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Meet the black bear that took 400 selfies

Image: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Brace yourselves, bear lovers. We have a new star. One special black bear recently discovered a wildlife camera set up by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP), managing to take hundreds of selfies with it. “Of the 580 photos captured [on the camera], about 400...

Microsoft strikes ‘strategic alliance’ with solar manufacturer

Microsoft president Brad Smith speaks during a climate initiative event in Redmond, Washington, on Thursday, January 16th, 2020.  | Image: David Ryder/Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft just forged a strategic alliance with a major solar panel manufacturer to try to make good on its clean energy goals. The deal comes as supply chain woes...

ChatGPT can’t be credited as an author, says world’s largest academic publisher

Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic publisher, has clarified its policies on the use of AI writing tools in scientific papers. The company announced this week that software like ChatGPT can’t be credited as an author in papers published in its thousands of journals....

Lauren Sánchez will lead an all-woman crew to space on Blue Origin

Image: Raymond Hall/GC Images Lauren Sánchez is best known for her TV and news appearances — and a relationship with Jeff Bezos (that had a few publicly dramatic turns) — but now, she could soon be known as the first person to lead an all-woman space mission on Blue Origin. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sánchez reveals that...

Meet the former Tesla director who wants to pull carbon dioxide out of the air

Carbon removal technology at a Climeworks facility in Iceland. | Photo by Halldor Kolbeins / AFP via Getty Images Microsoft, Stripe, Shopify, H&M — hell, even Coldplay — are some of the big-name clients paying Swiss company Climeworks to take carbon dioxide out of the air. Climeworks became the first company to sell the service, using...

We are now 90 seconds to our doom

Dr. Leonard Rieser, chairman of the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, moves the hand of the Doomsday Clock back to 17 minutes before midnight at offices near the University of Chicago on November 26th, 1991. | Photo by Carl Wagner / Chicago Tribune / Tribune News Service via Getty Images Fellow humans, we are now just 90 seconds...

Amazon launches a $5 monthly subscription for unlimited prescription medications

The flat monthly $5 fee for RxPass doesn’t increase even if users need multiple prescription medications each month. | Image: Amazon Amazon is launching RxPass in the US, a new drug subscription exclusive to Prime members that charges users a $5 monthly fee to ship eligible prescription medications to their doorstep. Announced on Tuesday...

Garmin adds FDA-cleared EKGs to its Venu 2 Plus smartwatch

The Venu 2 Plus is getting an FDA-cleared EKG app. | Image: Garmin While smartwatch makers like Apple and Samsung are delving into rugged fitness, Garmin is shoring up its advanced health features. Today, the company announced that it’s adding FDA-cleared EKGs to its Venu 2 Plus smartwatch. The EKG app will allow Venu 2 Plus owners to record...

The US certifies the first small modular nuclear reactor design

An artist’s rendering of NuScale Power’s small modular nuclear reactor plant. | Image: NuScale For the first time, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified a design for an advanced small modular reactor (SMR). The certification allows utilities to choose the advanced reactor design when applying for a license to build and...

Light pollution is even worse than satellites show us

A long exposure photo shows stars in the night sky over the Santa Ruins in Trabzon, Turkey, on January 20th, 2023. | Image: Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The brightness of the night sky has risen by an average of 10 percent each year, according to new research. That’s a significantly higher number than estimates made...

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