met Opera’s HD encores January 30th or 31st, read this

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/01/arts/music/fedora-met-opera.amp.html​Related article at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/29/arts/music/fedora-met-opera.html? Review: The Met Opera Found an Audience for ‘Fedora.’ For Now. Worries about the company’s future were momentarily stilled at a festive gala premiere on New Year’s Eve. Piotr Beczala, left, as Loris and Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of Giordano’s “Fedora” at the Metropolitan Opera.Credit...Sara Krulwich/The New York TimesBy … Continue reading If you’re going to Met Opera’s HD encores January 30th or 31st, read this

Even short exposure of kids to nature improves their immune systems

https://www.sciencealert.com/daycares-in-finland-built-a-forest-and-it-changed-kids-immune-systems? Daycares in Finland Built a 'Forest', And It Changed Kids' Immune Systems HEALTH12 December 2022 ByCARLY CASSELLA (Halfpoint Images/Getty Images) Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to an experiment in Finland. When daycare workers rolled … Continue reading Even short exposure of kids to nature improves their immune systems

Hand-washing has always been necessary — before/during/after COVID and the flu

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/10/covid-pandemic-airborne-virus-transmission-hand-washing/671831/? The Great Pandemic Hand-Washing Blooper Should you wash your hands? Yes. Does it matter for respiratory viruses? Not as much as we once thought.By Jacob Stern Getty; The Atlantic OCTOBER 24, 2022 Way back in the early, whirlwind days of the pandemic, surfaces were the thing to worry about. The prevailing scientific wisdom was that … Continue reading Hand-washing has always been necessary — before/during/after COVID and the flu

How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?

http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/chatgpt-ai-economy-automation-jobs/672767/? How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work No technology in modern memory has caused mass job loss among highly educated workers. Will generative AI be an exception?By Annie Lowrey Michael Brennan; Getty; The Atlantic JANUARY 20, 2023SHARE In the next five years, it is likely that AI will begin to reduce employment for college-educated workers. As … Continue reading How will humans who work with words compete with 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

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

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

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

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

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