The world's biggest four-day work week trial has just launched in the U.K., involving 3300 employees and 70 companies. It's a six-month experiment, where workers will receive their FULL pay for working only 80% of their usual week, in exchange for "promising to maintain 100% of their productivity." The program is being run by a nonprofit, in association with multiple groups of researchers. The idea is to improve workers' mental health and well-being. READ MORE.
Elon Musk is accusing Twitter of "resisting" his right to know about fake accounts on the platform. He planned on buying the social media company for 44-billion dollars. However, he said the deal wouldn't move forward until he had information about the number of fake accounts on the site. Some experts are calling it a negotiation tactic to get a lower price and Twitter shares did backslide on the news. But they say they’ve shared everything they need to with Elon. READ MORE.
A rare phenomenon that hasn’t happened since 2004 is happening this month. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all be aligned in order starting Friday. If you want to spot it, you’ll need a clear view of the eastern horizon. Mercury will also get easier to see with the naked eye throughout June. The best time to see this rare 5-planet alignment is about 30 minutes before sunrise. READ MORE.
Paramount Pictures is being sued over “Top Gun: Maverick.” The original film was based on a 1983 magazine article by a guy named Ehud Yonay. He died in last year, but his widow and son filed a notice in 2018 reclaiming the copyright to the story, which took effect in 2020. According to the paperwork, Paramount distributed “Top Gun: Maverick” without obtaining a new license to use the underlying material. In addition to damages, the suit seeks an injunction to bar the studio from distributing the film. READ MORE.