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Venture capitalist has a plan to unite the aisles on basic income

Sam Altman has been nothing if not vocal about his belief in universal basic income (UBI). President of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious startup accelerator, Y Combinator, Altman has led the charge in recent years to determine the feasibility of UBI.<p>And now he thinks he’s found the solution to …

‘Rick And Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Had The Best Advice For A Fan Who Asked Him About Depression

Although Dan Harmon has had some creatively volatile moments, he is largely acknowledged to be a Good Dude. The creator of <i>Community</i>, <i>Rick And Morty</i>, and the podcast Harmontown was recently contacted by a fan on Twitter who asked him for advice on coping with depression.<p>While many would have simply …

Is there a supervolcano buried in Antarctica waiting to erupt?

Antarctica is behaving oddly. Like its North Pole counterpart, it’s being affected by our changing climate. But not in ways science expects.<p>It has lakes. It has rivers. All of liquid, flowing water. It’s just that they’re beneath the ice sheet. Not on top. How did they get there?<p>A new NASA study is …

Central banks are back in the dock | Barry Eichengreen

Compromising independence to enhance political accountability would be like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. They must stay free<p>On 11 November 1997, the Bank of England took a big step towards independence, courtesy of the second reading in the House of Commons of a bill amending the Bank …

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Scientists implanted rodents with lab-grown human ‘mini brains,’ and that’s not even the scary part

Stem cell research has been a hotly debated issue for years already, but groundbreaking work utilizing stem-cell-grown human brain tissue is about to …