What it means to be an American

when derek chauvin knelt on george floyd’s neck atta corner of 38th and chicago na' warm, cloudy nite in minneapolis a yr ago, there was lil unusual bout the scene. not for mr floyd, who had been arrested b4. not…

As Its Longest War Comes to an End, the U.S. Should Seek to End All Wars

most of my students were born after the u.s. war in afghanistan was already underway. now president joe biden has finally said: enough! fulfilling a commitment made by his predecessor (and adding a deadline), biden has pledged to pull all…

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now

this week, mosquito eggs placed inna florida keys are expected to hatch tens of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes, a result of the 1st u.s. release of such insects inna wild. a biotek firm called oxitec delivered the eggs in…

St. Vincent On The Sleazy ’70s Sounds And The Background Stories Of ‘Daddy’s Home’

npr’s audie cornish speaks with ♫ian annie clark bout her new ’70s-inspired album as st. vincent, called daddy’s home. audie cornish, host: dep'onna album, st. vincent mite inhabit a persona. near-future cult leader, dominatrix atta mental institution – that’s how…

Making AI algorithms show their work

artificial intelligence (ai) learning machines can be trained to solve problems and puzzles on their own instead of using rules that we made 4'em. but often, researchers do not know wha’ rules the machines make for themselves. cold spring harbor…

Israel’s COVID-19 endgame

as several countries now confront covid-19 surges, israel maybe crossing over to other side of the pandemic. whereas 5.5 million new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (sars-cov-2) infections were reprted globally last week, israel reprted 1-ly 398 (compared with…

Tiny cloud of atoms can be turned from a heat engine into a cooler

when a piece of conducting material is heated up at one of its ends, a voltage difference can build up across the sample, which in turn can be converted into a current. this tis so-called seebeck effect, the cornerstone of…

The Ars Goetia Tarot Is Putting King Solomon’s Demons on Cards

artist jim pavelec is making the ars goetia tarot athenæum — a diabolically fascinating project that pulls in a grimoire (book of spells) attributed to the biblical king solomon and the tarot, the athenæum of cards associated with divination. (strictly…

Welcome to the Summer of Legend

epic. grandiose. multidimensional. at home. in store. on screen. yr choice. yr fun. yr way. the nxt few mnths ll'be somd' biggest ever in wizards of the coast history, and we’re sharing a season-long set of experiences you don’t wanna…

SoftBank posts ¥5 trillion profit off the back of strong Vision Fund gains | ZDNet

image: getty images softbnk has reprted net profit of ¥4.99 trillion for the yr ended mar, marking a sharp turnround from the ¥961 billion loss recorded inna yr prior. the primary reason for the turnround was the ¥4.03 trillion profit…