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His DNA solved a century-old jailhouse rape. The victim: His Grandmother

June 18th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Commercial DNA tests showed that Hiram and Bruce were related. But their link proved to be much deeper — and darker — than either could have imagined. As a black teenager in Compton, California, in the 1970s, Hiram Johnson began to wonder about his father’s fine curly hair, and the light-brown skin that strangers sometimes […]

EU will force electric cars to emit a noise below 20 km/h on July 1

June 17th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Starting July 1, all electric vehicles with four or more wheels in the EU will be required to emit noise of at least 56 decibels if the car is going 20 km/h or slower, the New Atlas reports. This makes a ton of sense as electric cars don’t make any of the engine noises we’ve […]

Average US time spent with mobile in 2019 has increased

June 15th, 2019 at 1:11 pm » Comments Off

  US Adults Spend More Time on Mobile than They Do Watching TV  For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent. Consumers’ use of smartphones will continue to make up the majority of their media consumption, but we […]

Why the generalist has a bright future in an increasingly automated world

June 13th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

    The age of the specialist is giving way to the age of the Renaissance person. It was only a matter of time before a precocious set of tweens came along and broke the damn spelling bee. And lo, after a 14-hour contest, the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee was forced to crown eight […]

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

June 12th, 2019 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

  The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach. The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of […]

Five Scenarios for a techno apocalypse