3,837 people accused of witchcraft may be pardoned posthumously centuries after the fact under a new bill put forward in the Scottish parliament. A global study of the plastic-degrading potential of bacteria found that one in four organisms analysed carried an enzyme that could naturally digest plastic. The Sami, indigenous people of Northern Norway, famously […]
The US is imposing new sanctions on Chinese biotech and surveillance companies involved in the biometric surveillance and tracking of Uyghur Muslims. The Iranian government vowed to impose sanctions against American entities and individuals involved in police brutality against Black people. Everybody was reading Renay Mandel Corren’s obituary. Cracks appeared in Meta’s “warm and fuzzy” depiction […]
A Beijing University shared that Chinese authorities successfully controlled the weather with extensive cloud-seeding operations prior ceremonies commemorating the founding of the Communist Party to “ensure clear skies and low air pollution.” A Brooklyn neighborhood is at peace again after the source of the high-pitched ‘chirp’ was tracked down to a resident who set up […]
America’s deadly love-affair with guns was in the news again as a 15-year old took a pistol gifted by his parents to school and shot up his classmates. I normally avoid curating violence but the river of avoidable tragedy was just too much to bear: A 71-year old Pennsylvania hunter was shot in the head […]
Frozen Gatorade, sentient crustaceans the wrong billy goat.
Sweat as an alternative energy source, Blue Ribbon terpene, and cowboys on jet skis.
A working Apple-1 computer in a rare wooden case was sold at an auction for half a million dollars. The 44-year old computer was purchased for $650. Angelo Fregolent parked his Lancia Fulvia 1962 in 1974 and left the car there for 47 years. It has since become a local landmark. Glen de Vries, who […]
“Those celebrating Pakistan’s victory will face sedition,” warned the chief minister of India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh after Pakistan defeated India at the Twenty20 World Cup. A group of crypto investors are buying 40 acres of land in Wyoming to establish a blockchain-based city. Scientists discovered water in a galaxy 12.8 billion light years away. […]
Astronomers have detected mysterious radio waves from the center of the galaxy that vary dramatically and “seem to shut off at random.” Let’s hope it’s not another microwave. Tesla stock had a good week and is now more valuable than all other car manufacturers combined. Elon Musk, a majority shareholder, is now the richest man […]
A small town in Tennessee put itself up for sale for $725,000. The NYC Board of Health declared racism a public health crisis. Propagandists in China are blaming Covid on imported lobsters from Maine. Apple unveiled a $19 polishing cloth. Nokia launched a new phone that you can buy for $80. Some defendants charged with […]