Enlarge (credit: Boring Company) A California state bill that would have more heavily regulated the use of flamethrowers has now effectively fizzled out in a legislative committee. In light of this development, there’s nothing to stop Boring Company customers in California from receiving the company’s sold-out flamethrowers. On May 26, the day after the bill […]
The consumer genetics company is opening its data set to some researchers—and recruiting others to make that data set more robust in the first place. https://media.wired.com/photos/5afe18b63fe898015baf3037/master/pass/dna-478186935.jpg
The Concord Police Department, with their police dog “Dug,” arrested a teenage suspect believed to be involved in a phishing campaign at a local high school. (credit: Concord Police Department) Last week, police in Concord, California, arrested a high school student for successfully deploying a series of phishing emails targeting teachers at his school in […]
CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver believes efforts to tackle childhood obesity have been so ineffective that the supermarket cereal aisle “may as well be labelled the cake aisle”.
Mysterious ticks from Asia that can carry a deadly virus and drain cattle of their blood are now in the US — and efforts to kill them are failing
Shutterstock/MR.AUKID PHUMSIRICHA Last November, an Icelandic sheep in New Jersey was found to be covered by Haemaphysalis longicornis or East Asian longhorned ticks. These ticks can carry a deadly virus known as SFTS and may also be able to transmit Lyme Disease and other pathogens. The ticks survived the winter and have survived efforts to […]
Apple sure likes to use Sony’s TV wing as a talent pool for its streaming video team — it just lured away another executive. Angelica Guerra, Sony Pictures Television’s production leader for Latin American and US Hispanic content, has joined Apple as its head of Latin American programming. It’s not certain how this will affect […]
Enlarge / Employees work at the Youtube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on May, 26, 2010. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) A former YouTube employee has sued Google—the video site’s parent company—alleging that he was wrongfully terminated from his position after he complained against hiring practices that he claimed were discriminatory against white and Asian men. […]
A growing group of highly ranked colleges and universities have joined an effort to bring in more low- and moderate-income students. And as more needy students enroll, the schools are helping with costs beyond tuition, such as those for art supplies or meals, and working to close graduation gaps.
Jihadists in control of East Ghouta are “deliberately exacerbating” the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb, hindering all government attempts to help civilians, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria. “The humanitarian, social and economic situation in Eastern Ghouta is deliberately exacerbated by the leaders of the al-Islam, Failak Ar-Rahman and Jabhat al-Nusra […]
Mueller is reportedly investigating Jared Kushner’s efforts to seek foreign financing for his family’s business
Drew Angerer/Getty Images Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating contacts between White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and foreign investors during the transition period, CNN reported. In particular, Mueller is investigating Kushner’s interactions with a Chinese government-linked company that was close to investing in the Kushner family’s real-estate property at 666 Fifth Avenue. The new […]