Bookmarks (195022)

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    The Fluoride Wars Rage On

    Fluoride (in yellow bucket) to be added to drinking water at a treatment plant in California.Michael...

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    Helium: South Africa strikes new 'gold'

    A South African firm believes it has found helium deposits that could be worth tens of...

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    Facebook tells employees to preserve all communications for legal reasons

    Continue reading the main storyFrances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistle-blower, testified in a Senate...

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    Why the U.S. Navy Never Built Titanium Submarines Like Russia

    During the late Cold War, the Soviet shipbuilding industry invested substantially into titanium-constricted submarine hulls—but its...

  • Ask HN: Why do I think better while walking?

    People seem to have this weird idea they are a head on some kind of separate...

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    Promising-looking SETI signal turns out to be of human origin

    Enlarge / Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth aside from the Sun. Modern human society...

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    Respected American Journalists Ask If Google Search Is Degrading

    A few respected American Journalists the other day asked on Twitter if you are noticing Google...

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    China says it has a quantum computer 1M x Google's

    Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China recently published a paper indicating they’ve...

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    DNA reveals surprise ancestry of Chinese mummies

    Cemeteries in the Taklaman Desert, China, hold human remains up to 4,000 years old.Credit: Wenying Li,...

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    Grammar Correction as You Type, on Pixel 6

    Posted by Tony Mak, Software Engineer, Google Research and Simon Tong, Principal Engineer, Google Research, Brain...

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    South America's second-largest river retreats to lowest levels in 77 years

    The Parana, South America’s second-largest river behind only the Amazon, has retreated this year to its...

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    Astronomers witnessed the death of a star as it happened

    Unprecedented observations of a nearby supernova in 2020 have given astronomers an extraordinarily detailed look at...

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    Lemurs sing in a rhythm previously only found in humans and birds

    For twelve years, Chiara De Gregorio and her colleagues awoke before dawn and trudged into the...

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    ‘Only two pages’ of Luxembourg PM’s university thesis were not plagiarised

    Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, has admitted his university thesis “should have been done differently” after...

  • Twenty Year Truck Driver: Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” Will Not End

    Just now·10 min readI have a simple question for every ‘expert’ who thinks they understand the...

  • Ask HN: How do you deal with absolute failures?

    The United States and SV culture especially have invested a ton into the idea that all...

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    You can now ask Google to scrub images of minors from its search results

    Google says minors and their families can ask for an image to be removed from its...

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    U of T researchers create mirror-image peptides that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2

    Researchers at the University of Toronto have created chemical compounds that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and several...

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    Flexible device could treat hearing loss without batteries

    “Acoustic Core-Shell Resonance Harvester for Application of Artificial Cochlea Based on the Piezo-Triboelectric Effect” ACS Nano...

  • Open IP over VHF/UHF Part 5

    I’ve been having fun testing my data radio system over the air for the first time....

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    How did Florida end up with one of the best Covid-19 case and death rates

    Published: 14:32 EDT, 27 October 2021 | Updated: 16:08 EDT, 27 October 2021 Just two months...

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    I put a WiFi router into a phone charger (Final Post)

    After the compute boards were finished, I built and tested the power boards.Fire Extinguisher not picturedNewer...

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    Emoji reactions were a cute addition to Facebook. Result: more “toxicity”

    In late 2017, Facebook was in the final stages of preparing for a major change in...