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The tech talent gap is real. Increased diversity is the solution.

This column is part of a series called “Voices of Women in Tech,” created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. As a chief human resources officer in …

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Trump plans new sanctions on Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ cryptocurrency

Last month, the Venezuelan government launched Petro, the world’s first state-issued cryptocurrency, in hopes of boosting its struggling economy and circumventing U.S. and European sanctions. The Trump administration, however, isn’t buying into the country’s new digital currency, which has been called “snake oil” by some financial experts. SEE ALSO: Venezuela’s …

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Want to spot ‘Steve’ the aurora? Here’s how to do it

There’s a never-before-studied aurora gracing night skies around the world, and NASA wants you to try to spot it. The newfound aurora, named Steve (short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement), looks like a purple light with some green features.  Scientists think that Steve likely appears when charged plasma from …

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What you learn by giving 200 Senate speeches on climate change

Every week the Senate has been in session since April 2012, one lonely Democratic senator from Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse, has taken to the Senate floor to speak about global warming. On March 13, Senator Whitehouse gave his 200th “It’s Time to Wake Up” speech on climate change.  The speech …

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Cleaning this roof is an absolute nightmare—but at least it looks cool

The Esplanade Theatre in Singapore features a one-of-a-kind roof design, with thousands of triangulated glass elements and sunshades. Unfortunately, the designers didn’t really think through the cleaning process… which takes about two months and has to be done manually. Read more… More about Design, Architecture, Buildings, Singapore, and Building

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