A second study, also published today in Nature and involving a further 220,000 people, shows that genetics has a role in determining shape as well as size. The paper locates tens of gene variants that predispose people to bulk up around the middle, which carries a greater risk of metabolic illnesses. … [Read more...] about ‘Obesity genes’ help determine size and shape, studies find
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“Student safety should be the number one priority of any company providing services to our children, particularly in schools,” said Balderas. “Tracking student data without parental consent is not only illegal, it is dangerous; and my office will hold any company accountable who compromises the safety of New Mexican children.” Balderas accused Google of using its free Chromebook program as a kind of Trojan horse to illegally gather data on students, both in violation of COPPA and more generally in violation of broader privacy protections, both federal and state, for kids of all ages. The data includes the physical locations, web and search histories, YouTube viewing habits, contact lists, passwords, and voice recordings, according to the complaint. … [Read more...] about New Mexico Sues Google Over Collecting Student Data Through Educational Program
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There is much debate as to the exact individual responsible for inventing the classic margarita, although it was during the 1930s or 1940s, according to NationalMargaritaDay.com. Frozen margaritas were invented later in 1970s when an inventive bartender converted a soft serve ice cream unit into a frozen margarita machine. … [Read more...] about National Margarita Day 2020: Top-Shelf Deals In Douglasville
The rise of modern government outsourcing has its origins in business theory. In 1937, Ronald Coase, a young left-leaning lecturer at the London School of Economics, published a short paper called The Nature of the Firm, in which he considered why companies contracted out some of their functions, but did others in-house. “Why is not all production carried on by one big firm?” he asked. Coase developed the idea that organisations are constantly searching for a balance between the “transaction costs” involved in hiring external suppliers to do certain tasks and the increased potential for mistakes, waste, and the “decreasing returns to the entrepreneur function” if a company tries to do everything itself. After the war, Coase, who later won the Nobel prize for economics, moved to the University of Chicago. He gave up on socialism and his work became influential among a new generation of free-market theorists keen to question the preference of large … [Read more...] about Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?