Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight
Jun10

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks. “Evolutionarily we are supposed to be sleeping at night, in a dark...

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Netherlands vegetable seed developer wins World Food Prize
Jun10

Netherlands vegetable seed developer wins World Food Prize

A seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to more than 60 countries including the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia was awarded the 2019 World Food Prize on Monday. Simon Groot, a sixth generation seedsman, began his search to create better vegetable seeds to help farmers in Southeast Asia in 1981 at age 47 after his family’s company was taken over by a...

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Salesforce buying Tableau Software in $15.7B all-stock deal
Jun10

Salesforce buying Tableau Software in $15.7B all-stock deal

Customer-management software developer Salesforce is buying Tableau Software in an all-stock deal valued at $15.7 billion. Tableau uses self-service analytics to help people with any skill level work with data. Among the companies that use Tableau’s services are Charles Schwab, Verizon and Netflix. Once the transaction closes, Tableau will operate independently and stay headquartered in Seattle. “Joining forces with...

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Virginia city to divest budget funds from fossil fuels
Jun10

Virginia city to divest budget funds from fossil fuels

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, have voted to divest the city’s operating budget investments from any entity involved in the production of fossil fuels or weapons. WVIR-TV reports the City Council voted 4-1 last week to complete those divestments within the next 30 days. Supporters of divestment argued that weapons and fossil fuels do not align with the city’s strategic plan goals, including being responsible...

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‘Homework gap’ shows millions of students lack home internet
Jun10

‘Homework gap’ shows millions of students lack home internet

With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages. She uses her thumbs to tap out school papers, but when glitches keep her from submitting assignments electronically, she writes them out by hand....

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