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Oligarchs handing control of Brazil to corporate elites in slow-moving “coup,” critics say, as U.S. accused of quietly helping

According to Glenn Greenwald, Brazilian oligarchs are trying to remove “from power a moderately left-wing gov’t”<p>Analysts are warning that there is a slow-motion "coup" going on in Brazil, where the country's right-wing opposition is trying to impeach the democratically elected left-wing president …

Will capitalism survive the robot revolution?

Economic experts are trying to figure out a question that just two decades ago seemed ridiculous: If 90 percent of human jobs are replaced by robots in the next 50 years — something now considered plausible — is capitalism still the ideal economic system to champion? No one is certain about the …

Economics

7 tips for beginners in Java

Good day DevBattles users! In this not big article I want to give several tips for beginners, who started studying <b>Java</b>.<p>1.Avoid unnecessary objects …

Kids don't like physics and maths: study finds out why

Britain will face a shortage of engineers, scientists and mathematicians within the next few years unless more pupils are encouraged to take up the subjects at school<p>Young people are dropping technical subjects such as maths and physics at A-Level because of outdated career advice and pressure to …

Microsoft is carrying out a massive social experiment in China — and almost no one outside the country knows about it

In a report for Nautilus, the researcher, Yongdong Wang, outlined what the company was doing with Xiaoice — pronounced "Shao-ice" and translated as "little Bing" — in China.<p>The Turing test, created by British scientist Alan Turing, is a test that looks to see if a human can detect whether the …

The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

Education

I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day | Nanfu Wang

I’m not a paranoid person, but my experience making a film about human rights in China gave me a sense of fear that I think westerners don’t comprehend<p>Last December, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, was put on trial for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a …

Human Rights

Uber Hires Programmers Who Can Win A Fight With Their Robot

<b>Startup</b>: CodeFights<p><b>Founders</b>: Tigran Sloyan CEO; Aram Shatakhtsyan, CTO; Felix Desroches, head of product<p><b>Launched</b>: August 2014<p><b>Employees</b>: 12<p><b>Location</b>: San Francisco, with offices in Armenia and Russia (for programming)<p><b>The pitch:</b> Although the market for programmers and developers is robust, it’s still …

Startups

Robots are expected to replace five million jobs by 2020

It's the latest in a series of figures economists have released projecting the impact that AI systems and machines will have on the human workforce, and this one, from the World Economic Forum, predicts a "Fourth Industrial Revolution," characterized by unprecedented "developments in genetics, …

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

The Authors Guild has started the new year with a bang. First, the group, which represents the interests of writers, asked the Supreme Court to review an October appeals court ruling, which upheld Google's right to digitize out-of-print books without an author's permission. A few days later, the …

Dilma começa a pagar fatura por apoio de Renan

Começou a aparecer a fatura paga do apoio incondicional do presidente do Congresso, senador Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL), à presidente Dilma.<p>O Governo …

Brazilian ITC industry grows in 2015 despite recession

The country will end the year with revenues above world average, says IDC<p>The Brazilian technology and communications industry is to end 2015 with …

São Paulo

The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future?

The online world is becoming an ever-more-important piece of our societal existence. In the US, people have become so glued to their phones that 10% of all pedestrian emergency room visits are now from cell phones and not a week goes by without another report of what has become “death by …

Internet

Here’s The Simple Proof That There Must Be Multiple Levels of Infinity

Easy!<p>Infinity is a powerful concept. Philosophers, artists, theologians, scientists, and people from all walks of life have struggled with ideas of …

Mathematics

The $200 Uber Ride And The Realtime Data-Driven Sharing Economy

In what has become a holiday tradition, the morning after major events like New Year’s Eve is dominated by headlines of horror stories about Uber surge pricing, with yesterday morning being no exception. ABC News reported today on a couple who paid nearly $70 for a normally $10 ride after four …

Transportation

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Dani L. - Photographer<p>Dani is a photographer based in São Paulo, Brazil, with a special distinctive style. An impressive way to achieve those sweet …

The 3 biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence, according to Facebook's expert

The seemingly helpful HAL in "2001: A Space Odyssey" is suffocating astronauts in their sleep by the end of the movie.<p>The latest in a long history of murderous robots, "Ex Machina's" Ava kills one man and leaves another for dead in her quest to escape.<p>But these stories of emotionally unstable …

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end

Artificial Intelligence

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized.<br>Read More

First DNA extracted from an ancient African skeleton shows widespread mixing with Eurasians

Africa is the birthplace of our species and the source of ancient migrations that spanned the globe. But it has missed out on a revolution in …

Neanderthal Woman's Genome Reveals Unknown Human Lineage

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the genetic changes that separate modern humans from their closest extinct relatives are …

Brain activity and cognition: a connection from thermodynamics and information theory

Introduction<p>The brain is a thermodynamic device aimed at processing information. Consequently, brain activity has often been modeled in thermodynamic …

Algorithms

An Information Theory of Losing Consciousness

What happens to 'us' when we're not longer aware of 'us.'<p>Unconsciousness is more than just weird, it's unnerving. All of a sudden, we're just <i>gone</i> for many hours at a time, left only with a sometimes improbable-seeming return ticket to awareness. We dream briefly (and only briefly), but otherwise …

Percolation Model of Sensory Transmission and Loss of Consciousness Under General Anesthesia

Author(s): David W. Zhou, David D. Mowrey, Pei Tang, and Yan XuA computer model of a network of neurons shows that a sudden breakdown in the net’s …

How One Author Earns $450,000 a Year Self-Publishing on Amazon

Posts:793Group:Global ModeratorsMember#2Joined:Sep 3, 2015<p>Self-publishing success stories are all around us… but it’s not often we get a glimpse into …

Fate and furies

<b>The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945.</b> By Nicholas Stargardt. <i>Bodley Head; 736 pages; £25. To be published in America by Basic Books in</i> …

World History

A ciência brasileira está em crise e a culpa é dos cientistas

Desculpe fugir do esporte nacional de culpar o governo e nos responsabilizar por essa, mas me acompanhe.O coração serve para conquistar o seu e o de …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities