Zombie fire outbreak could develop in Alaska and Canada

Every winter, like blankets of snow in Alaska and northern Canada, summer wildfires are extinguished and calm reigns – at least on the surface. Beneath all this white serenity, some…

The world loses under Bill Gates’ vaccine colonialism

After weeks of immense pressure, the Biden administration came in support to give up intellectual property rights to vaccines against the coronavirus. Shortly after Biden’s announcement earlier this month, the…

Replaying ‘Mass Effect’ Is Good For My Mental Health

In the past year, mental health has took a hit. Mass Covid-19 death, depression, isolation, economic struggles, anxiety about the state of humanity – it’s been bleak. In the midst…

How do people actually catch baseballs?

I am not sure if you understand how many physicists watch baseball, but that’s a lot. I think it’s so popular with us because there are some very basic principles…

I am not a robot! So why won’t the captchas believe me?

Meriem Guerar, a researcher at the University of Genoa, Italy, provided a simpler explanation for the poor quality of the images. “The challenge presents images that are often noisy and…

What England’s New Vaccine Passport Might Mean for Covid Tech’s Next Act

Luca Ferrari was deeply involved in the launch of the Italian contact tracing application, Immuni, as CEO of its developer, Bending Spoons (the company is no longer involved in the…

Prop 22 could change “gig” work for the nation

Part of The Fairness Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world. Erica Mighetto has been a driver for ride-hail platforms for four years, and…

Chart: How bitcoin prices are trending with Elon Musk’s tweets

Much like Elon Musk’s tweets, so does the crypto market. The billionaire and CEO of Tesla has also tweeted a lot about crypto, sending the price of bitcoin – as…

How Citizen started a $ 30,000 manhunt for the wrong guy

Citizen, the controversial crime watch app, apologized for an incident on Saturday, when it mistakenly named (and posted an image) an innocent man as an arson suspect and offered a…

LaMDA, MUM and Maps: Google’s plan to make AI search more powerful

During the opening keynote at its I / O Developer Conference on Tuesday, Google revealed a series of ways the company is advancing in artificial intelligence. These advancements show that…