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Making space for women

A decade of change

J-Lo's unstoppable 2019

Southeast Asian Games

High art

Doubting DNA evidence

A human chimera shows why DNA evidence is questionable. After receiving a bone marrow transplant, Chris Long's DNA was almost entirely replaced by his donor's—at least as far as genetic tests are concerned.

A human chimera shows why DNA evidence is questionable

This is an amazingly spooky real life story that almost rivals Greek myths about the chimera. A man in the US got a bone marrow transplant. His donor was an unknown German fellow. Now they increasingly share DNA as a result of the medical procedure and the transplant recipient is rapidly vanishing from

This is an amazingly spooky real life story that almost rivals Greek myths about the chimera. A man in the US got a bone marrow transplant. His donor was an unknown German fellow. Now they increasingly share DNA as a result of the medical procedure and the transplant recipient is rapidly vanishing from a genetic perspective. He is a human chimera.

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African development

Food cabals

The avocado has become one of the most dangerous foods. The meteoric rise of US demand for avocados has been a blessing and a curse for Mexican growers: Many now hire armed guards to ward off unwanted attention from cartels.

The avocado trade has become one of the more dangerous fields in food

And once more, food consumption patterns become a geopolitical problem and cause problems for local populations. One person’s superfood another’s inflationary crime problem. We so urgently need a better way of labelling and even understanding our food, it’s provenance, it’s impact, our impact...

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Take flight

Amazon is struggling to hold onto overworked, underpaid pilots. Pushed to their limits and fed up with unreasonable demands, 60% of the pilots who work for Amazon contractors are looking for other jobs, according to one union survey.

Amazon is struggling to hold on to the pilots who ship your packages

The same safety regulations should apply to all pilots. There have been enough episodes of "MAYDAY " highlighting the dangers of pilot fatigue. It is surprising that neither the NTSB or the FAA hasn't stepped in to stop this dangerous discrepancy. An additional control would be to extend responsibility

The same safety regulations should apply to all pilots. There have been enough episodes of "MAYDAY " highlighting the dangers of pilot fatigue. It is surprising that neither the NTSB or the FAA hasn't stepped in to stop this dangerous discrepancy. An additional control would be to extend responsibility for hours of service to any company that charters an aircraft.

The same logic should also apply to all commercial drivers. By making the customer responsible would eliminate the excuse that delivery drivers are independent contractors not controlled by the "customer".

Boeing flew real Star Wars X-Wings at a Disney grand opening. The sci-fi star fighters offered an early glimpse at Boeing's experimental line of drones, designed to lug 500 pounds (227 kg) of cargo for industrial clients, TechCrunch reports.

Real X-Wings took flight at Disney’s new Star Wars ride grand opening thanks to Boeing – TechCrunch

This was out of this world. Having X-Wings fly at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for the media day for the Rise of the Resistance attraction and the attraction's opening day for the public, was a really, really gutsy move from Boeing and Disney, considering that the drones are still in testing phases.

The

This was out of this world. Having X-Wings fly at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for the media day for the Rise of the Resistance attraction and the attraction's opening day for the public, was a really, really gutsy move from Boeing and Disney, considering that the drones are still in testing phases.

The X-Wing designs make use of forced perspective which is frequently used at Disney Parks to make buildings appear larger or, in some cases, further away, than they really are.

Bon voyage!

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Joining a company board isn’t always the dream gig it once was

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  • Having been on the board of several companies, it really is not a dream gig at all. Aside from the work that is involved, especially in the financial industry, a board member has both personal and criminal liability for any misconduct in the company.

  • Many are attracted to the idea of being a board member for the prestige, power and pay, but then find it wasn't what they were expecting. Serving on a company board is hard work, as it should be. And board members can expect a lot more pushback from shareholders these days, especially when things go wrong.

  • I've only served on nonprofit boards, though I'm at a stage in my career where I'd jump at a good opportunity for corporate board experience.

    One thing that struck me in this article was that it really felt like an outside view. Some points immediately rang true to me from my existing experience, others

    I've only served on nonprofit boards, though I'm at a stage in my career where I'd jump at a good opportunity for corporate board experience.

    One thing that struck me in this article was that it really felt like an outside view. Some points immediately rang true to me from my existing experience, others did not. I'd love to read a piece sharing perspectives of experienced members from a varied set of corporate boards to build a sort of aggregate insider view.

    For the second time now, I'm trying to shepherd some very inexperienced directors through understanding their roles and executing on them. This is typical of small charities: we can't justify board salaries at all, so filling board seats can be tough. I'm left wondering how large organizations help new board members ramp up, and what I could learn from that.