New AI fake text generator writes George Owell fiction and is too dangerous to release to the public

The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse by Alex Hern Guardian Feb 14 2019 The AI wrote a new passage of fiction set in China after being fed the opening line of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (pictured). Photograph: Mondadori/Getty Images The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can … Continue reading New AI fake text generator writes George Owell fiction and is too dangerous to release to the public

Rare half-male, half-female cardinal spotted in Pennsylvania

What causes this phenomenon? //assets.nationalgeographic.com/modules-video/latest/assets/ngsEmbeddedVideo.html?guid=00000168-b9ea-d979-a16d-f9ffb69a0000 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REVEALS HALF-MALE, HALF-FEMALE CARDINAL: Birdwatchers in Erie, Pennsylvania, found an incredibly uncommon bird—in their backyard. FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY SHIRLEY CALDWELL BY MAUREEN SEABERG National Geographic Jan 31, 2019 JEFFREY AND SHIRLEY Caldwell have been attracting birds for 25 years with carefully tended backyard feeders. But the lifelong Erie, Pennsylvania, residents … Continue reading Rare half-male, half-female cardinal spotted in Pennsylvania

The Choice We Face

Politicians need to be clear: do they take climate change seriously or not? by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Feb, 9, 2019 You don't even have to accept the most severe predictions about the consequences of climate change to understand that we stand at the brink of something dire. You only need to look at the Fourth National Climate … Continue reading The Choice We Face

In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

by Greta Thunberg Common Dreams Feb 2, 2019 https://youtu.be/M7dVF9xylaw Recently I've seen many rumors circulating about me and enormous amounts of hate. This is no surprise to me. I know that since most people are not aware of the full meaning of the climate crisis (which is understandable since it has never been treated as a crisis) … Continue reading In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming

part 2 of The Case of the Staggering Moron: Meanwhile in Australia by Jennifer Francis  Conversation Jan 29, 2019 A record-breaking cold wave is sending literal shivers down the spines of millions of Americans. Temperatures across the upper Midwest are forecast to fall an astonishing 50 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) below normal this week – … Continue reading How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming

The blind spot

It’s tempting to think science gives a God’s-eye view of reality. But we forget the place of human experience at our peril by Adam Frank, Marcelo Gleiser & Evan Thompson Aeon Jan 8, 2019 The problem of time is one of the greatest puzzles of modern physics. The first bit of the conundrum is cosmological. To understand … Continue reading The blind spot

Pentagon Climate Change Report Ignores Its Lead Role in Fueling the Crisis

The U.S. Department of Defense produces more hazardous waste than the five biggest U.S.-based chemical companies combined and is the biggest contributor to global pollution in the world. by Alexander Rubinstein MintPressNews Jan 24, 2019 WASHINGTON — This week, the Department of Defense released a report to Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) detailing … Continue reading Pentagon Climate Change Report Ignores Its Lead Role in Fueling the Crisis