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Remote work here to stay as Facebook reopens offices

Facebook has said it will give its employees the option of sticking with remote work for the long-term, going as far as to aid employees interested in moving to other countries.

The social media giant told AFP that beginning June 15, it will let any employee whose job can be done remotely work that way permanently, if they wish.

“We believe how we work is more important than where we work,” Facebook said.

“We want to be the place where people can do the best work of their careers while ensuring a consistent experience for employees no matter where they’re located,” it added.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he expects the remote-shift to be a permanent one as the company seeks to enable employees to do their jobs from wherever they live.


A third of people ‘not at all worried’ about skin cancer heading into summer

A third of people are “not at all worried” about skin cancer as the northern hemisphere heads into the summer, the Irish Cancer Society has revealed.

A survey of 1,000 people conducted by Core Research on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society during Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May has also found that 3 in 10 people never check their skin for signs of cancer.

The number of people who are “not at all worried” about skin cancer increases to 4 in 10 among groups who are higher risk, such as males and those aged over 55.

The survey also found that people “mostly associate” skin cancer signs with moles, with over half of those surveyed saying they would seek attention within a matter of days if they noticed a “worrying” sign with a mole.

However this drops to 4 in 10 for other, less well understood skin cancer signs like lumps, spots and rough, scaly patches on the skin.


Viking warriors reunited after 1,000 years apart

Two Viking warriors believed to be from the same family have been reunited at Denmark’s National Museum after 1,000 years apart.

This comes as DNA analysis sheds light on the Vikings’ movements across Europe.

One of the Vikings died in England in his 20s around the 11th Century, as a result of head injuries. He was buried in a Mass grave in Oxford.

The other appears to have died in Denmark in his 50s, his skeleton showing signs of impacts that suggested he took part in battles.

DNA mapping of skeletons from the Viking era enabled archaeologists to determine that the two were related.