강지숙

60 Added | 3 Magazines | 2 Followers | @1plf3ih | Keep up with 강지숙 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “강지숙”

Economy

Trans-Pacific Trade Partners Are Moving On, Without the U.S.

HONG KONG — President Trump shook up the world economic order this year by pulling the United States out of a major international trade pact and raising fundamental questions about its global role.<p>Today, the world is moving on without it.<p>A group of 11 countries announced on Saturday that they had …

Free Trade

The belief that Africa's Quranic students are passive victims needs to change

Thirteen-year-old Moussa had large brown eyes and a timid but warm smile. He was skinny for his age. The youngest of his siblings, he was often told …

West Africa

I Don't Like My Child - A Mother Struggles With Her Child's Growth Hormone Deficiency

A mom is never, ever supposed to admit this, but here goes: I've never liked my child.<p>Growing up, I had hoped to someday have a daughter, and I had a clear vision of what she would be like: vivacious, spunky, and whip-smart, socially savvy and self-assured. What I got was the polar opposite. At …

Republicans don't trust higher ed. That's a problem for liberal academics

Only 36% of<p>Republicans, according to the Pew Research Center, believe colleges and universities have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, versus 58% who say they have a negative effect. AmongDemocrats, those figures are 72% and 19%, respectively. That finding represents a …

If We Want To Raise Creative, Free-Thinking Kids, We Need To Back Off Now

When my son was 4 years old and already reading fluently, multiplying, dividing, and manipulating fractions, I figured I ought to get him tested for …

Parenting

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.<p>When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always be an example of how far someone can go in life with no special …

Education

The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment.

Imagine you’re settling in to enjoy an article on-line or in your favorite print newspaper and you come across this headline:<p><i>U.S. Schools Ranked Low Internationally</i>!<p>Or<p><i>Out of X Countries, U.S. Places Far From the Top in Math</i>!<p>You feel embarrassed.<p>Soon that embarrassment turns to anger.<p>Sweat starts to …

Education

AI is helping researchers understand mental illness

Machine learning, AI, computer games and virtual reality are helping researchers study and better understand psychiatric disorders, particularly …

Neuroscience

Converging software development and mindfulness

Can software development benefit from mindfulness? Software development requires concentration and focus, an understanding of designing, coding, …

Mindfulness

Teaching kids gratitude

<i>Adapted from a recent online discussion.</i><p><b>Hi, Carolyn:</b> My family is extremely lucky — enough to eat, a safe place to live, health, loving extended …

Parenting

Taking Control

Over the last six months or so, my attitude towards mental health and mental illness has shifted quite dramatically. It hasn't been an easy shift, or …

Mental Health

Woman on Her Period Gets Reported to HR for Making Male Superior 'Uncomfortable'

It's no secret that many women have to deal with monthly periods that are often painful and inconvenient, so shouldn't we be past the point where …

Menstruation

Why AI Can’t Write This Article (Yet)

Roger Schank, a researcher and former professor, once proposed a novel goal for artificial intelligence: A computer should be able to watch <i>West Side Story</i> and recognize the plot of <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>. Schank and his students believed that stories are central to intelligence, reasoning, and meaning. By …

Machine Learning

AI Invents Internal Language Humans Don’t Understand

via Pexels @ Pixabay<p>Artificial intelligence systems can play games, drive cars, trade stocks, write movies—and communicate in a secret language …

Artificial Intelligence

What Should Beginners Know About Adversarial Machine Learning?

<i>What should people new to the field know about adversarial machine learning? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alexey Kurakin, Research Engineer at Google Brain, on Quora:</b><p>In the first …

Machine Learning

REST APIs are REST-in-Peace APIs. Long Live GraphQL.

After years of dealing with REST APIs, when I first learned about GraphQL and the problems it’s attempting to solve, I could not resist tweeting the …

Software Engineering

GOP Science chairman extolls 'benefits' of climate change

The chairman of the House Science Committee argued Monday that climate change is real and has numerous benefits in areas like agriculture and …

Climate

Scientists Learned a Surprising Thing About Dark Matter's Shape

Makes you wonder.<p>It’s strange to think about how much research has gone into characterizing dark matter when we’ve yet to actually <i>observe</i> the …

Dark Matter

This app will analyze your DNA to help you lose weight

Could your sweat (or saliva) be a clue to a successful weight loss regime?<p>The weight-loss app Lose It! and Silicon Valley DNA analytics start-up …

Weight Loss

Lyme disease shot could offer 100% protection

Lyme disease is a growing issue in the United States. Since the 1990’s, the number of cases has more than doubled. Scientists at a laboratory …

Disease

Democrats take aim at big companies in economic blueprint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats unveiled an economic platform on Monday that included plans to address unfair market competition, rising pharmaceuticals costs and stagnant wages.<p>Democrats proposed new standards that companies must meet to complete large mergers and enhanced post-merger …

Democratic Party

Federal judge allows Trump commission’s nationwide voter data request to go forward

A federal judge on Monday allowed President Trump’s voting commission to go forward with seeking voter data from 50 states and the District, ruling that the White House advisory panel is exempt from federal privacy review requirements, whatever additional risk it might pose to Americans’ …

Government
Health Care

With its new feed, Google is preparing for the end of search

Google recently launched a personalized news feed on the company's flagship app, and it will soon rollout to browser versions of <i>google.com</i>.<p>The update …

AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants

Amazon’s Alexa just got a new job. In addition to her other 15,000 skills like playing music and telling knock-knock jokes, she can now also answer economic questions for clients of the Swiss global financial services company, UBS Group AG.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (WSJ), a new …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's How Much $10,000 Invested in Berkshire Hathaway Stock in 1964 Is Worth Now

Hint: If you invested $10,000 in Warren Buffett when he first took over, you’d have a nine-figure fortune today.<p><i>This article was updated on December</i> …

Investing
Health Care

US stock indexes mixed ahead of busy earnings week

NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology companies, banks and industrial companies all rose Thursday as investors got ready for big banks to announce their first-quarter results and let go of some of their concerns about the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.<p>Big tech companies like Apple and Microsoft, …

Stock Markets

Autism and teens: Sydney father James Best's radical experiment to help son, Sam

When Sydney GP Dr James Best announced that he was going backpacking across Africa with his teenage son who has autism, the reactions varied from …

Autism