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AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here's Why

Scientists around the world are harnessing AI's data-mining ability in the fight against poverty.<p>For good or bad, artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous.<p>Thanks to AI, Amazon recommends items based on your browsing and purchase history. Facebook presents you with targeted ads after crawling …

Artificial Intelligence

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Fossils discovered in Morocco are the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens, scientists reported on Wednesday, a finding that rewrites the story of mankind’s origins and suggests that our species evolved in multiple locations across the African continent.<p>“We did not evolve from a single ‘cradle of …

The Culprits Behind White Flight

Princeton, N.J. — In Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” the detective Hercule Poirot proposes an improbable theory to explain an improbable murder: Maybe they all did it. Twelve riders each stabbed the victim once, making it impossible to know who struck the fatal blow.<p>Poirot’s …

Baidu AI achieves 'zero shot learning' ability using natural language - ExtremeTech

Baidu AI achieves ‘zero shot learning’ ability using natural language<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Apple under fire for paying $0 tax on $3B worth of sales in New Zealand

Apple has come under fire in New Zealand after it was revealed that it had paid no tax whatsoever in the country for the past decade, despite selling more than NZ$4.2B ($2.96B) worth of products in the country. The <i>NZ Herald</i> said that the company’s tax arrangements had been criticized by parties …

New Zealand

Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

<b>Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET Thursday</b><p>Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one laminated 24-by-36-inch sheet of paper at a time.<p>Beginning last Thursday, Boston Public Schools administrators have been sending social studies teachers in the second, seventh and …

Maps

Virtually all Senate Democrats poised to vote against remaining Cabinet picks

Virtually all Democratic senators are expected to vote against President Trump’s picks to lead the departments of Education, Justice, Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury and his top budget nominee — a historic rebuke of a first-term president’s Cabinet selections.<p>The Senate is scheduled …

How Facebook Is Dominating the 2016 Election

Social network’s vast reach and micro-targeting tools are manna for political advertisers<p>Citigroup Inc. projects that spending on political ads on Facebook Inc. could surpass spending on Alphabet Inc.’s Google this year, reversing the historical pattern. This is no small accomplishment, considering …

VP Nominees Face off in Debate: Pictures

For Employers, Video Game Scores Might Soon Replace Resumes

Your next employer might hire you if it finds out you're good at playing video games.<p>It's not looking for FIFA 17 or Call of Duty aces, but rather those who can master mind games developed specifically for recruiters and human resources by a startup called Scoutible.<p>Started by Harvard psychology …

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking<p>Design Thinking is trending is some educational circles. Edutopia recently ran a design thinking for …

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to drive through.<p>Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing …

Story of cities #5: Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left?<p>This is the story of a lost medieval city you’ve probably never heard about. Benin …

“243 People Disappeared. Young People. Women. Children. And No One Cares”

Episode 1: How do you find a boat that vanished without a trace?<p><b>Read Ghost Boat:</b> <b>1</b> : 2 : 3 : 4 :5 :6 : 7 : 8 : 9 <i></i>: 10<p>Her name was Segen. In the early …

The Great Migration of 2015

Refugees wait in Nickelsdorf, Austria, on the Hungarian border, a major entry point for migrants from the Middle East. Massimo Vitali for TIME

Bavaria threatens 'self-defence to limit migration' in challenge to Angela Merkel

If the flow of migrants and refugees is not limited, Bavaria threatens to go to court to solve the crisis<p>Bavaria is threatening to take unilateral action to turn back asylum-seekers at the border in a direct challenge to Angela Merkel’s refugee policy.<p>Horst Seehofer, the Bavarian prime minister, …