How Elizabeth Holmes' abuse allegations could impact her criminal trial
For months, jurors at Elizabeth Holmes' criminal trial have heard one witness after another speak about the confident and charismatic former CEO of Theranos. Witnesses testified about how she convinced investors to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into her failed blood-testing startup, attracted a star-studded roster of board members and negotiated a key retail partnership on her own without a lawyer present.
Right-wing activists are openly 'weaponizing' Twitter's new private media policy
Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors — days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described "sedition hunters" reported their accounts had been locked for sharing publicly available images of anti-maskers, anti-vaccine protesters and suspected Capitol insurrectionists.
Warmest fall on record for many Kivalliq communities set to break next week as winds shift
News/Canada/North: The unusually warm weather hanging over the Kivalliq region of Nunavut is poised to end this weekend, but the lingering effects of the warmest fall on record for many northern communities have yet to be seen.
International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk
News/Science: The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a U.S. launch vehicle on Friday, the head of Russia's space agency said, the latest in a series of incidents in which space debris have forced astronauts to respond.
3 privately owned, commercial space stations get NASA funding
News/Science: NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million US to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp and venture-backed Nanoracks to develop privately owned and operated commercial space stations.
NASA awards $415 million to fund three commercial space stations
NASA on Thursday awarded three companies hundreds of millions of dollars to develop commercial space stations it hopes will eventually replace the International Space Station, which is due to retire around the end of the decade. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, aerospace company Nanoracks, and defense contractor Northrop Grumman won $130 million, $160 million and $125.6 million contracts respectively to develop their orbital outposts.
Spotify Wrapped shows how our personal data gets sliced and diced
Like many other Spotify users, I opened the music streaming app on Wednesday and received a cheerful message: "Your 2021 Wrapped is here," it read, imploring me to explore the top songs, artists, and podcasts I listened to "in a year that was far from normal."
FTC sues to block Nvidia's $40 billion takeover of Arm
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block US chipmaker Nvidia's proposed $40 billion takeover of UK chip design firm Arm, saying it would stifle competition and give the combined company too much control over chip technology and designs.
Polytechnique Montreal's 'White Rose' winner encourages female-led fight against climate change
News/Canada/Montreal: By promoting better representation of women in engineering and keeping the fight against climate change at the heart of her goals, Willow Dew was awarded the seventh edition of Polytechnique Montréal's Order of the White Rose scholarship.
How Indigenous pipeline resistance keeps emissions in the ground
News/Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore how Indigenous resistance is keeping carbon emissions out of the atmosphere and learn that there is a pecking order among birds when it comes to being fed.