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Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot

Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. Air.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 12th, 2021

UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Airbnb boss reveals where he’ll go first when we can travel again

It's been a dire 12 months for Airbnb, hosts, and vacationers. But when travel starts again in earnest, Airbnb's boss knows exactly where he's heading first......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Two new genes linked to Alzheimer"s disease discovered

A research team has discovered two new genes potentially involved in Alzheimer's disease. They identified them by exploring which genes were turned on and off in the hippocampus of people who suffered from the disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Google Pledges Changes To Research Oversight After Internal Revolt

Alphabet's Google will change procedures before July for reviewing its scientists' work, according to a town hall recording heard by Reuters, part of an effort to quell internal tumult over the integrity of its artificial intelligence (AI) research......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Airbnb and DoorDash went public at the same time but see very different paths post-pandemic

Airbnb and DoorDash went public the same week in early December and were both met with strong demand from investors. But in their first earnings reports as publicly traded companies on Thursday, the two sharing economy businesses signaled very differ.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Stoke Space aims to take reusable rockets to new heights with $9M seed

Many launch providers think reusability is the best way to lower the cost and delay involved in getting to space. SpaceX and Rocket Lab have shown reusable first stages, which take a payload to the edge of space — and now Stoke Space Technologies s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Hyundai"s recall of 82,000 electric cars is one of the most expensive in history

Hyundai will recall 82,000 electric cars globally to replace their batteries after 15 reports of fires involving the vehicles. Despite the relatively small number of cars involved, Hyundai's recall is one of the most expensive in history, signaling h.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Pokemon Go players banned for cheating

More than 5 million players have been punished for cheating, with 20% being permanent bans......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Stoke Space wants to take reusable rockets to new heights with $9M seed

Many launch providers think reusability is the best way to lower the cost and delay involved in getting to space. SpaceX and Rocket Lab have shown reusable first stages, which take a payload to the edge of space — and now Stoke Space Technologies s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

After spread, travel bans are of limited value in thwarting the spread of COVID-19, researchers find

New research aimed at providing a decision support system to Italian policy makers suggests that reducing individual activity (i.e., social distancing, closure of non-essential business, etc.) is far superior in controlling the dissemination of SARS-.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Daily Crunch: We review the Amazon Echo Show 10

We check out Amazon’s new smart home device, Airbnb adds flexible search and Hopin is raising even more money. This is your Daily Crunch for February 24, 2021. The big story: We review the Amazon Echo Show 10 Brian Heater spent some time with A.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Airbnb plans for a new kind of travel post-COVID with flexible search

Since going public, most of the news out of Airbnb has been around policy. Today, the company has an announcement that’s all about the product. As the pandemic evolves the way we do everything, and we collectively realize that much of that new.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Five ways parents can help kids avoid gender stereotypes

In the last century, significant progress has been made in advancing gender equity in the United States. Women gained the right to vote, fathers have become more involved parents and more people and institutions recognize gender identities beyond the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

A speed limit also applies in the quantum world

Even in the world of the smallest particles with their own special rules, things cannot proceed infinitely fast. Physicists at the University of Bonn have now shown what the speed limit is for complex quantum operations. The study also involved scien.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021

Metabolic mutations help bacteria resist drug treatment

Researchers have identified a new class of mutations that help bacteria develop antibiotic resistance. In a study of E. coli, they discovered that mutations to genes involved in metabolism can help bacteria to evade the toxic effects of several diffe.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Capitol unrest linked with Trump-voting "islands," proximity to Proud Boys chapters

Americans who lived near chapters of the far-right Proud Boys organization were more likely to have attended the Jan. 6 rally that turned into a riot on the U.S. Capitol, according to a new research from a University of Chicago scholar......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Facebook bans all Australian news content over pay-to-link proposal

Facebook says Australia "fundamentally misunderstands" its relationship to news. Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Munich Security Conference in 2020. (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) Facebook has gone nuclear in its long-r.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

North Dakota lawmakers jump into Apple/Epic fight with new app store bill

ND bill would require Apple, Google to let you side-load apps and avoid the 30% cut. Enlarge / North Dakota's capitol, in Bismarck, features convenient floral labeling. (credit: pabradyphoto | Getty Images) The North Dakota state Senate is jum.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Perseverance rover about to embark on tricky Mars landing

Engineers involved in the Mars 2020 mission have been talking about the seven minutes of terror that await the Perseverance rover during Thursday's landing......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Main genetic causes of autoimmune Addison"s disease identified

Scientists have discovered the genes involved in autoimmune Addison's disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021