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  • Two “Plains All American Pipeline” pump stations that move oil through a 11-mile pipeline along the Gaviota Coast ruptured.
  • The company estimates about 21,000 gallons of crude went into the water.
  • “Investigators won’t find a cause for the rupture until they excavate the 24-inch wide line, which was installed in 1987, according to a joint statement from government and company officials.”
  • Satellite images confirmed that the China is building an airstrip for military use
  • Airstrip being built on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea
  • U.S. officials warned airstrip will raise tensions with Washington and with U.S. allies in the region.
  • Innovative people are more likely than most to cross ethical boundaries after they have been engaged in creative work.
  • Study shows that a creative frame of mind enables one to come up with compelling justifications for bad behavior.
  • Participants with creative personalities “were 12 percent more likely than individuals with low creative personality to engage in unethical behavior.”
  • More than 62% voted to legalize gay marriage.
  • "More people voted in the same-sex marriage referendum than in any other since the foundation of the State,” the Irish news agency RTE reported. More than 1.9 million people turned out, “compared with over 1.8 million who voted in 2004 in the poll to restrict Irish citizenship."
  • Retailers still not delivering the cross-platform experience that most customers expect.
  • 38% of customers feel shopping experiences in bricks and mortar locations are in need of an upgrade.
  • “Building capabilities such as digital marketing and analytics will become key in the next few years, to increase customer traffic and boost loyalty. “
  • A drone pilot helped rescue four people who were stranded by floodwaters in a Fort Worth suburb Sunday morning.
  • The drone was used in two separate occasions for two separate purposes, "underscoring the versatility of the emerging technology in search-and-rescue scenarios."
  • The drone helped find a missing truck and delivered rope to two stranded individuals.
  • Literata is formed for reading on screens, but letters are uniquely softened for smooth movement across a line
  • The challenge was making it work across a wide variety of screen sizes, resolutions, and rendering software
  • nearly 1/3of American adults read an e-book in the last year, and 50% of adults owned some kind of e-reading device
  • Alissa Thomas-Newborn will be the first woman to serve as an Orthodox clergy member in Los Angeles
  • She will be addressed by a new title that aims to convey her scholarship and the esteem of the community: Morateinu,“our teacher”
  • This is considered a major step forward for women in Orthodox circles who have the goal of being recognized as rabbis
  • Art using plastics, PVC, polyester, and polyurethane is relatively new and susceptible to decay
  • Plastics are a “brittle" material; perceptions of plastics as a “stable" material are mostly inaccurate
  • Museums such as the Tate are already developing replicas of key plastic artworks
  • Most US schools teach legible writing in kindergarten and 1st grade, then emphasis shifts to proficiency on the keyboard.
  • Handwriting activates neural circuits helping children learn to read quicker, generate ideas and retain information better
  • Psychologists reported students learn better when they take notes by hand than when they type on a keyboard
  • Companies are offering more employee perks like free meals at work, luxury shuttle buses for commuters, and dry cleaning pick up
  • The added perks aim to maximize efficiency and working time, enabling employees to work more without needing to take time off
  • In 1970s, the best-paid workers were less likely to work long days than low-paid workers; now best employees work the longest
  • Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Baidu use AI to bolster their online services, everything from real-time translations to image recognition services
  • More companies are bringing AI to the masses to get intelligent recommendations for movies, restaurants, etc. based on your preferences
  • AI is being used for specific solutions for companies across different industries, from banks to healthcare to airlines
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