Art

China wants a bold presence in Washington — so it’s building a $100 million garden

China wants a bold presence in Washington — so it’s building a $100 million garden

The Ge Garden in Yangzhou, which will be replicated in the National China Garden at the National Arboretum. (Courtesy of the National China Garden). This summer, a construction team is expected to begin transforming a 12-acre field at the U.S. National Arboretum into one of the most ambitious Chinese gardens ever built in the West. By the time Chinese artisans finish their work some 30 months later, visitors will encounter a garden containing ... Full story

Education

Tech employees quit their jobs mostly because of unfair work environments, study says

Tech employees quit their jobs mostly because of unfair work environments, study says

Life isn’t fair. Work’s not fair. Tech isn’t fair. So it’s no surprise that unfairness or mistreatment is the most frequently cited reason for leaving a job in tech, according to the Kapor Center for Social Impact’s Tech Leavers Study . The study looked at four main types of unfair treatment, behaviors and experiences: unfair people management practices, stereotyping, sexual harassment and bullying/hostility. As it turns out, turnover due to ... Full story

Economics

Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc. , announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlantic Bridge led the round joined by Autodesk Forge Fund, True Ventures, Foundry Group, Mayfield and other undisclosed investors, according to the company statement. The company didn’t break out how much new capital it saw coming in the door versus ... Full story

Entertainment

Statement from United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz, on United Express flight 3411

Statement from United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz, on United Express flight 3411

The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment. I share all of those sentiments, and one above all: my deepest apologies for what happened. Like you, I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard. No one should ever be mistreated this way. I want you to know that ... Full story

Health

In Ancient Peru, Archaeologists Find Rare Spinal Condition And Possible Inbreeding

In Ancient Peru, Archaeologists Find Rare Spinal Condition And Possible Inbreeding

An extremely rare condition of the spine, in which an extra lumbar vertebra is present, was recently discovered in nearly one-fifth of burials in an ancient Peruvian cemetery. Could this inherited genetic condition be the result of inbreeding? Research at the Moquegua Valley site of Rio Muerto, a cemetery associated with Tiwanaku and dating to 500-1100 AD, was presented at last week’s American Association of Physical Anthropologists conference ... Full story

Law

Former EXO Member Tao Loses Lawsuit Against SM Entertainment

Former EXO Member Tao Loses Lawsuit Against SM Entertainment

Display.Sharethrough.Soompi.1x1. On April 28, the Seoul Central District Court stated that it had ruled against former EXO member Tao in his lawsuit against SM Entertainment. Tao filed a lawsuit against his former agency over issues regarding the duration of his exclusive contract with SM Entertainment, distribution of profit, discrimination, and more. Soompi.Display.News.English.300x250.BTF Soompi.Mobile.English.300x250.ATF. Tao and his lawyer ... Full story

Living

L.A. police officer accused of using excessive force during arrest

L.A. police officer accused of using excessive force during arrest

DEL REY, Calif. -- An internal investigation has been launched involving a Los Angeles police officer who was caught on camera allegedly using excessive force while arresting a man, CBS Los Angeles reports . The video was captured Saturday night outside of an apartment building in Del Rey. The clip shows Taaj Williams in handcuffs, standing up. At one point, Williams and the officer walk behind a wall, but then he is seen lying on the ground. ... Full story

Politics

'I thought being president would be easier': Trump's Reuters interview highlights

'I thought being president would be easier': Trump's Reuters interview highlights

Donald Trump stands in the Oval Office. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters. Donald Trump has given a wide-ranging interview to Reuters about geopolitics, trade and how his personal life has changed since assuming the highest office in the land. Here are some highlights:. On the presidency:. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier. You’re really into your own ... Full story

Sport

Fox Business Beats CNBC for 15th Straight Week

Fox Business Beats CNBC for 15th Straight Week

Fox Business Network beat rival CNBC for the 15th consecutive week among Business Day viewers with another victory by averaging 179,000 viewers last week. “Our smart, loyal and growing audience has made Fox Business the winner, and I’m thrilled to be a part of our hard-earned success,” Lou Dobbs told TheWrap. FBN beat CNBC, which averaged 162,000 Business Day viewers, by 10 percent. Business Day, which is the hours that the stock market is ... Full story

Technology

Surface loses, but Windows wins | Reuters

Surface loses, but Windows wins | Reuters

Microsoft Corp's lineup of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company's surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass longtime rival Apple Inc with its Surface Studio desktop machine last fall, according to some tech critics. At the same time, the Surface range competes with Microsoft's longstanding PC maker partners, such as Dell Technologies, ... Full story