Gen Z is about to change working

Plus, a really big volcano.
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Cosmic Trivia:

What is the largest volcano ever discovered in our solar system, and which planet is it on?

Hint: It's not Earth.


(Scroll to the bottom for the answer!)

2024 will be Gen Z's year to change work as we know it | Business Insider

“By early next year, the number of Gen Zers working full-time will likely overtake the number of baby boomers holding full-time positions for the first time, according to a new Glassdoor report. That shift in demographics is expected to change how employers attract young talent since Gen Zers have different priorities compared to their older colleagues. For example, Gen Zers have a high interest in transparency and diversity, equity, and inclusion at the companies where they work, Glassdoor's chief economist Aaron Terrazas said. They are digital natives and want to be heard by their employers, he added.”

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The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Coming This Weekend | Lifehacker


The Leonid meteor shower is coming this weekend

Where, when, and how to watch it

“Your best entertainment value this weekend is the dazzling Leonid meteor shower. The annual cosmic fireworks show reaches its absolute peak on Friday night/Saturday morning. The Leonids aren't usually the most crowded meteor shower — you can expect to see around 15-20 fireballs an hour— but what they lack in number, Leonids make up for in intensity. They are known for being spectacular, colorful, and long-lasting. Leonids often appear close to the horizon, and a super-bright fireball that lights up the nighttime sky is always possible.”

Opinion | Space Billionaires Should Spend More Time Thinking About Sex | The New York Times

“Wherever you are on this planet, you’ve probably given some thought to leaving it. Space is looking more promising every day. There’s no political corruption on Mars, no war on the moon, no juvenile jokes on Uranus. Thanks to a booming new industry spearheaded by billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, space launches are more routine and cheaper than ever. … But while fortunes have poured into these new launch systems, precious little time and capital have gone to the more human sciences pertinent to life in space. Perhaps the most crucial and understudied is how human reproduction would happen in space. There are good reasons to believe it will be difficult, dangerous or potentially impossible. But the data is so limited, and there are too few resources being spent to study it.”

A stunning discovery proves that Vikings reached the Americas before Columbus | Popular Mechanics

“Not only did the Vikings travel to the Americas hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus, but it appears that they were likely making routine trips to extract natural resources. Researchers believe they now have the proof of this behavior, thanks to a better understanding of trees found in Greenland.”

MacBook Pro | StackSocial

By now, you’ve probably heard about the new M3 model MacBook Pros that came out earlier this month. Do they look pretty and shiny and new? Yes. But is it worth thousands of dollars just to have the latest Apple product? You can decide for yourself, but we say: nope. Most standard users get along just fine with older models, and with refurbished tech, they can even save hundreds, too. This MacBook Pro is Grade “B” refurbished, which means it’ll show some signs of wear, but it’ll function perfectly for everyday use. Think: streaming, browsing the web, and catching up on really cool futuristic newsletters. If you want a brand-name laptop without the brand-new price, this refurbished gem is the perfect pick for you. [Ad]

I simply cannot take Amazon's new robot for business seriously | Gizmodo

“Amazon just released a questionable-looking robot for patrolling businesses. Taking a page out of Wall-E’s design, Amazon’s new Astro for Business looks almost comical. … Like its previous Home version, the Astro goes around your businesses autonomously or is controlled via a remote. It features an HD periscope camera with night vision, a 24/7 live view, and two-way talk.”

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The answer: Olympus Mons, on Mars

The answer: Olympus Mons, on Mars

According to the Lowell Observatory website: “Olympus Mons is a shield volcano located in Mars’ western hemisphere. It is the largest volcano in the solar system at 72,000 ft tall (two and a half times the height of Mount Everest) and 374 miles wide (nearly the size of the state of Arizona). Mars’ atmosphere is so thin that the volcano’s peak actually pokes out above it, meaning that if one were to hike to the summit of Olympus Mons, they would hike into space.”