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UK Study Predicts AI Will Overtake 30% of Jobs by 2030

According to the study from U.K. company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), more than 30% of the jobs in the U.K. are likely to be overtaken by developments in artificial intelligence (AI).

Publish date: 02/14/2019

 
Let's do science: Girls More Interested in Doing Science than Being Scientists

Researchers from New York University and Princeton discovered that using an action verb — do science — when encouraging young girls to get involved with science elicits more involvement than simply suggesting that they “be scientists.”

Publish date: 02/14/2019

 
National Geographic and Mattel to release line of STEM-related Barbies

According to reports, the line will include versions of Barbie working in occupations associated with science, conservation, research and exploration, careers where women tend to be underrepresented, according to Mattel, the maker of Barbie.

Publish date: 02/07/2019

 
Company in Norway Creates Office, School Furniture from Ocean Waste

Created by Norway-based architectural firm Snøhetta, the chair was commissioned by furniture maker Nordic Comfort Products (NCP) who wanted to redesign its R-48 line of office and school chairs using recycled plastic.

Publish date: 02/07/2019

 
Government Shutdown May Create Long-Term Challenges for NASA

According to a report on Space.com, the recent partial shutdown of the U.S. government will likely have long-lasting implications for the nation’s space program.

Publish date: 02/07/2019

 
Amazon Pledges to Fund Computer Science Classes in 130 New York City Schools

Ahead of settling into its recently announced New York City headquarters, Amazon has pledged to offer students access to introductory and advanced computer science classes in 130 New York City high schools.

Publish date: 01/31/2019

 
Data Scientist Best Job in US for 2019

Data scientist tops the list for the fourth consecutive year thanks to the job’s median base salary estimate of $108,000, a job-satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5 and over 6,500 available jobs under that title in the United States as of January 2.

Publish date: 01/31/2019

 
Research Suggests Collaborative Gaming Could Increase Office Productivity

According to research from Brigham Young University (BYU), playing video games with coworkers can lead to improved productivity in the office.

Publish date: 01/31/2019

 
Being Funny at Work Has Different Perceptions for Men and Women

The researchers asked people for responses after they saw a presentation given by a woman or a man; both used humor during their presentations. Results differed quite a bit.

Publish date: 01/28/2019

 
Even Robots Can get Laid Off

Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, was billed as the first all-robot hotel, using 243 robots to work the front desk, serve as bellhops and to offer concierge services. But those robots are now out of a job.

Publish date: 01/24/2019