Alex Davies

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Investment in one area of fintech is up more than 2500% year-on-year

The consultancy said on Friday that £218 million has been invested into InsurTech businesses in the first half of 2017, according to an analysis of figures from venture capital tracking company CB Insights. That's up from just £7.8 million of investment in the first half of 2016, representing a …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Recruitment

Fund managers increasingly believe markets are headed for a 'Goldilocks' era

Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BAML) released its latest Global Fund Manager Survey earlier this week, capturing the views of hundreds of money managers on the current state of financial markets.<p>It always provides a few talking points, and is often seen a contrarian indicator as to what will happen …

Quantum leap: Obstacles remain, but a revolution in computing is almost here

Salesman Tom is about to hit the road for a monthlong journey to visit customers and sales prospects, a trip that will take him to 50 destinations …

Is the Universe Conscious?

Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples …

Albert Einstein

Trudeau decides it’s just not worth appeasing Trump in foreign-policy shift

America has left the world, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland signalled in Tuesday's landmark foreign policy address. Canada and its allies will hang together, she vowed, awaiting its return.<p>This was a very dangerous thing to say. But we live in dangerous times.<p>Although Ms. Freeland never …

Trump's Support Drops in Military Communities

In a politically unsettled nation, military communities have long been a rock for the Republican Party, solid and true. But new polling data suggest those places have developed some concerns about President Donald Trump.<p>An analysis of Gallup polling data comparing the first 100 days of Trump’s …

China's new submarine engine is poised to revolutionize underwater warfare

It looks a lot like 'Red October' in real life.<p>In Tom Clancy's book (and, later, the 1990 film) <i>The Hunt For Red October,</i> a Soviet submarine debuts a revolutionary, ultra-quiet engine that uses pumpjets and electrical propulsion technology to elude its foes. Chinese state media has reported that the …

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

Empathy

The forgotten lynching of Zachariah Walker was one of our most shameful — and it was in the North

In a small Pennsylvania town, he was burned alive<p>Zachariah Walker screamed before the mob threw him into the fire. Walker, a black iron worker from …

Earth - Terrifying 20m-tall 'rogue waves' are actually real

TEN-storey high, near-vertical walls of frothing water. Smashed portholes and flooded cabins on the upper decks. Thirty-metre behemoths that rise up from nowhere to throw ships about like corks, only to slip back beneath the depths moments later.<p>Evocative descriptions of abnormally large "rogue …

Life in the Sickest Town in America

I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least-healthy, both in the same state. Here’s what I learned about work, well-being, and happiness.<p>Donald Rose has no teeth, but that’s not his biggest problem. A camouflage hat droops over his ancient, wire-framed glasses. He’s only …

Wild stories: Why do we find feral children so fascinating? | Mary-Ann Ochota

Stories about feral children always seem to go viral. But are they true? And what does our fascination with the story of a monkey girl really reveal?<p>In 2011, I made a TV documentary series for Discovery, researching the truth behind stories of feral children. Are they ever true? How might a child …

The Benefits of Solitude

On April 14, 1934, Richard Byrd went out for his daily walk. The air was the usual temperature: minus 57 degrees Fahrenheit. He stepped steadily …

Penguin Random House

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes?<p>Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists into a flurry …

Political Science

1 Paleo-America & Columbian Exchange | History Hub

America’s Pre-Columbian era — the 95% of its history that transpired before Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492 — is shrouded in mystery, providing …

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam? | Alec Ash

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

High School

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say<p>An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking …

Artificial Intelligence

Will America Ever Elect Another Veteran President?

The one thing Clinton, Bush, and Trump have in common? They all avoided hard military service. Could it be that after Vietnam, we just don’t care …

Republicans Hold Weak Hand for Tax-and-Spend Poker

Here are four ways to play the game. (They're all losers.)<p>Stung by the collapse of the Republican plan to reshape the U.S. health-care system, President Donald Trump's White House says that it's taking charge of the next big GOP initiative: tax reform. What it wants and who will manage the effort …

Religious decentralisation and autocracy: The case of Islam

The extent to which Islam is responsible for the problems encountered in countries in which it dominates has been the subject of much attention. This …

In Georgia, a Democrat's 'Make Trump Furious' campaign rattles Republicans

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (Reuters) - After the crushing electoral losses that swept Donald Trump into the White House and sealed Republican control of the U.S. Congress, the Democrats' road to recovery winds through the leafy, well-heeled suburbs of north Atlanta.<p>Here, Democrats are threatening a …

A renegade photographer got inside this lawless Hong Kong community that was 119 times as dense as New York City

It was called the Kowloon Walled City.<p>With a population of 33,000 squeezed into a tiny lot, the city at its peak was 119 times as dense as present-day New York City. Although it faced rampant crime and poor sanitation, the city was impressively self-sustainable until its demolition began in 1993.<p>In …

President Trump sees pushback from far-right supporters over U.S. airstrike in Syria

As a private citizen, Donald Trump eschewed any sort of intervention in Syria.<p>"We should stop talking, stay out of Syria and other countries that hate us, rebuild our own country and make it strong and great again-USA," he boomed on Twitter in September 2013.<p>That "America first" philosophy …

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United States entered 100 years ago today.<p>By the time the United States entered World War I, 100 years ago today, the conflict had been raging in Europe for nearly three years. It was to become one of the …

Building an AI Chip Saved Google From Building a Dozen New Data Centers

Google operates what is surely the largest computer network on Earth, a system that comprises custom-built, warehouse-sized data centers spanning 15 …

Long-Awaited 'Asian Century' Might Never Come

There isn’t much manufacturing in North America and Europe left to be moved to lower-cost developing economies.<p>People in the West, certainly Americans, have long had a fascination with the East, with many predicting an inevitable “Asian century” marked by economic and market dominance. I have long …

This Is What Makes Quantum Computers Powerful Problem Solvers

In a previous article, I introduced the recent open-sourcing of quantum computing software by DWave. DWave is the maker of a quantum computer being …

Quantum Computing

This Is Why Australia Hasn't Had a Recession in Over 25 Years

Australia is close to seizing the global crown for the longest streak of economic growth thanks to a mixture of policy guile and outrageous fortune. …