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Friday, October 30, 2020
8 developer roles that are in high demand in healthcare

8 developer roles that are in high demand in healthcare

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With the demand for tech skills continuously growing across the board, there’s no shortage of new domains where software developers can look for new careers. Perhaps one of the most exciting — and critical — industries where developers can look to expand their horizons is the healthcare sector. The coronavirus pandemic has put serious strain…
A pretty chart showing Norway and Sweden’s top EVs of the moment

A pretty chart showing Norway and Sweden’s top EVs of the...

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Compared to the rest of Europe, Nordic countries are leading the way when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). According to figures from the OFV, Norway’sroad traffic information council, nearly half of all new car sales in the country this year were EVs. Over the border in Sweden, figures from the country’s…
Zoom’s no good for funerals

Zoom’s no good for funerals

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Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic BFFs, I was out last week due to my mother’s passing. No, she didn’t have COVID-19. She was 65 and in poor health. But her passing…
Coral sex: How lab reproduction could restore wild reefs

Coral sex: How lab reproduction could restore wild reefs

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Coral reefs host a quarter of all sea species, but climate change, overfishing, and pollution could drive these ecosystems to extinction within a matter of decades. Marine biologists have been racing to restore degraded reefs by collecting corals from the wild and breaking them into fragments. This encourages them to grow fast and quickly produces…
Nocturnal animals keep getting lost — and light pollution is to blame

Nocturnal animals keep getting lost — and light pollution is to...

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Many nocturnal animal species use light from the moon and stars to migrate at night in search of food, shelter, or mates. But in our recent study, we uncovered how artificial light is disrupting these nightly migrations. Electric lighting is transforming our world. Around 80% of the global population now lives in places where night…
Here’s why you need to start worrying about the world’s frozen peatlands

Here’s why you need to start worrying about the world’s frozen...

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Peatlands cover just a few percent of the global land area but they store almost one-quarter of all soil carbon and so play a crucial role in regulating the climate. My colleagues and I have just produced the most accurate map yet of the world’s peatlands – their depth, and how much greenhouse gas they…
Jupiter’s atmosphere is regulated by ammonia storms, research reveals

Jupiter’s atmosphere is regulated by ammonia storms, research reveals

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Prior to the arrival of the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter, astronomers had noted lower-than-expected levels of ammonia in the upper atmosphere of the giant world. Following the arrival of Juno at Jupiter in July 2016, astronomers found higher concentrations of ammonia near the center of the planet than was seen closer to the poles. These…
There’s no workplace equity for women in STEM – and COVID-19 made it worse

There’s no workplace equity for women in STEM – and COVID-19...

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The events of 2020 are reshaping the way we live, work, teach, and learn. And while we have all been affected differently, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women has been particularly significant. A recent report by the Rapid Research Information Forum found the pandemic has left women facing disproportionate increases in caring responsibilities…
New 3D model reveals Venus’ volcanoes are actually still active

New 3D model reveals Venus’ volcanoes are actually still active

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There is something shifty about plate tectonics “Across the lansdcape, steam vents hiss gaseous breath from deep inside the planet, creating an environment that feels like it hangs in the balance between our world and another.”― Stefanie Payne, A Year in the National Parks: The Greatest American Road Trip The team designed models of geological…
How studying our reaction to coronavirus can help us fight climate change

How studying our reaction to coronavirus can help us fight climate...

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Climate change and COVID-19 are the two most significant crises faced by the modern world – and widespread behavior change is essential to cope with both. This means that official messaging by the government and other authorities is critical. To succeed, leaders need to communicate the severe threat effectively and elicit high levels of public…

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