Andrej Acevski

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The hidden reason Republicans are so eager to repeal Obamacare

Repeal cuts taxes for millionaires, even if millions lose insurance.<p>What does the American Health Care Act — the healthcare bill the House of Representatives is voting on Thursday, after weeks of negotiation and a previous failed attempt — actually do?<p>You can answer this by talking about what’s …

Forecasting Jobs and Skills 2030:

<b>Melding Machine Learning and Participatory Foresight</b><p><i>What advice would you give to a child today about careers tomorrow?</i><p>What did <b>you</b> want to be when …

Machine Learning

Bees Are Now Officially On The U.S. Endangered Species List

So, this is bad news<p>In what is obviously terrible news for anyone familiar with cinematic classic <i>Bee Movie</i> (and, you know, in possession of a minimum degree of knowledge with regard to overall environmental health), it's been announced that a species of bumble bee will be placed on the endangered …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

The Science Behind the Impossible EM Drive

The hypothetical spacecraft engine has made waves for seeming to violate the laws of physics. What's actually going on?<p>One of the most controversial stories in science right now is the EM Drive, a hypothetical new type of spacecraft engine that seems to break the laws of physics. While many …

Physics

Ms. Cheap's 10 easy Black Friday gift ideas under $25

A perennial holiday goal of mine is to find gifts that people actually want that don't cost too much.<p>So this year my hunt is on for "good gifts for $25 or less."<p>Of course, gift cards are usually the most popular one-size-fits-all gift that people say they want, but if you are looking for something …

You look like you could use a peaceful nature time-lapse video (or 100)

We offer an oasis of serenity for you. Feel free to bookmark this page whenever anxiety surges, or the human race makes you despair.<p>Here's a series …

Here's everything you need to know about Tesla's home battery

Shareholders voted in favor of Tesla buying SolarCity in a deal worth about $2 billion on Thursday, placing greater importance on Tesla's at-home battery.<p>Tesla unveiled its newly improved at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, during its big solar-roof unveiling at the end of October.<p>The battery comes …

Steve Eisman saw the last crash coming and was portrayed in an Oscar-winning film. Now he believes Europe’s banks, especially Italy’s, are at risk<p>In the Oscar-winning The Big Short, Steve Carell plays the angry Wall Street outsider who predicts (and hugely profits from) the great financial crash of …

Deutsche Bank

The Traits Employers Value Most in a Potential Leader

Skills, experience, and expertise are obviously important when it comes to moving forward in your career. That said, many employers look beyond those …

Leadership

UK woman arrested in Dubai after reporting rape, group says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British tourist has been arrested in Dubai on charges of extramarital sex after telling police a group of British nationals raped her in the United Arab Emirates, according to a UK-based legal advice group called Detained in Dubai.<p>"This is tremendously disturbing," Radha Stirling, the …

Investigatory Powers Act legalises range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services<p>A bill giving the UK intelligence agencies and police the most sweeping surveillance powers in the western world has passed into law with barely a whimper, meeting only token resistance over the past …

Surveillance

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Artificial Intelligence

“The scope of our failure”: The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire

<b>Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld (AP/Reuters/Jason Reed/Kevin Lamarque/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The brilliant Andrew Bacevich tells Salon why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>May 15, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, …

How Tesla's rechargeable battery that can power your home works

The Powerwall can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. The first version, unveiled in 2015, can fit either on the outside or inside the wall of your house. What improvements we will see in the updated version are unclear.<p>But for those interested in the technology, here's a …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Underrated books: Overlooked fiction and nonfiction of 2012.

<i>Tuesday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2012.<br>Wednesday: The overlooked books of 2012.<br>Thursday: Dan Kois’ 15 favorite books.<br>Friday: The</i> …

Do this now: A step-by-step guide for encrypting your Android phone

It seems like every week there’s a major new vulnerability found in Android. What makes this even worse for users is that it will likely take them …

Intelligent Energy's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Can Now Fit Inside an iPhone

British power technology company Intelligent Energy has developed an iPhone 6 prototype with a built-in fuel cell that supports hydrogen cartridges delivering up to a week's worth of battery life, according to <i>The Telegraph</i>. It also demonstrated a hydrogen-powered MacBook Air.<p>The patented fuel cell …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Physicists Set a New Speed Record for Light-Emitting Quantum Dots

Photonic computing is closer than ever.<p>Researchers at Duke University have developed a light-emitting device that can be switched on and off up to 90 billion times per second. This 90 GHz is roughly twice the speed of the fastest laser diodes in existence, potentially offering a whole new level of …

Great Books For Non-Physicists Who Want To Understand Quantum Physics

A few times last week at the Schrödinger Sessions workshop, I made reference to books that I think do a good job with particular aspects of quantum physics (in addition to the one that I wrote, that is…). At the end of the workshop, some of the writers asked if I had a list of those. A couple of …

Quantum Mechanics

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

<b>The Best Workout Ever, According to Science</b>It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you …

9 outdoor adventure apps to boost your call of the wild

There is a lot to be said for "unplugging" when you venture into nature. But some outdoor adventure apps are so useful — for navigating in backcountry and identifying what you see along the way, among other things — that you may find it hard to leave your mobile phone behind.<p>One essential element …

Why I Am a Left Libertarian

Many libertarians say the traditional Left/Right political spectrum has become meaningless and useless. But to the extent that this is true for them, …

People with this personality type are more likely to become entrepreneurs — here's why

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to ditch the corporate structure and work for themselves.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, found in its ranking of the personality types most likely to be self-employed …