Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world’s children

“After this corona pandemic, after this will end, I think it will be much more full of life,” she says, throwing her arms up for emphasis. She hopes, for instance, that people will walk more and drive less because she’s noticed how people in her neighborhood have often done without their cars during the shutdown.

Finding Good Drugs Is Harder Than It Sounds

Unless academics are suddenly going to start doing all that stuff, we’re going to need pharma, or some other middleman that looks a lot like pharma.  Don’t get me wrong–I think there’s plenty wrong in the biotech field, and I’m certainly not suggesting that pharma is some sort of a platonic free-market ideal which has […]

Life under coronavirus lockdown, through the eyes of children around the world

Ishikiihara E-kor misses all the normal kid things during the pandemic: playing baseball, hanging out with friends and having a real party for his 11th birthday, which he instead celebrated with relatives on a Zoom call. The internet periodically goes out for hours, making it hard for him to complete his school work, so he […]

SSD deals of the week – 27th May 2020

How to get a good SSD deal Speed is one of the most important things to consider when buying a new SSD, and many of the drives on my best SSD for gaming list have excellent read and write times – and I’m not just talking about the crazy-high sequential times you’ll see plastered all […]

Robot barista serves coffee in South Korean café to help with social distancing

“Robots are fun and it was easy because you don’t have to pick up your order,” said student Lee Chae-mi, 23. “But I’m also a bit of worried about the job market as many of my friends are doing part-time jobs at cafes and these robots would replace humans.”

What’s the Difference Between Notepad and WordPad in Windows?

Notepad+ and the newer Notepad++ preserve the program’s simple interface while adding handy new features, like a line indicator, a customizable series of toolbars, macros, and auto-completion. Though it’s generally preferred by programmers, Notepad++ is quite useful for ordinary writers, too. More advanced plain text editors cater even more towards writing computer code, like Atom, […]

The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-8

89 Sugababes – Freak Like Me (2002) Producer Richard X gets a lot of credit for the shuddering magnitude of invention behind the Sugababes’ debut UK No 1 – the first legit single of the 2000s bootleg wave, bringing together Adina Howard and Tubeway Army – but not all of it. The newly minted trio […]

6 Ergonomic Mistakes to Avoid in Your Home Office, Now That We’re Working Remotely for the Long Haul

Is WFH your new normal? Ask your employer for support “There’s been a lot of rumblings that there’s going to be people who end up working from home for a long period of time,” Allread says. “Then it’s going to call for the company to provide better equipment.”