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Some restaurants are banning cell use at their tables

With diners increasingly texting or snapping photos while they’re eating out, some restaurants owners are resorting to banning the habit. In their view, meals are for real-life social connections, not social media.  “You walk by a table and there’s somebody playing a video game. Or people made a note they’re celebrating their anniversary and you […]

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Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, over spread of hate speech against Rohingya Muslims

YANGON, Myanmar — Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar’s powerful military chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing,  and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant has been heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious […]

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Hazy, smoke-filled skies in the West are causing serious health effects — ScienceDaily

Chemical engineering researchers from Brigham Young University have developed an advanced model that can help predict pollution caused by wildfire smoke. The research, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the Department of Energy, provides a physical model that can more reliably predict soot and smoke emissions from wildfires over a range of conditions. “The […]

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Bennu asteroid mission: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captures first images of asteroid it aims to orbit

Two years after launch, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, closing in on a small but potentially hazardous asteroid known as Bennu, has captured the first images of its quarry, mission managers said Friday. It’s the latest milestone in an ambitious attempt to study the body in detail and, eventually, to bring back samples from its surface. Five […]

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