theguardian.com/environment/20

40 different studies, across five years, sampled 30,000 umbilical cords, and found Toxic PFAS chemicals in every single one.

These chemicals are present in the blood of 98% of Americans blood systems, and now it seems most people are exposed to them even before birth.

npr.org/2022/09/24/1124771875/

As certain US states continue to try and Ban Books, such as "The Diary of Anne Frank" independent bookstores are on the front lines, fighting the good fight.

sciencealert.com/scientists-ar

ZEUS. The Zetawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System, fires extremely short (25 femtoseconds) pulses at extremely high power, and it's going to be fired up this week.

It will be the most powerful laser in America, and one of the most powerful in the world. They expect it to be running full scale experiments in multiple fields by 2023.

sciencealert.com/scientists-ar

ZEUS. The Zetawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System, fires extremely short (25 femtoseconds) pulses at extremely high power, and it's going to be fired up this week.

It will be the most powerful laser in America, and one of the most powerful in the world. They expect it to be running full scale experiments in multiple fields by 2023.

gamingonlinux.com/2022/09/kde-

KDE is beginning a round of Fund raising for the KDEnlive video editor.
this is the first time they have done a dedicated fund raiser fr a specific piece of software as compared to KDE in general.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Yet another (another another) study showing that social media in general is bad for your mental health.
This study focused on the Impact Facebook had, historically, on the reported levels of anxiety and depression among college students.

Right now, more than 30% of 18 - 24 year-olds report having a common mental disorder such as depression or anxiety.

ghacks.net/2022/09/15/firefox-

Firefox relay is a service that lets you submit "fake" e-mail addresses to sites, and then forwards the mail they send, to your real e-mail address, without giving away your information.

Firefox has announced that it will soon offer a similar service for phone numbers.

sciencealert.com/physicists-ju

This could allow for a level of comparison in the split-second timing of multiple clocks, to a degree that could reveal previously undetectable signals in a range of physical phenomena.

optimistdaily.com/2022/09/mit-

MIT researchers develop cost-effective battery made of common materials

The team, which is made up of scientists from China, Canada, Kentucky, and Tennessee, selected aluminum for one electrode, with another electrode sourced from sulfur, Lastly salt for the electrolyte.

npr.org/2022/09/09/1121717824/

In 7 different US states, Students who have had their student-loans forgiven "might" get taxed on it, as if it were earned income.

North Carolina, Indiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, California

sciencealert.com/koreas-fusion

Korea's 'artificial Sun' reactor officially sustained plasma at a temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius for more than 20 seconds. It uses magnetic fields to generate and stabilize ultra-hot plasma.

sciencealert.com/earth-is-teet

Even current levels of warming have already put the world at risk of five major tipping points – the collapse of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets; widespread abrupt permafrost thaw; collapse of convection in the Labrador Sea; and massive die-off of tropical coral reefs.

theguardian.com/technology/202

Instagram owner Meta has been fined €405m by the Irish data watchdog for letting teenagers set up accounts that publicly displayed their phone numbers and email addresses.

sciencealert.com/quantum-physi

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany have successfully entangled 14 photons into a state considered optimal for qubits, more than doubling previous attempts – while also improving on their efficiency.

theguardian.com/technology/202

Although details are sparse, Meta/Facebook are choosing to settle out of court, after a lawsuit takes them to task for sharing users private data with multiple 3rd parties, without user consent Including Cambridge Analytica, an Election Consulting Agency, backed by a British Intelligence Firm.

howtogeek.com/823522/how-does-

The idea, is instead of having specific VPN servers to connect to, the entire VPN network would be sort-of blockchain based, and decentralized, meaning no geolocation, no specific IP/server blocking etc.

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