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Covid Killed Universal Basic Income. Long Live Guaranteed Income

Universal basic income has become a favored cause for many high-profile Silicon Valley entrepreneurs as a solution to the job losses and social conflict that would be wrought by automation and artificial intelligence -- the very technologies their ow.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 7th, 2021

The long view: Studying kelp forests and coral reefs to understand and predict the effects of climate change

What will the Earth be like for our children and grandchildren, as temperatures continue to rise? We can be fairly certain of some things: Some regions will become inhospitable, as heat drives their inhabitants away or causes massive declines and cha.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 1 min. ago

A push for a shift in the value system that defines "impact" and "success"

Discussions of a broken value system are ubiquitous in science, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic served to expose inequality globally. However, according to the authors of an article publishing 15th June 2021 in the open access journal PLOS Bio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 29 min. ago

OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs. Google Pixel 4a 5G

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is an impressively reliable budget smartphone, with a long-lasting battery and smooth software. We compare it to the Google Pixel 4a 5G......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 2 min. ago

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp remasters the Game Boy Advance classics

After a long dormant period, Nintendo has revived the Advance Wars franchise with a reimagining of its first two games......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 2 min. ago

Health care CEOs raked in $3.2 billion as pandemic raged

CEOs’ median pay rose to $9 million despite record layoffs of health workers. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jonathan Kitchen) As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the country last year, the chief executive officers of 178 US healthcare compani.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 30 min. ago

Study reveals bycatch risk for dolphins and porpoises in global small-scale fisheries

A new study by Newcastle University shows that the risk of dolphins and porpoises being caught in small-scale (artisanal) fisheries is highest in low- and middle-income regions around the tropics and sub-tropics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 29 min. ago

Sticky baseballs: The physics of the latest scandal in Major League Baseball

Cheating in baseball is as old as the game itself, and pitchers' modifying the ball's surface is part of that long history. Adding to the lore of cheating is a new scandal involving pitchers who may be applying sticky substances—what players refer.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 29 min. ago

Largest structures in the universe show clear light-shifted signal of rotation

By mapping the motion of galaxies in huge filaments that connect the cosmic web, astronomers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), in collaboration with scientists in China and Estonia, have found that these long tendrils of galaxi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 29 min. ago

Why the Earth needs a course correction now

The massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and economies underscores that our collective survival and well-being hinges on our willingness to confront environmental threats that have global consequences. Key to protecting lives and making c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 1 min. ago

Malicious content exploits pathways between platforms to thrive online, subvert moderation

Malicious COVID-19 online content—including racist content, disinformation and misinformation—thrives and spreads online by bypassing the moderation efforts of individual social media platforms, according to new research published in the journal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 2 min. ago

Plexiglass Is Everywhere, With No Proof It Keeps Covid at Bay

Sales of plexiglass tripled to roughly $750 million in the U.S. after the pandemic hit, as offices, schools, restaurants and retail stores sought protection from the droplets that health authorities suspected were spreading the coronavirus. There was.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 30 min. ago

ASC 100: Samsung has highest earnings, TSMC best margin

Of the companies in Digitimes' Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), Samsung Electronics had the highest net income US$22.1 billion in 2020. But TSMC - in third place in overall net income - had the highest net profit margin of 38.7%, way higher than Sams.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 30 min. ago

ASC 100: Long-term changes to top 20 suppliers in six Asian countries are worth watching

Countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia stand a chance of becoming rising stars in the midst of supply chain shifts and the move toward shorter supply chains and localization. Four Indian firms and one Indonesian firm entered Digitimes' Asia Suppl.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 30 min. ago

Companies Push Employees To Prove They Are Vaccinated for Covid-19

Companies are stepping up the pressure on workers to get vaccinated -- not necessarily with mandates but with strong nudges. From a report: For months, many employers have attempted to coax workers into receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. Companies dangled.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Health care workers sued hospital over a vax mandate they say violates Nuremberg Code. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 202.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

First-of-its-kind study finds lightning impacts edge of space in ways not previously observed

Solar flares jetting out from the sun and thunderstorms generated on Earth impact the planet's ionosphere in different ways, which have implications for the ability to conduct long range communications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Insulators turn up the heat on quantum bits

Physicists have long suspected that dielectric materials may significantly disrupt ion-trap quantum computers. Now, researchers led by Tracy Northup have developed a new method to quantify this source of error for the first time. For the future opera.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Free and nutritious school lunches help create richer and healthier adults

Universal school lunch programs make students healthier, and increase their lifetime income by 3%, according to a unique study from Lund University in Sweden published in The Review of Economic Studies......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Lab peers inside 2D crystal synthesis

Scientific studies describing the most basic processes often have the greatest impact in the long run. A new work by Rice University engineers could be one such, and it's a gas, gas, gas for nanomaterials......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021