Another Ripple From the Huawei Ban: Scientific Peer Review

The Trump administration's decision to blacklist Chinese telecom giant Huawei is still rippling through the technology industry. Earlier this month the US Department of Commerce added Huawei to a list of companies that must seek permission from the government to buy or acquire US technology. US chipmakers reportedly have cut off supplies of semiconductors to Read more about Another Ripple From the Huawei Ban: Scientific Peer Review[…]

Disney May Stop Filming in Georgia Over Abortion Ban

Greetings, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of entertainment and culture news. It's only been two days since our last installment, and man, a lot has gone down. For one, Disney could possibly stop setting up shop in Georgia if the state's anti-abortion law goes into effect. For another, Jessica Jones' Read more about Disney May Stop Filming in Georgia Over Abortion Ban[…]

California Lawmakers Move to Protect Gig-Economy Workers

The California Assembly passed legislation on Wednesday that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of workers by requiring companies like Uber, Postmates, Amazon Flex, and others to recognize much of their workforce as employees entitled to labor protections and benefits. The proposed law cuts to the heart of one of Silicon Valley’s Read more about California Lawmakers Move to Protect Gig-Economy Workers[…]

Bullying increases chances of adult obesity, study says

We know that adolescent bullying can have long-lasting effects on a child psychologically, but a new study in the journal Pediatric Obesity reveals that it can also negatively impact their health in the long run. Researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), along with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Read more about Bullying increases chances of adult obesity, study says[…]

Cosmonauts take spacewalk outside International Space Station

MOSCOW — Two Russian crewmembers on the International Space Station ventured into open space Wednesday to conduct scientific research and help maintain the orbiting outpost. Oleg Kononenko and Alexey Ovchinin worked to retrieve several scientific experiments intended to study the impact of space flight that were mounted on the space station’s exterior. They also cleaned Read more about Cosmonauts take spacewalk outside International Space Station[…]

Ariana Grande’s sudden ‘tomato allergy’ is actually very common

Your favorite food may soon turn on you. Superstar Ariana Grande cancelled two shows this week when she “had an unfortunate allergic reaction to tomatoes and my throat pretty much closed…still feels like i’m swallowing a cactus but slowly making progress,” the 25-year-old “Thank u, Next” singer told her fans on Instagram. She joked that Read more about Ariana Grande’s sudden ‘tomato allergy’ is actually very common[…]

Uber posts $1B loss in its first quarter as a public company

Ride-hail giant Uber lost more than $1 billion in its first quarter as a public company. Though the eye-popping figure had been expected by investors, the company also confirmed Wall Street’s fears about slowing growth. The cash-burning outfit gave investors no indication that profitability is in the foreseeable future — though Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi Read more about Uber posts $1B loss in its first quarter as a public company[…]

Throw the college admissions scam bribers in the gulag

I purposely haven’t written yet about the college cheating scheme that landed actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and a bunch of others in hot water because I kind of understand. When you have kids, you want them to succeed no matter how lazy and stupid they may be. After all, they may be paying your Read more about Throw the college admissions scam bribers in the gulag[…]

Man turns himself in to police for decapitating wife

A husband astonished cops by turning himself in for killing his “cheating” wife — and then taking her decapitated head out of his bag. When Abhijit Das surrendered himself in India, officers initially didn’t believe his confession and assumed he had mental health issues, local reports say. The man, in his 30s, wandered into Patharpratima Read more about Man turns himself in to police for decapitating wife[…]

‘Rocketman’ star Taron Egerton: I’m not just copying Elton John

As Taron Egerton embarked on the timeless flight of musical fantasy that is “Rocketman,” Elton John encouraged the actor playing him to find his own voice. “He told me very early on that he didn’t want me to try and sound like him,” says Egerton of John, who served as an executive producer of the Read more about ‘Rocketman’ star Taron Egerton: I’m not just copying Elton John[…]