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[2022-10-30] Weekly news recap

Weekly news recap:

Science:

A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compared to children who had never played video games.

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/video-gaming-may-be-associated-better-cognitive-performance-children

Technology:

Since rebranding as Meta, Facebook's parent company has hopped from crisis to crisis. They're now worth less than Home Depot.

https://globalnews.ca/news/9233468/meta-facebook-loses-650-billion-market-value/

Plastic recycling a "failed concept," study says, with only 5% recycled in U.S. last year as production rises

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/plastic-recycling-failed-concept-us-greenpeace-study-5-percent-recycled-production-up/

News:

Germany to legalize cannabis use for recreational purposes

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/germany-legalize-cannabis-use-recreational-purposes-2022-10-26/

Ye escorted out of Skechers office in Los Angeles after he showed up unannounced

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/26/ye-escorted-out-of-skechers-office-in-los-angeles-after-he-showed-up-unannounced.html

Ukraine urges global ban of Russia's RT after presenter calls for drowning of Ukrainian children

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-urges-global-ban-russias-rt-after-presenter-calls-drowning-ukrainian-2022-10-23/

Politcs:

Trump is not 'man enough' to testify in Jan. 6 probe, Pelosi says

https://www.reuters.com/legal/trump-is-not-man-enough-testify-jan-6-probe-pelosi-says-2022-10-23/

‘In Europe, bird will fly by our rules’: EU digital chief's warning to Elon Musk

https://www.hindustantimes.com/business/in-europe-bird-will-fly-by-our-rules-eu-digital-chief-s-warning-to-elon-musk-101666946115077.html

Other:

Billionaire No More: Kanye West’s Anti-Semitism Obliterates His Net Worth As Adidas Cuts Ties

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2022/10/25/billionaire-no-more-kanye-wests-anti-semitism-obliterates-his-net-worth-as-adidas-cuts-ties/?sh=255e46a717e7
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