Studying the impacts of climate and landscape stressors on freshwater biodiversity can only help find more strategic solutions when conducted in the messy, yet realistic, outdoor environment.
Governments, industrial and development companies and scientists need to take a leading role in finding strategic solutions to the cumulative threats impacting our freshwater ecosystems.
Serena Williams has her eyes on Nigeria in a new venture.
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Serena Williams’s investment in a Nigerian digital company shows why the country’s technology sector is attractive.
The Stiletto Snake is one of the species found in Mozambique.
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Even by conservative estimates, Mozambique’s snakebite figures are far higher than previously thought.
In the face of governmental efforts to dismantle Indigenous agricultural economies, Indigenous communities have made important strides toward food sovereignty.
A lack of data prevents governments and agri-food organizations from knowing what kinds of supports should be provided to reinvigorate Indigenous agricultural economies.
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This isn’t the first time Australians’ Medicare numbers have been exposed.
Software and technology can process large amounts of data instantaneously, making them highly attractive for government use.
In the pursuit of efficiency, governments turn to technological solutions, like automated decision-making systems. But these systems are often problematic.
Poor cybersecurity awareness and training of users is one reason for the high incidence of successful cyber-attacks in South Africa.
Emerging technology business models aim to empower consumers.
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Emerging platforms are challenging traditional tech giants by giving consumers and workers more power
Streaming platforms are facing a tougher economic outlook.
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The way streaming platforms operate is changing to tackle falling subscriptions due to the rising cost of living
The data we generate online and using apps could be used to inform a digital version of ourselves.
Digital twins could be used in the future to predict and influence our behaviour, but this raises concerns about who owns our data and how we can access and control it.
Smart technology is demonstrated on a farm in Newark, Mo.
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Big data from social media have been revealed as biased, but we should also pay attention to agriculture firms whose play for big data is likely to have detrimental environmental and social impacts.
Water Lilies by Claude Monet (1919).
Why modern science needs more Claude Monets.
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.
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Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
Nigerian women greet each other at St. Charles Catholic Church in Ngurore, Nigeria, on Feb. 17, 2019.
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Women’s contributions to global Christianity are immense, but scholars’ understanding is hampered by limited data.
Kevin Durant is one of the NBA players who shows the ability to go on hot streaks.
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A study shows that a select group of NBA players really do go on hot streaks by making more shots in a row than statistics suggest they should.
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Data collection has been used as a weapon against LGBTQ+ communities.
Learning online provides opportunities but making sure all students can access this is key.
We need to think about legislation and regulation when it comes to transactions, data protection and user interaction in the metaverse.
The Conversation’s best graphs have removed doubt, surprised, and told entire stories.
Tornadoes are hard to capture in climate models.
Climate models can’t see tornadoes, but they can recognize the conditions for tornadoes to form. An atmospheric scientist explains what that means for forecasting future risks.