Pep Guardiola gives more than $1 million to coronavirus fight in Catalonia

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated over $1 million to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Catalonia. Guardiola, 49, is a sporting hero in Spain, where he won six La Liga titles and a European Cup as a player with Barcelona before leading the club to three more La Liga crowns and two UEFA Champions […]


‘But you don’t look sick’: How invisible illnesses like autoimmune disorders impact patient experience

When your disease is hard to name and doesn’t have visible symptoms, it can be hard for others to understand that you are sick. And, when people don’t know much about your disease, it can be hard to explain it to family and friends. This sentiment is particularly true for the some 50 million people […]


Trump says he will not let Boeing go out of business

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would not let airplane maker Boeing Co (BA.N) go out of business as a result of the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. “We’re not letting Boeing go out of business,” Trump said in a Fox News interview. “You have to help them temporarily. It’s not […]


Personal voice assistants struggle with black voices, new study shows

Speech recognition systems have more trouble understanding black users’ voices than those of white users, according to a new Stanford study. The researchers used voice recognition tools from Apple, Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft to transcribe interviews with 42 white people and 73 black people, all of which took place in the US. The tools […]


PBS documentary offers revealing look at public housing in America

The story of the transformation of East Lake Meadows in Atlanta from a distressed, crime-ridden public housing community into a viable, thriving neighborhood has been told before, but not with the depth and spirit of Sarah Burns’ and David McMahon’s new PBS documentary that airs on Tuesday night. “East Lake Meadow: A Public Housing Story” […]


Fabregas revisits Arsenal end: “I used to spend sleepless nights suffering”

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is lifting the lid on his decision to leave the club in 2011. The wonderful Spanish midfielder was the Gunners captain, but felt frustrated by his teammates’ collective commitment to winning. Now 32 and playing for Monaco, Fabregas turned back the clock to 2011 in a podcast interview with Arseblog. He […]


Changing how we think about warm perception

A team of neuroscientists at Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) have made an unexpected discovery about the way mice perceive warming sensations. It’s counterintuitive: cooling receptors in the skin are critical for the perception of warmth. The finding, recently published in the journal Neuron, challenges the predominant model of […]


Boeing CFO says aerospace industry needs credit urgently, markets closed to new debt

Boeing Co’s (BA.N) chief financial officer said on Tuesday the U.S. aerospace industry urgently needs credit to cope with the coronavirus pandemic but “markets essentially are closed” to new debt. Greg Smith also stressed the strategic value of a $4.2 billion deal to acquire the commercial planemaking arm of Embraer (EMBR3.SA), driving up shares in […]


Petition demands Samsung stops using Exynos processors in its phones

It’s long been the case that Samsung has released two versions of its flagship handsets: one with the latest Snapdragon chip for the US and a few select markets, and the other with its Exynos SoC for the rest of the world. But some people aren’t happy with this setup and have started a petition […]