Category Archives: SCIENCE & TECH

Bayer’s Monsanto Asks US Court to Toss $289M Roundup Verdict

Bayer unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer. The company said the jury’s decision was insufficiently supported by the evidence presented at trial by school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, as reported by Reuters. Johnson’s case was fast-tracked

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Senior Google Scientist Quits over Censored Chinese Search Engine

Jack Poulson, a senior research scientist at Google, has quit the company in protest over the tech titan’s development of a censored search engine for China, claiming it represents a “forfeiture of our values.” According to the Intercept, Poulson “raised concerns with his managers at Google after the Intercept revealed that the Internet giant was secretly developing a Chinese search

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San Francisco has a new system to track every homeless person

San Francisco’s new tracking system could soon identify the history and future needs of every homeless man, woman, and child in the city. The platform is a much-needed solution to the city’s outdated and inconsistent databases. Homeless tracking systems have showed promise in places like Salt Lake City, which reduced its chronic homeless population by 91% in a decade. Not

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