Science

April 20, 2019

My Life As An Abortion Provider: 'It's Actually one of many Safest Medical Procedures That We Can Perform'

As state legislatures across the U.S. debate bills restricting access to abortions, people like Dr Meera Shah are on the ground providing reproductive healthcare which she describes as a “basic human right.” 
April 20, 2019

'Winds of Winter' Has Unicorns, Says George R.R. Martin, Which Could Mean Big Things For Davos Seaworth

Forget winter, unicorns are coming to Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin described the new addition to the A Song of Ice and Fire bestiary while speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on National Geographic Channel’s late-night talk show StarTalk. At the end of a wide-ranging interview covering the science of wildfire, the perils of worldbuilding and Martin’s childhood notebooks (in which he invented a whole system of planets surrounding Alpha Centauri), GRRM dropped a single hint regarding the next book in the ASOIAF series, The Winds of Winter.
April 20, 2019

College Graduate Hiring Rates, Salaries Expected to Increase however so Is Loan Debt

Employers intend to hire almost 11 percent more college graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018, according to a survey released last week by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. 
April 20, 2019

The return of Playoff Kyrie, and different ideas on the Celtics

As the Celtics get ready for Game 3 against the Pacers, a few sure-to-be contested looks at specific players’ performances so far …
April 20, 2019

Microsoft faces down a brand new declare that pro-diversity hiring isn’t honest to white males

Microsoft employees have been using an internal message board to criticize the company’s pro-diversity efforts, referring to the hiring of women and minorities as “discriminatory” against white and Asian men, according to a report from Quartz. Microsoft has left these threads untouched, drawing criticism from other employees who feel the company talks up its diversity and inclusion efforts, but takes little meaningful action to reinforce them at a cultural level.
April 20, 2019

'Global Deal for Nature': This Is How to Save the Earth's Biodiversity

In recent years, evidence has emerged to indicate that the Earth is in the grips of a mass extinction crisis. Species are disappearing at a worryingly fast rate—in no small part thanks to human interference—resulting in the erosion of our planet’s biodiversity. Alongside climate change, it is one of the most significant threats that we face.
April 20, 2019

Science doesn’t clarify tech’s variety drawback — historical past does

Editor’s note, April 19th, 2019: We’re republishing this story today because of a report at Quartz that — like the infamous memo from former Google employee James Damore — some Microsoft workers are now internally criticizing the company’s diversity policies, suggesting yet again that biological differences may make women less suited for engineering jobs. This story may help explain why that logic is flawed.
April 19, 2019

When is dead actually dead? Study on pig brains reinforces that loss of life is an enormous grey space

For the longest time, “death” used to be when the heart stopped beating and breathing stopped. Then, machines were invented in the 1930s that enabled people to receive air even if they could not take in the air themselves. In the 1950s, machines were developed to help sustain heartbeat.
April 19, 2019

War video games make clear real-world methods

Want to try your hand at negotiating during a crisis? Think you have a plan that could get the U.S. out of Afghanistan? Confident you could keep a nation secure when multi-party international diplomacy is more important than warfare? Strategy-based board games let you test your political and military acumen right at your kitchen table – while also helping you appreciate how decision-makers are limited by the choices of others.
April 19, 2019

With an alarming quantity on the road, Red Sox face Rays crew excelling in any respect

COMMENTARYBecause sometimes, even the universe wants to keep things clean and tidy, the 2018 Tampa Bay Rays opened 6-13. The same 6-13 that the 2019 Red Sox carry into Tropicana Field for a three-game set beginning tonight, when Tampa uses an opener to oppose Eduardo Rodriguez. (That’ll be it for that little experiment this weekend, with Charlie Morton against Rick Porcello on Saturday and 4-0 Tyler Glasnow pairing with David Price on Sunday.)