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Inequality Everywhere You Look

Source: A Wealth Of Common Sense

The gains in employment for food services and drinking establishments is now below where it was in January 1990 when the Federal Reserve first began tracking this data. And it’s not just restaurants. The entire hospitality sector is feeling immense pain right now, with an unemployment rate fast approaching 40%. The restaurant industry is one…

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Why Do Humans Sleep in 8-Hour Cycles?

Source: History.com

For much of recorded history, humans have actually slept eight hours, but in two distinct phases of approximately four hours each. As scholar Roger Ekirch uncovered through his exhaustive historical study of literature, art, and diaries, people would once head to bed when it got dark, sleep for four hours, wake for a while, and…

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Amazon and Microsoft join White House team to unleash high-performance computing on COVID-19

Source: GeekWire.com

Less than a week after the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy organized a consortium to focus the power of artificial intelligence on addressing the coronavirus outbreak, another tech team is joining the fight — this time, armed with supercomputers and the cloud. The COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, organized by OSTP and IBM,…

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A visual history of pandemics

Source: WeForum.org

Even in the modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the coronavirus has. This visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to COVID-19 Click here to read the full article.

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