literature News of 05/31/20
‘Existential’ Is Dictionary.Com’S Word Of The Year. Here’S Why
(NEW YORK) — Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes ...
Alphabet’S X Details A Garbage-Sorting Bot That’S Part Of Its Plan To Make Robots An Everyday Thing
Alphabet subsidiary X, which is the former Google X and which focuses exclusively on ambitious ‘moonshots,’ or applications of tech you might expect are science fiction, not a real product in development. Like a robot that can sort ...
CMU Finds That Even Bad Robot Trash Talk Can Throw You Off Your Game
A commons tactic in both amateur and professional sports – and even in competitions as mundane as a casual board game night – is trash talk. But the negative effect of trash talk may have less to do with the skill of the repartee involved, and ...
Two Authors Just Won The Nobel Prize For Literature. Here’S What To Know About Them
For the first time in the Nobel Prize for Literature’s 118-year history, two authors were announced Thursday as recipients of the award: Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk . (Handke received the Prize ...
Nobel Prizes In Literature Awarded To Austria’S Peter Handke And Poland’S Olga Tokarczuk
The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life,” while the 2019 prize went to ...
Last Year’S Nobel Prize In Literature Was Canceled Over Scandal And Conflict. Can 2019’S Award Mark A Comeback?
This year’s Nobel Prize for Literature marks a first in the award’s 118-year history. On Thursday, there won’t just be one award announced, but two simultaneously: one for 2018 and the other for 2019. Each winner will receive over ...
Alibaba Proposes Share Split Ahead Of Reported $20b Hong Kong IPO
Alibaba is being heavily linked with a public listing in Hong Kong , which could reportedly happen in Q3 and raise up to $20 billion . The firm is keeping quiet on those rumors, but it did let slip a major hint after it announced plans for a stock ...
The Venture Twins
Justine and Olivia Moore like to introduce themselves together, otherwise, it can be a little confusing. They live together in an apartment in Menlo Park. They share clothes. They both wear Rothy’s sustainable ballet flats and are big fans of ...