EV startup Byton furloughs half of its 450-person staff in the U.S.

EV startup Byton furloughs half of its 450-person staff in the U.S.

China-based electric car startup Byton has furloughed about half of the 450 employees who work at its North American headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., putting the release date of the automaker’s upcoming M-Byte vehicle into question. Byton told TechCrunch the furloughs were the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention is to bring these furloughed…

Kneeling, Decapitated Skeleton Offers Evidence of Ancient Chinese Sacrificial Custom

Kneeling, Decapitated Skeleton Offers Evidence of Ancient Chinese Sacrificial Custom

The kneeling decapitated skeleton, found in China’s Henan province. Image: Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and ArchaeologyArchaeologists in central China have unearthed a decapitated skeleton still resting in its final kneeling position. Such practices were hinted at in ancient Chinese scripts, but this discovery is further proof of this particular sacrificial rite.The discovery was…

Coronvirus: Europe ‘wary of confronting China over deaths’

Coronvirus: Europe ‘wary of confronting China over deaths’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s real casualty figure is believed by some to be much higher than officials there say China is continuing to under-report the true levels of deaths from Covid-19, national security officials in London and Washington believe.But European officials are wary about directly challenging China over the figures, sources told…