Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
You might just be getting better at the game you’re practicing.
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
Eating right is good for families.
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Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.
An ultra-marathon runner and exercise physiologist describes what it's like to take part in an ultra-endurance event, and the consequences it had on his body.
Roll your own.
Gyms have gone mad for these bits of neoprene. Yet researchers are still scrambling to catch up.
Food hygiene and virtual reality could go hand in hand.
As incidents of food-borne illnesses increase, virtual reality could help better train food hygiene
Unions negotiate for improved employment security and training opportunities.
Research finds union members earn more because they have more experience than their non-union colleagues.
Demand is growing for aged care workers in regional areas and so policymakers should be focused on this rather than manufacturing jobs.
Growth in high-skilled jobs is highest in Australian cities and for the country its low-skilled jobs.
Canadian companies say there’s a shortage of skilled workers, but are they investing in training?
Canadian firms say there's a dire shortage of skilled workers. But recent studies suggest they're not investing in training, apparently expecting universities to train their employees for them.
Early intervention via education and training is a proven way to stop unemployed youth becoming unemployable adults.
Early intervention via education and training will cost money straight up. But it makes no sense to watch young people drift through unemployment and disengagement and turn into unemployable adults.
Refugee Talent, a digital matching platform to assist refugees in finding work in Australia, emerged out of one of the Techfugee Sydney Hackathon events.
Social enterprises set up by refugees are also helping countries to overcome some of the challenges of economic and social integration of new arrivals.
Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
Will this do?
Competence is not a human trait. Let's leave it for the robots.
A study of how the Young African Leaders Initiative handles its business exposes typical weaknesses, mainly lack of understanding local context, suffered by many foreign aid programmes.
Lennon in action.
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
Autonomous cars aren’t smarter than this.
A former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systems.
To what extent do hours of practice, development squads and role models really make a difference?
‘Counter-Strike’ has sold over 25 million units, making it one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time.
Two researchers interviewed military members and vets to see what role first-person shooters played in their lives – before, during and after their enlistments.
Cultural differences between Eastern and Western employees in the workplace are a factor in the loss of company performance.
East Asian employees make up a sizeable portion of the workforce but they are often misunderstood as lacking in communication skills.
The cybersecurity industry needs more trained workers.
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Governments, academic institutions and private companies are all spending millions of dollars. But the most effective solutions to the cybersecurity labor shortage will not be found individually.