Netflix used AI-generated images in anime short. Artists are not having it.
The company claims AI could help with anime's supposed labor shortage, and animators are furious.
Letting your favorite things gather dust is unsustainable—use them
A behavior called product attachment can explain why we avoid using what we care too much about.
The best way to save forests? Legally recognize Indigenous lands.
A new report says the key to saving Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is recognizing Indigenous territory.
Russia’s robot tanklet is being pitched as an anti-armor tool
The experimental bot in question is called the Marker UGV.
This heat-seeking robot looks and moves like a vine
The tubular robot could one day help extinguish the hard-to-find remnants of wildfires.
This is the best look yet into ancient Egyptians’ mummy-making chemicals
The ancient Egyptians were masters at embalming the dead, a practice that required chemistry and global cooperation.
The DOJ is investigating an AI tool that could be hurting families in Pennsylvania
Critics—and potentially the DOJ—are worried about the Allegheny Family Screening Tool's approach to mental health and disabled communities.
Minnesota just became the first post-Roe state to make abortion a right
The PRO Act also includes protections for contraception access and fertility services.
A sea sponge’s sneeze lasts a very, very long time
Plus other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Why we shouldn’t get too excited about bioplastics
Bioplastics often have a lot more in common with regular plastic than we realize.