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I Went to a Rave With the 46-Year-Old Millionaire Who Claims to Have the Body of a Teenager

This article was featured in the One Story to Read Today newsletter. Sign up for it here.The first few steps on the path toward living forever alongside the longevity enthusiast Bryan Johnson are straightforward: “Go to bed on time, eat healthy food, and exercise,” he told a crowd in Brooklyn on Saturday morning. “But to start, you guys are now going...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 23:56
KitchenAid Did It Right 87 Years Ago

My KitchenAid stand mixer is older than I am. My dad bought the white-enameled machine 35 years ago, during a brief first marriage. The bits of batter crusted into its cracks could be from the pasta I made yesterday or from the bread he made then.I learned to make my grandfather’s crunchy molasses gingersnaps in that stand mixer. In it, I creamed butter...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 23:39
Your Phone Has Nothing on AM Radio

This article was featured in the One Story to Read Today newsletter. Sign up for it here.There is little love lost between Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Rashida Tlaib. She has called him a “dumbass” for his opposition to the Paris Climate Agreement; he has called her and her allies “shills for terrorists” on account of their support for Palestine....

Wed Feb 21, 2024 19:26
What Happened to Baseball Jerseys?

Last week, as American sports fans’ eyes moved from football to baseball, a great cry—or at least a significant grumble—was heard from MLB players arriving at spring training: The new uniforms are bad.The MLB announced the uniforms, which have been redesigned by Nike for all of the league’s 30 teams, in a press release last Tuesday. It included praise...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 00:26
How to Market a World-Changing AI

Yesterday afternoon, OpenAI teased Sora, a video-generation model that promises to convert written text prompts into highly realistic videos. Footage released by the company depicts such examples as “a Shiba Inu dog wearing a beret and black turtleneck” and “in an ornate, historical hall, a massive tidal wave peaks and begins to crash.” The excitement...

Sat Feb 17, 2024 01:10
Things Get Strange When AI Starts Training Itself

Updated at 11:52 a.m. ET on February 16, 2024ChatGPT exploded into the world in the fall of 2022, sparking a race toward ever more advanced artificial intelligence: GPT-4, Anthropic’s Claude, Google Gemini, and so many others. Just yesterday, OpenAI unveiled a model called Sora, the latest to instantly generate short videos from written prompts. But...

Fri Feb 16, 2024 14:54

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