IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and that doesn't bode well for humanity (4 minute read)
IQ scores have started to decline in many leading nations. While the debate is still ongoing regarding the relationship between IQ scores and intelligence, studies have shown that IQ scores correlate to education levels, longevity, economic growth, and scientific innovation. In general, IQ scores have been trending upwards since the measure was invented, and has only recently started trending downwards. It is unknown why IQ scores are now dropping, but there are many theories ranging from changing societal norms to the effects of global warming on the nutrition of foods.
Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant (6 minute read)
UK chip designer ARM has instructed its employees to stop working with Huawei in order to comply with US trade laws. ARM chips contain ‘US origin technology’, and as a consequence, the company is affected by the new trade ban against the Chinese tech giant. Huawei can continue to manufacture existing chips, but will not be able to receive assistance from ARM when developing components in the future. It is unclear whether ARM is acting on their own interpretation of the new laws or whether they had received direct advice from the Commerce Department.