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A Couple’s Grief Mixes with Enchantment in “The Silent Shore”
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A Couple’s Grief Mixes with Enchantment in “The Silent Shore”

“The Silent Shore,” a documentary by the directors Timothée Corteggiani and Nathalie Giraud, opens with towering trees; a swing, dwarfed by the foliage it hangs from; and, in the midst of all the greenery, tiny, bright garden chairs. Somewhere, unseen birds argue. A thin sheet of mist drapes over everything, so that the moment feels...

Google’s Messages Update Might Cause More Green Bubble Grief With iPhones
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Google’s Messages Update Might Cause More Green Bubble Grief With iPhones

Google’s Messages app is getting a series of updates that will bring the texting app to better parity with Apple’s iMessage and Meta’s WhatsApp. But one feature, in particular, might be initially annoying for anyone using a non-Android phone. Announced in a blog post on Thursday, the Messages app will now support the ability to reply to...

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Can rituals help with our grief for the natural world? | Science

Last week, a scientific assessment found wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 69% in just under 50 years. Such rapid and significant losses are leaving many of us with a deep sense of grief and anxiety. To make sense of these emotions and channel them into action, people are increasingly performing rituals and...

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North Carolina shooting suspect’s parents say they’re ‘overcome with grief’ | North Carolina

The parents of a 15-year-old suspected mass murderer in Raleigh, North Carolina, released a statement Wednesday saying they were “overcome with grief”. Austin Thompson is suspected of shooting five people to death and injuring two others on 13 October in Raleigh’s Hedingham neighborhood. His 16-year-old brother, James, was among those slain. “Our son Austin inflicted...

Raleigh shooting suspect: Parents of 15-year-old Austin Thompson are ‘overcome with grief’ after 5 people were killed
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Raleigh shooting suspect: Parents of 15-year-old Austin Thompson are ‘overcome with grief’ after 5 people were killed

CNN  —  The parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing five people in North Carolina last week say they’re devastated by the loss of innocent lives. “Words cannot begin to describe our anguish and sorrow,” Alan and Elise Thompson said in a statement through their attorneys, which was obtained by CNN affiliate WTVD. “Our son...

Technology that lets us speak to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?
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Technology that lets us speak to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?

Scripted bits like this sounded stilted and strange, but as we moved on, with my mother recounting memories and speaking in her own words, “she” sounded far more relaxed and natural.  Still, this conversation and the ones that followed were limited—when I tried asking my mum’s bot about her favorite jewelry, for instance, I got:...

On Jim Nantz, grief, and an epic Bills win over the Chiefs
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On Jim Nantz, grief, and an epic Bills win over the Chiefs

Doris Nantz passed away earlier this month at the age of 92. Her family said she was concerned with everyone else’s well-being over her own and her children knew her as the greatest mother and grandmother anyone could ever have. You likely have never heard of Doris Nantz, but you certainly know her son. He...

On Jim Nantz, grief, and an epic Bills win over the Chiefs
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On Jim Nantz, grief, and an epic Bills win over the Chiefs

Doris Nantz passed away earlier this month at the age of 92. Her family said she was concerned with everyone else’s well-being over her own and her children knew her as the greatest mother and grandmother anyone could ever have. You likely have never heard of Doris Nantz, but you certainly know her son. He...

Anticipatory Grief – All There Is with Anderson Cooper
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Anticipatory Grief – All There Is with Anderson Cooper

I spent much of this past weekend, as usual, in my basement, going through boxes from my mom’s apartment. Saturday night, when my kids were asleep, I decided to try and wade through as much stuff as I could. I started around 8:30 p.m. and when I next looked at my phone it was almost...