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Hoping we don’t head into a recession. Rumors out there
Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year. A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior vice president and general manager of health…
francine hardawayHealthcare is the only space in tech that seems to be moving forward, and it's because it's so broken anything will help.
I'm an economist. I love data and evidence. I love it so much that I write books about data-based parenting. When questions arise about how to support parents at work (for example, from Alexandria Ocasio-C ortez on Twitter) my first impulse is to…
francine hardawayThis is what they did for the kings and queens in the old days. They gave birth and the children disappeared into the nursery
The New York Times
Jose A. Del Real
– May 21, 2:30 AM
EAST OROSI, Calif. — Water is a currency in California, and the low-income farmworkers who pick the Central Valley's crops know it better than anyone. They labor in the region's endless orchards, made possible by sophisticated irrigation…
francine hardawayI think I'm going to get a home water filtration system. WHo knows what Phoenix water is like?
The Washington Post
– May 21, 8:00 AM
After 94 years, doors shuttered on the last day of April. The parking lot sold for $3.5 million. A three-building parcel, including the store, listed for $8.3 million and was purchased by — need you inquire? — a developer. A few…
francine hardawayYes. But this has been true for a decade.
Apple is updating its 15” MacBook Pro with new 8-core and 6-core generation processors and its 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with 8th gen quad-core processors. Apple says that these boosts mean that the 15” MacBook Pro will…
(CNN) Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well…
francine hardawayOf course it is. It's a systemic fix, like aspirin, for many maladies.
Plastic makes up nearly 70% of all ocean litter, putting countless aquatic species at risk. But there is a tiny bit of hope—a teeny, tiny one to be precise: Scientists have discovered that microscopic marine microbes are eating away at the…
francine hardawayTHis would be an incredible fix if could be encouraged. Solutions manifesting in response to problem.
The New Yorker
– May 20, 2:00 AM
Modern medicine can be seen as a quest to understand pathogenesis, the biological cause of an illness. Once pathogenesis—the word comes from the Greek pathos (suffering) and genesis (origin)—has been established by scientific…
francine hardawayI really wish they had done that a long time ago. Either everything is a mental disorder, or nothing is.