Professor James Marshall, who led the project from the University of Sheffield, and had created a spin-out bee tech firm called Opteran Technologies, said: 'It is pretty impressive that a bee can fly over five miles, then remember its way home, with a brain the size of a pinhead. … [Read more...] about Tiny antennae that record how bees navigate between flowers may help perfect steering systems for driverless cars and drones, scientists reveal
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Amazon, the company Bezos runs, has an enormous carbon footprint. Last year, the company released 44.4 million metric tons of CO2 — as much as Hong Kong, but less than Walmart. Last year, Amazon officials said the company would work to have 100% of its energy use come from solar panels and other renewable energy by 2030. … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion of his own money to fight climate change
After almost four months at the unit, Connor seemed calmer and was looking forward to returning home for good (a meeting had been planned to discuss this). Richard asked to visit him on the evening of 3 July 2013 (Connor had to consent, because he was 18). “He was very excited, gabbling, so I said, ‘Should I come round and see you?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.’” But when Connor handed the phone back to the nurse, she said no, Connor didn’t want him to come. He is still exasperated talking about it today. “I said, ‘I can hear him saying yes, I’m coming round’ and thankfully I did. Because that was the last time I saw him.” … [Read more...] about ‘We never thought he wouldn’t come home’: why did our son, Connor Sparrowhawk, die?
What emerged was recognition of the problem and a determination not to allow gaming’s #MeToo moment to be just that: a moment. “I believe everyone who has come forward so far and I am generally inclined to believe anyone who has the courage to come forward and speak their truth about being harassed or abused by those exploiting a power balance over them,” said Jess Hyland of Wonderstruck Games. “I do think this industry has a problem with abuse, both sexual abuse and abusive working conditions, and I think it all stems from unhealthy and unaccountable power structures that give abusers so many chances to duck out of responsibility. Victims deserve better.” … [Read more...] about ‘This industry has a problem with abuse’: dealing with gaming’s #MeToo moment
"One possible explanation for the declining melanoma rates in New Zealand is that we could be seeing the first effects of the sun safety messages and prevention campaigns that commenced in the 1990's, several decades after similar efforts were initiated in Australia." … [Read more...] about New Zealand melanoma rates no longer worst in world