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Here’s what quantum supremacy does—and doesn’t—mean for computing

  Google has reportedly demonstrated for the first time that a quantum computer is capable of performing a task beyond the reach of even the most powerful conventional supercomputer in...
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Time to step up: UN summit to push for development finance breakthrough

In a bid to convince nations to spend their money in areas that support the 17 comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN is bringing leaders from governments, business and...
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Sustainable Development Summit: ‘We must step up our efforts – now’, Guterres declares

The two-day summit, one of the five high-level summits and meetings taking place during the opening week of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, will allow leaders from...
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Universal coverage race at ‘starting line’, with new momentum: UN health agency

In the wake of Monday’s universal health commitments, WHO chief Tedros Adhammom Ghebryesus said the document would serve as “a new milestone in our journey towards a healthier, safer and fairer world”, dovetailing with the launch of the agency’s own pledge to boost healthier...
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Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action

The eyes of all future generations are upon you, and if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you. Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist She added, bluntly,...
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The forgotten step in leading large-scale change

In Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-scale Change (John Wiley & Sons, July 2019), McKinsey senior partners Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger draw on their 40-plus years...
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To Feed a Hot Planet, They’re Making More Efficient Plants

Robert Furbank was at home in Canberra, Australia, watching a news segment about climate change with his two teenagers this summer when his daughter quipped, “Geez, Dad, you’ve really stuffed...
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New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate crisis

“We know why tackling climate change is important”, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Wednesday. “The devastation wreaked by Dorian on the Bahamas, what the Secretary-General called a Category Hell...
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