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 […]

John Beilein expected to decide on future as Cavaliers coach by Tuesday

John Beilein is considering resigning as Cavaliers coach. They play Friday. Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN on Sunday night: “The Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein have discussed the possibility of the coach stepping down before the end of the All-Star break, and Beilein was expected to reach a decision in the next 24-48 […]

Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy ageing’ in older people

Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy’ ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older people, indicates a five-country study, published online in the journal Gut. As ageing is associated with deteriorating bodily functions and increasing inflammation, both of which herald the onset of […]

Thyssenkrupp shortlists buyout firms for elevator unit, Kone out

Germany’s Thyssenkrupp (TKAG.DE) has shortlisted two private equity consortia in the sale of its 16 billion euro ($17 billion) elevator unit, dealing a blow to Finland’s Kone (KNEBV.HE), which withdrew from the closely watched deal. Potentially Europe’s biggest private-equity deal in 13 years, the transaction is now in its last stages and could come to […]

Microsoft releases all-in-one Office app for Android

Microsoft has simplified its Word, Powerpoint, and Excel apps on Android by combining them into a single unified application. This could be a good way to save time when working on multiple types of documents at once. Unfortunately, Android tablets and Chromebooks aren’t fully supported while iOS has been left out for now. Microsoft has […]

Girl, 6, survives mountain lion attack in California after adult pushes animal into bushes

A 6-year-old girl sustained minor injuries Sunday when she was attacked by a mountain lion in Northern California. Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County will be closed until it is determined safe to reopen, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Districtsaid in a statement late Sunday afternoon. The girl […]