Minecraft Has a New Sustainable City Map to Explore

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Mojang Studios released a free sustainability city map on Thursday that teaches players how to create a sustainable environment in the real world by exploring a virtual one.

Central Park's Rare Snowy Owl Visitor Shows Why We Must Conserve Land Everywhere

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Birders flocked to the park to check out a snowy owl, the first recorded sighting of the bird in more than a century in the park. There’s something wildly incongruous about a stark-white owl on a baseball diamond in the heart of Manhattan.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Want Comcast to Stop Grifting Customers Until the Pandemic Is Over

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Comcast celebrated the new year by rolling out its data caps and predatory overage fees to millions of customers in the northeastern United States, but lawmakers in Massachusetts aren’t having it.

Spotify Could One Day Recommend Songs Based on How Your Voice Sounds

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The patent details a concept for using audio signals—your voice, background sounds, and even your accent—to suss out what to play for you.

GameStonk Goes to the Moon—Wait, No, It's Going to Congress Instead

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters said on Thursday that the committee’s lawmakers plan to investigate short selling and online trading platforms.

Intriguing 'Life' Signal on Venus Was Plain Old Sulphur Dioxide, New Research Suggests

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This is not the first paper to critique the apparent discovery of phosphine on Venus, and it’s probably not going to be the last.

Documentary+ Is the Latest Free Service to Enter the Streaming Wars

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Another free, ad-supported streaming service with a focus on non-fiction films launches today, this one hoping to win over the documentary crowd.

Toothbrushes Might Not Be Covered in Poo After All

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According to a new study, our brushes are full of bacteria found in our mouths, but they’re not full of bacteria from our guts.

Snipping Tool Bug is Keeping Windows Insider Users From Copy-Pasting Screenshots

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Windows Insider members have found an issue with Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 feature pack, one that affects part of the screen-snipping utility.

Tim, It's Pronounced Facebook

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It’s been a big day in privacy land for Apple, but among a flurry of privacy-related announcements from the Cupertino-based company, the juiciest was perhaps a speech by CEO Tim Cook at CPDP 2021.

QAnon Congresswoman Also Believes a Space Laser Sparked California's Deadliest Wildfir

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It appears no conspiracy is too outlandish for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to peddle.

Researchers Turned a Living Venus Flytrap Into a Cyborg Robotic Gripper

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It’s not uncommon for robot-building engineers to take inspiration from one of Mother Nature’s designs, but this might be the first time we’ve seen one of her creations, a Venus flytrap plant, used to simplify the creation of an actual robotic component—in this case, a gripper capable of picking up delicate objects.

Ridiculously Tiny Chameleons Discovered in Madagascar

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Researchers have found a minuscule chameleon in Northern Madagascar, which they believe to be the smallest reptile on the planet. Small body, big attitude—just look at that face.

Facebook's Oversight Board Issues First Five Rulings for Everyone to Get Mad About

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Facebook’s Oversight Board, the supposedly independent entity the company created to quell some of the heat over its moderation policies, announced its first five decisions on Thursday.

Someone Hacked a 17-Year-Old iPod to Stream Spotify

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To help make it relevant again, Guy Dupont gave a 17-year-old iPod a much-needed upgrade with the ability to wirelessly stream Spotify so that it plays music once again without ever needing to be connected to iTunes.

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