Sophia the Robot is being mass produced for a world plagued with loneliness Document Journal The pandemic has complicated human interaction, and Hanson Robotics thinks they’ve found the solution. But is technology really equipped to solve this inherently human problem?

Academic journal fingerprints PDFs to prevent free use of its materials Document Journal When primary sources are paywalled, the public is cornered into taking secondary interpretations at face value

The complicated truth about recycling Document Journal No Cap: Colgate’s new eco-friendly containers, and recycling protocol, raise questions about consumer education and corporate responsibility

Spotify’s Joe Rogan debacle spotlights a long-corrupt streaming apparatus Document Journal When corporate responsibility is improbable, how do we respond to unjust systems?

A defaced 1930s-era painting raises questions about history versus virality Document Journal How one bored security guard’s vandalism sparked a worldwide debate on the subjectivity of artistic value

A virtual ketamine clinic promises a revolution in mental health care Document Journal The CDC estimates a third of the country is depressed as the pandemic rages on. KetaMD is fighting for an alternative solution.

“It’s Just Not Cool to Stick Up For Us": Hasidim Feel Villainized as City Cracks Down Bedford + Bowery After months of media attention surrounding Hasidic resistance to social distancing guidelines, Brooklyn’s Hasidim fell under state-mandated lockdown orders that have sparked physical confrontations

Electric Studios pays tribute to the late lo-fi legend Daniel Johnston Document Journal The New York institution will display 30 of the cult songwriter's drawings in an upcoming exhibition

Stanford scientists uploaded the Moderna vaccine recipe to GitHub Document Journal After reverse-engineering the vaccine from unused remnants, scientists assure us that there are no traces of Gates Foundation microchips in its code

Ming Smith captures the strength and sisterhood in women’s basketball Document Journal For the 25th anniversary of the WNBA, Jordan Brand enlists the photographer for a celebration of its female athletes

You can now download the entirety of the CIA’s UFO documents The Brink The Black Vault releases hundreds of declassified PDFs dating back to the '80s

A volcanic eruption is the site of Iceland’s coolest new hangout The Brink Mount Fagradasfjall erupted for the first time in 800 years, drawing hikers and drones shockingly close

The new crypto social network that monetizes people’s identities The Brink Bitclout directly turns social currency into actual currency

For #CREATECOP26, young artists respond to climate change Document Journal Organized by Art Partner, the art competition announced its winner today, along with virtual exhibition space