The System

NYU researchers reconstruct speech from brain activity, illuminates complex neural processes […] development of prostheses that can read brain activity and decode it directly into speech. While many researchers are working on developing such devices, the NYU prototype has one key difference — it is able to recreate the voice of the patient, using only a small data set of recordings, to a remarkable degree. The result may be that patients do not get a voice back after losing it — they will get their voice back.

Many primates produce copulation calls — Sexual vocalizations become longer, louder, more high-pitched, voiced, and unpredictable at orgasm in both men and women. Men are not less vocal overall, but women start moaning at an earlier stage; speech or even minimally verbalized exclamations are uncommon.

Female frogs appear to fake death to avoid unwanted advances, study shows

Amateur astronomers file class-action lawsuits alleging telescope price-fixing conspiracy

FBI warns against using public USB charging ports — Cybersecurity experts have warned that criminals can load malware onto public USB charging stations to maliciously access electronic devices while they are being charged

On TikTok, PimEyes has become a formidable tool for internet sleuths trying to identify strangers […] Originally founded in 2017 by two computer programmers in Poland, it’s an AI tool that’s like a reverse image search on steroids — it scans a face in a photo and crawls dark corners of the internet to surface photos many people didn’t even know existed of themselves in the background of restaurants or attending a concert.


Two Los Angeles Police Department officers who ignored a robbery in progress in order to catch a Snorlax and Togetic in Pokémon Go also rolled through a stop sign, sped through residential neighborhoods and zoomed over speed bumps, tailgated various cars, and drove the wrong way down a one-way road in order to catch ‘em all

Utah’s Division of Consumer Protection (UDCP) is suing TikTok over allegations that the app’s “addictive nature” harms children and that TikTok deceptively obscures its relationship with ByteDance, its parent company in China.

The Enshittification of Amazon Continues

the fashion designer creating cowboy boots with a little help from AI

Adding spider DNA to silkworms creates silk stronger than Kevlar

Quantum computing in healthcare: predicting diseases and improving patient care “Cancer cells are defeated through the precise modulation of biological quantum electron tunneling by ingenious nanoparticles. This triggers a symphony of electrical signals that activate the natural self-destruct mechanism within cancer cells,” explains lead researcher Frankie Rawson. Study co-author Ruman Rahman added, “This research highlights the potential of quantum therapy as a novel technology for communicating with biology. The combination of quantum bioelectronics and medicine brings us closer to a new treatment approach.”

Our data establish that SARS-CoV-2 infects coronary vessels, inducing plaque inflammation that could trigger acute cardiovascular complications and increase the long-term cardiovascular risk.

The System Isn’t Designed to Help You — if you manage to get what you need from the system, it’s almost by accident, or unintentional, or a byproduct of helping someone else.

the $1,000 Breakfast Club

The Garden of the Five Senses

Here lies a nearly-complete archive of Whole Earth publications

A video of a bird in a cat cage, in a cat cage

Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure,it’s not your fault