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In which we share what we’ve been reading.
Check out this month’s events in our technology calendar.
Worldwide Developers Conference
Apple will host the annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 3-7 in San Jose at the McEnery Convention Center.
Alexa is listening to your sex life
Amazon admits that employees review “small sample” of Alexa audio to “improve the customer experience.”
How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera
How to Scan Your Airbnb for Hidden Cameras
It’s not as technically difficult as it might sound.
Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage?
The Race to Save the Most Endangered Conifer in America
Religious scholars have long debated where Noah constructed his floating zoo made of “gopher wood” (Genesis 6:14) and what tree the ark’s gopher wood even came from. Some residents in the Florida Panhandle have an unlikely answer.
How to make sense of the black hole image, according to 2 astrophysicists
Think on this: The light at the center of the black hole picture has been forever removed from the observable universe.
Scientists reveal first picture of a black hole
The picture, taken over 5 days of observations in April 2017 using eight telescopes around the world by a collaboration known as the Event Horizon Telescope, depicts luminous gas swirling around a supermassive black hole.
Confirmed: New phase of matter is solid and liquid at the same time
The mind-bending material would be like a sponge made of water that’s leaking water.
The fat-burning heart-rate zone is a myth: How exercise and weight loss really work
If you’re the kind of exerciser who constantly checks your heart rate to ensure you’re in the fat-burning zone, you should stop.
How to keep from getting lost in the wilderness
We’ve got your roadmap to outdoor success right here.
‘Sleep Should Be Prescribed’: What Those Late Nights Out Could Be Costing You
A leading neuroscientist on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack, and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it.
Here’s why Microsoft raised the white flag on Edge
The company is being refashioned in ways its former CEOs could never have imagined.
I was a strong Brexiteer. Now we must swallow our pride and think again
If we are to leave the European Union we want a sensible Brexit. There’s no chance of that just now writes Peter Osborne.
Militias, chaos and starvation: Britain 10 years after Brexit
The Queen has fled, Polish workers have been forced out, and violent factions roam a broken land. Writer Jonathan Meades imagines the country The Great Chaos will create.