Amazon Web Services is the Community sponsor for the 2019 Monetery Tech Summit, scheduled in Des Moines May 21 and 22, organizers at Dwolla announced. Amazon Web Services is underwriting 50 tickets for students and the general public to attend the conference, to be held in the Temple for Performing Arts. This year’s agenda includes speakers Matthew […]

“This blurry image is just the first go.” Ken Young, a scientist with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, watched the historic announcement of the first captured black hole image from his home right in Des Moines, reports the Des Moines Register. The image is essentially a scientific miracle that contributes evidence in favor of Einstein’s […]

Although many older Americans have, like the rest of us, embraced the tools and playthings of the technology industry, a growing body of research shows they have disproportionately fallen prey to the dangers of internet misinformation and risk being further polarized by their online habits, reports Buzzfeed News. While that matters much to them, it’s also a […]

At-home DNA test kits have transformed lives – just ask Sigrid Johnson, a 63-year-old black woman who grappled with identity when a DNA ancestry kit delivered unexpected results. The New York Times piece wrangles with questions of family, statistical accuracy, consumer privacy and company transparency. Has any direct-to-consumer product challenged identities so directly? IN OTHER NEWS: More on Amazon’s […]