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Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough Gets a Bigger Burst of Laser Energy

The Key Number: 3.88 megajoules. The experiment in December generated a whirlwind of accolades when it produced about three megajoules of energy — equivalent to about 1.5 pounds of TNT, or about 1.5 times the energy of the incoming lasers. It was the first time that a fusion reaction in a laboratory setting produced more […]

The Secret Ingredient of ChatGPT Is Human Advice

Last November, the company behind Facebook released a chatbot called Galactica. After a torrent of complaints that the bot made up historical events and spewed other nonsense, Meta removed it from the internet. Two weeks later, the San Francisco start-up OpenAI released a chatbot called ChatGPT. It was a worldwide sensation. Both bots were powered […]

The Beauty of a Silent Walk: TikTok’s Latest Wellness Obsession

In a TikTok video that has now amassed nearly half a million views, the influencer Mady Maio describes taking a walk. But not just any walk: a silent one. For her, the 30-minute stroll was revelatory. No podcasts, no music. Just “me, myself and I.” She was resistant at first. (It was her boyfriend’s idea.) […]

Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal: U.K. Agency Signals Approval

Microsoft came one step closer on Friday to completing its $69 billion purchase of the video game maker Activision Blizzard, in a deal that has become an example of how a company can successfully ride out stricter regulatory scrutiny of the power of tech giants. Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority, the last remaining agency that […]

How to Use Social Media, According to Teen Girls

Teen-to-Teen Advice You don’t have to reply right away. Reminders to do your homework. DMs in every app. Multiple group chats blowing up. All of these notifications can feel endless and overwhelming. Niki Shiva, 17, from Hayward, Calif., said she sets her phone to “do not disturb for everyone except mom” to mitigate her anxiety. […]

Netflix Prepares to Send Its Final Red Envelope

In a nondescript office park minutes from Disneyland sits a nondescript warehouse. Inside this nameless, faceless building, an era is ending. The building is a Netflix DVD distribution plant. Once a bustling ecosystem that processed 1.2 million DVDs a week, employed 50 people and generated millions of dollars in revenue, it now has just six […]