Day: May 29, 2020

LeBron James, others around NBA speak out after death of George Floyd

George Floyd died Monday while saying “I can’t breathe” as a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and put his knee on his neck for an extended time. A video of Floyd’s death prompted a severe backlash, including the firing of four police officers, FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigations, and […]

An analysis of psychological meta-analyses reveals a reproducibility problem

Meta-analysis research studies in psychology aren’t always reproducible due to a lack of transparency of reporting in the meta-analysis process, according to a new study published May 27, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Esther Maassen of Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Meta-analysis is a widely used method to combine and compare […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the ‘right reflex’

Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the “right reflex” for a government worried about censorship. “I’ll have to understand what they actually would intend to do, but in general I think a government choosing […]

Researchers claim new internet speed record of 44.2 Tbps

Researchers based out of Australia’s Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities say they’ve set a new internet speed record of 44.2 Tbps, according to a paper published in the open-access journal Nature Communications. That’s theoretically enough speed to download the contents of more than 50 100GB Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in a single second. What’s interesting […]

British diplomat still missing after going for a jog three weeks ago

Police searching for a prominent British diplomat who disappeared after going for a run have today released two new pictures of him. Richard Morris, 52, was last seen on the morning of May 6 after leaving his £1m detached home in the village of Bentley, near Alton, Hampshire, to go jogging. Mr Morris had been […]