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Number of e-scooters on UK roads set to soar – why not everyone’s pleased about it

Number of e-scooters on UK roads set to soar – why not everyone’s pleased about it

Technology
The number of e-scooters on the UK's roads is set to soar as London prepares to launch a trial of the vehicles in the coming weeks.They have been hailed as a greener, more sustainable mode of transport that can reduce traffic congestion, but concerns have been raised after trials in other UK cities. Newcastle has introduced an overnight curfew for e-scooter riders after a spate of drink-driving arrests, with six men due in court on Thursday.A councillor in Merseyside recently branded the devices "orange death traps" after witnessing people riding them on pavements in Liverpool. Image: E-scooters have been hailed as a greener, more sustainable mode of transport And in Leicester, where e-scooters are not being trialled, a six-year-old b...
Unfair playing fields, pay gaps drag down everyone’s motivation

Unfair playing fields, pay gaps drag down everyone’s motivation

Science
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- When people are rewarded unequally for the same work, everyone's motivation suffers. According to a new study, published Friday in the journal PLOS One, large disparities in compensation cause workers to feel less happy and, a result, it decreases their desire to work. Advertisement "Here we have shown the psychological impacts of inequality of opportunity, and how it can hurt the productivity and well-being of everyone involved," lead study author Filip Gesiarz, doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University College London, said in a news release. "Our findings may shed light on how psychological mechanisms, apart from structural barriers, can contribute to higher unemployment and lower university application rates of people from disadvantaged backgrounds,...