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Unprecedented Change From Cold April To Hot May

Forbes - Tech

Global occurrences of a climate station recording the coldest April on record followed by the warmest May on record. "If you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes." Did you freeze your a-- off in April? Did you sweat your a-- off in May? Well, you are not alone.


Behavior of the Lower Organisms

Classics

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The Risks and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

Artificial Intelligence or AI as it is commonly referred to, is often depicted in science fiction as a threat to humanity. In Sci-Fi dramas, it is the machine that has taken on a life of its own and gone wrong. Usually from its own initiative, the sci-fi buff the risk and challenges among other things is to stop and end a certain threat. The one indisputable fact that experts are unable to argue and can commonly agree to is that computers live on data. The other fact experts and novice alike can agree upon is that AI is a machine or as Dr. Zhou describes "a tool" whose use of data and the source of the data are the possible risks and challenges for our present and future societies.


How To Write And Send Effective Emails And Why It's All About The Context

International Business Times

Emails are ubiquitous in a modern, globalised workforce. However, a well-crafted email can make the sender appear approachable and competent, while a poorly constructed one is less persuasive, and leaves recipients less willing to comply with the request. Alongside making requests and providing information, emails help us build rapport in the workplace and long-term business relationships. An internet search for "email etiquette" generates 433,000 results, while a search for books on email etiquette fetches 76 titles (on Amazon.com). However, the advice we get is often hazy, lacking justification, and may even be contradictory at times.


Measles cases surge worldwide, UN agencies warn

Al Jazeera

Measles cases have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday adding that the rise in cases of measles was a forewarning of the likely outbreaks of other diseases. The coronavirus pandemic interrupted vaccination campaigns for many diseases around the world, creating a "perfect storm" that could now put millions of children's lives at risk, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. "Almost 17,338 measles cases were reported worldwide in January and February 2022, compared to 9,665 during the first two months of 2021," the UN agencies said, adding that cases of highly-transmissible measles tend to show up quickly when vaccination levels decline. The agencies are now concerned that the outbreaks of measles "could forewarn outbreaks of other diseases that do not spread as rapidly". WHO and @UNICEF warn of a'perfect storm' of conditions – ripe for serious outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses https://t.co/jjmwgWGt9Q