Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved.
The Dutch government is debating the possibility of banning new gas and diesel cars from 2025.
The initial proposal, which was brought forward by the Labor Party, called for an outright ban of all petrol and diesel cars, but was eventually modified so the ban only affected the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. Traditional cars already in use will still run on the streets.
The proposal has since passed in the lower house of the Netherlands’ parliament. It now needs to pass through the Dutch senate.
These countries lead the world in innovation
1. Switzerland (Number 1 in 2015)
2. Sweden (3)
3. United Kingdom (2)
4. United States of America (5)
5. Finland (6)
6. Singapore (7)
7. Ireland (8)
8. Denmark (10)
9. Netherlands (4)
10. Germany (12)
Innovation plays a key role as a driver of economic growth and prosperity. The GII seeks to improve the way innovation is measured and understood. It recognizes the need for a broad vision of innovation, applicable to developed and emerging economies alike, and includes indicators that go beyond traditional measures of innovation, such as the level of research and development.
‘Plan A’ Works Better When There’s No ‘Plan B’
"Simply contemplating backup plans make you want to achieve the primary goal less, which makes you put less effort into it.”
It turns out, the best-laid plans are those that don’t include a Plan B.
New research has found that when people make a backup plan for their goals, their performance on the primary goal can suffer.
If you’re offered a plate of blackened barbecue food this summer, you might think twice about eating it. It’s commonly thought that food that has been burnt could cause cancer. This is in part down to one particular molecule that forms when food is cooked at high temperatures, known as acrylamide. But while the chemical is a known potential toxin and carcinogen in its industrial form, the link between consuming it in food and developing cancer is much less clear.
"Be vigilant. Breakfast is the most marketed meal of the day."
Breakfast is the most skipped meal in America, which means money on the table for the food industry.
The most successful food trends tend to combine science and morality, and the invention of cereal was no exception.
Olympians eat the same food as normal people, they just need to be a bit more careful. They represent the extremes of body shape, body size, body performance, but they don’t live the life of an extremist. They’ll still go out to burger chains, they just won’t do it twice a day every day.
Delta is building suites for business class, and it could make in-flight luxury cheaper on all airlines
Delta is taking business class private.
The airline is adding doors to its flatbed seats on international Delta One cabins, taking a page from the playbook of carriers like Singapore Airlines, Etihad and Emirates, which offer suites in first class. It’s also adding memory foam cushions and 18-inch, high-resolution monitors. The new business-class cabin will have what Delta calls “residential feel.”
An individual’s weight is a complex and sensitive issue, which may be related to many factors that are not only medical but social, environmental and emotional. The skills to address the issue in a way that communicates the health risks of being overweight without judgement and without inciting negative responses are not easy to acquire or universally taught.
While kombucha fans have long promoted the drink as a cure-all, listeners may be disappointed to learn that there's little science supporting such health claims, though Wolfe does suggest a potential mechanism through which fermented tea might have a positive impact on the gut microbiome. But, even though it likely doesn't hold the secret to eternal life, Wolfe is hoping his kombucha collection will help answer much more fundamental questions about microbial life. Along the way, he may even discover how to engineer the perfect blob.
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