Fatal Accident With Metal Straw Highlights a Risk

The disturbing death of a woman in Britain renewed a debate that has followed bans on plastic straws around the world. From a report: A British woman was impaled by a metal straw after falling at her home, a coroner said in an inquest this week that highlighted the potential dangers of metal straws. Such … Continue reading Fatal Accident With Metal Straw Highlights a Risk

Streaming Online Pornography Produces as Much CO2 as Belgium

The transmission and viewing of online videos generates 300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, or nearly 1 per cent of global emissions. On-demand video services such as Netflix account for a third of this, with online pornographic videos generating another third. From a report: This means the watching of pornographic videos generates as … Continue reading Streaming Online Pornography Produces as Much CO2 as Belgium

Bird, One of the World’s Largest Scooter Startups, Lost $100 Million in Three Months

Bird has its eyes on another capital raise, according to a report. Business Insider: The scooter company, one of the largest in a swarm of similar micromobility startups, has already raised $718 million in its short lifetime, according to Pitchbook data, and now it reportedly needs up to $300 more by the end of the … Continue reading Bird, One of the World’s Largest Scooter Startups, Lost $100 Million in Three Months

Congress is Bad at Rocket League

An anonymous reader shared a story: On Wednesday, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) hosted a Rocket League tournament in Congress, pitting members against each other in 2v2 matches. The ESA paired up with Congress' Future Forum caucus to teach members about the e-sports and gaming communities. A whole slate of members picked up the game … Continue reading Congress is Bad at Rocket League