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A $100M Bet That Online Coaching Can Make a Better Manager
Wired

BetterUp wants to bring data to human resources, and create more fulfilled employees. more…

Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air
TechCrunch

Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, Skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air vehicles. At Uber Elevate today, eight firms unveiled 16 new designs for Sk… more…

Blood Feasts and Roach Vacuums: The Life of an Urban Pest Scientist
Gizmodo.com

“There’s no way you can take care of that problem on your own... It requires an incredible amount of time, diligence, and almost a sense of paranoia. Which is not what you want to be living with.” more…

Trump's incompetent presidency is succeeding despite itself
CNN

Alexander Nazaryan writes that President Trump's cabinet members' theatrical displays of incompetence -- the lavish meals, the private jets -- proved bizarrely useful to those in the Trump administration who understood how to use such episodes to their advant… more…

Aircraft lands on highway - BC News - Castanet.net
Castanet.net

Aircraft lands on highway - BC News Castanet.net Small plane causes traffic chaos, makes emergency landing on Surrey highway Global News Small plane lands on busy Surrey highway after flight lesson mishap CBC.ca Small plane lands on Highway 17 causing chaos, … more…

The 10 biggest issues U.S. mayors say they’re tackling in 2019
Fastcompany.com

A survey of State of the City speeches from across the country finds better-paying jobs are at the top of the minds of our urban leaders. From housing and economic development, to the environment and demographics, mayors are focused on the issues that matter … more…

We have the tech to suck CO2 from the air–but can it suck enough to make a difference?
Fastcompany.com

Carbon capture technology–which helps fight climate change by removing emissions that are already in the air–could be a key part of the climate solution, if it grows fast enough and doesn’t just become an excuse to emit more. In a field on the outskirts of Hu… more…

House Panel Passes 9/11 Bill That Jon Stewart Passionately Lobbied For
Huffpost.com

The comedian had blasted lawmakers who skipped a hearing on the bill to maintain aid for first responders. more…

All Flint water crisis criminal charges dismissed by attorney general's office — for now
Freep.com

The office announced the dismissal of charges against all remaining defendants, including a manslaughter charge against the former health director more…

High Line milestones, Iowa’s big stink, Muscle Beach makeover: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Muhammad Ali’s Pennsylvania training camp opens to public, Illinois dispensaries prepare for legal pot, and more more…

USA Today

California woman to be first ever to lead Army infantry division, Utah mom rejects secrecy around intersex children, and more more…

Pride pickup, sphinx on move, Tony Stark’s cabin: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Delaware’s Murderkill River turning red, plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher gets West Virginia principal suspended, and more more…

A Nature Writer for the Anthropocene
Theatlantic.com

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane gives readers new ways to experience the richness and strangeness of a damaged world. more…

Fully Automated Luxury Communism
Versobooks.com

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world. more…

There is nothing more depressing than “positive news”
Theoutline.com

The world is often a bummer, but a whole ecosystem of podcasts and Facebook pages have sprung up to assure you that things are actually great. more…

Stone Age and Public Archaeology (2017)
Archaeology.wiki

Interview with Nena Galanidou, Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Crete. more…

Clothes Are Canceled
Vice News

Marie Kondo-inspired minimalism is just one of many forces killing the shopping spree. more…

How Satellites Quietly, Constantly Surveil Us
Vice News

In a few short decades, the movement and activities of large swaths of Earth's humans can be tracked at all times. more…

Opinion: Apple could, and should, do the right thing on tax
9to5mac.com

Apple has long aimed to do the right thing, not just the profitable one, on a great many fronts. On tax avoidance, not so much. Apple could be the good guy here. It could be the one tech company to take a strong stand on paying its dues, rather than using any… more…

Cloud gaming may be great for gamers but bad for energy consumption
New Scientist

Cloud gaming services like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud are hot topics at the gaming show E3, but a switch to streaming games could have huge ramifciations for internet traffic and gaming's energy use more…