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RV sales are an under-the-radar bellwether for the health of the broader economy - and they're tanking in 2023

Lesser known indicators like cardboard box demand, egg prices, and RV sales, are closely watched for clues about the health of the economy.

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US Surgeon General says social media can pose 'a profound risk' to teens' mental health

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has stated in an advisory that "we cannot conclude social media is sufficiently safe for children and adolescents." Murthy argued that the potential harms of social media outweigh the benefits for younger users.Citing "a su…

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455. dzień inwazji. Podsumowujemy, co się stało w ostatnich godzinach

Rosyjska inwazja na Ukrainę trwa od 455 dni. Prezydent Ukrainy Wołodymyr Zełenski powiedział we wtorek w wieczornym wystąpieniu, że najważniejsze zadanie organów państwa i sens wszystkich kontaktów międzynarodowych polega na wzmacnianiu Ukrainy i jej obrony p…

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"Zastąpić słabe Niemcy Polską". Finowie o supermocarstwie nad Wisłą

W strategicznych planach obronnych Polski jest nie tylko jej większa obecność na Litwie, ale również w Estonii, od której zaczyna się obrona przed Rosją - pisze "Helsingin Sanomat". To już kolejny raz, gdy Finowie mówią o Rzeczpospolitej jako o przyszłym "sup…

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Millennial Money: How to use ChatGPT to plan your next trip

Artificial intelligence chatbots like ChatGPT offer a novel way to research travel plans

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‘I stood there with my mouth open. It was a utopia’: 50 years of Olivia, the lesbian cruise company

The company, which began as a record label, beat the odds to offer a space where women could ‘come out and be themselves’Jai Henrietta still remembers the first time she went on an Olivia Travel vacation: “I just stood there with my mouth open. Seeing 2,000 w…

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Add June's New Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Books to Your Summer Reading List

If your idea of “beach reads” includes subjects like aliens, space battles, fantasy battles, time-travel, monsters, demons, vampires, magical circus performers, and fresh takes on classic mythology... this list of 42 new sci-fi, fantasy, and horror releases f…

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Shop talk: Britain’s 20 best independent boutiques

From upcycled floral dresses to cutting-edge style, these small independent businesses have something for everyoneA proudly Welsh, colourful confection of fashion treasures for women of every age. Owned by Gwenno Penrhyn, Kiti is named after her grandmother a…

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New Designers presents 10 award-winning fashion and textiles projects

Dezeen School Shows: clothing informed by Brutalism and a biomaterial that combines crotchet and algae are included in Dezeen's latest school show by New Designers. Also included is a textile collection that takes cues from the colours and energy present in m…

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Which team?

Culture seeks shortcuts. The oldest shortcut is: “Friend or foe?” If we know the answer to that, a whole bunch of time gets saved, and fear is reduced as well. The labeling goes beyond which team, cadre, tribe or village someone is part of. It extends to the …

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Tell us: has your UK energy supplier back-billed you by more than 12 months?

We’re keen to hear from people being back-billed by UK energy companies for energy used more than 12 months previously and what you have done about itWe’re interested in hearing from people whose energy supplier has back-billed them for energy used more than …

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Invasion of Ukraine ‘has fuelled funding boom for clean energy’

International Energy Agency says investment will hit $1.7tn this year, well ahead of fossil fuelsRussia’s invasion of Ukraine has helped ignite a boom in clean energy investment which will significantly outpace spending on fossil fuels, according to the Inter…

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A Michigan mansion on sale for $6 million has a luxury 'prepper' bunker with a hidden entrance and soundproof gun range — check it out.

The $6 million house comes with a massive underground bunker that can sleep more than 12 people, has a gun range, and equipment to grow food indoors.

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Bees Get All the Love. Won’t Someone Think of the Moths?

More research is showing that moths are secret, critical pollinators, even of crops that feed humanity. Save the bees, but save the moths too.

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How Uber Plans to Slash the Carbon Footprint of Your Food Deliveries and Rides - CNET

Cleaner rides, greener eats, a happier planet.

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New Zealand’s warming seas threaten Māori food sources relied on for generations

Māori tribes record changes to lands and oceans, with some food-gathering practices that have sustained communities for hundreds of years lostDanny Paruru crouches at the water’s edge, letting it wash over his hand. Behind him, at the far hill-line, the sharp…

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Trump offered ‘Food for everyone’ – but Miami restaurant patrons went hungry

The ex-president swept into the Cuban restaurant Versailles after his arraignment this week but left without picking up anyone’s tabDonald Trump headed to Miami’s famous Cuban restaurant Versailles after his arraignment at the city’s federal courthouse on Tue…

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Tesco boss: food inflation has probably peaked but prices will stay high

Ken Murphy says higher costs of grocery imports because of Brexit are partly to blame for rising prices The boss of Tesco said food inflation has probably peaked but warned that prices were likely to stay high and urged the government to ease Brexit rules, wh…

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The fast food reviewer who wears a full suit

It sounds like a bad I Think You Should Leave sketch, but YouTuber TheReportOfTheWeek (who has only ever identified himself as John) is the real deal. Upon first glance, he looks like someone out of a Sam Rockwell painting- vintage suit, soft-spoken, delicate…

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Ensuring people are fed is a job for the government, not charities | Letters

Food banks help a government without empathy, writes Ulrich Jurgens, while David Dargue says that hunger in the UK is now widespread and John Robinson thinks politicians should face up to their responsibilitiesRegarding your article (‘Why should anyone be hun…

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Avec l’ultra-cyclisme et ses courses de 1 000 kilomètres, le vélo change de braquet

Un nombre croissant de cyclistes amateurs s’essaient aux épreuves de très longue distance, en autonomie complète, qui essaiment sur le territoire. L’occasion de mêler effort physique exigeant et aventure en pleine nature.

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Why we need to respect Earth’s last great wilderness – the ocean

There are plans to harness our seas to help tackle the effects of the climate emergency. But without understanding and respect a life support system for our planet could be trashedThe real payoff from the Apollo missions had nothing to do with the moon. The p…

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Google's CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is 'too important not to regulate well' amid growing safety concerns

Sundar Pichai wrote an article in the Financial Times saying Google "cares deeply" about developing AI responsibly and "avoiding harmful application."

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What is AGI? How Artificial General Intelligence could make humans obsolete

Experts say AGI, or Artificial General Intelligence, and is closer than we think — and that it needs regulation.

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The Trillion-Dollar Auction to Save the World

Ocean creatures soak up huge amounts of humanity’s carbon mess. Should we value them like financial assets?

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Apple’s Vision Pro VR is incredible technology but is it useful?

The new product is far ahead of its competition; however, it is not clear that there is a pressing need for it or that most people can afford itAs people begin to report on their hands-on time with Apple’s Vision Pro VR headset, it’s becoming increasingly cle…

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AI Could Face New Rules in the EU to Address Risks to You - CNET

Preliminary legislation aims to protect humans from potential risks associated with AI technology.

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Pandemic lessons: More health workers, less faxing—an Ars Frontiers recap

Amid science and tech triumphs, basic infrastructure problems hurt COVID responses.

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Disney shifts dates for Marvel movies, Star Wars films, and Avatar sequels

In response to the ongoing writers' strike, Disney is shifting several of its Marvel, Star Wars, and Avatar movies to later dates. But more changes may come.

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Is AI Making Silicon Valley Rich on Other People's Work?

Slashdot reader rtfa0987 spotted this on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. "Silicon Valley is poised once again to cash in on other people's products, making a data grab of unprecedented scale that has already spawned lawsuits and congressional hea…

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