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Hospital reportedly fires pregnant employee who refused to get flu shot

A pregnant ultrasound technician in Long Island, New York, said that she was discharged from her position at NYU Winthrop Hospital for refusing to receive a flu shot. What are the details? WCBS-TV on Tuesday reported that the woman, Allison Labarbera, who is five months pregnant, was told

Here’s why meal kit companies like Blue Apron may be in crisis

What’s happening? Blue Apron, the biggest meal kit company in an increasingly crowded market, has been floundering financially. The delivery service fired its CEO last month, replacing co-founder Matt Salzberg with CFO Brad Dickerson. The change made Blue Apron stock jump … for the first time

Scientists Using Robots to Study, Help Children with Autism

The Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders is using robots to both study and treat children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, the institute demonstrated some of their progress with a robot affectionately designated “Russell” as a play on the name of their Robotics

Swedish Company Implants Employees with ‘Cyborg’ Microchips

Swedish “startup hub” Epicenter has been implanting its employees with microchips which can be used to interact with electronic doors, printers, and smoothie vendors. “The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another

Online Dating Lowers People’s Standards

Using online dating services can lead to the lowering of the user’s standards, according to a recent university report. The report was based on a survey by the Queensland University of Technology, who used data from over 41,000 participants between the ages of 18 and 80