Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India

After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a new mobile wallet in India that will let users link up their phones to their bank accounts to pay for goods securely in physical stores …

For worriers, expressive writing cools brain on stressful tasks — ScienceDaily

Chronic worriers, take note: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform an upcoming stressful task more efficiently, finds a Michigan State University study that measured participants’ brain activity. The research, funded by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, provides the first neural evidence for the benefits of expressive writing, said …

Engineering school introduces associate dean of diversity and inclusion

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science will soon have its first associate dean of diversity and inclusion to help the school improve its representation of minority students. Scott Brandenberg, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, will start as the school’s associate dean for diversity and inclusion Nov. 1. At the …