Friday, July 21, 2017

Off topic: Planning ravens, free coloring books, ER wait times, summer reading

Can ravens plan for the future? Scientists think so. If you’ve jumped on the coloring bandwagon, a bunch of museums from around the world...

Mind blown: Apple offers tease to upcoming emojis on World Emoji Day

So you think you’re too cool for emojis. OK. The rest of us are celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day by imagining the...

Off topic: Banned wedding songs, tacos vs. burritos, husband storage, graveyard of ‘giants’

No line dances or the Macarena on the big day: the ultimate playlist of banned wedding songs. Burritos in Berkeley, and other insight from...

Y Combinator’s Sam Altman seeking California political candidates

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman is putting his money where his mouth is: politics. The president of tech incubator Y Combinator is looking...

Off topic: Dust makes you fat, eating roadkill, Bill Nye and knots, man trapped...

Time to get clean and lean? New study says dust may be making people fat. The journey of roadkill to the dinner table. I did...

Airbnb host ordered to pay $5,000 after racist texts canceling Asian-American guest’s reservation

An Airbnb host must pay $5,000 and take a college-level course in Asian-American studies after telling a guest that she was canceling her reservation...

Off topic: Plastic straws galore, equals sign, the size of that iceberg, modern-art generator

Chew/sip on this: a history of modern-day straws, 500 million of which are used by Americans every day. That’s a lot of plastic waste....

Will net neutrality Day of Action protest work?

It’s been about five years since tech companies, activists and others joined forces to stop potentially disastrous anti-piracy legislation. Those same players, including Google...

Off topic: AI movie posters, Victorian slang, gluten and communion, cocktail parties

“Inchose the Love” and other catchy slogans from an AI movie-poster generator. “Bags o’ mystery” (sausage), “mad as hops” (excitable) and other Victorian slang....

Trump sued for blocking people on Twitter

While most Americans want President Trump to stop tweeting, some Americans are now suing him for blocking them from seeing his tweets. Last month, the...

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