Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. Self-Driving Cars might kill auto insurance as we know it.
By Paul Tullis (Bloomberg) …If nobody’s driving, why do we need auto insurance? Premiums—and company revenue—are based on a driver’s likelihood of being in an accident, as well as actual crash rates. With more than 90 percent of accidents caused by human error, taking the driver out of the equation is going to mean big […]
Reports of attacks and gunfire in some areas as voters go to polls to elect president
By The Guardian Nigeria’s long-awaited presidential election went ahead on Saturday, marred by heavy gunfire in the north-east, killings in the south and reports of technology failures and vote buying across the country. Some voters arrived at polling stations at 3am to ensure their ballot was counted in an election dominated by the current president, […]
Block associations are groups of residents who decide to collaborate to strengthen a block or area.
By Alanna Schubach (brickunderground) We New Yorkers are not necessarily known for our neighborliness—according to New York magazine, we’d rather “endure an electric shock” than run into the strangers who share our apartment buildings and blocks. But our supposed aloofness doesn’t hold up when you consider the prevalence of block associations throughout the city—this list, […]
The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science.
By Helen Briggs (BBC) The giant bee – which is as long as an adult’s thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. Known as Wallace’s giant bee, the insect is named after the British naturalist and explorer […]
Trillion-dollar companies going shopping for billion-dollar subsidies should be publicly shamed.
By Derek Thompson (The Atlantic, Feb. 14, 2019) Amazon said on Thursday that it will cancel its plans to add a second corporate headquarters in New York City. The company had pledged to build a campus in Queens’ Long Island City in exchange for $3 billion in subsidies. In a statement, Amazon blamed local politicians for […]
By Kathleen Elkins (CNBC Make It) Al Castillo, 33, drives full-time for Uber, Lyft and Juno in New York City. He typically works six days a week, Monday through Saturday, for nine to 11 hours a day. And, as I saw when I spent a day shadowing him, he rarely takes breaks. After all, the […]
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By FALAW You hop onto your motorcycle for a leisurely drive to the beach, and you crash. You hop into your car to go shopping for groceries, and you crash. You are injured due to a defective product you assumed was safe since you thought the manufacturer was reputable. You dived into a pool before […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) received about 5,500 job applications for her office — a record, according to experts.
By Jeff Stein (The Washington Post) One is the daughter of an immigrant from Nigeria who wanted to understand the causes of her mom’s plight, starting a search that would lead her to Spelman, Oxford, Harvard, Georgetown, the State Department and, eventually, the halls of Congress. The other was raised by a single mother in […]
With a conservative future of the Court secure, why wouldn’t he call it a day after twenty-eight years?
By Jeffrey Toobin (The New Yorker) …Clarence Thomas [is] seventy years old and the longest-tenured Associate Justice on the Court. With fifty-three Republicans now in the Senate (and no filibusters allowed on Supreme Court nominations), President Trump would have a free hand in choosing a dream candidate for his conservative base if Thomas were to retire this year. […]
No matter where he spends the rest of his career, Kevin Durant is determined to set himself up for success for the rest of his life.
By Ramona Shelburne (ESPN) Life as a two-time NBA Finals MVP and budding entrepreneur can be a little like taking a speedboat down the chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — sensory and experiential overload around every turn. “My platform is hoops,” Durant says. “Billions of people are watching, so why not leverage it […]