In cold blood

Photo by Dennis Lane/Getty Therapeutic hypothermia could save lives, propel interstellar travel and expand consciousness. Why the cold feet? Philip Jaekl studied neuroscience at York University in Toronto and went on to complete postdoctoral research at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, and at the University of Rochester in New York. ‘Some, pale and depressed by inanition, swooned away and died, stretched on the snow … They were seen walking insensible and ignorant where they went … In a word, when no longer able to continue walking, having neither power nor will, they fell on their knees … Their pulse was … Continue reading In cold blood

Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids

Apps that make it easy to invade kids’ privacy are a recipe for arrested development. BY KIRSTEN WEIR For the past two years, Mandie Snyder, an accountant near Spokane, Washington, has been “monitoring” her daughter. With a handy tech tool known as mSpy, Snyder is able to review her 13-year-old’s text messages, photos, videos, app downloads, and browser history. She makes no apologies for it. Last summer, she says, she was able to intervene when she discovered her daughter was texting her boyfriend to plan a sexual rendezvous. “I know my daughter isn’t as naïve as I was at her … Continue reading Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids

Astronomers Are Gearing Up to Listen for Evidence of Aliens from a Mysterious Interstellar Object

Image credit: Brooks Bays / SOEST Publication Services / Univ. of Hawaii  Creative Commons IN BRIEF The strange celestial object called ‘Oumuamua will be the subject of a Breakthrough Listen initiative to see if it’s giving off a radio signal. While the object is likely natural, astronomers do concede a slight possibility of it being ET in origin. LISTENING IN Our solar system was recently introduced to the first interstellar object in late November. The object, called ‘Oumuamua (a Hawaiian word for “messenger”), has caught the attention of astronomers and space enthusiasts who are toying with the possibility of it … Continue reading Astronomers Are Gearing Up to Listen for Evidence of Aliens from a Mysterious Interstellar Object

The App That Reminds You You’re Going to Die

It helped me find inner peace. by BIANCA BOSKER Five times a day for the past three months, an app called WeCroak has been telling me I’m going to die. It does not mince words. It surprises me at unpredictable intervals, always with the same blunt message: “Don’t forget, you’re going to die.” Sending these notices is WeCroak’s sole function. They arrive “at random times and at any moment just like death,” according to the app’s website, and are accompanied by a quote meant to encourage “contemplation, conscious breathing or meditation.” Though the quotes are not intended to induce nausea and despair, this … Continue reading The App That Reminds You You’re Going to Die

A New Black Metal Album Was Just Published — and It Wasn’t Made by a Human

. IN BRIEF An artificial intelligence has produced a five-track black metal album titled “Coditany of Timeness.” The songs were produced by training a neural network with Krallice’s 2011 record Diotima.  DADABOTS/Bandcamp ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SHREDS Artificial intelligence has already proven its prowess at tasks, from driving cars to making nuclear reactors safer. Now, the technology is being used to create a black metal album that shreds just as fiercely as music produced by humans. Coditany of Timeness is the product of a project undertaken by CJ Carr and Zack Zukowski. It’s a five-track black metal album that features songs with algorithmically generated titles like … Continue reading A New Black Metal Album Was Just Published — and It Wasn’t Made by a Human

Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency

2017 by: Mike Adams (Natural News) I’m going to assume the readers who make it to this article are well informed enough that I don’t have to go into the history of the global money changers and their desire for a one world currency. (If you don’t yet understand the goal of the globalist banking empire and the coming engineered collapse of the fiat currency system, you’re already about 5,000 posts behind the curve.) With that as a starting point, it’s now becoming increasingly evident that Bitcoin may be a creation of the NSA and was rolled out as a “normalization” experiment to … Continue reading Evidence points to Bitcoin being an NSA-engineered psyop to roll out one-world digital currency

How Far Can You Abstract a Map?

Morphology, an exploratory cartographic tool, turns the whole world into swoops and lines. BY CARA GIAIMO A well-known city, viewed in Morphology. ALL IMAGES COURTESY GERALDINE SARMIENTO/MAPZEN CAN YOU GUESS WHICH CITY is depicted above? If you look closely, there are plenty of clues: the big arterial river, the blocky buildings crowded onto the pier, the carefully plotted streets overlaid by the occasional loop of highway. Do you have it? This is Chicago, Illinois, as viewed in Morphology, an exploratory cartographic tool on the Mapzen platform that eschews common communicative elements like color and symbols. Instead, it seeks to show the world, and all its constituent parts, as … Continue reading How Far Can You Abstract a Map?