Posts by Ian Kennedy:

The week that was

Scientists in Oxfordshire made a breakthrough in their work to create a self-sustaining fusion reactor doubling energy output from previous experiments. Due to pandemic-induced teacher shortages in New Mexico schools, the National Guard has been called in, as substitutes. Chimpanzees were observed treating each other’s wounds by applying dead insects to the wound, a unique […]

The week that was

Underscoring the need for President Biden’s trillion dollar infrastructure bill, a bridge collapsed outside Pittsburgh where the President was scheduled to give a speech later in the day, about infrastructure. The NYC Mayor’s office declared Sarah Palin a public health risk. The captain of the Crystal Symphony, a Miami-bound cruise ship, turned around and docked […]

Wordle

The online game of Wordle has been online since November last year but it broke into popular view in January when the yellow and green chicklet pictograms started showing up in people’s social media timelines. The game is elegant in its simplicity. Wordle refreshingly lacks any viral loops (players are limited to a single game […]

The week that was

Amazon engineers scrambled to update Alexa’s library of “challenges” when a concerned parent reported the AI assistant suggested sticking a penny in an electrical socket. A meteor exploded in Pennsylvania with the energy equivalent to 30 tons of TNT. A three-ton Russian satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean. It rained small fish in eastern Texas. […]