US economy contracts faster than anticipated in Q1: Bureau of Economic Analysis

US economy contracts faster than anticipated in Q1: Bureau of Economic Analysis

The economy contracted more than previously expected in the first quarter. Here’s what economists are saying. (iStock) Real gross domestic product (GDP) contracted in the first quarter of 2022, faster than previously expected, according to the second estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). GDP decreased at an annual rate of 1.5% in the … Read more

A Consultant Sent an ‘I Quit’ Email to 1,400 Shell Employees. It’s a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

A Consultant Sent an ‘I Quit’ Email to 1,400 Shell Employees.  It’s a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Those two words appeared in all caps as the subject line of an email sent by safety consultant Caroline Dennett to more than 1,400 employees and contractors of oil and gas company Shell. The email, which Dennett shared on LinkedIn, included her resignation. Dennett, whose market research firm, Clout, is based in London, says she … Read more

Black-hole image sheds light on Milky Way mysteries

Black-hole image sheds light on Milky Way mysteries

The first image of our Galaxy’s supermassive black hole, released earlier this month, has already begun to explain some enduring mysteries about the heart of the Milky Way. The wealth of new information about the black hole, called Sagittarius A *, joins many other lines of evidence that are now painting a detailed picture of … Read more

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

LOS ANGELES (AP) – To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country. For Marvin Harper, of Phoenix, his family’s weekend travel plans are a double … Read more

Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One Of The World’s Biggest Oxygen Producers

Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One Of The World’s Biggest Oxygen Producers

The tiny floating organisms that supply our world with as much as a fifth of its oxygen will be in dire straights as our oceans acidify, new research suggests. The creatures, called diatoms, will be deprived of the silica building blocks they need to construct their protective shells, which come in all sorts of dazzling … Read more