Buried Roman City Mapped in Stunning Detail Using Ground-Penetrating Radar

For some years now, archaeologists have been employing a technology called ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to discover what lies beneath their feet without the risk of damaging ancient artifacts and structures with shovels and trowels. Over the years the technology of GPR has advanced, and it was recently used to produce a map of an entire […]

No furloughs or layoffs for Astros through the end of October

The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan reports that the Astros won’t be furloughing or laying off any of their employees through the end of October. Furthermore, the only employees facing pay cuts will be those making $100,000 or more, with those earning higher salaries receiving higher cuts. Several weeks ago, the Astros also committed to paying their […]

Happiness among Americans dips to five-decade low

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the public’s happiness is at a five-decade low despite most Americans being satisfied with their financial situation, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. The study highlights how Americans’ outlook and emotional health compare to nearly 50 years of trends in public opinion […]

Did elite David Boies law firm get a pandemic bailout? It’s a secret

When the U.S. government announced a multibillion-dollar bailout of struggling small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the top U.S. law firms sensed an opportunity. Leaders of the high-profile firm founded by David Boies circulated an email asking shareholder partners to authorize the firm to seek up to $20 million in forgivable government loans, […]

Evan Spiegel on maps, Minis, and the future of Snapchat

On Thursday Snap held its second-ever partner summit as a virtual event, announcing a new suite of products and developer tools for Snapchat. The inaugural event was one of the more memorable tech productions I’ve been to — a high-energy keynote from CEO Evan Spiegel in front of giant vertical screens on a converted Hollywood […]

Kentucky Tattoo Parlor is Creatively Covering Up Hate Tattoos For Free

Tattoos can be a beautiful avenue of self expression, but for some who were involved in gangs or hate groups in the past, they can be a very visible reminder of a mistake. Since tattoo removal is such a painful and expensive process, it remains out of reach for many, leading to social and career […]

Black MLB players release video: Be the Change

George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25, 2020 when an officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests against police brutality, which have sparked change in some areas of the country. Shortly after the protests began, Black NFL players teamed […]

Data show spike in family violence after stay-at-home orders

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that incidents of domestic violence in Dallas increased in the three weeks after local stay-at-home orders went into effect in response to the coronavirus pandemic, then they gradually declined. In the study, published online in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, researchers evaluated daily counts […]

Ex-Tommy Hilfiger boss Grieder to become new Hugo Boss CEO

German fashion house Hugo Boss (BOSSn.DE) has appointed former Tommy Hilfiger boss Daniel Grieder as its next chief executive, it said on Tuesday. Grieder, the former CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Global & PVH Europe, will start on June 1, 2021 and succeed Mark Langer, who is stepping down on Sept. 30, 2020 after serving as […]

Spanish soccer returns with computer-generated crowds, and it actually works

Sports are gradually returning to our TV screens after the coronavirus pandemic brought virtually all competition around the world to a sudden halt. If you’re as big a sports addict as me, you’ll probably take what you can get right now, but the broadcast experiences I’ve watched so far haven’t been all that satisfying. It’s […]