LOUNGE all new asksnapzu ideasforsnapzu newtribes interesting pics videos funny technology science technews gaming health history worldnews business web research entertainment food living internet socialmedia mobile space sports photography nature animals movies culture travel television finance music celebrities gadgets environment usa crime politics law money justice psychology security cars wtf art google books lifetips bigbrother women apple kids recipes whoa military privacy education facebook medicine computing wildlife design war drugs middleeast diet toplists economy fail violence humor africa microsoft parenting dogs canada neuroscience architecture religion advertising infographics sex journalism disaster software aviation relationships energy booze life japan ukraine newmovies nsa cannabis name Name of the tribe humanrights nasa cute weather gifs discoveries cops futurism football earth dataviz pets guns entrepreneurship fitness android extremeweather fashion insects india northamerica

zritic's feed

  • 1 day ago
    Current Event zritic

    No evidence playing violent video games leads to aggressive behaviour in teens, study finds

    Teenagers who play violent video games are no more prone to real world aggressive behaviour than their peers, according to UK researchers who say their negative effects have been overstated. Fears that gory games like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty might make children think on-screen behaviours are acceptable have been a major concern for parents and policy makers for years. Last year President Donald Trump said violent games were “shaping young people’s thoughts” in the wake of the Mar...

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event zritic

    My disabled son - ‘the nobleman, the philanderer, the detective’

    "We were really very traditional. We didn't want him turning his daily rhythm upside down." Sitting in a cafe by his office at Oslo City Hall, Robert Steen describes how he used to worry about his son staying up late into the night. "In retrospect, I think we should have been more interested in the game world, where he spent so much time," says 56-year-old Robert. "By not doing so, we robbed ourselves of an opportunity that we didn't know we had."

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event zritic

    ALIEN (1979) is still a ‘perfect organism’ after 40 years…

    A new, post-Star Wars, R-rated science fiction movie was in theatrical release, and it is to my great regret that, as then-12 year old kid, I didn’t see it in those days. Don’t get me wrong; I really really wanted to see it. I eagerly read every article about Ridley Scott’s scary new space monster opus in Starlog magazine (Starlog was the internet before the internet), and I’d read (and re-read) the large paperback “photo-novel” at our local mall’s bookstore, even though I couldn...

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event zritic

    Climate Change As A Matter Of International Security

    When we think of “global threats”, we usually imagine terrorist attacks, cyberwars, and weapons of mass destructions. Or maybe, trespassing into the realm of fiction, of James Bond’s Dr. No and other, similar, cats-owning villains. Obviously, these are all fearsome scenarios and risks (especially Dr.No). However, there’s another “global threat” that is looming above us, even though we probably wouldn’t think of calling it that way. Such a threat is climate change.

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event zritic

    U.S. Senator Sanders asks why drug, once free, now costs $375k

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (CPRX.O) on Monday asking it to justify its decision to charge $375,000 annually for a medication that for years has been available to patients for free. The drug, Firdapse, is used to treat Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), a rare neuromuscular disorder, according to the letter, made available to Reuters by the senator’s office. The disorder affects about one in 100,000 people in the United States.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Analysis zritic

    Incredible New Brain-Computer Interface Can Translate Thoughts Into Speech

    Neuroengineers have created a new system that can translate simple thoughts into recognizable speech, using artificial intelligence and a speech synthesizer, according to a study published Tuesday. A team of New York-based researchers was able to reconstruct words using only brain activity, an innovation that could pave the way for brain-controlled technologies like, say, a smartphone that can translate your thoughts into text messages.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event zritic

    Parents thought their son was nonverbal. Then a dentist helped him speak

    The Motz family of Katy, Texas, says their lives changed after a visit to the dentist’s office. Mason Motz, 6, was at Dr. Amy Luedemann-Lazar’s office to get teeth pulled when the pediatric dentist noticed a different issue. Mason had suffered from speech delays his whole life. He was born with Sotos Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects growth and development.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event zritic

    Apple Lays Off 200 Employees Working On Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

    Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring”, according to the earliest reports , though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who were laid off.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event zritic

    Complete Axolotl Genome Could Pave the Way Toward Human Tissue Regeneration

    The adorable and enigmatic axolotl is capable of regenerating many different body parts, including limbs, organs, and even portions of its brain. Scientists hope that a deeper understanding of these extraordinary abilities could help make this kind of tissue regeneration possible for humans. With news today of the first complete axolotl genome, researchers can now finally get down to the business of unraveling these mysteries.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event zritic

    Ocasio-Cortez invokes Bible in response to White House on climate change

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) on Wednesday responded to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling her to leave climate change up to a “much higher authority” by invoking the Bible. While not quoting specific verses, the freshman lawmaker invoked scripture in defense of her impassioned pleas to address climate change. “Genesis 1: God looked on the world & called it good not once, not twice, but seven times,” she tweeted. “Genesis 2: God commands all people t...

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event zritic

    What consumers really think about meat alternatives

    Consumers are motivated to buy meat alternatives by health, ethics and the rising cost of meat. However, attributes such as taste and clean label have increasingly become significant drivers for new meatless product launches. As meat alternatives attract younger consumers, time-saving and ease-of-use products can sustain the surging popularity of the category.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event zritic

    The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution

    Tens of thousands of Londoners died of cholera from the 1830s to the 1860s. The causes were simple: mass quantities of human waste and industrial contaminants were pouring into the Thames, the central waterway of a city at the center of a rapidly industrializing world. The river gave off an odor so rank that Queen Victoria once had to cancel a leisurely boat ride. By the summer of 1858, Parliament couldn’t hold hearings due to the overwhelming stench coming through the windows.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event zritic

    In a Sea of Plastic and Metal, a Block of Wood Stands Out at CES 2019

    What does it mean that one of my favorite demos at CES 2019 — the world’s foremost technology show — was a block of wood? Maybe that I’ve been spending too much time in my garage with a table saw. Maybe that we’re collectively suffering from a bad case of screen fatigue. Maybe both. But if the crowd surrounding Mui is any indication, I’m not the only one smitten with the Kyoto-based company’s head-smackingly simple approach to technology.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event zritic

    Impossible Burger 2.0 tastes too real for this vegetarian

    Commentary: I haven't eaten beef in a decade, and the new fake meat at CES comes close enough to cow to gross me out. That's a compliment, I think.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event zritic

    Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs

    Far from Apple’s troubles in emerging markets and China, the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter demographic naturally aligned with the pro-privacy stance CEO Tim Cook has made into his public soapbox in recent years — but which is instead crying foul…

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event zritic

    If Nonreligious Americans Get Organized, Watch Out!

    I learned this in a newsletter from the Secular Coalition for America (SCA) that raised an alarm about the recent success of the Religious Right in getting the current U.S. administration to pack Supreme Court and federal court benches with uber-conservative jurists who embrace “a twisted definition of religious liberty.”