Daily Archives: August 21, 2019

Your Xbox Is Listening to You, and So Are Microsoft’s Contractors

https://gizmodo.com/your-xbox-is-listening-to-you-and-so-are-microsoft-s-c-1837449320 Microsoft Xbox owners will bummed to learn that humans have been listening to some of their voice commands. Motherboard recently spoke to a number of Microsoft contractors who said they’d been hired by the company to review Xbox and … Continue reading

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New research links air pollution to increased risk of depression and bipolar disorder

https://www.popsci.com/air-pollution-psychiatric-disorders/ Poor air quality is associated with an array of health harms. (Pixabay/) Over the past decade, researchers have identified dozens of genes that are associated with risk for conditions like bipolar disorder and depression. However, genetics can only explain … Continue reading

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Smoke Has Blotted Out the Sun in São Paulo as the Amazon Burns

https://earther.gizmodo.com/smoke-has-blotted-out-the-sun-in-sao-paulo-as-the-amazo-1837413488 Smoke from human-ignited fires across the Brazilian Amazon.Image: NASA Earth Observatory What began as a “day of fire” a week and a half ago has now turned daytime skies in São Paulo an inky black. The Amazon has been … Continue reading

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