Why it matters: With a stated goal of shortening the wait many humans endure for organ transplants, scientists have created embryos that are a blend of human and monkey cells. These mixed-species embryos are called "chimeras" and, as you might imagine, some people think they are a bad idea. What are the concerns? Well, I'll let Stanford University bioethicist Hank Greely tell you, "Nobody really wants monkeys walking around with human eggs and human sperm inside them." Right, thanks Hank. That kinda gives the phrase "monkey business" a whole new meaning.
Hallmark says it is investing in its Mahogany brand and expanding it into "more than a card line." The Mahogany collection is designed by Black writers, artists and editors who celebrate Black culture, with some of the cards inspired by events that occurred over the past year.
A report from career website Dice, which surveyed more than 9,000 technologists, finds that more than half of women working in tech have experienced gender discrimination, while Black people in tech report more racial discrimination than other groups. While the tech industry has begun to address diversity issues, there is more work to be done, including creating an inclusive and supportive culture, the report says.
Last summer's protests against the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans highlighted racial and gender inequities and showed the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, writes career coach Ashley Stahl. Moving forward, companies must go beyond training sessions and videos to address bias and racism, and recruitment and compensation must be representative and fix pay gaps, Stahl writes.
The brown-and-cream colored signs that welcome you into national forests and monuments were installed starting in the 1960s and were largely created by Forest Service ranger Virgil "Bus" Carrell. He used different shapes to denote trails, overlooks and ranger stations, with the idea that text "should develop no more than one topic and have a warm tone."
Vimeo has become the go-to subscription video platform for businesses by offering a full-service shop with no commercials instead of trying to copy YouTube and streaming services. Anjali Sud has advanced from marketing director to CEO while leading this transformation, and Vimeo expects to be spun off from IAC this year after raising funds and increasing revenue.
Why it matters: Hawaii coming in first is not a shocker, but there's something fishy about Washington, D.C., coming in dead last. People in this survey probably associate D.C. with all the political noise coming from the "inside the beltway," but the city is chock full of amazing tourist attractions and it's also a heckuva great place to live and work.