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Delivered before breakfast, The Economist Morning Briefing tells you what’s on the global agenda in the coming day, what to look out for in business, finance and politics and, most importantly, what to make of it. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions, including the full Economist Morning Briefing: https://www.economist.com/briefingoffer Digital subscribers to The Economist should log in at https://briefing.economist.com for access to the full ...
 
Apple is more than just the iPhone manufacturer. This $2 billion company's decisions impact many facets of technology, financials, and everyday life. When the company is rumored to be getting into something new, the entire world pays attention. And since 1997, AppleInsider has been covering this fascinating electronics maker from every possible angle. From details of the next-generation iPhone and MacBook to key indicators expected to drive the company’s stock price, AppleInsider Daily has y ...
 
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The problem with TV these days, as everyone knows, is that there’s too much of it. By the time you clear out last month’s backlog of binges, another truckload of content has piled up at your doorstep. Streaming services and to a lesser extent traditional networks will maintain that wearying momentum throughout the fall, with a huge variety of new a…
 
Included in this episode:1. Instagram Makes Teen Girls Hate Themselves. Is That a Bug or a Feature? 2. A Decade After Jamey Rodemeyer’s Death, His Parents Are Still Trying to Protect Kids From Homophobia and Bullying 3. Column: The U.S. Turned Away Jewish Refugees in 1939. We Must Not Repeat History With Afghans Fleeing the Taliban 4. Column: Acces…
 
The features within Instagram that cause teenage girls to develop negative feelings about their body image may be baked into the very core of the platform, researchers and former employees have said in the wake of new revelations that the company did not disclose what it knew about its impact on young users.…
 
It has been ten years since the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a Williamsville, New York teen whose suicide further turned a national spotlight on the issue of LGBTQ mental health and bullying. In May of 2011, a few months after he came out to friends as bisexual, Jamey participated in the “It Gets Better” social media campaign founded by jo…
 
In May 1939, more than 900 Jewish refugees boarded the MS St. Louis in Hamburg, hoping to flee Nazi Germany for the relative safety of Cuba. Due to the restrictive immigrant quota system in the United States, they hoped to wait on the island until they were approved for entry into the U.S. Despite paying for landing permits in Cuba, they were preve…
 
We have reached a dangerous new place in the battle over bodies and birth control in the United States. After years of attacks, this month Texas effectively made most abortions illegal, when a law took effect—after the Supreme Court declined to block it—that prohibits abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, and allows private citizens to sue…
 
TIME Studios is producing the Netflix documentary series Countdown: Inspiration 4 Mission to Space, starting Sept. 6. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which looks after children with cancer while also researching how to eliminate the pediatric form of the disease, raised $2 billion in donations in its last fiscal year. It's a record for an in…
 
In a message posted on an internal employee message board today, Apple said that it was monitoring the legal challenges to what it refers to as the “uniquely restrictive abortion law” that was recently passed in Texas. Apple confirmed the authenticity of the message to TechCrunch.
 
Soon after our reporter Sohini Das Gupta turned 8, she stopped eating fish. In her Bengali household — a famously fish-eating lot — it was quite the scandal. Sighs were sighed and investigations launched, as her parents tried to figure out what could have gone wrong. Then, at the pinnacle of her fish resistance, her grandmother cooked doi maach: te…
 
Included in this episode:1. The Moderna Vaccine's Protection Wanes by 36% After 12 Months, According to a New Study 2. Joe Biden Is Keeping Mark Milley. But His Actions Show the Country Is Still Grappling with the Trump Era 3. FX’s Epic Y: The Last Man Adaptation Gets Off to a Shaky But Intriguing Start 4. I Tried Lab-Grown Fish Maw. Here’s Why It …
 
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley took extraordinary steps to try to prevent Donald Trump from using military action to remain in office, according to revelations from a forthcoming book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Those actions from months ago are now causing a headache for President Joe Biden: Mille…
 
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. So goes the old feminist slogan, coined by Irina Dunn and popularized by Gloria Steinem. But, as FX’s adaptation of the cult-hit Y: The Last Man comics so vividly illustrates, that doesn’t mean life on Earth would continue as normal if every mammal with a Y chromosome suddenly dropped dead. On the co…
 
Mirantis has been around the block, starting way back as an OpenStack startup, but a few years ago the company began to embrace cloud-native development technologies like containers, microservices and Kubernetes. Today, it announced Mirantis Flow, a fully managed open source set of services designed to help companies manage a cloud-native data cent…
 
Fiberplane, an Amsterdam-based early stage startup that is building collaborative notebooks for SREs (site reliability engineers) to collaborate around an incident in a similar manner to group editing in a Google Doc, announced a ​​€ 7.5M (approximately $8.8 million USD) seed round today. The round was co-led by Crane Venture Partners and Notion Ca…
 
In today's top stories, Apples's most exciting announcements included camera upgrades, a new line of iPhones, and the release date for its new operating systems. In other news, new data shows roughly 1 in 500 Americans have died because of COVID. And finally, lawmakers express concerns over research into Instagram's effect on teens…
 
Officials are warning of a humanitarian crisis with more than 10,000 migrants, mostly from Haiti, camped out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. France has accused President Joe Biden of acting like his predecessor regarding the nuclear submarine deal with Australia. And the world's biggest tree, the General Sherman in Sequoia National Park, is under…
 
I'm an avid surfer and a certified scuba diver, and spending so much time in the water means that I'm keenly aware of the impact that human activity is having on the ocean ecosystem. It sometimes feels like it's more common to see plastic bags in the water than sea life. So, I was excited this week to try lab-grown fish—a new product that could hel…
 
American Rust opens with a montage of small-town denizens taking their morning drugs. In the first shot of the Showtime crime drama, protagonist Del Harris—a psychologically fragile police chief played by Jeff Daniels—crushes two prescription pills with a mortar and pestle, weighs the resulting powder on a digital scale, flicks just the right amoun…
 
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