Airlines pledged to buy carbon offsets to slow warming, but that’s not enough

Enlarge / An Airbus SE A380 aircraft operated by Qantas Airways Ltd. approaches to land at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (credit: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Air travel is a major source of carbon pollution, and currently, there’s no real way to stop it (short of grounding flights). Jet […]

Dealmaster: As Switch sales slow, Nintendo launches a new bundle

Enlarge / The bundle includes the neon red and neon blue Joy-Cons. (credit: Mark Walton) Nintendo has released a new Switch bundle that pairs the popular game console with a $ 35 credit to its eShop digital store. The company announced the bundle last week, but the deal has now become available at various retailers, […]

This Slow Dating App Takes a Swipe at the Competition

When Jean Meyer returned to Paris after traveling abroad for several years, he was surprised to find so many of his friends still single. The fact that his smart, attractive female friends in their 30s didn’t have partners was particularly confusing. “My first reaction was, why wouldn’t they try a dating app?” Meyer says. He […]

‘I never said fast or slow’: Trump has vague timeline for ‘sand and death’ Syria withdrawal

President Donald Trump told reporters that his planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria would take place over an unspecified “period of time,” adding that previous reports of a withdrawal within four months were false. The president announced the pullout from Syria on Christmas Eve, leaving Turkish forces to “eradicate whatever is left of ISIS” […]

Norwegian Air Expected to Slow Growth Amid Weak Earnings

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Dementia: Is it possible to slow down symptoms of the brain disease?

Dementia is a syndrome associated with on ongoing decline of brain functioning. There are many types of dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Symptoms of dementia include problems with memory loss, thinking speed, and mental sharpness and quickness. A person with dementia may also experience problems with language, understanding, judgement and […]

How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow

(credit: Jonathan Gitlin) When the invitation to try out the new formula and sports prototype cars at Virginia International Raceway arrived in my inbox, I was pretty sure I’d have to politely decline. I could hear the boss’ response immediately: “So, you just want to spend a day at the track doing laps?” But this […]

A year in, Amazon’s HQ2 search proves tech’s West Coast exodus will be slow and secretive

OPINION: One year ago, Amazon announced that it intended to build a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. But Amazon didn’t have a specific destination in mind to build its headquarters — instead, it invited any metropolitan area in North America with at least 1 million people to pitch Amazon on why they should be chosen. Most […]