Day: February 19, 2020

NBA players’ union votes to support formation of G-League union

Better pay. Better working conditions. Not to be treated as disposable parts by their employers. The players in the G-League want the same thing out of a union that auto workers, teachers, and (most obviously) NBA players do. As had been expected (talks had been going on for a while), on Monday the National Basketball […]

Life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour may be associated with differences in brain structure

MRI brain scans suggest there are characteristic differences in brain structure of individuals who exhibit life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour. Individuals who exhibit life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour—for example, stealing, aggression and violence, bullying, lying, or repeated failure to take care of work or school responsibilities—may have thinner cortex and smaller surface area in regions of the brain previously […]

Amazon’s Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight

Amazon (AMZN.O) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday. Cutting emissions will be challenging for Amazon. The e-commerce company delivers 10 billion items a year, has a massive transportation […]

Galaxy Z Flip durability test calls Samsung’s Ultra Thin ‘Glass’ into question

Samsung’s claim that the new Galaxy Z Flip uses “Ultra Thin Glass” sounded like a true breakthrough when the foldable phone was announced last week. Until now, foldable screens have used plastic displays, which can be easily scratched with even a fingernail. The Z Flip making the switch to glass, however thin it might be, […]

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest person, said Monday he was committing $10 billion to combat climate change through a global initiative. Bezos announced the initiative, called the Bezos Earth Fund, in a post Monday afternoon on Instagram. The fund will support scientists, activists, nongovernmental organizations and “any effort that offers a real possibility […]