Redshirts on Esquire’s “75 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time” List

Here’s the article. Redshirts clocks in at number 73, which is low for the list, but high in terms of the total number of all science fiction books ever written in the history of the world. It’s kind of like being #380 on the Forbes list of the 400 richest people in the world: yo … | Continue reading


@whatever.scalzi.com | 9 minutes ago

Restoration project begins 50 years after natural park was damaged: 'Will improve water quality and reduce flooding while lowering city mowing costs'

"This is a 'win-win-win.'" Restoration project begins 50 years after natural park was damaged: 'Will improve water quality and reduce flooding while lowering city mowing costs' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 18 minutes ago

Are Electric Car Sales Slowing Or Accelerating? Audi & BMW Have Different Answers

Is the electric car market booming or busting? It depends on who you ask. Officials at Audi and BMW have quite different views on the matter. The post Are Electric Car Sales Slowing Or Accelerating? Audi & BMW Have Different Answers appeared first on CleanTechnica. | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 29 minutes ago

Hiker stumbles upon frustrating scene in valley of popular canyon trail in state park: 'It was heartbreaking to see'

"Really hate people sometimes." Hiker stumbles upon frustrating scene in valley of popular canyon trail in state park: 'It was heartbreaking to see' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 33 minutes ago

Scientists issue warning after half of nation's beaches expected to vanish in next 50 years: 'These efforts can be stepped up'

"We are a bit behind. There is room for improvement." Scientists issue warning after half of nation's beaches expected to vanish in next 50 years: 'These efforts can be stepped up' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 48 minutes ago

Man calls out issue with common argument against US high-speed trains: 'You can save billions and billions of dollars'

"Not to mention the personal savings on things like gas and maintenance." Man calls out issue with common argument against US high-speed trains: 'You can save billions and billions of dollars' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 1 hour ago

Free-threaded CPython is ready to experiment with!

Free-threaded CPython is ready to experiment with! The Python 3.13 beta releases that include a "free-threaded" version that removes the GIL are now available to test! A team from Quansight Labs, home of the PyData core team, just launched py-free-threading.github.io to help docu … | Continue reading


@simonwillison.net | 1 hour ago

Watch: Record-setting Lotus Evija X smashes itself to bits in seconds

Racing is expensive. Fuel, tires, technology, transport, drivers, you name it. Continue Reading Category: Automotive, Transport Tags: Lotus, Hypercar, Crash, Electric Vehicles | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 1 hour ago

datasette-python

datasette-python I just released a small new plugin for Datasette to assist with debugging. It adds a python subcommand which runs a Python process in the same virtual environment as Datasette itself. I built it initially to help debug some issues in Datasette installed via Homeb … | Continue reading


@simonwillison.net | 2 hours ago

Graphic Contexts Determine Characters' Functions

[This is a guest post by J. Marshall Unger.] I do not believe it is useful, let alone necessary, to classify every character of a writing system as a phonogram, logogram, syllabogram, logosyllabogram, or any other kind of “gram.” Characters function logographically or phonographi … | Continue reading


@languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu | 2 hours ago

Scientists' 'crucial' breakthrough could lead to car batteries that last significantly longer — here's how

In tests, they maintained 80% of their capacity for a whopping 470 cycles. Scientists' 'crucial' breakthrough could lead to car batteries that last significantly longer — here's how first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 2 hours ago

Halloween Horror Nights Brings Back the Further With Insidious House, and More Theme Park News

Plus Disney's D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con roll out major panel announcements alongside more spooky season reveals. | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 hours ago

Google makes it easier for users to switch on advanced account protection

The strict requirement for two physical keys is now eased when passkeys are used. | Continue reading


@arstechnica.com | 2 hours ago

AI Outperforms: Stunning 82% Accuracy in Predicting Alzheimer’s Progression

An AI model from Cambridge University can predict Alzheimer’s progression with 82% accuracy using simple cognitive tests and MRI scans, offering a non-invasive and cheaper... | Continue reading


@scitechdaily.com | 3 hours ago

Tesla: New Model 3 Option, VIP Treatment for Elon’s FSD, Robotaxi Prototype Delay?

There are a few new Tesla stories this week, and I’m rolling them all together here into a Tesla news sandwich for you. There will probably be another Tesla story pop up before I get this published. If so, we’ll get that one tonight or this weekend. New Tesla Model ... [continued … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 3 hours ago

SpaceX Experiences Rare Falcon 9 Failure

Jay Peters, writing at The Verge: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket experienced an engine failure after it launched late Thursday night from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The mission, Starlink Group 9-3, was carrying Starlink satellites and failed to reignite its upper se … | Continue reading


@512pixels.net | 3 hours ago

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $120 Million To Help Tribes Build Climate Resilience

SHELBYVILLE, Michigan — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland this week announced the availability of $120 million in new funding supported by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities prepare for the most severe climate-related environmental threat … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 3 hours ago

Trump Intends To Assemble “An Army” To Deconstruct the Administrative State & The Environment

Yesterday I wrote an article for CleanTechnica titled, “Be Wary What You Wish For: Trump 2.0 Will Retract Climate Laws.” That was only the beginning of the ways that a second Trump administration would deconstruct the administrative state, which would have catastrophic effects on … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 3 hours ago

The 2-Ingredient Tequila Cocktail Andy Cohen Is Drinking All Summer Long (It’s So Smart!)

Andy Cohen keeps a busy schedule. The host of the juicy late-night talk show on Bravo, Watch What Happens Live, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 30 complete with an array of celebrity guests, (including his parents), and a recap of the wildest segments the show ha … | Continue reading


@thekitchn.com | 3 hours ago

Forager shares free and 'delicious' recipe using every part of common weed: 'Never would've thought to use them this way'

"This is so cool!" Forager shares free and 'delicious' recipe using every part of common weed: 'Never would've thought to use them this way' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 3 hours ago

OpenAI reportedly nears breakthrough with “reasoning” AI, reveals progress framework

Under new classification, Level 2 AI can perform "human-level problem solving." | Continue reading


@arstechnica.com | 3 hours ago

Event Sourcing on PostgreSQL in Node.js just became possible with Emmett

Last week, I announced Pongo - Mongo, but it was on PostgreSQL. So, the Node.js library allows using PostgreSQL as a document database… | Continue reading


@event-driven.io | 3 hours ago

S’well 68oz Vacuum-Insulated Ice Bucket with Tongs

Uses triple-layer insulation to keep ice colder for longer while staying condensation-free. | Continue reading


@toolsandtoys.net | 3 hours ago

chasingrainbowsforever: ~ Yellow and Orange ~

chasingrainbowsforever: ~ Yellow and Orange ~ | Continue reading


@tumblr.com | 3 hours ago

Where my support lies

Niléane on MacStories: LGBT and Marginalized Voices Are Not Welcome on Threads I do have some sincere expectations for you all who are reading this. I expect tech journalists to more systematically report on everything that fits into this pattern. I expect tech podcasters to ackn … | Continue reading


@birchtree.me | 3 hours ago

A hummingbird getting a bird bath

middletone: babyanimalgifs: A hummingbird getting a bird bath (Source) Unrestrained summer fun | Continue reading


@tumblr.com | 3 hours ago

Class Warfare Is Decimating Working People—Can We Stop It?

The economy really is stacked against working people, and it is literally killing us | Continue reading


@qasimrashid.substack.com | 3 hours ago

Meta Gives Trump Free Rein on Instagram, Facebook Again

Maybe Trump's threats to put Zuckerberg in prison worked. | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 hours ago

New travel trailer looks like an aerodynamic wing ... to camp in?

Up until now, California trailer builder Polydrops has been focused on building some of the lightest, most geometrical RVs out there. But the type of young, adventurous camping enthusiasts limber enough to squeeze themselves into an ultralight teardrop eventually grow up, have a … | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 4 hours ago

Astronauts may soon be drinking their own "pee water" via real-world stillsuits

In the not-too-distant future, astronauts could be drinking water harvested from their own urine, courtesy of a Dune-inspired system integrated into their spacesuit. If nothing else, it should certainly beat just peeing into a diaper. Continue Reading Category: Space, Science Tag … | Continue reading


@newatlas.com | 4 hours ago

Top 3 Meme Coin Presale Projects with Potential for 50x-100x Gains – $WAI, $PLAY, and $PEPU

The crypto market’s volatility, reflected by a fear and greed index of 40, presents a potential buying opportunity for presale… Continue reading Top 3 Meme Coin Presale Projects with Potential for 50x-100x Gains – $WAI, $PLAY, and $PEPU The post Top 3 Meme Coin Presale Projects w … | Continue reading


@readwrite.com | 4 hours ago

Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color Brings Its Monochromatic Terrors to Netflix in August

Toho's Oscar-winning instant classic brings its black-and-white version to streaming very soon. | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 4 hours ago

Disturbing New Study Warns Americans to Eat Less Bacon

Researchers evaluated data and found that a 30 percent reduction of processed meat consumption can lower the risk of disease significantly. READ MORE... | Continue reading


@thekitchn.com | 4 hours ago

How Organic Semiconductors Are Revolutionizing Solar Power

New research partially explains the exceptional performance of a new class of organic semiconductors called non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs). Solar energy plays a vital role in... | Continue reading


@scitechdaily.com | 4 hours ago

The greatest challenge since that facing Lincoln!

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2024 Also, JFK: It's known as Lincoln's Farewell Address. We know it from the closing pages of Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, Volume II. The president-elect was leaving for Washington. He spoke to neighbors and friends from the back of his train a … | Continue reading


@dailyhowler.blogspot.com | 4 hours ago

Call of Duty’s next crossover will be with the WWE, Activision confirms

Call of Duty has been almost Fortnite-esque lately with the number and type of crossovers the game has regularly delivered.… Continue reading Call of Duty’s next crossover will be with the WWE, Activision confirms The post Call of Duty’s next crossover will be with the WWE, Activ … | Continue reading


@readwrite.com | 4 hours ago

Urbano Zen Apartment by Naksh Design Studio

Urbano Zen Apartment, an exquisite residence designed by Naksh Design Studio, is located in the prestigious Carmichael Road area of Mumbai. The vision for this apartment was to create a multipurpose space that is light on the eye, simple, functional, and uncluttered. Continue rea … | Continue reading


@homeworlddesign.com | 4 hours ago

Meta drops restrictions on Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts

President Donald Trump. | Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump will no longer be subject to extra severe penalties for content rule violations on his Facebook and Instagram accounts, Meta said on Friday. Previously, Trump’s account could be fully suspend … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 4 hours ago

Friday Squid Blogging: 1994 Lair of Squid Game

I didn’t know: In 1994, Hewlett-Packard released a miracle machine: the HP 200LX pocket-size PC. In the depths of the device, among the MS-DOS productivity apps built into its fixed memory, there lurked a first-person maze game called Lair of Squid. […] In Lair of Squid, you’re t … | Continue reading


@schneier.com | 4 hours ago

The Best Deal in Gaming Has Entered its Enshittification Era

Game Pass’ new pricing model hints it will restrict more games to more expensive plans. We already know where this road leads. | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 4 hours ago

Photographer captures dangerous scene as Yellowstone tourists approach family of wild grizzly bears: 'This is how attacks happen'

When tourists get dangerously close to bears, they often provoke defensive or aggressive reactions. Photographer captures dangerous scene as Yellowstone tourists approach family of wild grizzly bears: 'This is how attacks happen' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 4 hours ago

Critical Exim bug bypasses security filters on 1.5 million mail servers

Censys warns that over 1.5 million Exim mail transfer agent (MTA) instances are unpatched against a critical vulnerability that lets threat actors bypass security filters. [...] | Continue reading


@bleepingcomputer.com | 4 hours ago

2,400 people in Oregon potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis through botched anesthesia

An anesthesiologist contracted at various Oregon health care facilities did not practice proper infection control, posing a risk to patients. | Continue reading


@livescience.com | 4 hours ago

Jennifer Garner's Favorite Cobbler Is the Easiest Dessert I've Ever Made

I’ll be baking it all summer! READ MORE... | Continue reading


@thekitchn.com | 4 hours ago

PSA: Sound! Euphonium Movies On Tubi TV

I invite readers to catch up on the Sound! Euphonium anime series for free on Tubi TV before I cover the third and final TV season in my 2024 anime review at the end of the year. | Continue reading


@thenewleafjournal.com | 4 hours ago

Massive Records Breach Affects AT&T and Carriers Which Use Its Network

Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch: U.S. phone giant AT&T confirmed Friday it will begin notifying millions of consumers about a fresh data breach that allowed cybercriminals to steal the phone records of “nearly all” of its customers, a company spokesperson told TechCrunch. In a stateme … | Continue reading


@pxlnv.com | 5 hours ago

Inside Project 2025

James Goodwin in the Boston Review: The week after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump announced his administration’s signature policy on the administrative state—the constellation of agencies, institutions, and procedures that Congress has created to help the president implement … | Continue reading


@3quarksdaily.com | 5 hours ago

OpenAI is plagued by safety concerns

Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge OpenAI is a leader in the race to develop AI as intelligent as a human. Yet, employees continue to show up in the press and on podcasts to voice their grave concerns about safety at the $80 billion nonprofit research lab. The latest comes fro … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 5 hours ago