McDonald’s Corp., in its largest acquisition in 20 years, is buying a decision-logic technology company to better personalize menus in its digital push. Continue reading McDonald’s $300 Million Tech Deal Is Its Largest in 20 Years
Daily Archives: March 25, 2019
Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested for Attempting to Extort $20 Million From Nike
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested for trying to extort $20 million from Nike. Continue reading Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested for Attempting to Extort $20 Million From Nike
Southern African Countries Face Disease Outbreaks, Mental Health Crisis in Wake of Cyclone Idai
More than a week has passed since Cyclone Idai tore through the coast of southeastern Africa, dealing a devastating blow to the region. The cyclone has killed more than 750 among the three countries impacted, reports the Associated Press. And it’s left the major city of Beira in ruins. Continue reading Southern African Countries Face Disease Outbreaks, Mental Health Crisis in Wake of Cyclone Idai
Short Film: Animals
What happens when a bunch of people are trapped on a speeding train? Hopefully not what you’re about to see in Tue Sanggaard’s Animals… One of our favourite grad films to come out of Denmark’s Animation Workshop this year, the six minute animation is an explosion of jaw-dropping hilarity, bad taste taste, and sheer brilliance. NSFW, with nudity and graphic violence, Animals is not for the faint of heart. If like me, you get a kick out of seeing a bunch of humans getting naked, pissing everywhere and beating the living shit out of one another just for lols, then you are in for a real naughty treat! Continue reading Short Film: Animals
Most of us have viruses sleeping inside us, and spaceflight wakes them up
Human spaceflight seems all the more remarkable when you consider the fact that our bodies didn’t evolve for space. We suffer in major ways as a result of microgravity and living in confined quarters hundreds of miles above the surface of the planet. Even our our immune systems take a hit, leaving us more susceptible to infection and disease as we spend more time in space. Continue reading Most of us have viruses sleeping inside us, and spaceflight wakes them up
How much space does all of humanity’s knowledge take up?
No one can know everything all the time—but we humans sure like to pretend we do. So it’s no wonder our species has a long-standing tendency to compile information. What started with some old dudes writing down their own observations morphed through the years into compendia, libraries, and now vast repositories of digitally gathered knowledge. Here’s how much space our worldly understanding took up, in bits and bytes, as we chewed off bigger and bigger chunks.
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