James Vincent | The Verge | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston
A new partnership between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and Amazon’s Alexa will allow the smart device to offer health advice vetted by the NHS for basic questions like, “How do I treat a migraine?”
Michael Hollan | Fox News | Tweeted by Robert Graboyes
If you’re craving a burrito or quesadilla, you might want to call your local Taco Bell first. Locations across the country are facing a tortilla shortage as the chain works to replenish its supply.
Fan Yiying | Sixth Tone | Shared by Tyler Cowen
Two washing companies in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced that guests at some hotels will soon be able to scan QR codes stitched into bedding and other linens to see if they are clean.
Doug Cameron | The Wall Street Journal | Tweeted by Brent Skorup
Across the globe, airports and runways are becoming more crowded with increasing air travel. This has led some airports to consider changes to the way they dole out gates to airlines and could allow new entrants into the market.
Sam Dumitriu | CapX | Tweeted by James Broughel
While the blame for the UK’s productivity slump has mostly landed with underperforming firms, regulatory barriers preventing start-ups from competing with incumbents could be the heavier burden.
Alexandra Hudson | American Institute for Economic Research | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
Once reserved for aristocrats, the picnic has become common through the years in part thanks to the rise of prosperity and commercial society.
Gregory H. Shill | The Atlantic | Retweeted by Emily Hamilton
Regulations, cultural norms, and judicial rulings assert the dominance of automobiles in the United States, and some argue this has led to unnecessary deaths and injuries.
Gordon L. Dillow | The Wall Street Journal | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok
A “hypothetical asteroid impact scenario” shows that the dangers of asteroids are very real. Even if authorities managed to spot an asteroid heading for Earth, there’s currently no way to stop it.