Like Google Maps, But For Trees: 500,000 Trees Mapped Online, And You Can Even ‘Hug’ Them

TL;DR: trees.sg helps citizens learn about more than half a million of Singapore’s urban trees on an interactive map. Developed by NParks with support from GovTech, the online portal allows the community to interact with the trees as well, such as by indicating when they are flowering. Curious about how this forest of data was populated? Read…(Continue Reading)

Let This AI Show You How to Begin Your Novel

It must be the future, because I’m taking writing advice from a computer. I’ve always been a fan of Janelle Shane’s AI experiments, because they’re adorably goofy, like the computer is just starting to learn the ways of human language, or concepts like recipes or colors. But her latest creation writes beginning… Read more…

How to Read Minds, With Mentalist Henrik Fexeus

Is mind-reading actually possible? How can we interpret body language to better understand what others are really thinking? In this week’s episode, Alice and Melissa are exploring these questions and more with the help of Swedish mentalist Henrik Fexeus (aka “Sweden’s Derren Brown”). Henrik is the author of the… Read more…