tech

Don’t Just Delete Facebook, Poison Your Data First

If you're savvy with code, you can employ a script that repeatedly alters your Facebook posts with nonsense, making it more difficult for the social media site to collect user data.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.15.19
Start Rolling Your Blunts

The Windows 95 Startup Sound Slowed 4000% Sounds Chill AF

The nostalgic sound of your childhood is even more comforting when slowed to a deep, zen-like pace.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.31.19
pollution

You’re Literally Sprinkling Plastic On Your Food

A study published this week in ‘Environmental Science & Technology’ sampled salt brands from across the globe and found 92 percent contained microplastics.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.30.19
tech

This Smartphone Airbag Automatically Protects Your Phone When You Drop It

The design was a thesis project for a German engineering student.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.25.19
Space

People Seeing the Moon Up Close for the First Time Is a Dose of Good Vibes

Filmmaker and space lover Wylie Overstreet took his telescope onto the streets of Los Angeles to show strangers the moon, then captured their reactions on film.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.20.19
Internet

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.25.19
psychology

The Psychology of Our Love for Marie Kondo and 'Organization Porn'

The tidying expert’s new Netflix show has drawn breathless attention.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.7.19
Holidays

How to Make the Perfect Xmas Movie, from a Man Who Has Made More than a Dozen

Ron Oliver created such made-for-TV classics as 'Angel of Christmas,' 'Christmas Everlasting,' and 'Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.'
Kaleigh Rogers
12.22.18
pollution

Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut

The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
Censorship

Tumblr’s Algorithm Thinks Vomiting Unicorns, Raw Chicken, and Boot Cleaners Are Porn

Users have been sharing their innocuous posts that have been deemed #TooSexyForTumblr.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
environment

The Amazon Is Worth $8.2 Billion if It’s Left Standing, Study Shows

Keeping the rainforest in tact would preserve $8.2 billion of annual revenue in the economy, but Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may be dazzled by short-term gains.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.29.18
privacy

People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find

Smart speakers raise a number of privacy questions, which owners are choosing to just shrug off.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.26.18
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