For the love of all that is holy, please wear sunscreen
Despite what a recent viral article claimed, sunscreen does not prevent you from getting enough Vitamin D, and protects you from cancer.
Navigating U.S. immigration sucks — here’s where everyone goes for help
Immihelp gives people seeking residence in the U.S. a place to process the arcane bureaucracy that comes with working with the government.
If we want to stave off climate change we’re going to need nuclear reactors
Our nuclear reactors are set to expire and solar farms are trying to adjust to ecosystems they might be disrupting.
Interactive sports broadcasts will be like having a slot machine at home
At least one broadcaster is playing with a format that will eventually allow viewers to place incremental prop bets on every aspect of a game.
Shoot the Facebook Messenger
Everyone’s least-favorite social network has a new scheme to beam ads directly onto your phone.
A Good Place: The Wu-Tang-loving surfer meteorologist
Da Buh is the appointed forecaster for the U.S. Surfing Federation, and he really loves to interpret a pressure system with rap lyrics.
Manchester WeWorkers are pissed they can’t get pissed for free anymore
Notes from the edge of our permalance coworking future.
An Alexa in every home, a smart toilet under every butt
Let’s not think about what kind of data Kohler’s new voice-controlled Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet can steal.
Why AIs aren’t as smart as you think
It’s easy for humans to identify objects, but AIs are still thrown by something as simple as a paint job.
Climate change is eating England’s coast
A coastal village called Happisburgh is crumbling into the ocean, thanks to severe climate-driven storms.
We need a happy cry emoji
The fact that we don’t have one is sad, really.
Bitcoin was cool until it sucked
The weird internet novelty was killed by people who took it way too seriously.
People still think their Facebook profiles are worth keeping
A study found people wanted $1,000 to deactivate Facebook for a year, more than five times as much each profile is theoretically worth.
On Instagram, Russian propaganda hides in plain sight
A new report shows rampant political manipulation on the platform.
Having a mental health crisis? Good luck getting help
Despite a sharp rise in emergency mental-health related visits, urgent care for non-suicidal patients doesn’t exist.
“Graveyard shift” is even more ominous than it sounds
New research shows that disrupted sleep patterns can increase the risk for diabetes.
The best computer is one you hate a little
After a decade of MacBook hell, I entered the awkward and unwieldy world of Windows and love every second of it.
The world has no protections for refugees of climate disasters
The 1951 Refugee Convention does not provide for people displaced by the climate changes that results from the selfishness of political leaders.
Giving your location to an app is almost always a bad idea
A new investigation shows how companies hide data collection.
My Nintendo DSi is a time capsule I didn’t know I made
When I powered up my old device, I was unexpectedly confronted with who I used to be.