Ubisoft announces staff departures after misconduct allegations

French video games group Ubisoft announced several staff departures on Saturday after conducting a review in response to allegations of misconduct at the company, which earlier reports said centered around sexual misconduct charges. The changes were initiated to improve “workplace culture”, the company said. The group’s chief creative officer, managing director of its Canadian studios […]

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The Search Engine That Plants Trees With Every Search Has Just Planted its 100-Millionth Tree

For eleven years, the search engine Ecosia has used most of the revenue from advertising on its website and app towards planting trees—and this month they planted their 100-millionth tree. The German nonprofit, which became the first ‘B Corporation’ in that country because it was established for social good, has earned its founder Christian Kroll […]

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‘It looked like something I had already eaten!’ The 15 worst reader bakes of lockdown

White sandwich loafDave Tyler, writer, Monmouth My daughter bought me a breadmaker but my early attempts were marred by a temperamental electronic scale. At least, that’s my excuse for this monstrosity, which looks more like a 70s Doctor Who villain than a white sandwich loaf. Beer breadAnna Stanford, PR and communications manager, London Like everyone […]

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Young Scientists Make Eco-Friendly Industrial Cleaners from Yeast, Transforming Chemical Industry

Solugen’s mission is to decarbonize the chemicals industry—and their secret weapon comes from nature’s own biology. For several years now, the Houston-based chemical engineering startup has been making hydrogen peroxide out of a yeast enzyme, and have used this eco-friendly product to create cost-competitive replacements for heavy-duty chemicals used in treating oil-drilling wastewater, spas, pools, […]

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