Diego Mosquera has a lot of neighbors: Jaguars, rare dogs, anteaters, ocelots, thousands of species of birds and an estimated 100,000 different species of insects. Mosquera manages the Tiputini Biodiversity Station deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which makes up 6.5 square kilometers of the most biodiverse region on Earth. “I went as a student, and I fell in love with the jungle,” Mosquera told me on the phone. “11 years ago, I saw a jaguar from a canoe View original article at Motherboard

GoPro in early 2017 slashed its workforce by 270 employees in what was the third wave of job cuts since the beginning of 2016. Now we’re hearing that 2018 is getting off to a similar start. View original article at TechSpot

U.S. drone sales in 2017 topped $1 billion for the first time ever, but don’t raise a glass too quickly if you’re in New Jersey, where lawmakers on Thursday are poised to outlaw drunken droning. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Elegant palm trees hang over the symmetrical lawns of the peachy homes lining Chesapeake Lane in the Orangecrest neighborhood of Riverside, California. But on December 21, according to the Riverside Police Department, a noisy, small-fry drone, rigged to accommodate payloads of illegal drugs, whirred out of a backyard, crossed the street, flew over a block, and delivered a package to customers waiting in a nearby church parking lot. Neighbors weren’t the only ones who noticed. Tipped-off narcotics officers saw the deal go down, and subsequently arrested Benjamin Baldassarre…

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. drone sales in 2017 topped $1 billion for the first time ever, but don’t raise a glass too quickly if you are in New Jersey, where lawmakers are poised to outlaw drunken droning next week. View original article at Reuters