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Amazon Union Vote: Labor Loss May Bring Shift in Strategy

“Everywhere they tried, they were defeated,’’ Nelson Lichtenstein, a labor historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, said of the unions. “Walmart would send teams to swamp the stores…

Artificial nervous system senses light and learns to catch like humans

By Chris Stokel-Walker An artist’s impression of neurons KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A simple artificial nervous system is able to mimic the way humans respond to light and learn to perform…

Covid-19 news: EU drugs regulator reviewing Johnson & Johnson vaccine

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Olivier Tchimou, a student pharmacist…

Vaccine Passports: What Are They, and Who Might Need One?

With Covid-19 vaccinations accelerating, attention is turning to tools for people to prove that they have been inoculated and potentially bypass the suffocating restrictions used to fight the pandemic. Though…

Software flaw led to ‘serious incident’ on Tui flight

That simple language difference led to 38 adult women being considered “children” by the computer system – a difference which, when added to the rest of the passengers and cargo,…

Artist will.i.am launches facemask and other tech news

Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: Google’s annual I/O developer conference returns in May in a virtual form, the company announces…

Partial tally in Amazon union drive favors ‘No’ votes.

With about half the ballots counted late Thursday, votes against unionization had a more than 2-to-1 advantage over those in favor, according to a live broadcast of the counting that…

What will self-driving trucks mean for truck drivers?

“It won’t be a flip of a switch,” Waymo’s John Verdon says. “It will be a gradual introduction driven by safety and tech readiness, versus an arbitrary, specific point in…

Mars swung between humid and arid conditions before it dried up

By Krista Charles Mount Sharp on the Martian surface NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/CNES/CNRS/LANL/IRAP/IAS/LPGN Ancient Mars fluctuated between arid and humid periods, before taking on its current dry state. This conclusion comes from the…

Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A health worker checks the…