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Covid-19 is changing the way consumers shop – quartz

Buyers’ buying habits tend to change slowly. However, Covid-19 has been disruptive enough to shake them up and companies are trying to take advantage of it. Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy, an online marketplace focused on handcrafted and vintage merchandise, described how he sees the pandemic changing normal consumer behavior during an earnings call on Aug. 5, around the company’s …

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This moss uses quartz as an umbrella

S. caninervis, the most common moss in the Mojave Desert, spends most of the year dry and brown – in a state of floating animation waiting for the next rain. “It’s something only a mother can love,” said Dr. Mishler. But the mosses are long-lived; A single lump could easily be a centenarian. Although S. caninervis accounted for more than …

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Interpretation of test results for coronavirus antibodies – quartz

Antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 are difficult to interpret. Many health professionals agree that tests that test a blood sample for signs of a previous infection are key to reopening the economy, calculating Covid-19’s actual mortality rate, and assessing proximity to “herd immunity”. However, the results can be misleading even if the test is performed as indicated (which is often not …

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If Kim Jong Un dies, who is leading North Korea? – quartz

It is very difficult to know what is really going on in North Korea. If this week’s reports are credible, senior leader Kim Jong Un is in poor shape after the surgery. That could prove wrong tomorrow. In any case, the question arises of who would take control of the nation’s 25 million nuclear weapons should they surprise the world …

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China uses the corona virus as cover to undermine Hong Kong’s freedoms – quartz

In one fell swoop, more than a dozen veterans from the Hong Kong democracy movement were arrested on Saturday (April 18) for their role in the large-scale protests last year. While the government has increasingly arrested opposition figures – including a threatening midnight arrest of a council for incitement – mass weekend arrests are unprecedented in scale and importance, signaling …

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Amazon is building its own Covid 19 test laboratory for employees – Quartz

As the pressure on Amazon increases to run its warehouses smoothly and at maximum capacity while addressing employee safety concerns, the e-commerce giant has drawn up plans to build its own Covid 19 test facility. Amazon announced last week that it has started assembling equipment for its first test laboratory. The company hopes to be able to monitor the health …

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Andrea Dutton on the Great Barrier Reef, as people called it the end – quartz

The Great Barrier Reef has been growing steadily in the cool, clear waters off Australia for 500,000 years. But after five glacier periods, the reef’s billions of inhabitants may not survive humanity. On March 26, the reef experienced its third major bleaching event in five years. According to the Australian government, many of its corals have been massively bleached, even …

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