from the now-we-can-officially-stop-caring dept.
polar red writes "22 years of banning CFCs is starting to pay off. Researchers have finally been able to measure a reduction in size of the ozone layer hole, after finding the source of its fluctuations. 'Salby's results reveal a fast decline in ozone levels until the late 1990s, then a slow rebound that closely matches what theoretical calculations had predicted, says David Karoly, a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne, Australia. "It is the sort of result that was expected, but is the first to provide detection of an increase in Antarctic ozone levels," he says.'"
To stay on top now, you have to be aware of the advanced concepts coming out of functional programming languages. But moreover, you have to get good enough with those languages that it starts to effect how you write java/c#/c++ etc etc. I recommend getting down with Haskell or lisp and choose some industrial languages after you're comfortable with them.