Fox News in 'Management Bedlam' ; Seattle Company Uses AI to Make Pizza ; and More Picks 10/2

Fox News in ‘Management Bedlam’ as Top Brass Fights and Frets Over Trump’s Future (Reader Jim)

The author writes, “After three years as Trump’s favorite network for coverage of his own presidency, Fox News is simply at a loss for what to do.”

A Giant Iceberg Has Broken Off Antarctica (Mili)

The author writes, “A huge iceberg weighing upwards of 350 billion tons has broken off the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica. AFP reports the calving event happened at some point between September 24 and 25, as evidenced by U.S. and European satellite images. Dubbed D28, the gigantic chunk of ice measures 1,636 square kilometers (632 square miles) in total area, according to Scripps Institution of Oceanography. That’s roughly half the size of Rhode Island or 22 times the size of Manhattan. The iceberg measures around 210 meters thick and weighs around 350 billion tons.”

Antarctica Now Has More Than 65,000 ‘Meltwater Lakes’ (Chris)

From The Conversation: “Though seasonal meltwater lakes have formed on the continent for decades, lakes had not been recorded before in such great numbers across coastal areas of East Antarctica. This means parts of the world’s largest ice sheet may be more vulnerable to a warming climate than previously thought.”

A Second Look at That Bird Population Decline Study (Chris)

The author writes, “A recent paper in the journal Science documented declines in some bird populations, but did the packaging and coverage paint a skewed picture?”

Seattle Company Is Using Artificial Intelligence to Make Pizza (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “A form of artificial intelligence (AI) called deep learning uses numerous layers of mathematical formulas to process and assess the size, dimensions and placement of the pizza on the belt, and to adjust the the module lighting so a computer-vision camera can properly see it.”

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