But since the 2013 decision, no proposals to use the chimps have moved forward. And, in June of this year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service granted chimps endangered-species protection, which meant that researchers would need to apply for permits to conduct invasive chimp research. … [Read more...] about NIH ends support of chimp research, retires last animals
Barring a statement from Trump’s campaign, which didn’t immediately respond to an email from The Verge, there’s no proof Trump supporters were being prevented from buying items. We’ve found videos that show large orders, but not ones that show sold-out items afterward. (While the baby onesie is currently sold out, there’s a 21-hour time gap and no firm link to the prank order.) Shopify, which powers Trump’s campaign store, also hasn’t responded to questions about whether the attack seems feasible. … [Read more...] about Are TikTok activists actually shutting down Trump’s merch stores with abandoned shopping carts?
"This is the 'constant fertility scenario,'" said Gerhard Heilig, chief of population estimates and projections at the United Nations, "but no one thinks this will be the case." Instead, the U.N. predicts that the population will hit 10 billion at the end of the century, and then stabilize. … [Read more...] about Will There Really Be 10 Billion People by 2100?
The new Google Photos opens to a tab simply called Photos that contains both old favorites and recent shots. At the top of the tab, you’ll see Memories, a private archive of your old photos that you browse like Instagram Stories. (Introduced last year, the feature now has more than 120 million monthly users, the company said.) In addition to photos from years ago, you’ll also see a new section of Memories called “Recent Highlights.” That’s Google’s effort to showcase the best of your recent shots, along with automated creations like collages and animations that the app creates on your behalf. (Those creations previously appeared a tab called For You, which has disappeared.) … [Read more...] about Google Photos gets a map view as part of a big new redesign
OASDI was put into place by the Social Security Act, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on Aug.14, 1935, as a way to protect the elderly from poverty and ease the effects of unemployment. Originally, the act only subjected some jobs to the paying the tax , and only people in those jobs could receive benefits. … [Read more...] about What Exactly Is Social Security? (And How Much Money Do You Get?)