Complete Whales


Richard Hughes Gibson | Hedgehog Review | 23rd November 2022

Artificial intelligence writing tools are still far from being at a level where they might convincingly replace a human writer, but they are already changing the ways in which we interact with text. As we become accustomed to the presence of algorithmic suggestions like text autocomplete, our skills with the written word are altered. Perhaps we should go back to using handwriting? (1,696 words)

Whaling Logs And Climate Knowledge

Ayurella Horn-Muller | Grist | 2nd November 2022

Whaling logs from the 18C and 19C are now aiding scientists seeking to understand how the climate has changed in the last two centuries. Kept at the time mainly for the purposes of navigation, insurance claims and employment disputes, these logs provide an invaluable cache of weather data, especially because whaling ships often travelled outside of the customary trade routes  (2,974 words)

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