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  • 11 hours ago
    Current Event drank

    Is Starfield delayed or not?

    Let’s just cut to the chase. Is Starfield delayed? Officially, no. And to be fair to Microsoft and Bethesda Game Studios, they already told us we wouldn’t be hearing anything out of Todd Howard’s next epic role-playing game during Wednesday’s Developer Direct showcase. There’s going to be a stand-alone showcase for Starfield at some point. It’s still one hell of an elephant not in the room, especially if two of the four games shown — Redfall and The Elder Scrolls Online’s Necrom ...

  • 2 days ago
    Current Event drank

    Drug maker paid for “news” story on CBS’s 60 Minutes, doctors’ group alleges

    A 13-minute segment on a recent episode of CBS's 60 Minutes appeared to be a news story on Novo Nordisk's weight-loss drug Wegovy but was actually a sponsored promotion, violating federal regulations, according to the nonprofit public health advocacy organization Physicians Committee. The group filed a complaint with the Food and Drug Administration last week, arguing that the segment, which aired on January 1, violates the FDA's "fair balance" requirement. This law requ...

  • 3 days ago
    Current Event drank

    Science Fiction as a Futurist Tool

    Through the medium of science fiction, we are transported to strange and foreign worlds that are distorted mirrors of today’s world or visions of possible futures, good or bad. The science fiction visions that resonate most with us tap into our conscious and subconscious desires and anxieties about the future.

  • 3 days ago
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    Steven Spielberg: ‘The Dark Knight’ Should Have Been First Blockbuster Nominated for Best Picture

    According to Steven Spielberg, you either die a critically ignored blockbuster or live long enough to see a Best Picture nomination. The “Fabelmans” director, who landed his first Best Original Screenplay nomination for the 2023 Oscars, reflected on the expanded Best Picture category. The semi-autobiographical “The Fabelmans” is also up for Best Picture, and the category was doubled in size in 2009 from five nominees to 10.

  • 5 days ago
    Unspecified drank

    Social media needs rules

    Currently, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other apps are failing democracy as they tend to be a source of misinformation and mistrust.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event drank

    An Environmental Activist Has Been Killed Every Other Day for the Past Decade

    At least 1,733 environmental activists and land defenders have been killed for their work over the past decade, according to a new report from the nonprofit Global Witness. That means that a person defending the environment is killed every other day, a harrowing statistic especially in the context of the worsening climate and biodiversity crisis.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event drank

    ‘This is not an employee choice': The CEO of Morgan Stanley gets real and says employees can't simply choose to work remotely

    The pandemic has completely transformed people’s working lives. Employees across industries have gotten used to remote work, and they want to hold onto it, fighting back against efforts to bring them back into the office, and experts warning that if companies don’t welcome remote work, they risk losing talent.

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event drank

    Amazon is closing its AmazonSmile charity platform

    Amazon is shutting down its AmazonSmile charity program next month. The closure coincides with a variety of cost-cutting efforts announced by the e-commerce giant that includes laying off thousands of employees.

  • 10 days ago
    Current Event drank

    Apple's Website Suggests M2 and M2 Pro Mac Announcements Were Originally Set for Fall 2022

    Information embedded within Apple's website suggests that this week's new Mac announcements, including the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, were initially set to be unveiled in October or November of last year.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event drank

    Six-day illegal rave in Spanish village "magnificently organised" according to mayor

    An illegal rave lasting six days brought 5,000 people to a small village in Spain over the New Year period. Lasting from December 30 to January 4, tents, stalls, caravans and seven stages popped up out of nowhere reportedly less than a mile from the centre of the village of La Peza, The Guardian reports. The village has a population of 1,200, which quintupled in size when the rave was taking place. “By Saturday we were 6,000,” said Fernando Álvarez, the mayor of La Peza’s municipality.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event drank

    New York City's greenery absorbs a surprising amount of its carbon emissions

    A study of vegetation across New York City and some densely populated adjoining areas has found that on many summer days, photosynthesis by trees and grasses absorbs all the carbon emissions produced by cars, trucks and buses, and then some. The surprising result, based on new hyper-local vegetation maps, points to the underappreciated importance of urban greenery in the carbon cycle. The study is published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Level 37

    drank is now level 37 with 5,145,140 XP.

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  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event drank

    Scientists Discover That Money Actually Can Buy Happiness

    Money can’t buy happiness. Or can it? That’s what new research says. Research published via PNAs demonstrated something that our society has debated for several years. The experiment consisted in giving 200 people $10,000 (which was handed out by wealthy anonymous donors).

  • 1 month ago
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    New York’s governor signs watered-down right-to-repair bill

    Almost seven months after the state legislature overwhelmingly passed a right-to-repair bill, New York governor Kathy Hochul has signed it into law. But Hochul only greenlit the bill after the legislature agreed to some changes. Hochul wrote in a memo that the legislation, as it was originally drafted, "included technical issues that could put safety and security at risk, as well as heighten the risk of injury from physical repair projects."

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event drank

    The rise and fall of peer review

    For the last 60 years or so, science has been running an experiment on itself. The experimental design wasn’t great; there was no randomization and no control group. Nobody was in charge, exactly, and nobody was really taking consistent measurements. And yet it was the most massive experiment ever run, and it included every scientist on Earth.

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘I’ll stop saying I don’t eat meat – and tell people I don’t eat animals’: the thing I’ll do differently in 2023

    I don’t think I’ve ever made a new year resolution. But this year I’m going to stop telling people that I don’t eat meat. It’s not that I do eat meat – I don’t. The thing is, when I tell people that I don’t eat meat, I’m saying it to be polite. I use that form of words because I don’t want to offend people. So, from now on I’m going to be more honest. I’m just going to tell people that I don’t eat animals.

  • 1 month ago
    Expression drank

    How the James Webb Space Telescope transformed astronomy this year

    One year ago, on Christmas Day, the James Webb Space Telescope was launched. Since it began collecting data, it has captured - in stunning detail - previously unobservable stars, planets and galaxies.