Art

This could be why you're depressed or anxious

This could be why you're depressed or anxious

In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as some exciting emerging solutions. "If you're depressed or anxious, you're not weak and you're not crazy -- you're a human being with unmet needs," Hari says. Full story

Education

Can you really tell if a kid is lying?

Can you really tell if a kid is lying?

Are children poor liars? Do you think you can easily detect their lies? Developmental researcher Kang Lee studies what happens physiologically to children when they lie. They do it a lot, starting as young as two years old, and they're actually really good at it. Lee explains why we should celebrate when kids start to lie and presents new lie-detection technology that could someday reveal our hidden emotions. Full story

Economics

Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight

Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon ( AMZN.O ) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday. Cutting emissions will be challenging for Amazon. The e-commerce company delivers 10 billion items a year, has a massive transportation and data center footprint, and has faced criticism from ... Full story

Entertainment

GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular | WIRED

GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular | WIRED

“Systems!” My friends and Marie Kondo's internet shout. “All you need is a system. As long as you always put your things down in the same place, you’ll never lose anything again,” they say, as I stagger in the door carrying children’s backpacks, a bag of dirty laundry, my fanny pack , and dog food. Like Elizabeth Bishop, I have developed losing into a fine art . I hid my Kindle from the 2-year-old, and now I can’t find it. My husband borrowed ... Full story

Health

Hangover cures from around the world

Hangover cures from around the world

(CNN) — 'Tis the season for merriment and all that it might entail. In other words, this indulgent time of year often leads to less-than-pleasant mornings after. Since there's no magic hangover pill (not yet, anyway), what can you do when you, well, overdo it? The answer, for many, lies in carbohydrates. A hangover is essentially severe dehydration and a drop in blood sugar, which leaves the overindulger feeling a range of symptoms including ... Full story

Law

Harvey Weinstein rape case may turn on history of prior 'bad acts'

Harvey Weinstein rape case may turn on history of prior 'bad acts'

(Reuters) - A Manhattan jury’s verdict in the sexual assault trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may well hang on the testimony of three women whose accusations were not part of the underlying criminal case. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein and lawyer Donna Rotunno depart New York Criminal Court during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 14, 2020. ... Full story

Living

Breen to return as DuPont CEO

Breen to return as DuPont CEO

Edward Breen, Executive Chairman of DuPont, speaks during an interview on CNBC on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. (Reuters) - DuPont ( DD.N ) has brought back management veteran Edward Breen as its chief executive officer, in a move that the industrial materials maker is hoping will help lift sluggish sales since its split from DowDuPont Inc. Breen, who is currently the ... Full story

Politics

Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize

Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize

SAN FRANCISCO — Employees at the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter voted on Tuesday to unionize, the first well-known technology company to take the step toward being represented by organized labor. The decision, which was formalized by a vote count at the National Labor Relations Board, came down to a narrow margin, with 46 employees voting in favor of the move and 37 opposing it. The debate over a union — and whether such representation was ... Full story

Sport

HSBC eyes $600 million in losses if Coronavirus persists

HSBC eyes $600 million in losses if Coronavirus persists

A woman wearing a face mask walks at a commercial and residential complex, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing's central business district, China February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang. LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC could be forced to take $600 million in additional provisions against loan losses if the Coronavirus outbreak persists into the second half of this year, Chief Financial Officer Ewan Stevenson said ... Full story

Technology

Radar captures huge bird migration over Florida

Radar captures huge bird migration over Florida

Image caption Radar in Florida detected birds (in green and yellow) flying 3,000 feet in the air. A huge swarm of birds migrating is nothing unusual - flocks can fly thousands of miles undetected. But in a rare event on Monday, US National Weather Service radar captured birds migrating from South America over Florida. Atmospheric conditions caused the systems to detect the birds, which took hours to fly over the Key West station. The group ... Full story