37 jobs that are quickly disappearing in the US

Thanks in part to email, Facebook, and Twitter, mail carriers may be all but obsolete in the not-so-distant future. By 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% decline in postal-service jobs, about 136,000 fewer positions than 2014. But mail carriers aren't the only ones whose jobs are disappearing. Technology and market shifts have... Continue Reading →

EU PROPOSES BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe. European Commission 500,000 tonnes of EU plastic waste end up in the sea every year. Building on our... Continue Reading →

INGESTIBLE SENSORS ELECTRONICALLY MONITOR YOUR GUTS

Ingestible sensors—pill-sized electronics that ping your smartphone with data after you pop and swallow—have started to arrive on the market. They don’t do much yet: Mostly they measure pH, temperature, and pressure or monitor whether or not patients have taken their meds. But researchers are cooking up novel sensing technologies to detect a much broader... Continue Reading →

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