After Costs, Uber and Lyft Drivers Average Less Than $4 an Hour, Depressing New Study Claims [Updated]

Editor’s note: After Uber’s chief economist, Jonathan Hall, publicly criticized the MIT study’s findings for being based on “inconsistent logic,” its lead co-author acknowledged that the study’s conclusions may be inaccurate and said he plans to run a new analysis to recalculate drivers’ wages.

We Finally Know Exactly How the Flint Water Crisis Killed 12 People

In the predominantly black city of Flint, Michigan, 12 people died and at least 87 people got sick between 2014 and 2015—the result of a deadly bacterial outbreak that was suspected to have been triggered by the same water crisis that saw lead leach into the water supply. A pair of studies out this week confirm this…

Study Estimates That Pokémon GO Has Caused More Than 100,000 Traffic Accidents

The Pokémon GO phenomenon has mostly faded, but the destruction left in its wake could be far larger than anyone imagined. Two professors from Purdue University have attempted to get an idea of the game’s effect on traffic accidents by studying data from one county in Indiana. The results don’t reflect well on Pikachu…

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