Tips To Become More Confident At Work

Those of you who have been reading my column know that I recently started my own freelance writing business, so, in fact, I no longer answer to a “boss.” But, for nearly two decades, I did—and I had bosses that intimidated me to the core, I held positions in which I questioned my skills almost daily, and I […]


Sabrina Ionescu selected No. 1 by New York Liberty in WNBA draft, while Gianna Bryant is an honorary pick

While it remains uncertain when the WNBA season will begin and what that might look like because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no doubt who the top pick in the 2020 draft would be. That honor went to Sabrina Ionescu, with the New York Liberty selecting the Oregon Ducks guard at No. 1 overall. […]


Study: From watching reruns to relationships, there are many ways of feeling connected

New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that non-traditional social strategies, which can include so-called “guilty pleasures,” are just as effective at fulfilling critical social needs as family connections, romantic relationships or strong social support systems. The findings are particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic as people struggle with direct social connections stunted by […]


GE aircraft leasing unit cancels 69 737 MAX orders

General Electric Co’s (GE.N) aircraft leasing subsidiary on Friday canceled 69 orders for Boeing Co’s (BA.N) grounded 737 MAX jets as it evaluates its order book during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest setback for the U.S. planemaker. The unit, GECAS, maintains 29 MAX aircraft in its fleet and has an additional 82 jets still on […]


Tesla’s Cybertruck will be smaller and have a better suspension than originally promised

Other changes includes a more level center line and lower window sills As an off-roading enthusiast, I’m particularly interested in seeing how the Cybertruck handles mud and water. Tackling sand dunes is one thing but how about fording small streams or bogging through some deep mud? Will the batteries be able to keep water out? […]


With professional sport on lockdown, athletic animals seize the spotlight

On a chilly afternoon in the quiet of lockdown life in Aamli, Norway, Kiara decided she would take a crack at volleyball. Her first punt on the ball swung far to the right, forcing team mate Mathias Berntsen, a professional beach volleyball player and Olympic hopeful, to crane his arm backward and make contact. Her […]


Bites Yer Legs’ soccer legend dies aged 76

Norman Hunter, the former Leeds United footballer who was part of the winning England 1966 World Cup squad, has died at the age of 76 from the coronavirus. Leeds United confirmed his death in a statement on Friday and said the club was “devastated” by the news. “Norman was taken to hospital last week after […]


Novel technology aims to improve treatment of neurological diseases

A recently developed system for switching on the activity of genes could improve treatments for a broad range of neurological diseases. Esteban Engel, a researcher in viral neuroengineering in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and his team have developed new gene promoters—which act like switches to turn on gene expression—that promise to broaden the ability to […]


Norwegian Air to overhaul its strategy in wake of pandemic: bondholder

Norwegian Air (NWC.OL), which is seeking creditor support for its rescue plan, has told bondholders it will overhaul its strategy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an investor who took part in a briefing by the airline on Friday. Norwegian shook up transatlantic air travel with cut-price fares, becoming the biggest foreign […]


Clearview AI’s cybersecurity in question after researchers discover unsecured repository

Company assets, intellectual properties, and 70,000 surveillance video were found exposed Facial recognition company Clearview AI continues to stir up controversy. This time, a lapse of proper security hygiene has exposed the source code of the company’s app, secret keys, and cloud storage credentials. Dubai-based cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk recently uncovered a misconfigured Clearview server. Although […]