California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state ...

The unintended consequences of tinkering with online prices

When your online retail platform clears billions of transactions a year, what's the harm in testing different prices for the same products on a relative handful of your customers? You might find a way to maximize revenue ...

Robots as carers? First we need to assess the pros and cons

If you have seen science fiction television series such as Humans or Westworld, you might be imagining a near future where intelligent, humanoid robots play an important role in meeting the needs of people, including caring ...

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