Delta told its workers to buy video games instead of unionizing

For years, Delta flight attendants and ramp service workers — the employees who, among other things, load and unload the airline’s passenger planes and push them back from the gate — have been trying to unionize. And for years, Delta has tried to dissuade them from doing so, workers claim. A series of anti-union posters distributed by the company went viral this week after journalist Eoin Higgins posted a photo of one of the flyers on Twitter, sparking outrage about the company’s ongoing efforts to prevent workers from unionizing.

“Union dues cost around $700 a year,” one flyer reads. “A …

Millions of women take folic acid for a healthier pregnancy. Thank Lucy Wills.

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that every woman of reproductive age get at least 400 milligrams of folic acid, a B vitamin, every day. The CDC can make this recommendation because of the groundbreaking work of scientist Lucy Wills. In the 1920s, her work in India led to the discovery of the substance. Friday would be her 131st birthday, and it’s being celebrated with a Google Doodle.

Wills was born in 1888, near Birmingham England, and in 1911 became one of the first women in the country to get degrees in botany and geology from …