Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How Women Came to Dominate Neuroendocrinology – Issue 63: Horizons – Nautilus

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How Women Came to Dominate Neuroendocrinology – Issue 63: Horizons – Nautilus

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When Kathleen Morrison stepped onto the stage to present her research on the effects of stress on the brains of mothers and infants, she was nearly seven and a half months pregnant. The convergence was not lost on Morrison, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, nor on her audience. If…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired VW’s Electrifying Bid to Dominate the Pikes Peak Race

Hexbyte Tech News Wired VW’s Electrifying Bid to Dominate the Pikes Peak Race

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In 1805, Zebulon Pike, a US Army officer and explorer, explored the Louisiana territory his young country had just bought on the cheap, hunting for the source of the mighty Mississippi River. A year later, he led expeditions through the Spanish settlements of New Mexico and Texas. But in November of 1806, he and his…

Google and Uber Race to Dominate the Future of Search: Maps

Google and Uber Race to Dominate the Future of Search: Maps

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Open the Uber app in downtown San Francisco, and you’ll discover you can do a lot more than hail a ride. You rent a bike, thanks to Uber’s recent acquisition of Jump Bikes. You can rent a car, courtesy of a partnership Uber has struck with the startup Getaround. In a test version of the…

Lyft Wants to Dominate Transportation, and That Means Bike Share

Lyft Wants to Dominate Transportation, and That Means Bike Share

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Hark, the age of the non-car form of transportation has dawned. On Friday, The Information reported that ride-hailing giant Lyft is nearing a deal to acquire Motivate, the largest bike-share program operator in the United States, for $250 million. If finalized, the transaction would give Lyft, currently valued at $11 billion and running cars in…