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BBC - Future - How modern life is transforming the human skeleton
This has led to a discipline known as “osteobiography" – literally “the biography of bones” – which involves looking at a skeleton to find out how its owner lived.
bones  anatomy  bbc  wtf  science  future  doom 
19 hours ago by ignatz
Automating the News — Nicholas Diakopoulos | Harvard University Press
"From hidden connections in big data to bots spreading fake news, journalism is increasingly computer-generated."
journalism  data_mining  robots  doom  villainy 
9 days ago by ignatz
Carnival Cruise Line to pay a $20M fine over pollution
Carnival’s pollution problem is so bad that across its fleet, the large boats pollute 10 times more than all 260 million of Europe’s cars. That tidbit comes courtesy of a study by the European think tank Transport & Environment, which looked at 203 cruise ships sailing European waters in 2017.

The report also found that besides over-tourism and crashing into ports, there’s a good reason for European cities to dislike cruise ships: they are emitting sulfur dioxide all over the place. If you can’t keep your pollutants straight, sulfur dioxide causes both acid rain and lung cancer. Cruise lines, it turns out, have been dropping the gas all over Europe; the report says Barcelona, Palma Mallorca, and Venice were the cities worst affected by sulfur dioxide emissions. Per the FT, “sulfur dioxide emissions from cars was 3.2m kt versus 62m kt from cruise ships, with Carnival accounting for half that, the study found.”
travel  doom  cruiseships  pollution  europe  environment  climatechange  via:jm 
9 days ago by ignatz
EU ethics guidelines: Ethical washing made in Europe
How industry creates ethics groups in order to coopt arguments for ethical AI
ai  privacy  law  eu  ethics  failure  doom  villainy 
10 weeks ago by ignatz
Careful with hot objects
Laboratory team travels the world dealing with radioactive material no longer in use.
doom  radiation  engineering  safety  nuclear 
december 2018 by ignatz
Shortcut Roulette
phone fires off shortcuts without sense, may ruin your life
ios  games  ha  doom 
november 2018 by ignatz
Octopuses 'walking out of the sea' - BBC News
Octopuses 'walking out of the sea' on the Welsh coast
doom  ocean  octopus  horror 
october 2017 by ignatz
End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County – Orange County Register
Extreme religious end of the world message accidentally sent via emergency alert
doom  ha  religion  orangecounty  oc  tv  failure 
september 2017 by ignatz
My Summer on the Content Farm – The Awl
"I was to be an intermediary between the web at large and the raw, reliably weird substance that results from the unlikely union of algorithmically created topic assignments and writers of, shall we say, widely variable competence. "
content-farm  demand  writing  doom  via:jomc 
july 2017 by ignatz
The Strange History of Anthrax Cases Tied to Men's Shaving Brushes
Men's shaving brushes made from animal hair were once linked with cases of anthrax around the time of World War I, according to a new report.
anthrax  doom  shaving 
april 2017 by ignatz
E-commerce Marketplaces Research and News - Marketplace Pulse
We monitor millions of sellers and brands in major marketplaces globally to bring you trusted insights, seller information, business intelligence, and unique e-commerce data.
amazon  ecommerce  doom 
march 2017 by ignatz
Zimbabwe: NGO Says Hwange Women Using Colliery Mine Waste As Sexual Stimulant -
A MINING rights lobby NGO says Hwange Colliery is exposing local women to serious health risks by dumping toxic acid whose chaff they (women) are applying to their bodies to arouse sexual pleasure.
doom  sex  mining  coal  toxics 
march 2017 by ignatz
Hindutva unmasked: Yogi Adityanath, BJP's most strident face, will be its chief minister in UP
The Gorakhpur MP has a well-documented history of provocative anti-Muslim rhetoric and serious criminal cases.
india  politics  race  doom 
march 2017 by ignatz
Sexism at Uber from female management #UberStory – Medium
It sickens me to know that there are countless employees at Uber who are experiencing worse situations than mine. If you’ve read Susan Fowler’s Uber story recently, you know what I’m talking about…
uber  doom 
march 2017 by ignatz
Encyclopedia Of Forlorn Places | Home
Locations for photography, ruins, old towns, ghost towns, industrial history and night photography. A travel guide and shooting location guide to empty places.
geography  doom  forlorn 
march 2017 by ignatz
Follow the Oil Trail and You’ll Find the Girls
A filmmaker travels the U.S. and Canada to speak with Indigenous women about the constant threats to their safety and their lives.
oil  doom  villainy  toread 
march 2017 by ignatz
This Is What USAF Bomber Pilots Would Wear During A Nuclear Apocalypse - The Drive
It's an obscure Cold War-era technological relic that is still in use, and becoming increasingly relevant once again, today.
doom  fashion  aviation  helmet 
march 2017 by ignatz
If Only AI Could Save Us from Ourselves
Google has an ambitious plan to use artificial intelligence to weed out abusive comments and defang online mobs. The technology isn’t up to that challenge—but it will help the Internet’s best-behaving communities function better.
socialnetworks  trolling  doom  villainy 
february 2017 by ignatz
The Slow Confiscation of Everything | Laurie Penny
Climate change is a different prospect of calamity—not just elementally but morally different from nuclear exchange in a manner which has not been properly dealt with.
lauriepenny  climate  doom 
february 2017 by ignatz
1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made Cahokia, An American Indian City Big. Then, Climate Change Destroyed It : The Salt : NPR
The Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power after A.D. 900 by farming corn. Now, new evidence suggests a dramatic change in climate might have led to the culture's collapse in the 1300s.
civilization  nativeamerican  usa  history  food  doom  climate 
february 2017 by ignatz
Who Is Alexander Dugin, the Man Linking Putin, Erdogan and Trump? - Bloomberg
‘He’s seen as a brilliant philosopher, but brilliance and madness are very close to each other.’
doom  politics  usa  russia  turkey 
february 2017 by ignatz
Get the cyanide out or you're dead
cassava  food  venezuela  doom 
january 2017 by ignatz
@whitehouseleak - Album on Imgur
Album uploaded by vapensiero. @whitehouseleak
politics  usa  lol  doom 
january 2017 by ignatz
Overview ‹ Sculpting Evolution — MIT Media Lab
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
future  doom  mit  evolution 
january 2017 by ignatz
Magmas near the critical degassing pressure drive volcanic unrest towards a critical state : Nature Communications
Magmas may migrate through hydrothermal fluids, but magma-hydrothermal interactions are poorly understood.
volcano  doom 
december 2016 by ignatz
'Very dangerous' supervolcano under Naples showing signs of reawakening | The Independent
One of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanoes is showing signs of reawakening under the Italian city of Naples.  The Campi Flegrei may be nearing a critical pressure point necessary to drive an eruption for the first time in 500 years, according to scientists.  Researchers say the volcano is moving towards a threshold beyond which rising magma could spark the release of fluids and gases at 10 times the normal rate. 
doom  volcano 
december 2016 by ignatz
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