Groupon, the rapidly growing social commerce site, has hired Rob Solomon as President of the firm. His impressive history of accomplishments and successes is sure to bolster Groupon's presence. Solomon was most recently a Venture Partner and previously held roles at SideStep and Yahoo Shopping. Groupon customers have already saved $117 million and the firm recently raised $30 million at a revaluation of $250 million. Look out for great things to come as Solomon adds his expertise to the dynamic team!
. Tesla Inc. is an American automaker, energy storage company, and renewable energy services provider. Founded by JB Straubel, Elon Musk, and others, Tesla designs and manufactures electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components, batteries, and other sustainable energy products. Be part of the revolution - vote on their upcoming May 16th annual meeting.
At the annual shareholder meeting of Tesla, the leading EV maker, five proposals will be put to vote, including the nomination of co-founder JB Straubel to the Board. Robyn Denholm and Elon Musk are also up for re-election, with investors voting on a non-binding vote on executive compensation frequency, and the report of key-person risks concerned with the Musk-led company. PwC to audit financial statements in 2023.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan proposed a 'pay-as-you-drive' scheme to improve London's air quality, where drivers will pay fees for their time, passenger, and distance travelled. This comes alongside an expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone from August 29th. Technology has yet to be developed for the 'pay-per-mile' scheme. Controversial and met with ire from motorists, time will tell whether or not these plans will be successfully implemented.
India and China are two of the world's most populous countries and soon, India will overtake China as the planet's most populous nation. Experts using the U.N. Population Division's statistical technique and various survey data anticipate India's population to reach 1.4 billion by the middle of April. Discover the guesswork, projections, and insights from demographers about India and China's population race and what it means for the two countries.
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. Explore the University of Tokyo research team’s findings on how warm-blooded animals like humans, birds, and mammals keep their brains cool. Learn how endotherms have bigger nasal cavities and more developed turbinates compared to cold-blooded animals and how a theropod dinosaur couldn’t control temperature as efficiently, hinting at a less developed brain. Unlock new insights and discoveries about this unique evolution of warm-blooded species.
Discover the unseen worlds of single-celled microbes, as researchers from the University of Innsbruck's Department of Ecology uncover thousands of previously unknown viruses embedded into the DNA. Prof. Ruben Sommaruga, Dr. Christopher Bellas and Marie-Sophie Plakolb studied their function and revealed their part in protecting the host cell. The study, funded by the Austrian Science Fund, is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Explore the science behind an amazing discovery: an international team of researchers have found that the yellow crazy ant has a unique reproductive system featuring males with two sets of chromosomes, an astonishing difference observed only in a few species around the world. Dr. Hugo Darras, lead author of a research paper released in Science magazine, is a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Learn how the team uncovered how this species reproduces and how this discovery may change the way we look at insect biology.