Christine Guthry

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This Guy Printed out the Terms of Service for the World’s Most Popular Apps

Dima Yarovinsky “I Agree” is a project by designer Dima Yarovinsky that visually showcases the lengthy ‘terms of service’ we agree to in order to use …

Online Life

Microsoft is quietly changing the way we work, again

With a series of new announcements, Microsoft is continuing to distinguish itself through inclusivity.<p>Spellcheck is one of the greatest technologies of the Microsoft Word era, an automated way for us to look less ideodic, er, idiotic. If you want a single indicator of how much design has changed …

Disability

Mark Zuckerbeg Was Asked If He Wants To Be Remembered For Creating ‘A Digital Monster’

“How do you want to be remembered? As one of the three Internet giants together with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?”<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a lot of questions on Tuesday. But he didn’t give many answers.<p>The Facebook founder appeared in front of European Parliament in Brussels to answer …

Internet

Amazon's Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used By Police, And People Are Worried

The ACLU has called on Amazon to stop pushing its image recognition technology, "Amazon Rekognition," to law enforcement.<p>The tech giant offered it to anyone who wanted to integrate it into their own applications at a low cost through its third-party computing division, Amazon Web Services. Amazon …

Surveillance

The Meaning Behind Westworld's Shogun World Is All in the Details

In a violent new park, we learn no host is unique.<p>Okay, they’re not fucking around this time. After surprising us with The Raj and a brief teaser of Shogun World in previous episodes, we’re really in it now, my fellow humans. This is Shogun World, and it’s as violent as it is beautiful. But before …

TV Series

Great Reads to Tug at Your Heartstrings - Melbourne Writers Festival

by Kate Scott<p>From joy to heartache, anger and surprise, books can hit all kinds of nerves. But when looking back over my all-time favourite reads I …

Books

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Ten Classic books that were banned and the reasons why

02 March 2018<p>In our 21st century world - one where the president of the United States can tweet controversy to millions of people, and <i>Fifty Shades of</i> …

Literature

California is turning farms into carbon-sucking factories

In a grand experiment, California switched on a fleet of high-tech greenhouse gas removal machines last month. Funded by the state’s cap-and-trade …

Farming

Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

<b>Scientists in New Zealand have documented what they believe is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.</b><p>The 23.8m (78ft) wave was measured by a buoy on New Zealand's Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean on Tuesday, the country's weather authority said.<p>It eclipses a 22.03m wave …

Global Warming

Every New House Built In California Will Soon Have Solar Power

A new mandate—the first of its kind in the U.S.—will require solar power for all new housing projects in the state.<p>Solar power just inched closer to wide mainstream adoption—at least in California. Yesterday, the five-member California Energy Commission voted unanimously on a mandate to require …

Solar Power

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

Books

Not Only Can Horses Read Your Facial Expressions, They'll Hold It Against You Later

Nice horsey!<p>Giving your horse the old stink-eye is a sure way to get it on your bad side, and research backs that up.<p>A new study shows they don't …

Psychology

Within Decades, Floods May Render Many Islands Uninhabitable

Wave-induced floods—abetted by rising seas—could ruin the water supplies of thousands of islands, a new study claims.<p>For the Marshall Islands, climate change isn't some distant, future danger: It is already wreaking havoc across the Pacific country's more than 1,100 low-lying atolls.<p>Now, a new …

Climate Change

Earth's carbon dioxide levels continue to soar, at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million.<p>This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Prior to the onset of …

Climate Change

How to Fight Climate Change: Figure Out Who's to Blame, and Sue Them

How it used to go was, after some extreme weather event, reporters would ask Climate McScientist, PhD whether the flood/drought/hurricane/disease …

Climate Change

Extreme weather 'potentially catastrophic' for bats

<b>Extreme weather appears to be disrupting the life cycle of Europe's bats.</b><p>Scientists were alarmed to find that some bats in Portugal skipped winter hibernation altogether this year while others gave birth early.<p>The findings add to growing fears that rising temperatures are having unpredictable …

Climate Change

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes

<b>Methane emissions from lakes in the northern hemisphere could almost double over the next 50 years because of a novel "feedback loop" say scientists.</b><p>Climate change is boosting the proportion of cattail plants growing in and around freshwater lakes they say.<p>But when debris from these reed beds falls …

Climate Change

Overactive immune response linked to hair graying

(Reuters Health) - An overactive immune response, which can occur with viral infections, could result in sudden hair graying, according to research in mice.<p>The research revealed that a molecule involved in hair pigmentation also controls certain immune system genes.<p>The study cannot explain why a …

Stem Cells

Nuclear winter might be closer than you think. Here’s how it could go down.

After months of nuclear brinkmanship, North Korea and the U.S. may be moving towards a peaceful resolution. Still, the Trump and Kim Jong-un …

Officials underreported Hurricane Harvey’s toxic fallout.

An investigation by the Associated Press and the Houston Chronicle uncovered more than 100 releases of industrial toxins in the wake of Hurricane …

Trump grudgingly signs a bill that stops his border wall from ruining a wildlife refuge.

His administration had hoped to break ground on the wall within the 2,088-acre Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge along the Texas-Mexico border — because …

Teens are marching for justice around the world. Next up: Climate change.

Thousands of people marched for gun control this past weekend — a movement energized, organized, and realized by America’s youth. Now, teenagers are …

Another reason climate change is a public health nightmare: Allergies.

If you’re feeling particularly sneezy this spring, you may have climate change to thank. Basically, warmer weather extends allergy season.<p>A recent …

Company halts controversial Canadian pipeline expansion after fierce opposition.

Kinder Morgan announced Sunday that it would stop all nonessential spending on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, citing a need to protect their …

‘Day Zero’ isn’t just Cape Town’s problem. It’s a global phenomenon.

In January, officials in the drought-stricken South African city began counting down the days until the point that millions of taps would run dry. …

Trump’s new executive order spells disaster for our air quality.

While we were all watching the Wheeler and Pruitt train wreck on Thursday, President Trump nonchalantly gave industry a huge pass to pollute. The …

The shipping industry sets sail toward a carbon-free future

Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course.<p>On Friday, the International …

8 kids from Florida are suing their state over climate change.

Rick Scott, who has served as Florida’s governor since 2011, hasn’t done much to protect his state against the effects of climate change — even …

Tensions rise in battle over Canadian pipeline.

Justin Trudeau, Alberta, and Kinder Morgan are on one side; British Columbia, First Nations, and environmental activists are on the other.<p>Alberta …