An amusing report on a new invention. With the new Chickfly pants, women don’t need to jump through hoops to pee privately outdoors. The pants don’t have a zipper; the pants’ fly is made of overlapping fabric, which allows the user to open the layers instead of pulling their pants down. While you might (rightfully) fear that the fabric will flash your crotch while moving around (especially since it’s intended to be worn sans underwear) the fabric snaps back into place once you stop pushing them open.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here