Barack Obama and Bill Gates agree that this book is an absolute must-read

Thanks;Shawn Langlois Published: Aug 20, 2018 1:50 am ET Obama unveils his summer reading list. Microsoft MSFT-0.04%  founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates calls it “one of the best books I’ve ever read,” saying it offers a breakthrough way to see how life is getting better and where it still needs to improve.  Count Barack Obama a big fan, as well….

Cancer

Thanks;WHO&G. Reboux Published;FEB,01 Key facts • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. • Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. • Around one third of deaths from cancer…

Starbucks has launched a “new retail” strategic partnership with Alibaba.

Thanks;Jeffrey Towson So Starbucks has launched a “new retail” strategic partnership with Alibaba. And in doing so they are leapfrogging to the front of digital and consumer China. Kudos. That’s impressive. And it’s pretty bad news for Luckin Coffee. The Alibaba-Starbucks deal, as announced, has three components: 1) A tie-in with Ele.me for delivery. The…

Elon Musk goes full superhero, deploys team to save Thai kids trapped in cave

Thanks; RACHEL KRAUS Published;July,7 2018 Elon Musk offers his resources and expertise to the Thai government. IMAGE: JOSHUA LOTT/GETTY IMAGES Elon Musk has sent engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company teams to assist with the rescue efforts of the boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave system in Thailand. Twelve boys and their soccer…

Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Thanks;Nita Blake-Persen, Reporter Published;June,13 Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China’s waste import ban starts to bite. A fill of plastics grades 3-7. Photo: Supplied/PlasbackNZ China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants were…

Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis

Thanks;Carolyn J. Foley/Purdue University Published;May,01 Microplastics, bits of plastics that have found their way into waters in and around every continent on Earth, have a range of impacts on aquatic life, according to a meta-analysis led by Purdue University’s Tomas Höök. Most negatively affected are zooplankton and larval fish. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell…