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“It’s a Ponzi Scheme”: Wall Street Fears Trump’s Deranged Tax Plan Means Economic Euthanasia

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“It’s a Ponzi scheme,” a Wall Street executive told me, dismissing the idea that a multi-trillion dollar tax cut for multinational corporations would trickle down throughout the economy and also ...

This AI can spot art forgeries by looking at one brushstroke

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Oli Scarff | Getty by Jackie Snow November 21, 2017 Detecting art forgeries is hard and expensive. Art historians might bring a suspect work into a lab for infrared spectroscopy,

Harvey Weinstein’s Secret Settlements

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On April 20, 2015, the Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez sat in an office in midtown Manhattan with an eighteen-page legal agreement in front of her. She had been advised ...

This $799 water monitor tracks how long you've been in the shower

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A new company named Buoy Labs is trying to make it easy for homeowners to monitor and cut down on their water usage. The company is releasing its debut product ...

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

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Earlier this year, Scientific American, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017.These technologies, - selected by a global ...

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

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8 mentions1 day ago
In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect ...

Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled

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3 mentions1 day ago
Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even ...

The Future of Art: See a Stunning Human/Robot Dance Duet

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2 mentions1 day ago
Man, machine, and music harmonize beautifully in the captivating performance.

Owly

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Skype is the latest messaging app to disappear from Chinese app stores

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2 mentions1 day ago
Yet another popular communications app has disappeared from app stores in China. According to a report from The New York Times, Microsoft's messaging service Skype is no longer available from ...

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells

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2 mentions1 day ago
New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice—cinnamon—might be enlisted in the fight against obesity. Scientists had previously observed that cinnamaldehyde,

Russian oligarch docks yacht in Palm Beach ahead of Trump visit

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4 mentions3 days ago
Las Vegas Donald Trump North Korea By Julia Manchester - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC ...

The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities

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2 mentions1 day ago
This week, we learned that tech guru and mega philanthropist Bill Gates purchased 25,000 acres of land in Arizona with the intent to build a smart city from the ground ...

Opinion

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I led Facebook’s efforts to fix privacy problems on its developer platform in advance of its 2012 initial public offering. What I saw from the inside was a company that ...

The Uneven Geography of America's Digital Jobs

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A new study maps digital-skilled jobs across industries, metro areas, and demographic groups, revealing deep divides. We’ve long heard about America’s digital divide, but the nation is facing a parallel ...

How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil

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8 mentions1 day ago
One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback ...

Secret software is spreading across the Internet that hijacks your computer to mine cryptocurrency

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Sophia Foster-Dimino by Mike Orcutt October 5, 2017 Have you visited Showtime’s website recently? If so, you may be a cryptocurrency miner. An observant Twitter user was the first to ...

F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and ...

Mexico’s Energy Auction Just Logged the Lowest Solar Power Price on the Planet

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Preliminary results from Mexico’s latest energy auction have broken the lower boundary for solar costs, following a trend seen in other auctions around the world.The Mexican government this month announced ...

Montana Congressman Who Assaulted Reporter Lied to Police About It

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2 mentions4 days ago
It can be difficult to recall all the individual low points we’ve experienced so far in 2017. Like: remember when an about-to-be Congressman physically assaulted a reporter for having the ...

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

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It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the ...

My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not.

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But it was the Vicks VapoRub that put me over the edge. Around the internet I am known as the gynecologist who debunks unnecessary and often harmful vaginal trends. Vaginal ...

Tapper runs through Trump sexual harassment accusers: 'People in glass White Houses shouldn't throw stones'

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Las Vegas Donald Trump North Korea By Avery Anapol - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC ...

How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming

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Per Espen Stoknes 10,200 views • 15:00 • Subtitles in 1 languages Up next Details Discussion Details About the talk The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between ...

Alabama Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather

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Could a Change in the Earth's Spin Lead to More Earthquakes Next Year?

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2 mentions1 day ago
If you’ve seen the news over the weekend, you might have seen a bevy of article proclaiming that 2018 will see a big surge on M7+ earthquakes. My first reaction ...

The Uncounted

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2 mentions3 days ago
Late on the evening of Sept. 20, 2015, Basim Razzo sat in the study of his home on the eastern side of Mosul, his face lit up by a computer ...

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

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A Tepco guide explained this was because the central plant grounds had been deforested and paved over, sealing in contaminated soil. During a recent visit, the mood within the plant ...

Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence

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Centuries of study have yielded many theories about how the brain gives rise to human intelligence. Some neuroscientists think intelligence springs from a single region or neural network. Others argue ...

A first look at Tesla’s promised electric semi

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2 mentions3 days ago
This story is being updated as more details are released. HAWTHORNE, CALIF.—On Thursday evening, a couple of months later than originally promised, Tesla showed the world its first proper look ...

Bringing the Last Decade of Impact Investing to Life: An Interactive Timeline

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Over the past decade, the Impact Investing movement has grown in extraordinary ways. We have seen investors and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds stepping up their commitment to bridge profit and ...

Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64

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3 mentions4 days ago
Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his ...

There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It

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4 mentions3 days ago
By Published November 17, 2017 Views Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new ...

For the first time, a robot passed a medical licensing exam

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4 mentions1 day ago
In Brief Chinese AI-powered robot Xiaoyi took the country's medical licensing examinations and passed, according to local reports. Xiaoyi is just one example of how much China is keen on ...

Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet

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2 mentions3 days ago
Being stuck without access to the internet is often thought of as a problem only for rural America. But even in some of America’s biggest cities, a significant portion of ...

How to Spark “Next-Gen” Creativity

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3 mentions4 days ago
As robots take over more and more “dirty, dull, and dangerous” jobs from humans and automation assumes the knowledge work once done by people, the vocations that require complex, creative ...

The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now

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2 mentions1 day ago
“There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy. We will need to invent, which means we will need to experiment.” That was Amazon founder and ...

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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To determine TIME’s annual unranked list, we consider hundreds of inventions from around from around the world. In the past, we’ve featured everything from the floating lightbulb to the desktop ...

The Growing Business Of Defensive Urban Design

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2 mentions4 days ago
Rob Reiter has a quick answer for people who ask him about how expensive it is to install his products: “It’s not a quarter as expensive as if they don’t ...

Amazon's Last Mile

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4 mentions3 days ago
Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens ...

Flake, on hot mic, says GOP will be "toast" if it's the party of Trump and Moore

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Outspoken Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona was heard on a hot mic Saturday saying the Republican Party will be "toast" if it is defined by figures like President Trump ...

Cartoon: Future Machine Learning Class

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comments With summer ending and students going back to school, new KDnuggets Cartoon looks at a possible future Machine Learning Class. Teacher: Robbie, stop misbehaving or I will send you ...

Tiny human brain organoids implanted in rodents, raising ethical concerns

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4 mentions3 days ago
M inuscule blobs of human brain tissue have come a long way in the four years since scientists in Vienna discovered how to create them from stem cells. The most ...

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

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8 mentions4 days ago
If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called as MOOCs or Massive Open Online ...

Raze, rebuild, repeat: why Japan knocks down its houses after 30 years

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In the suburban neighbourhood of Midorigaoka, about an hour by train outside Kobe, Japan, all the houses were built by the same company in the same factory. Steel frames fitted ...

Myths of the 1 Percent: What’s Putting People at the Top

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2 mentions4 days ago
Advertisement Income inequality inspires fierce debate around the world, and no shortage of proposed solutions. As global billionaires bid up the price of a da Vinci painting on Wednesday, to ...

Steve Jurvetson left DFJ over pattern of deception, affairs with women, report says

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SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Jurvetson left his venture capital firm after an internal investigation uncovered a pattern of deception with women including extramarital affairs, some of which blurred the line ...

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department

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4 mentions3 days ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice ...

A Great Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform Orlando

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3 mentions4 days ago
With so many arriving so abruptly, the migration is expected to transform Orlando, a city that has already become a stronghold of Puerto Ricans, many of them fleeing the island’s ...

A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crime

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4 mentions4 days ago
PANAMA CITY — When Ivanka Trump flew here in 2006 to push her family’s latest business project — an oceanfront steel and glass tower called the Trump Ocean Club International ...
 

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