This disparity was notably lower in the Middle East, where men were just 3 percent more likely to say they knew “some” or “a lot” about science. North America fell at the mid-lower end of the spectrum, with men 7% more likely than women to say they knew “some” or a “lot” about science. Globally, this gap was not significantly impacted by level of education, indicating that social factors such as relative self-confidence might be more important than a science education. … [Read more...] about Do you trust science? These five factors play a big role
Factoring out a common factor
If this result holds up, it neatly ties together a number of observations. Various infections may still be doing the ultimate job of killing the bees, but their virulence could be explained by compromised immune function, caused by a combination of insecticide use and agricultural practices. The results will also provide further support for the European Union's attempt to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, a decision that was made earlier this year. Several chemical companies have announced that they will sue to block the ban. … [Read more...] about An insecticide-infection connection in bee colony collapses
The obvious highlight with the Pixel 4 XL is its camera, and in this area Google is the brand to beat right now. We'll have to wait until the S20+ retail units show up to see if Samsung is able to measure up to Google this year, but the new 12MP sensor shows a lot of promise. There's also the fact that the S20+ has a 64MP zoom lens with 3z optical zoom and 30x hybrid zoom, and a 12MP wide-angle lens. The Pixel 4 XL, meanwhile, is the only flagship to not offer a wide-angle lens. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus vs. Pixel 4 XL: Which should you buy?
Too steep? Try the VivoBook Flip 14, which sports the same convertible 14-inch 1080p screen, albeit in a chunkier form factor. It measures 15.4mm thick and weighs 1.5kg, and only comes equipped with a 7th-gen dual-core Intel Core i7 processor. However, it's completely fanless thanks to a convection-based heat pipe design. It starts from just €399 (~$475). … [Read more...] about Asus Zenbook Flip laptops get quad-core Intel CPUs and discrete graphics
As a default, you should go into this decision assuming that the S20+ is your pick. It's a much more manageable size, and while it doesn't have the exact same cameras, battery size or screen size as the Ultra, it's really close. And outside of those areas, it acts the exact same as the Ultra in every way. Chances are you're going to be happy with that compromise, and even happier with your ability to use the phone comfortably because it's smaller and lighter. If money is no object and you want the best of the best, the S20 Ultra is there for you — just make sure you can handle its size before you buy. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. S20 Plus: Which should you buy?