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Why people with disabilities are at greater risk of going hungry—especially during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed uncomfortable and distressing truths about American society: namely, the struggle many Americans face just getting by......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 6th, 2021

Greater than the sum of our parts: The evolution of collective intelligence

The period preceding the emergence of behaviourally modern humans was characterized by dramatic climatic and environmental variability—it is these pressures, occurring over hundreds of thousands of years that shaped human evolution......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 9 min. ago

Medieval people suffered for fashion with their extremely pointy shoes

Skeletons from 14th and 15th centuries had higher rate of bunions than earlier remains Enlarge / Detail showing fashionable pointed shoes of two English courtiers of Richard II, 14th century. One has two different colored shoes and chains hangi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 41 min. ago

A push for a shift in the value system that defines "impact" and "success"

Discussions of a broken value system are ubiquitous in science, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic served to expose inequality globally. However, according to the authors of an article publishing 15th June 2021 in the open access journal PLOS Bio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 9 min. ago

Health care CEOs raked in $3.2 billion as pandemic raged

CEOs’ median pay rose to $9 million despite record layoffs of health workers. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jonathan Kitchen) As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the country last year, the chief executive officers of 178 US healthcare compani.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News15 hr. 9 min. ago

Study reveals bycatch risk for dolphins and porpoises in global small-scale fisheries

A new study by Newcastle University shows that the risk of dolphins and porpoises being caught in small-scale (artisanal) fisheries is highest in low- and middle-income regions around the tropics and sub-tropics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago

Recommendations for reproducibility in stem cell research

The ability to program induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and drive their differentiation into a variety of neural cells is essential for studying neurological disorders, including intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). But issues re.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago

Predicting the evolution of a pandemic

The inclusion of biological uncertainty and the latest case data can significantly improve the prediction accuracy of standard epidemiological models of virus transmission, new research led by KAUST and the Kuwait College of Science and Technology (K.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago

New thin-film tech to revolutionize night vision

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionizing night-vision......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago

An act of God, or just bad management? Why trees fall and how to prevent it

The savage storms that swept Victoria last week sent trees crashing down, destroying homes and blocking roads. Under climate change, stronger winds and extreme storms will be more frequent. This will cause more trees to fall and, sadly, people may di.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 41 min. ago

Why the Earth needs a course correction now

The massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and economies underscores that our collective survival and well-being hinges on our willingness to confront environmental threats that have global consequences. Key to protecting lives and making c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 41 min. ago

Plexiglass Is Everywhere, With No Proof It Keeps Covid at Bay

Sales of plexiglass tripled to roughly $750 million in the U.S. after the pandemic hit, as offices, schools, restaurants and retail stores sought protection from the droplets that health authorities suspected were spreading the coronavirus. There was.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 9 min. ago

Job-related stress threatens the teacher supply: RAND survey

Nearly one in four teachers may leave their job by the end of the current (2020-'21) school year, compared with one in six who were likely to leave prior to the pandemic, according to a new RAND Corporation survey. Teachers who identified as Black or.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

ASC 100: TSMC, Samsung lead in market value; semiconductor, EV sectors gaining traction

Benefiting from the US-China tech war and sharp chip shortages following the pandemic outbreak, and with automotive clients competing for foundry capacity support, the entire semiconductor industry is poised to enjoy robust order momentum through 202.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Irish Police To Be Given Powers Over Passwords

Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords for electronic devices when carrying out a search warrant under new legislation. From a report: The change is part of the Garda Siochana Bill published by Irish Justice Minister H.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Research reveals why people pick certain campsites

Those in love with the outdoors can spend their entire lives chasing that perfect campsite. New University of Montana research suggests what they are trying to find......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Using machine learning and radar to better understand storm surge risk

The types of land around us play an important role in how major storms will unfold—flood waters may travel differently over rural versus urban areas, for example. However, it's challenging to get an accurate picture of land types using only satelli.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Wave of Resignations Predicted As Pandemic Lockdown Ends

tomhath writes: Economists are predicting a massive wave of resignations in the coming months. Up to 40% of employees at some companies are considering career changes after working from home or living on unemployment supplement for a year. The reason.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Experts urge global reform, before deadlier pandemic emerges

An international panel is offering a suite of recommendations to prevent the next pandemic—including a new global body of heads of state—but the effort's leaders said more urgent than any single item is concerted international action before the w.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021