Apple-Epic Games’ great take on Apple’s control of its App Store and whether it’s now an unfair monopoly is a decision, and it’s not great for Epic Games. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled in favor of Apple on nearly all charges. Epic Games had hoped to prove that the tech giant’s App Store was a… Continue reading Apple-Epic Games trial verdict is mostly in favor of Apple
In Mo Williams Children’s book Don’t let the pigeons drive the bus!, the main character – a pigeon, obvs – uses every trick in the book (literally) to convince the reader that he should be allowed to drive a bus when the average driver suddenly has to leave. Williams’ book had an unintended scientific consequence… Continue reading Bathroom problem, curves, mobile salesperson
But it’s not entirely clear if rural America is a viable customer base for Starlink. The biggest problem is the cost. A Starlink subscription is $99. Speeds can vary greatly, but the average user should expect 50 to 150 megabits per second. You would have to pay traditional satellite internet companies like Viasat (which operate… Continue reading Who is Starlink really for?
Gottesman worked with Martin Gellert, who had just discovered DNA ligase, the central enzyme for DNA replication and repair. Almost a year into the programme, Gellert took a leave of absence, giving Gottesman the independence to pursue his own research ideas. He also taught part of the Gellert course at the National Institutes of Health… Continue reading What training medical researchers can learn from the ‘yellow hats’
A long time ago, I got some prime email real estate: email@example.com. No middle initial, no extra numbers at the end. Clean, simple, easy to remember. I was truly blessed. Today, Gmail is the most popular email service in the world, which has created a seemingly limitless number of what I collectively refer to as… Continue reading Why is email still so terrible?
how strong Do users have to influence the ways tech companies govern their platforms? This week, prominent Twitch and Reddit users separately coordinated two actions to rock the platform with the goal of making the digital spaces in which they work and play safer. In the latter case, at least, they seem to have already… Continue reading Twitch and Reddit protests may be just the beginning
It’s a lucky turnaround since early August, when Perseverance made its first attempt to obtain a sample but scientists found that none actually ended up in the collection tube. Unfortunately, the drilling mechanism ground the brittle rock into powder, which again fell to the ground near the drill hole. The Rochette was chosen in part… Continue reading NASA’s persistent rover has finally discovered a piece of Mars
It was Kristen Muller Val A big puzzle on her hands. It was June 2019 and Müller-Wahl, a psychiatrist at Hannover Medical School in Germany and head of the outpatient department at Torett, flooded patients with tics unlike anything she had seen before. Not only were tics complex in nature, involving several muscle groups, patients’… Continue reading They Saw a YouTuber With Tourette’s Disease – Then They Adopt His Ticks
for more than Within a week, global attention in Afghanistan has focused on the Taliban’s astonishingly rapid return to power, and the international airlift escorting diplomats, Western workers, and refugees. But a small group of disease experts are blown away by the political shift for another reason: They worry it could undermine the long-standing campaign… Continue reading Afghanistan almost beat polio. Now the future is uncertain
Across the world, hospitals and doctors have broadly agreed that both Covid patients and non-Covid patients should apply the same triage principles, that care should not be first-come, first-served (due to differences in accessibility), and that The main measure is to get as many people as possible to leave the hospital alive. Cultural values sometimes… Continue reading Would it be fair to treat vaccinated Covid patients first?
Then the pigs came. Yuk joined a team at Mayo Clinic that was better equipped to work on larger animals. The team wanted to avoid relying on the blood’s natural clotting ability, because many people who undergo surgery have blood clotting problems themselves. Therefore, prior to any experiments, the three pigs received a test of… Continue reading This barnacle-inspired glue seals bleeding organs in seconds
during the spring, A disturbing pattern occurs as seabirds die along the California coast from domoic acid poisoning, caused by harmful algal blooms. Early evidence points to when and where this problem begins to spread: California’s rescued brown pelicans, red-throated pelicans, and other species begin showing up at wildlife rehabilitation centers with signs of neurological… Continue reading This AI helps detect wildlife health issues in real time
Imagine this: Gas-powered autonomous robots sweep across acres of homogeneous farmland under a black sky that smells of pollution. All trees were cut down and no animals in sight. Pesticides are sprayed in excess because humans no longer tend to the fields. The machines do their job—producing massive amounts of food to feed our growing… Continue reading Is the future of farming full of robots a nightmare or a utopia?
Lucy’s mission It gets its nickname from the fossilized partial skeleton of early human ancestors, Australopithecus afarensis, discovered in 1974, that changed ideas about human origins and evolution. The research team hopes that this planetary science spacecraft will do what that skeleton did to palaeoanthropology, by giving us insight into the formation and evolution of… Continue reading NASA’s Lucy mission prepares to fly near Trojan asteroids
here is a file A statement that is absolutely correct: between 2015 and 2019, oil and gas companies doubled the share of their capital spending directed to renewables and carbon capture technologies. Here’s the chaser: That represents less than 1% of Big Oil’s total capital investment, according to the International Energy Agency; Still 99 percent… Continue reading Lobbying for ad agencies to ditch big oil customers