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The jobs of the future will be quantum powered. Image: Shutterstock Quantum technologies are set to create 16,000 new Australian jobs over the next 20 years and will become a key part of the country’s technology sector, according to a new report from the CSIRO. CSIRO’s Growing Australia’s Quantum Technology Industry report offers a roadmap …

JEDDAH: Many special Eid-related traditions have been broken this year as families are forced to stay home because of coronavirus restrictions. But technology has come to the rescue with many relying on video calls to bring family members and loved ones closer.  Eid Al-Fitr is the occasion Saudis look forward to most — attending Eid …

Next year, the IRS will allow people to put away even more money in health savings accounts, a tax-advantaged account you can use for medical expenses. Health savings accounts work alongside high deductible health plans. You can save money on a pretax or tax-deductible basis, have it grow tax free and then use the money …

Maria Fernanda, left, and Meghan Peck, right, work on contact tracing at the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Wednesday, in Doral, Fla. In state after state, the local health departments charged with doing the detective work of running down the contacts of coronavirus patients are falling well short of the …

While there has been talk about the COVID-19 shutdown aggravating mental health and substance abuse problems, there aren’t many definitive statistics in Pennsylvania yet to back up the presumption, according to state experts. Some counties have reported spikes in overdose deaths, but some have reported reductions, said Jennifer Smith, secretary for the Department …

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks to the media in regards to the novel coronavirus, while standing in front of a map marked with areas having reported cases, inside the Emergency Operations …

U.K. GDP (gross domestic product) contracted by 5.8% month-on-month in March, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday, as lockdown measures began to hammer economic activity in the country. It represents the biggest monthly fall since the series began in 1997, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, the March reading was still above …

For more than half a century, in good economic times and bad, health care jobs in the United States just kept increasing. Economists and health analysts thought of them as nearly recession-proof: a buffer against the business cycle. But like so many other patterns, the coronavirus pandemic has broken this relationship. With the virus and …

The disconnect shows how the bipartisan consensus that emerged in the early days of the pandemic, allowing Congress to produce four relief bills in rapid succession, has largely disappeared. In its place there is partisan finger-pointing and blame-shifting. Trump on Friday dismissed Democrats as “stone cold crazy” and said he couldn’t work with them. Senate …

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made some waves earlier this week when he announced plans to partner with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to reimagine education in the new normal. In the short-term, it’s important to note that the move to online education has not been as seamless as the governor and his supporters …