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Bill Pledges to Keep Flying Private Jet While Speaking Out Against Climate Change

Standing Up Billionaire Microsoft cofounder, philanthropist, and climate advocate Bill Gates will do whatever it takes to save the planet — as long as it doesn't mean flying economy. "Well, I buy the gold standard of, funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family's carbon footprint," Gates told the BBC during a lengthy interview,...

Google Issues Warning About AI-Generated Content About Health and Finance

Amid Google's preparation to launch its own chatbot-integrated search feature — a major push to compete with Microsoft's ChatGPT-integrated Bing — the search giant has quietly issued some new warnings regarding publishers looking to run AI-generated content. Specifically, Google is warning outlets that there'll be extra scrutiny from its search team...

Google Invests $300 Million in AI That Passed Law School Exam

Green Isn't Your Color Two months after OpenAI's surprise ChatGPT release caused Google to issue an internal "code red," the search giant is finally making — or at least, doin' their darndest to make — big moves to catch up. Coupled with the announcement that in the coming weeks the company will be releasing its own AI-powered search-oriented chatbot...

Bing Executive Says He Has His Sobbing Under Control

Sobbing Uncontrollably Who could've thought that we'd be talking about Bing, Microsoft's search engine that's been playing second fiddle to Google since its conception, in the year 2023? "Imagining a Bing exec somewhere deep in a Microsoft office just sobbing uncontrollably rn that Bing is *finally* getting its moment," Engadget senior editor Karissa...

James Webb Reveals Mysteriously Powerful "Engine" of Two Merging Galaxies

Cosmic Engineering Twelve years ago, researchers noticed that two colliding galaxies some 500 million light-years away were emitting a copious amount of infrared light. While the precise origin of the illumination was impossible to pinpoint at the time, they were convinced the infrared illumination may have come from a "powerful energy source."  Somewhere...

Mysterious Russian Satellite Explodes

Oh, Good According to the Guardians of the US Space Force, a mysterious Russian satellite broke apart in orbit early last month, leaving a trail of at least 85 pieces of potentially dangerous space debris in its wake. The mighty watchful eyes over at America's 18th Space Defense Squadron tweeted the news on Monday, noting that the left-behind junk...

Former Facebook Exec Says AI Will Soon Simulate the Human Brain

Emulator Gator John Carmack — Doom creator, father of virtual reality, and premier disgruntled Meta employee — believes humanity is on the cusp of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). "I think that, almost certainly, the tools that we've got from deep learning in this last decade," the famed programmer told Dallas Innovates, "we'll be able to ride...

China Wants the Corpse of Its Balloon Back After the US Killed It With a Missile

Give It Back Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about the supposed Chinese meteorological balloon that veered way off-course last week, an event that strained an already frosty US-China relationship. The massive weather balloon, which had a large solar panel-powered structure hanging from it, was shot down by a US missile...

Hot Tubs Are Filled With Things Too Horrifying to Mention, Scientists Say

Hot tubs, according to new research, are exactly as gross as you've always been warned — and in fact may be even more horrifying than you would imagine. In an explainer for The Conversation, microbiologist Primrose Freestone at the University of Leicester noted that while hot tubs have ample historic precedent and are known for their healing properties,...

China Growing Pigs in Huge High Rise Buildings

Pig Million China is constructing giant towers with dozens of stories to farm pigs, The New York Times reports, in a massive drive to get the country's animal supplies caught up with demand and stabilize prices in the country. The small rural town of Ezhou in central China, for instance, constructed a behemoth 26-story pig tower with the goal of producing over...

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