How Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall

Enlarge Wikimedia Commons reader comments 16 Share this story Jane Goodall is an exceptional figure in many ways. Starting with no formal training and using controversial methods, she made astonishing breakthroughs in understanding the social behavior of chimpanzees and thus understanding ourselves. She managed to become an extremely rare species: a scientist who was also a […]

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Google Home Mini review—A gateway drug for the Google Assistant

reader comments 82 Share this story Update: Earlier this week on October 11, we reviewed the new Google Home Mini—the company’s entry point into its voice-controlled home assistant ecosystem. After some early users noted the device recording more than it should, Google has officially disabled its center touch point forever (in what seems like a […]

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Wonder Woman aside, fall’s origin stories include EVs, Dahmer, and Gilbert Gottfried

reader comments 8 Share this story AUSTIN, Texas—Standard film genres—horror, documentary, sci-fi, et al.—run rampant at Fantastic Fest, but subgenre niches also seem to emerge every outing. In 2016, the festival boasted multiple films about promotional film art, for instance, in addition to a treasure trove of animation styles. In 2017, origin stories jumped off […]

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Tesla fires hundreds of workers

Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2014. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 365 Share this story Tesla has a reputation as a demanding place to work, and the company lived up to its reputation this week when it fired hundreds of workers. The San Jose Mercury News estimates that between 400 and 700 workers […]

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