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A future marked by the Metaverse may fundamentally change how we operate on a daily basis. (Marc Lee/Wikimedia Commons)

How the metaverse could change the purpose and feel of cities

New virtual realities are changing the way we interact with our urban spaces. How will the metaverse make some urban amenities redundant and others indispensable?
Muscovites rushed to buy furniture and other goods from IKEA before it closed its Russian stores. AP Photo/Vladimir Kondrashov

Why Apple, Disney, IKEA and hundreds of other Western companies are abandoning Russia with barely a shrug

Over 300 companies so far have closed stores, reassigned staff or halted sales in Russia in the two weeks since the invasion began.
The toxic culture in video game company Activision Blizzard is part of the larger problem of sexual harassment in esports. Cameron Baird/Red Bull Content Pool

Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard won’t clean up gamer culture overnight: 5 essential reads about sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech

Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech are not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.
Open scholarship and the use of corporate software services such as Zoom are not always compatible. Anna Shvets/Pexels

Debate: Is open scholarship even possible with Zoom?

For science to be open, one can reasonably think that it would have to use open software. However, being completely open is not that easy.

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