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Gartner: Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2022 and Beyond

Predicting the future is a risky business, particularly in the current environment of huge uncertainty. But once again, Gartner this week announced its Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users in 2022 and Beyond during its virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2021 Americas event. “The lesson of this pandemic has been to expect the unexpected and…

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Sports
Dana White reacts to new U.S. vaccine travel mandate: ‘Fight Island will be hopping again’

The UFC notified international fighters in a memo this week that all travelers coming into the United States starting on Nov. 8 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with proof of vaccination. The fight promotion will not require any fighter on their roster to get vaccinated for COVID-19, but alerted them that there will likely…

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Health & Medical
Breast Cancer Prediction Tool for US Black Women Eases Risk Stratification

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A risk prediction tool for breast cancer in US Black women showed similar accuracy to current questionnaire-based models in a validation study, and seems suitable for risk stratification in primary care settings. The tool is available here. “We are working with neighborhood health centers in Massachusetts to examine provider acceptability…

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General
Conference on the Future of Europe: a child-friendly introduction

A conversation between the EU and its citizens about the future of EuropeDespite its name, the ‘Conference on the Future of Europe’ is actually not a single event but a period of one year, where the institutions will reach out to EU citizens. The European Union wants to hear your opinion on how to make…

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Cyber Security Today, Oct. 20, 2021 – Administrators urged to update PowerShell, ransomware reports to read and a hacker gets seven years in prison

Administrators urged to update PowerShell, ransomware reports to read and a hacker gets seven years in prison.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday October 20th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Attention system administrators: You need to update PowerShell as soon as possible to the latest version to make sure it can’t be…

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Entertainment
Top 10 Plays from The International – Highlights for your TI10 archives

Oh, did highlights Throughout the event, some notable moments will surely make the next True Sight, and plenty of content is available for The International Archives. To top it off, Illya “Yatoro” Mulyarchuk the carry player of TI Champions Team Spirit, was a highlight machine throughout the event. Here’s ten of my favorite highlights from…

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Technology
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient

The news: Surgeons have successfully attached a pig’s kidney to a human patient and watched it start to work, the AP reported today. The pig had been genetically engineered so that its organ was less likely to be rejected. The feat is a potentially huge milestone in the quest to one day use animal organs…

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Science & Nature
How Can an Elephant Squeak Like a Mouse?

Two female elephants who were part of a study of squeaking behavior, at the Tiger Tops Elephant Camp in Nepal. Credit: Veronika Beeck, University of ViennaNew research, using a camera that can “see” sound, shows some elephants can produce high-pitched buzzing with their lips.Karen Hopkin: This is Scientific American’s 60 -Second Science. I’m Karen Hopkin. Ask…

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Health & Medical
Obesity Made Even Mild COVID Worse

COVID-19 patients classified as overweight or obese had more symptoms of the illness, and their symptoms tended to last longer, researchers found. In a prospective study, 59% of COVID-19 patients who were overweight or obese were symptomatic versus 47% of those who were not, reported Pia Pannaraj, MD, of the University of Southern California in…