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Children need training in a set of basic digital skills for everyday activities
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An algorithm has determined the furthest straight-line distances around the globe.
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Women are employed in the majority of AI-threatened roles – while recruitment practices in tech favour men. To achieve parity in this key industry, we must act now.
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Images of exhibitions, festivals and other cultural events on Flickr can foretell the economic rise of certain neighbourhoods in London and New York City.
For the first time since 1948, retirement-age employees outnumber teenagers in the American workforce. It's time to embrace the five-generation workplace.
Lowering the cost of sending money back home and educating migrants about their financial options are crucial steps in improving schooling in the developing world.
Success in the coming decades isn’t just a matter of understanding new technologies – it’s understanding that change must begin now.
Nonprofit organizations are the heartbeat of efforts to improve communities around the world – but they are chronically under-resourced.
We've come up with six key questions to help us understand the new era of globalization. We want you to answer them. In 60-second video selfie format. Here's how.
By 2020, there will exist more digitised healthcare data worldwide than we currently have space to store - but leveraging its enormous potential has been fraught with problems. Now a new ...
Engineers at the University of Washington have designed tiny sensor-filled backpacks that charge wirelessly and record data in fields the wearer bees visit.