Explore a digitized collection of doomed Everest climber’s letters home

Collection includes three letters found on Mallory's body in 1999, preserved for 75 years. | Continue reading


@arstechnica.com | 38 minutes ago

Researchers share how locust swarms could soon expand range: 'The potential escalation ... could exacerbate existing challenges'

They also found that certain areas were likely to be affected at the same time even though they were far apart, compounding food shortages. Researchers share how locust swarms could soon expand range: 'The potential escalation ... could exacerbate existing challenges' first appea … | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 40 minutes ago

That talkative pandemic…

David Deutsch wrote: I had to read this headline a couple of times. "The pandemic cost 7 million lives, but talks to prevent a repeat stall" Is the pandemic talking? Is it trying to prevent a repeat stall? That garden path failed to tempt me, perhaps because of the fact that the … | Continue reading


@languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu | 44 minutes ago

Rejection Dejection

Life is wild. One minute, you think everything is going to be fine and dandy and then the next someone rips the rug out from underneath you and you are flat on your back again. That has happened to me a couple of times in the past few days, but I’m only here to talk … Continue re … | Continue reading


@hamneggs716.wordpress.com | 1 hour ago

Pre-Show (Bill Frisell & Co.)

As I type this, I’m preparing to drive over to Berkeley, from San Francisco, to see guitarist Bill Frisell in a sextet that will be premiering new music. The group, who will play at Freight & Salvage, consists of Frisell plus violinist Jenny Scheinman, violist Eyvind Kang, cellis … | Continue reading


@disquiet.com | 1 hour ago

qrank

qrank Interesting and very niche project by Colin Dellow. Wikidata has pages for huge numbers of concepts, people, places and things. One of the many pieces of data they publish is QRank - "ranking Wikidata entities by aggregating page views on Wikipedia, Wikispecies, Wikibooks, … | Continue reading


@simonwillison.net | 1 hour ago

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Big Sur, CA | Continue reading


@martinfowler.com | 1 hour ago

Hyundai Enlists Toray For Electric Vehicle Makeover

Electric vehicles are good, but they can always be better. That’s the motivation behind the big news about Hyundai’s newly announced partnership with the advanced materials firm Toray Industries. The two companies are mum on the details, but a quick look at Toray’s product lineup … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 1 hour ago

tiny-world-map

tiny-world-map I love this project. It's a JavaScript file (694K uncompressed, 283KB compressed) which can be used with the Leaflet mapping library and provides a SVG base map of the world with country borders and labels for every world city with a population more than 48,000 - 1 … | Continue reading


@simonwillison.net | 1 hour ago

Homeowner shares stunning progress video of lawn transformation three years later: 'I love it, and so do the bees'

"There's been a fair bit of weeding involved, but zero watering ... and zero mowing." Homeowner shares stunning progress video of lawn transformation three years later: 'I love it, and so do the bees' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 1 hour ago

US will accelerate geothermal exploration on federal land

The Bureau of Land Management is taking steps to make it easier for public lands to be considered for geothermal power systems. | Continue reading


@freethink.com | 1 hour ago

AI can help predict whether a patient will respond to specific tuberculosis treatments

Instead of a one-size-fits-all treatment approach, AI could help personalize treatments for each patient to provide the best outcomes. | Continue reading


@freethink.com | 1 hour ago

The Merger Self, the Seeker Self, and the Lifelong Challenge of Balancing Intimacy and Independence

Each time I see a sparrow inside an airport, I am seized with tenderness for the bird, for living so acutely and concretely a paradox that haunts our human lives in myriad guises — the difficulty of discerning comfort from entrapment, freedom from peril. It is a paradox rooted in … | Continue reading


@themarginalian.org | 1 hour ago

Mac Power Users #741: In the Apple Trust Zone

This week on MPU: On this feedback episode, the guys catch up on listener feedback, share some unique uses for Freeform, discuss some good Apple Watch apps, and talk about the Mac’s startup sound. | Continue reading


@512pixels.net | 2 hours ago

Study Unlocks Opportunities To Bridge The US Wind Energy Workforce Gap

NREL Study, the First To Use a System Dynamics Model To Quantify This Gap, Outlines Possible Solutions U.S. land-based and offshore wind energy markets are expected to grow significantly over the next few decades. With this growth, the demand for properly trained wind energy work … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 2 hours ago

When you learn your housemate died via social media

Mohamed Aboelez recently learned his roommate, a person he shared a residence with, had died. But no one called to say so, instead Aboelez read the news on Facebook: I froze. I hadn’t seen Paul in about two days. I had assumed he’d been with his friend. But not dead. Of course no … | Continue reading


@disassociated.com | 2 hours ago

Park visitor snaps photo of tourist attempting to pose with wild animal: 'People really should keep a distance'

"This is not a good idea." Park visitor snaps photo of tourist attempting to pose with wild animal: 'People really should keep a distance' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 2 hours ago

When Facebook bans the news

This is not the news ban you're looking for. | Continue reading


@mattdpearce.substack.com | 2 hours ago

Alaska’s Wind, Wave, & Tidal Resources Could Help State Meet Future Energy Needs

Offshore wind makes sense for decarbonizing energy production and building energy security and independence when it comes to ocean renewable energy production in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), according to an analysis by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Labor … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 3 hours ago

Everything Coming to Disney+ in May 2024

The upcoming month on Disney+ brings new series, new seasons of series, some musical treats, and more. Here are the highlights: The FIfteenth Doctor and his companion Ruby Sunday make their season debut this month on “Doctor Who.“ “Monsters at Work” and “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” … | Continue reading


@thedisneyblog.com | 3 hours ago

The “Gorgeous” Target Cups Shoppers Are Buying 4 of at a Time

And they’re stackable! READ MORE... | Continue reading


@thekitchn.com | 3 hours ago

FineWoven is Unraveling

Hartley Charlton, writing at MacRumors: Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as “Kosutami.” In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kosutami explained that Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessori … | Continue reading


@512pixels.net | 3 hours ago

With Kestrel on Deck, Advanced Computing Hit a Home Run Over 300 Clean Energy Projects

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) high-performance computing (HPC), efficient data center operations, and powerful visualizations have left an indelible stamp on clean energy innovation. As the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) only national laboratory solely … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 3 hours ago

Sunday Afternoon Bowling

Today we went bowling with my wife's brother and his family for his birthday. I did not do well, but my wife had one of her best scores that she's ever had. Regardless, we had a great time. My daughter Sydney bowling My daughter Moxie bowling My wife bowling My brother-in-law and … | Continue reading


@cool-as-heck.blog | 3 hours ago

What is Decorative Plaster? Everything You Need to Know

Decorative plaster, which may also be referred to as "plasterwork" or "carved plaster", is an art using plaster construction material to make decorative elements and features on exterior or interior walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. Continue reading | Continue reading


@homeworlddesign.com | 3 hours ago

Renowned scientist uses unorthodox method to save endangered gorilla species: 'Transcends traditional conservation efforts'

Over the past 20 years, unsustainable practices have caused massive forest cover loss, habitat degradation, and declining wildlife across the region. Renowned scientist uses unorthodox method to save endangered gorilla species: 'Transcends traditional conservation efforts' first … | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 3 hours ago

What’s New in Go 1.22: cmp.Or

Go 1.22 has been released for a couple of months as of this writing. It’s long past time to wrap up my series on what I worked on for 1.22. Sorry for the long delay, I’ve been busy with life stuff. Be sure to catch up on my posts about reflect.TypeFor and slices.Concat if you mis … | Continue reading


@blog.carlana.net | 3 hours ago

Netanyahu Resists U.S. Plan to Cut Off Aid to Israeli Military Unit

by Brett Murphy ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Israel’s lea … | Continue reading


@propublica.org | 3 hours ago

Week Notes 24#16

My final Shut It Down Day Had a nice massage, and bought a course of massages so I now have 10 more massages paid for and ready to enjoy 💆 While we're in the process of rolling out one of the tools for development environments at work, I've been finding that I can't remem … | Continue reading


@jvt.me | 3 hours ago

I Tried the "6 to 1" Method and I've Never Dreaded Grocery Shopping Less

It saves me so much time and money in the grocery store. READ MORE... | Continue reading


@thekitchn.com | 4 hours ago

Joseph Quinn's Ready to Blaze His Own Trail as the Newest Human Torch

Even before its casting was officially unveiled, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Fantastic Four movie was always poised to be a big deal. The First Family of Marvel Comics hasn’t had a movie since Fant4stic nearly a decade ago (despite Fox’s best attempts), and we’re also coming up on 2 … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 4 hours ago

The Fall on VH-1’s Take it to the Bridge: The Mixer and Powder Keg

This is The Fall in ‘96, around the time of The Light User Syndrome. Craig Scanlon has left, and it looks like the band has been stripped down to bass, drums, one guitar and keys/computers. If you’ve read Brix and Steve’s accounts of this era, you’ll know the band was in an awful … | Continue reading


@thisdaysportion.com | 4 hours ago

New study surfaces hope for coral reef recovery efforts: 'This is a really encouraging discovery'

"It's possible to restore even very damaged reefs back to healthy, functional systems within relatively short periods of time." New study surfaces hope for coral reef recovery efforts: 'This is a really encouraging discovery' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 4 hours ago

DC's Absolute Power Event Pits Metahuman vs. Murder Machine

There are a lot of superheroes running around the DC universe at any given time, and it often causes some headaches for its villains. If you’re a bad guy in that universe, how do you tackle that problem in 2024? With some evil super-robots. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 4 hours ago

I Plan To Keep My Tesla Model 3 Until I Die: How Can I Make My Battery Last That Long?

I will be 84 this year. Except for several corrected orthopedic issues, I’m still healthy, and based on family history, I could last another 10 years until age 94 or longer. By that point my kids will probably take away my smartphone/key, or at least remove the Tesla App from ... … | Continue reading


@cleantechnica.com | 5 hours ago

Secrets of the Octopus takes us inside the world of these “aliens on Earth”

Dr. Alex Schell on the surprising things we're learning about these amazing creatures | Continue reading


@arstechnica.com | 5 hours ago

Box-Office: ‘Civil War' Remains at #1 — ‘Abigail' and ‘Ungentlemanly Warfare' Disappoint

Alex Garland’s film, starring Kirsten Dunst as a photojournalist, added $11.12 million this weekend. It has, so far, grossed $45 million. A24’s most expensive movie to date additionally made $5 million overseas. | Continue reading


@worldofreel.com | 5 hours ago

On having no visual memory

I have aphantasia—no ability to create images in my mind, or to remember things in a visual way. For well over half of my life I lived under the assumption that suggestions to visualize things were entirely metaphorical, and also that I was incredibly stupid in certain ways, find … | Continue reading


@rachelandrew.co.uk | 5 hours ago

Syncing Notes Across Multiple Vaults

My Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) system has hit a new wall since I started taking notes on my work laptop in a new Obsidian Vault. How do you sync notes across devices? The Obsidian Help page doesn’t beat around the bush: either use Obsidian Sync—their proprietary add-on th … | Continue reading


@brainbaking.com | 5 hours ago

AI - SkyNet Is Not Coming to Kill You

Maybe just hurt you a little | Continue reading


@renegadeotter.com | 5 hours ago

Scientists develop solution to tackle massive pollution problem of research labs: 'We go through bags and bags of them every week'

Plastics from laboratories are more challenging to reuse because they've often been in contact with hazardous chemicals or biological agents. Scientists develop solution to tackle massive pollution problem of research labs: 'We go through bags and bags of them every week' first a … | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 5 hours ago

My Weekly Creative Summary for the Week of 2024-15

Welcome to the latest edition of the weekly creative summary newsletter. I hope you enjoy this edition as much as I did to put it together. | Continue reading


@numericcitizen.me | 5 hours ago

No More Drama

I’ve spent the weekend in Krinides in northern Greece (south of Drama, to explain the particularly tenuous post title), next to the site of ancient Philippi and the plains on which the Roman Republic was finally euthanased. Actually staying here, rather than being bussed in for a … | Continue reading


@thesphinxblog.com | 6 hours ago

Photo of the Week: Magnolias in Bloom at Nichols Arboretum

Last week, when my husband noticed magnolias were blooming in our neighborhood, he asked about the flower colors. He commented the magnolia flowers he had seen were mostly pink and white. I replied I had also seen purple magnolia flowers. And said I didn’t think magnolia flowers … | Continue reading


@lireo.com | 6 hours ago

Humans versus Machines: The Hallucination Edition

So many people are confused about the relation between human cognitive errors and LLM hallucinations that I wrote this short explainer: Humans say things that aren't true for many different reasons • Sometimes they lie • Sometimes they misremember things | Continue reading


@garymarcus.substack.com | 6 hours ago

Where Interests Take You

I've been thinking about how the longer I go from spending time on social media, the more wide open my media diet is becoming. The post Where Interests Take You appeared first on thejaymo. | Continue reading


@thejaymo.net | 6 hours ago

Hikari Laboratories / Tzvia Kazayoff Studio

The "Hikari Laboratories" project uniquely transforms a historic Templar barn in Benei Atarot, Israel, into a multifunctional concept hall. This building, steeped in 120 years of history, now serves as a dynamic space for an innovative cosmetics company Continue reading | Continue reading


@homeworlddesign.com | 6 hours ago

Woman shares shockingly simple method to keep water bottles gunk-free: 'That will literally scrape off the dirt inside'

There are cheap alternatives to all kinds of popular cleaning products. Woman shares shockingly simple method to keep water bottles gunk-free: 'That will literally scrape off the dirt inside' first appeared on The Cool Down. | Continue reading


@thecooldown.com | 6 hours ago