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Microsoft employees protested the company's treatment of women
After a female employee posted about hitting a "brick wall" for promotions, Microsoft employees protested CEO Satya Nadella in a meeting this morning. The CEO was reportedly empathetic to their concerns, and promised more transparency about advancement within the company going forward.
Audi isn't just making green cars, but green factories too
Electric cars may be more efficient than gas-powered cars once the rubber meets the road, but the process of building them is much more resource-heavy. That creates a problem to the whole "going green" thing. But Audi is trying to change that. . In Brussels, the car company has created the first factory making premium, high-volume electric vehicles to be certified as carbon-neutral by the European Commission. Their game-changing setup saves them 700 metric tons of CO~2—equal to the yearly energy use of about 85 homes.
Scientists are beheading mosquitos
No, they're not doing it because they're annoying. Scientists are decapitating mosquitos—by hand with this tiny guillotine —in order to study them more closely and fight the malaria they carry. It is both weird and mesmerizing.
Think yo-yoing is just for kids? Watch the routine of a world champion yo-yoer and see if you still think that. We'll wait.
WIRED Recommends: Laptops
You probably wish the laptop you're on right now was a little faster, a little crisper. Or maybe you're on your phone, because well, your laptop sucks. Or maybe you're even on your desktop, imprisoned in one location for all your internet viewing. We're here to help you with this pickle. Here are the best laptops out right now, and how to pick the best one for you.
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