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How global conferences are using tech to stay in business

blog post image "Moving events online kept the industry going during the pandemic and now they're here to stay." Notable mentions of the conferences Collision, Web Summit, and RISE, and the speed networking software Mingle. "[T]he Distance Learning Association's Thomas Capone says that the future of meetings and events...

The leader's brain: Neuroscience in the workplace

blog post image The brain rarely fires on all cylinders even at the best of times - what more during a pandemic?

Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists'

blog post image Israeli tech firm NSO denies media reports that its software has been sold to authoritarian regimes. The Android and iOS spyware can apparently see photographs and contacts, log everything that is typed, and turn on the camera and microphone.

Can Money Buy Happiness? A Review of New Data

blog post image Everyone knows the adage “money can’t buy happiness,” although few of us seem to believe it. The best-known theory on this topic is that money actually can buy happiness, but only up to a point. This comes from a study by two Nobel Laureates, Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton (2010), which found...

Cats Are Better Than Dogs (at Catching the Coronavirus)

blog post image Cats and dogs can be infected by the coronavirus — but cats are more susceptible to infection, a new study suggests.

Blended learning is brighter, broader, and here to stay - eCampus News

blog post image Blended learning has transformed higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic, and institutions should continue to leverage its benefits.

England's 'freedom day' marred by soaring cases and isolation chaos

blog post image Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'freedom day' ending over a year of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England was marred on Monday by surging infections, warnings of supermarket shortages and his own forced self-isolation.

Cauliflower and Chaos, Fractals in Every Floret

blog post image Scientists take a crack at recreating the hypnotic fractal spirals of the Romanesco cauliflower.

Clubhouse And Education: New App Has Exciting Potential For Today’s Educators | Emerging Education Technologies

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US companies hit by 'colossal' cyber-attack

blog post image A cyber-security firm says it believes the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang is responsible.

What happened when a ‘wildly irrational' algorithm made crucial healthcare decisions

blog post image Advocates say having computer programs decide how much help vulnerable people can get is often arbitrary - and in some cases downright cruel

‘Laws of Nature Turned up to 11': Astronomers Spot Two Neutron Stars Being Swallowed by Black Holes

blog post image In two separate observations, just ten days apart, astronomers discover a neutron star circling a black hole before being gobbled up.

Turkey's plastics ban: Where does the UK send its waste now?

blog post image Turkey is due to ban most plastic waste sent from the UK, so tonnes of packaging will need a new home.

How Beijing humbled Britain's mighty HSBC

blog post image The bank got in trouble over a high-stakes U.S.-China legal clash. In the past two years, Chinese state-owned firms have ended or cut back business with HSBC.

Brexit shrank UK services exports by £110bn, academics find

blog post image Research shows that financial services exports were hardest hit over four-year period

Australia's growing thirst for alcohol-free wine and beer

blog post image Demand for non-alcoholic drinks "explodes" as more Australians rethink their drinking habits.

Tailored messaging increases understanding of climate change in Republicans

blog post image A team of researchers at Yale University's Yale Program on Climate Change Communication has found that the use of tailored advertising can increase awareness among Republicans of the dangers posed by climate change. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group describes field...

RECOVERY trial finds Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody combination reduces deaths for hospitalised COVID-19 patients who

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Outgoing U.N. aid chief slams G7 for failing on vaccine plan

blog post image Outgoing U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock slammed the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday for failing to come up with a plan to vaccinate the world against COVID-19, describing the G7 pledge to provide 1 billion doses over the next year as a "small step."

Reuters, New York Times win Pulitzers for coverage of racial injustice, COVID-19

blog post image Reuters and the Minneapolis Star Tribune each won a Pulitzer Prize on Friday for journalism about racial inequities in U.S. policing, while the New York Times and the Atlantic were honored for chronicling the COVID-19 pandemic, the two topics that dominated last year's headlines.