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The Folio Society’s next book brings Marvel’s Golden Age back to life
The Folio Society will release an omnibus of comics for the first time, celebrating the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1. The book features reproductions of the original comics, and it will be released on September 25th for $225.
Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1 Image: Folio Society The Folio Society has released a number of high-end editions of classic science fiction and fantasy novels over the years, including books by Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Heinlein, Isaac… [+2581 chars]
Andrew Liptak
2019-08-14 13:09:56




Trevor Noah gives a thoughtful response to the way society reacts to mass shootings
Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter following the horrific events in Texas and Ohio, to make a point about mass shootings that was widely criticised. "Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data," wrote Tyson, alongside a list of other causes of…
Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter following the horrific events in Texas and Ohio, to make a point about mass shootings that was widely criticised. "Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data," wrote Tyson, alongside a list of other causes o… [+762 chars]
Sam Haysom
2019-08-06 10:20:04




‘It Feels Like Being Hunted’: Latinos Across U.S. in Fear After El Paso Massacre
The shooting attack in El Paso has left many Latinos deeply shaken, raising questions about their place in American society.
If this is what America is supposed to be, only white, then I guess I am not American, said Ms. Peralta, the daughter of immigrant parents from El Salvador. She and her 15-year-old brother live with their parents in a one-bedroom apartment near downtown Los A… [+1520 chars]
Simon Romero, Caitlin Dickerson, Miriam Jordan and Patricia Mazzei
2019-08-06 23:31:30




Raisin d'être: Is it worth it to dry your own grapes?
Raisins once enjoy a favored place in society, as evidenced by the fact they were distributed as prizes in ancient sporting events. But they occupy a weird place in our present food landscape. Are they a snack or an ingredient? Delicious treat or lunch box ca…
Raisins once enjoy a favored place in society, as evidenced by the fact they were distributed as prizes in ancient sporting events. But they occupy a weird place in our present food landscape. Are they a snack or an ingredient? Delicious treat or lunch box ca… [+6850 chars]
Zach Brooke on The Takeout, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker
2019-08-08 00:56:00




What American C.E.O.s Are Worried About
Nearly 200 executives tried this week to redefine the role of a corporation in society. We look at what’s behind that move.
Andrew Ross Sorkin contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Andy Mills, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood… [+369 chars]

2019-08-21 10:12:13




In El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto, an Echo of Trump’s Language
If the president did not originally inspire the gunman, he has brought into the mainstream polarizing ideas and people once consigned to the fringes of American society.
I dont think its at all fair to sit here and say that he doesnt think that white nationalism is bad for the nation, he said on This Week on ABC. These are sick people. You cannot be a white supremacist and be normal in the head. These are sick people. You kno… [+2106 chars]
Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear
2019-08-05 00:41:38




Thailand’s Roads Are Deadly. Especially if You’re Poor.
The rules of a highly unequal society extend even to the highways, where have-nots are far more likely to be killed than haves.
Only 12 percent of Thailands road traffic deaths involved occupants of cars or other light vehicles, according to the 2018 W.H.O. Global Status Report on Road Safety. Most of the dead were motorcyclists or pedestrians. In many Thai towns, there are few wide,… [+1195 chars]
Hannah Beech
2019-08-19 15:51:14




Austin Ukelele Society plays Bryan Adams
Austin Ukelele Society plays Bryan Adams

Jason Weisberger
2019-07-25 14:47:18




Patrick Stewart Might Be Responsible for How We All Say Data Now
Pop culture can have a huge effect on society, influencing how we dress, what we eat, what we say (“hasta la vista, baby”), and even how we pronounce certain words. Brent Spiner believes the way we all say the word “data” now was directly influenced by his St…
Pop culture can have a huge effect on society, influencing how we dress, what we eat, what we say (hasta la vista, baby), and even how we pronounce certain words. Brent Spiner believes the way we all say the word data now was directly influenced by his Star T… [+1805 chars]
Andrew Liszewski
2019-08-14 17:10:00




LightSail 2 successfully demonstrates solar sailing
LightSail 2 is faring much better than its ill-fated predecessor. The Planetary Society has verified that LightSail 2 successfully raised its orbit using solar sailing, making it the first small spacecraft to demonstrate the concept (though Japan's IKAROS was…
After the month has passed, the craft will spend another year gradually deorbiting. It's a rare achievement in spaceflight, and notable when LightSail relied partly on crowdfunding to make their project a reality. What's important, though, is what comes next… [+313 chars]
Jon Fingas
2019-07-31 21:59:00




Suspect identified in alleged theft of puppy from Toronto Humane Society - CityNews
Suspect identified in alleged theft of puppy from Toronto Humane Society CityNews Police identify suspect after dog named Milo stolen from downtown shelter CP24 Toronto's Breaking News 10-Month-Old Puppy Was Just Stolen From The Toronto Humane Society In Yet …
Toronto police have identified the suspect wanted in the alleged theft of a puppy from the Toronto Humane Society on Friday morning. The man reportedly went to the Humane Society on three seperate occasions and demanded to be given a dog for free. Each time … [+764 chars]

2019-08-11 14:21:54




See Bill Nye's super shiny LightSail 2 solar sail stretch out in space - CNET
"We're sailing on sunlight!" the Planetary Society declared after opening the LightSail 2 sail.
This image shows the LightSail 2 with its sail deployed. The Planetary Society Space ahoy! The LightSail 2 space propulsion test project passed a major milestone by deploying a shiny Mylar solar sail on Tuesday. Images released on Wednesday show the sail du… [+1452 chars]
Amanda Kooser
2019-07-24 23:26:28




Watch the first 'Disintegration' trailer from the co-creator of 'Halo'
Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto 's new project Disintegration was announced in July, but there wasn't a lot of information about it available. Some plot details have since been shared, but now we have the first gameplay trailer to get our teeth into. Disintegrat…
Disintegration will have the player piloting a "Gravcycle," a flying and heavily armed vehicle, as well as leading a squad of ground troops against the integrated human forces. There will be a single-player campaign as well as PvP multiplayer, and we know th… [+490 chars]
Georgina Torbet
2019-08-20 12:22:00




Police identify suspect after dog named Milo stolen from downtown shelter - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
Police identify suspect after dog named Milo stolen from downtown shelter CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Police identify suspect in theft of 10-month-old dog from Toronto Humane Society Global News Man wanted for stealing 10-month-old dog named Milo at Regent P…
The dog that was allegedly stolen from a downtown shelter earlier this week has been returned safely. Toronto police said a man went to the Toronto Humane Society on River Street on three separate occasions and demanded that he be given a dog for free. He wa… [+825 chars]
Joshua Freeman and Bryann Aguilar
2019-08-11 14:54:00




LightSail 2 Opens Its Sails in an Early Test of Tech That May Make Interstellar Travel Possible
A tiny spacecraft in Earth orbit has successfully deployed its solar sails. Called LightSail 2, the craft will now use the power of the Sun to lift its orbital height even further, in what’s considered an important test of this promising means of propulsion. …
A tiny spacecraft in Earth orbit has successfully deployed its solar sails. Called LightSail 2, the craft will now use the power of the Sun to lift its orbital height even further, in whats considered an important test of this promising means of propulsion. … [+4270 chars]
George Dvorsky
2019-07-24 21:15:00




The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 deploys its solar sail in orbit
Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 is making good on its name, after successfully unfurling its solar sail in orbit so that it can begin propelling itself using the force of light alone. The sail’s mylar surface reflects photons from the Sun, accumulating vel…
Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 is making good on its name, after successfully unfurling its solar sail in orbit so that it can begin propelling itself using the force of light alone. The sail’s mylar surface reflects photons from the Sun, accumulating vel… [+1510 chars]
Darrell Etherington
2019-07-23 19:03:54




Scientists used phone accelerometer data to predict personality traits
Our phones contain a disturbing amount of information about us. While calls, messages, app usage and location logs have all been used to profile users, phone accelerometers contain key information, too. Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Techno…
In a paper published by the IEEE Computer Society, the researchers say how quickly, how far and when we walk -- and if we pick up our phones during the night -- reveals telling patterns. By correlating physical activity to personality traits, the team determi… [+979 chars]
Christine Fisher
2019-07-24 18:17:00




The American AI Initiative: A good first step, of many
When the global economy starts to feel the shift ushered in with mass-adoption of AI, the United States needs to be leading the charge as opposed to chasing the pack.
The path to general AI and possibly superintelligence is being paved before our eyes. And with the proliferation of an AI-driven society, the social and economic value of such technology is also on the rise. In turn, harnessing and leveraging such technology … [+7263 chars]
David Riggs
2019-08-20 22:00:48




Is the U.S. on Its Way to Becoming a Cashless Society?
What an analysis of millions of transactions can tell us.
Is the U.S. becoming a cashless society? As digital payments spread from coastal coffee shops to rural restaurants, business owners, lawmakers, and consumers across America are asking themselves this question. And depending on where you live, the concept of … [+7240 chars]
Shelle Santana
2019-07-23 12:15:11




Why the N.Y.P.D.’s DNA Database Has Some People Worried
Friday: The database is a potentially potent tool for the Police Department, but one that operates with little if any oversight.
There are 82,473 genetic profiles in the citys database, known as the Local DNA Index System an increase of nearly 29 percent in the past two years, according to the Legal Aid Society. The police say the database is effective in identifying criminals and so… [+695 chars]
Aaron Randle
2019-08-16 08:59:57
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