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What Neapolitans Understand About Death (Better Than Most)

What Neapolitans Understand About Death (Better Than Most)

Like most people, I’m afraid of death. I take calculated steps to talk about death without actually using the word. I sometimes skip songs like Buddy Holly’s That’ll be the Day or avoid driving down a street where I know there was a deadly car accident. I sometimes use friendlier, less anxiety-inducing words like “passed…
The TV Show ‘Survivor’ Can Help Us Understand Impeachment

The TV Show ‘Survivor’ Can Help Us Understand Impeachment

The reality TV star was accused of repeatedly abusing his position. There were calls that he be voted off, which were pushed aside. At a key moment, he received the backing of two members of his faction, who confessed that they cared more about their own viability as candidates than the truth of the charges.…
Oto snags $5.3M seed to use AI to understand voice intonation

Oto snags $5.3M seed to use AI to understand voice intonation

Oto, a startup spun off from research at SRI International to help customer service operations understand voice intonation, announced a $5.3 million seed round today. Participants in the round included Firstminute Capital, Fusion Fund, Interlace Ventures, SAP.iO and SRI International . The startup has raised $6.5 million including a previous $1 million seed round, according…
To try to understand the youths, researchers snooped through their trash

To try to understand the youths, researchers snooped through their trash

Really? — The researchers confirmed teens like flavored tobacco products. Beth Mole - Oct 11, 2019 4:45 pm UTC Enlarge / Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau is disguised as a mountain climber, while hiding in a trash can, in a scene from the film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again', 1976. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images)While…

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Lexilight is a reading lamp designed to help people with dyslexia...

The Lexilight is completely adjustable -- knobs on the back of the light change the pulsation, allowing users to find the rhythm that works for them.Lexilife is a new company out of France, and it's showing off the Lexilight at CES 2020. The lamp itself is available now in Europe and will come to the…

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