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Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Google knows where you’ve been<p>Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time you turn on your phone. You …

Privacy

The 5 Types of People You Need to Get Out of Your Life

We may read brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are afraid to speak …

Psychology

Use Your Brain: Artificial Intelligence Isn't Close to Replacing It

A mind-uploading startup shows how far we are from true artificial intelligence.<p>Nectome promises to preserve the brains of terminally ill people in order to turn them into computer simulations -- at some point in the future when such a thing is possible. It's a startup that's easy to mock. 1 Just …

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

BEIJING — Amazon and two other American titans are trying to shake up health care by experimenting with their own employees’ coverage. By Chinese standards, they’re behind the curve.<p>Technology companies like Alibaba and Tencent have made health care a priority for years, and are using China as …

China

This in-demand AI genius just got $175 million from Silicon Valley’s biggest investors

Andrew Ng may not be a household name like other tech entrepreneurs, but he's very in-demand among techies both in Silicon Valley and in China.<p>Ng is one of the top experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies in the world — he's taught at Stanford, worked at Google, and most …

The power of profane language

<b>Swearing Is Good for You.</b> By Emma Byrne. <i>W.W. Norton; 240 pages; $25.95. Profile Books; £12.99.</i><p>IN THESE potty-mouthed times, when certain world …

Language

Hard to Reach, Impossible to Leave: A Remote Getaway in Madagascar

As the tiny plane nears the Nosy Be airport, passengers press their faces against the windows, craning their heads to catch a glimpse of this new land. For most, seeing the verdant islands floating in a glimmering ocean is a first. Even for those living in southern Africa, getting to Madagascar is …

What Is Dark Matter? LUX-ZEPLIN, Sensitive WIMP Detector, Enters Final Stages Of Construction

What is dark matter? It is believed to make up nearly 85 percent of the observable universe and yet, we know absolutely nothing about what makes up …

Neanderthals Were People, Too

Joachim Neander was a 17th-century Calvinist theologian who often hiked through a valley outside Düsseldorf, Germany, writing hymns. Neander understood everything around him as a manifestation of the Lord’s will and work. There was no room in his worldview for randomness, only purpose and praise. …

Anthropology

Killing Animals at the Zoo

At Danish zoos, surplus animals are euthanized—and dissected before the public.<p>One afternoon last January, two years after staff members at the Copenhagen Zoo surprised many people by shooting a healthy young giraffe, dissecting it in public, and then feeding its remains to lions, another Danish …

The demand for AI is helping Nvidia and AMD leapfrog Intel

The future is machine learning, and no machine learns as well as a graphics card<p>Intel is the king of a shrinking kingdom. Almost every traditional desktop or laptop PC runs on the Santa Clara company’s processors, but that tradition is fast being eroded by more mobile, ARM-powered alternatives. …

Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the drummer and leader of <i>The Tonight Show's</i> house band The Roots, says he's obsessed with the creative process. His new book, s<i>omethingtofoodabout,</i> is a collection of his interviews with chefs about how art and creativity apply to their preparation and presentation of …

Music