Company Replaces Over 30 Employees with Artificial Intelligence System

A company in Japan is laying off 34 workers and replacing them with an Artificial Intelligence system. The insurance company invested in the AI that will calculate payouts for its policyholders.The company, Fukoku Mutual Life, estimates productivity will boost 30 percent. The AI system cost Fukoku Mutual Life 200m yen (roughly 1.4 million pounds). They expect to save...

New Research Links Social Media Usage to Depression

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently published an article highlighting the link between social media and depression.During the holiday season, it’s common for social media fundies to post reels of photos highlighting their trip abroad for all their ‘friends’ to absorb. This affirmation triggers a release of dopamine. The natural ‘Reward-Molecule’ comes when the one who posted receives approval such as...

Plastic Bottle Village of Panama: an Eco-Residential Community

One tiny island off of Panama offers an eco-friendly and super stylish alternative to traditional waste disposal. Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro archipelago contains the world’s first Plastic Bottle Village.Canadian Robert Bezeau developed the project after moving to the Bocas islands several years ago. He said he started the village after noticing disturbing amounts of plastic strewn...

France Becomes Every Worker’s Dream with New Email Policy

If you work in France, your work hours just got more heavily defined. A new labor law took effect Sunday that gives employees the “right to disconnect” from all work-related messages once their workday ends.That’s right. That means no more late-night emails from your boss begging you to do something extra. French workers can now completely unplug once they...

The World’s Highest Bridge in China is Ready for Traffic

In the recent years, China achieved many notable accomplishments in the field of engineering. Now, they crossed an even larger milestone.After three years of construction, the world’s highest bridge officially opened in Guizhou provenience of Southwest China. Known as the Beipanjiang Bridge, the bridge opened for business on December 29, 2016. The province of Guizhou already possesses seven...

Aleppo, an Ancient City Now Destroyed by Modern War

You might have heard about Aleppo in news reports describing how this Syrian city has been steadily destroyed by war over the last few years. For the city’s inhabitants, this is tragic. It is, however, a massive loss to the rest of the world, too, because this ancient city played an important role in the history of science...

This Train Station Doesn’t Access a Railway

The Turkish city of Dalaman serves as the perfect holiday spot. It offers a turquoise coastline, luxurious beaches, and incredible historical sights. Despite its natural beauty, Dalaman has one ridiculous-seeming error. Its train station doesn’t access any sort of railway.The building resulted from the order of Abbas Hilmi Pasha, an Ottoman Viceroy in Alexandria, Egypt at the turn...

This Can Opener Bridge is a Nightmare for Truck Drivers

This bridge could be the worst one ever for any semi truck driver. The North Carolina bridge falls just a bit short of the US regulation of a 14 foot bridge height. At 11 feet, 8 inches, it’s certainly earned its name as the “can opener,” removing the lids off unsuspecting semi trailers.The Norfolk Southern-Gregson Street Overpass gets...

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Google’s History

Google’s history is a story of classic entrepreneurialism, hard work and a little luck. From humble beginnings, the company has blossomed into online advertising, cloud computing, software and hardware solutions. Alexa, a company that monitors commercial web traffic, lists Google.com as the most visited website in the world.Google’s mission statement is “to organize the world’s information and make...

A Group of Scientists Explained What’s Wrong with Science

A team of international researchers decided they’re done with poor research and the “publish or perish” crisis plaguing science and engineering.The eight-page manifesto for reproducible science details ways the scientific community can fix its flaws. Within the last year, studies detailed how “low effort” research thrived in a community, finding a road to publication much faster than their...