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Daily Archives: June 23, 2021

Gartner: 51% of global knowledge workers will be remote by the end of 2021

Tech Republic: “By the end of 2021, 51% of all knowledge workers worldwide are expected to be working remotely, up from 27% of knowledge workers in 2019, according to Gartner. The research firm also estimates that remote workers will represent 32% of all employees worldwide by the end of 2021. This is up from 17% of employees in 2019. Gartner defines knowledge workers are those who are involved in knowledge-intensive occupations, such as writers, accountants and engineers. Gartner defines a remote worker as an employee working away from their company, government entity or customer site at least one full day a week (hybrid workers), or who works fully from home (fully remote workers)…”

Brave Search beta now available in Brave browser

“Starting today, online users have a new independent option for search which gives them unmatched privacy. Whether they are already Brave browser users, looking to expand their online privacy protection with the all-in-one, integrated Brave Search in the Brave browser, or users of other browsers looking for the best-in-breed privacy-preserving search engine, they can all… Continue Reading

Rembrandt’s Night Watch uncropped by AI 300 years after it was trimmed

The Verge – “A mixture of artificial intelligence and painstaking research has allowed researchers to restore Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Night Watch to its original size, the Associated Press reports, centuries after it was trimmed down to fit in a smaller wall. The work was conducted as part of the Operation Night Watch project, and… Continue Reading

Big data: With great data comes great responsibility

Open Access Government – “Dr Florian Kerschbaum from the University of Waterloo, argues that with great data comes great responsibility in this big data focus. Big data helps us combat the pandemic and build cleaner tech-nology – amongst many other benefits. We collect exposure data to contain and trace the spread of the coronavirus. Genome… Continue Reading

“Labels Unwrapped” empowers consumers to make more informed food choices

“Today the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School launched a newly-revamped website that “unwraps” the laws behind food labels. Available at, the site provides an accessible resource for the public to explore the facts behind the many claims, stamps, and certifications commonly found on packaging. “Food labels are meant… Continue Reading

ABA Section of Legal Education releases first-time report on bar passage data

“The Managing Director’s Office of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar released today a new set of bar passage data outcomes for ABA-approved law schools that provides national “ultimate” and first-time pass rates based on race, ethnicity and gender. The charts, which are incorporated in the section’s General… Continue Reading

Report – Nearly 900 Secret Service employees got COVID

CREW: Nearly 900 Secret Service employees tested positive for COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021, according to government records obtained by CREW. The vast majority served in protection jobs, either as Special Agents or in the Uniformed Division. The records obtained by CREW show that in the first year of the pandemic,… Continue Reading

Deep Dive into Plastic Monomers, Additives, and Processing Aids

Environ. Sci. Technol. 2021, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX. Publication Date: June 21, 2021. © 2021 The Authors. Published by American Chemical Society. Deep Dive into Plastic Monomers, Additives, and Processing Aids [Full text] Helene Wiesinger, Zhanyun Wang, and Stefanie Hellweg. “A variety of chemical substances used in plastic production may be released throughout the entire… Continue Reading