Pentagon: China, Russia Outpace Terrorism Threat

U.S. News

"We've been doing a lot of things in the last 25 years, and we've been focused on really other problems and this strategy really represents a fundamental shift to say, look, we have to get back, in a sense, to basics of the potential for war," said Elbridge Colby, the deputy assistant defense secretary for strategy. "This strategy says the focus will be on prioritizing preparedness for war and particularly major power war."


Infographic: Mobile Set To Outpace Desktop Ad Spending By 2022

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In line with the evolution of smartphones and tablets, the global mobile advertising market has been growing ever larger over the past decade. Companies are starting to take advantage of the shift to digital with new and more exciting forms of advertising such as haptic marketing offering new possibilities alongside more traditional channels such as email and influencer marketing. Unsurprisingly, the mobile revolution has dramatically eaten into desktop's share of the market. According to Statista's Digital Market Outlook, mobile will account for 50 percent of ad spending by 2021 and finally surpass desktop in 2022. Earlier this year, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported that internet advertising revenue in the United States exceeded $100 billion for the first time in 2018.


[Editors' Choice] Microaggression actions outpace evidence

Science

Efforts to combat prejudice in workplaces and on campuses by targeting microaggressions lack solid foundations in psychological research. Lilienfeld, who supports microaggression research, surveyed evidence and identified 18 research priorities--for example, better define what is not a microaggression, and do not confound the frequency of microaggressions with the subjective distress that they evoke. He suggests tempering assertions about causal links between microaggressions and adverse mental health and proposes a moratorium on intervention programs that may create more problems than they solve.


Shrinking Lake Chad to worsen hunger crisis in Africa

Al Jazeera

African leaders are gathering in the Nigerian capital to address the urgent needs of about 17 million people who depend on Lake Chad. The UN has warned that food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels, as the lake continues to shrink.


Artificial Intelligence Can Help Fight Global Hunger

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A world without hunger by 2030 is the theme of this year's World Food Day, and the goal of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Events around the world on October 16th will promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. Advances in technology and artificial intelligence can help feed the world.