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Vets in Dunedin, New Zealand, are making strides in helping endangered penguins. Determined, yet bitten and flipper bashed, they're treating these patients one bird at a time.   Sometimes, saving a species means treating one animal at a time. The veterinarians at The Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin do just that, going small to go big by caring exclusively for native animals. Headquartered close to the wildlife-rich Otago Peninsula on New Zealand's South Island, the hospital is ideally placed to...
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When we put off small jobs, they balloon from tiny checklist items into major irritants. Why do we keep doing this? It could be a quick email to a colleague you dislike. Perhaps it’s some menial paperwork; a small tweak to a spreadsheet or an invoice that has to be filed. It could even be a short phone call to your boss – something that will only take a minute and yet, somehow, for some reason, you keep on putting it off.  If it only takes five minutes, you end up asking yourself, then why...
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Emotion A.I., affective computing, and artificial emotional intelligence are all fields creating technology to understand, respond to, measure, and simulate human emotions. Hope runs so high for these endeavors that the projected market value for emotional A.I. is $91.67 billion by 2024. A few examples are revealing: The automotive industry sees value in algorithms determining when drivers are distracted and drowsy. Companies see value in algorithms analyzing how customer support agents talk and...
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My friend sent me this photo of an encased Moleskine notebook with the following text: “Evidently the people are so consumed with the need to write…that they now need to lock these up at Target.” The Classic notebook that my friend showed me retails at Moleskine’s website for $14.95, excluding sales tax. On Amazon, you can find these for as low as $10.58 depending on the day. So the price tag alone doesn’t justify locking the notebooks up as you would a tech gadget or prescription drug. ...
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2020 saw rates of social media use soar among all demographics. The shift towards social media has become ever more pronounced over the pandemic with a reported 43% increase in time spent on social media over the past 12 months. ...
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In the last decade, social media has become more and more popular for any individual or organization. Things and humans are now able to interact with the world more easily. According to social media statistics, the number of social network users has reached 3.5 billion, equivalent to 46% of the total world population. A person spends an average of 2.6 hours a day using social networking sites. Using social networking sites bring great benefits to our life, but first, we need to define social med...
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Animals are our companions, our workers, our eyes and ears, and our food. They appear in ancient cave paintings, and on modern commercial farms. We have domesticated some of them, while others remain wild and are sometimes endangered by our activities. They keep us company, and while they can provide comic relief, they also serve us as valuable assistants. Origins of Domestication Researchers at the University of Chicago estimate that the domestication of dogs took place from 11,000 to 16,...
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