Culture & Health

Immigrants Are a Bargain, Fiscally Speaking

If you measure correctly, they almost certainly bring in more tax revenue relative to benefits than those of us who were born here. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-10-30/immigrants-are-not-the-fiscal-burden-native-born-americans-are

International

China is crushing Europe’s electric car dreams

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Europe gave the world some of its top automakers, but it’s losing out to China in the race to define the industry’s future. https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/business/europe-lithium-electric-batteries/index.html

Environment

Italy’s wine industry is being tested by the effects of climate change in its vineyards

RAUSCEDO, Italy — Season after season, he’d been growing and harvesting the same grapes on the same land. But five years ago, Livio Salvador began to wonder whether something was changing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/how-climate-change-is-upending-the-patterns-and-predictability-of-italys-wine-industry/2018/10/28/3ae7a9a0-c71e-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html

Culture & Health

CHART: Trump Vote by Constituent Demographics

Race and class are key fault lines in America’s deepening divide—but so is how people live and commute. The chart above shows how much congressional representatives voted with Trump and how that compares to their […]

Business

Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme

A BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered a sophisticated ad fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites, some of which were targeted at kids. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/how-a-massive-ad-fraud-scheme-exploited-android-phones-to

Culture & Health

Finally, the drug that keeps you young

Judith Campisi has been a leading figure in the biology of aging since the early 1990s, when her research on the basic mechanisms of cancer revealed an unexpected finding—that cells enter a phase known as […]

Culture & Health

Kids aren’t failing school–school is failing kids

For many kids, what they learn in high school isn’t preparing them for success in college or in their career. A new report delves into how our education system is letting them down. https://www.fastcompany.com/90252729/kids-arent-failing-school-school-is-failing-kids