There was a time when finding movies to watch would take hours. We look back to this era with fondness – visiting stores, browsing through aisles, discovering titles that excite us to bring home. Nowadays, entertainment is delivered to us with just a few clicks. Algorithms that know our preferences, platforms where we can make purchases in minutes. It’s easy to get lost in automation; this article is a reminder to, after the pandemic, put your smartphone down, visit bookstores, and stumble upon hidden arts and literary treasures.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here