The Antarctic ozone hole is finally showing signs of disappearing, nearly 30 years after the Montreal Protocol came into effect. The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty that phased out the production of many of the human-made compounds responsible for stratospheric ozone destruction, is widely considered to be the most important and successful international environmental agreement. For years, it has slowed the rate of stratospheric ozone depletion, and now there are signs that the ozone abundance over Antarctica has begun to increase. Solomon et al. present observational data and model results to illustrate the trends and diagnose their causes.
Maluuba is an increasingly rare beast in the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence. Founded in 2012, the Waterloo-headquartered startup has yet to be acquired by one of the many massive tech companies investing heavily in AI. Nor has Maluuba been raided for its talent, which is very much in demand.
The "Deus Ex" series was not canceled. This is what Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi confirmed recently. The project has been put on the back burner as the developer focuses its attention on completing "Shadow of the Tomb Raider." A video interview from last week shows Anfossi being asked about "Deus Ex" and he set the record straight by saying that Eidos Montreal did not forget about the series at all. "It's not dead," he said before adding that they are still thinking about the franchise's future.