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Tackling the climate crisis will be even tougher than Covid
SIGNS OF THE TIMES • Humans have always used a constantly evolving visual shorthand that makes communicating in the real world as quick and easy as sending an emoji – and as technology changes, so do our actions. Here’s how the latest innovations, from VR gaming to Apple’s AirPods, are influencing some of our most common gestures
HEALTH LEVELS • The Gamer Doctor is in, and she’s prescribing better care for esports enthusiasts’ bodies
Present tense: birthday-gift dramas solved
FLEXIBLE SPACES • Bamboo is reaching new architectural heights in Vietnam – now designers aim to make these sinuous structures suitable for western climates
SHOW AND TELL: ZOOM CALLS CAN BRING THE FUN • We’ve all rolled our eyes at the thought of yet another dreary video call – but what if they were more engaging? Phil Libin’s Mmhmm promises to bring TV presenter-style pizazz to your meetings – plus the debut of AR emojis
FOOD FOR EVERY TABLE • Israel has become an unlikely hotbed of alt-meat innovation, but rabbis are asking the question: can fake steak be kosher?
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LET’S GET REAL ABOUT DEEPFAKES • The popular face-swapping tech has developed a dark side that’s going to need vigilance and tough legislation
STAYING IN HAS NEVER BEEN SO TERRIFYING • When you’re not allowed to leave the house, Swamp Motel brings its immersive escape room to you
Early adopters • Three entrepreneurs reveal what’s caught their attention in lockdown self-care
Knowledge is power: DIY editing on Wikipedia
THE FUNGAL FARM • Growing crops can also help capture and sequester atmospheric carbon – and all it takes is a few added microbes…
Downloadable dystopia General misery? There’s an app for that…
A WEARABLE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM • How the health crisis spurred a change in direction from avionics and gaming to healthcare
The Internet of Things is helping to create a more sustainable future • From construction to manufacturing, utilities to public transport, Covid-19 exposed many shortcomings of the pre-pandemic world. But investing in the right technologies can get it back on track
Passion as a profession • HOW AND WHEN TO SHIFT CAREER GEARS AND RUN A BUSINESS THAT TRULY INSPIRES YOU
I ditched a career at Morgan Stanley to live in a bog
I left my marketing agency to run an ice-cream van
I quit my job as a doctor to fight the mental health crisis
GOING IT ALONE THE RIGHT WAY
I quit Monzo to look after 300 alpacas
HOW LOSING YOUR JOB CAN START A NEW CAREER • Redundancies have been the hallmark of 2020, but an ending can also be a bright beginning, if you approach it the right way, explains author Eleanor Tweddell
FIRM UP YOUR CV WITH SOFT SKILLS • Recruiters aren’t only looking for hard experience – soft skills such as creativity and emotional intelligence make for more attractive candidates.
I slammed the brakes on London life to become an adventurer
ONE YEAR ALL ACCESS PRINT + DIGITAL
Telehealth is how we will meet the challenge of patient care in a pandemic • Healthcare providers across the private and public sectors are scrambling to widen and improve access to doctors and address the gaps thrown into relief by the Covid-19 crisis
Bill Gates has a plan • “You should start working on the hard...