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Top 100 Most Influential Economists 2017

Whether you’re a would-be <b>Economist</b> or have spent decades being one. You could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of Economists who’ve …

Economics

Quantum Computing Might Be Here Sooner Than You Think

It’s a sunny Tuesday morning in late March at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center. The ­corridor from the reception area follows the long, curving …

Quantum Computing

Uber's Internal Investigation Reveals It's Everything You Hate About Silicon Valley

For a company that’s said to be worth almost $70 billion, an internal report on Uber’s workplace culture depicts the eight-year-old company as a …

Special forces are getting a stealth motorcycle that's silent and deadly

Here comes the dirt bike, beware of the dirt bike.<p>A dirt bike is a tool for getting a person to a place they shouldn't be. Lightweight, made for rough terrain, and fast, motorcycles allow special forces to slip through woods, navigate narrow canyons, sneak through alleyways, or hurtle down …

This Long, Violent Border Dispute Between Colonial Maryland and Pennsylvania is Why We Have the Mason-Dixon Line

Getting along with neighbors is always a challenge.<p>Colonial Maryland and Pennsylvania had it harder than most: they both had legitimate (to them) …

American Civil War

Google launches animation tool so you can turn boring data into cool GIFs

Google wants to be the Giphy for turning boring data into awesome animated illustrations – sort of.<p>The search engine titan announced it has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you turn tedious number charts into slightly more entertaining GIF illustrations. The so-called Data GIF …

Apps

This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis

What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or …

Grand Canyon

This Unarmed Plane Is the Deadliest in the U.S Arsenal

The E-6 Mercury doesn't carry any weapons, but it could end civilization as we know it.<p>The U.S. military's most dangerous weapon isn't the F-22 Raptor, <i>Arleigh Burke</i> class destroyer, or even the new aircraft carrier <i>USS Gerald R. Ford</i>. It's a converted airliner that doesn't carry a single weapon but …

Military

Battery Storage Poised to Expand Rapidly

The summer of 2016 was one of dire warnings for Southern California energy consumers.<p>A massive methane leak from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage …

Clean Energy

All iPhone tricks in one posting , x-post from r/iPhone

1) Tapping comments and stories in Alien Blue with 2 fingers gives up votes, 3 fingers give downvotes.<p>2) Swipe left "Low Power Mode disabled" …

iOS

This map shows the world's fastest growing cities

In 1960, the only city in sub-Saharan Africa with a population of over 1 million people was Johannesburg. Ten years later, there were four. By 2010, that number had sky-rocketed to 33 cities.<p>Worldwide, urban areas are expanding. It is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will be …

Geography

The most elite school for Silicon Valley startups just threw a wrench into the works

Y Combinator graduates get an even $120,000 investment in exchange for seven percent of equity. From there, the alumni network helps take care of their own, but there's no more financial support from the program.<p>The system has worked. The elite startup school that has funded more than 800 startups …

Venture Capital

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

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

Consciousness

A former Wall Streeter who travels the world on credit-card points says there's one card that's better than the rest

The former Wall Streeter turned "The Points Guy," travels the globe up to six months a year — and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit-card rewards and frequent-flyer miles.<p>When he's not jet setting, he's running his website, The Points Guy.<p>In an interview with Vice, Kelly shared the …

Personal Finance

Don’t let the Nobel prize fool you. Economics is not a science

The award glorifies economists as tellers of timeless truths, fostering hubris and leading to disaster<p>Business as usual. That will be the implicit message when the Sveriges Riksbank announces this year’s winner of the “Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”, to give it its full …

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Renewable Energy

The week in music: Kanye for president, Bowie and SpongeBob BFF and more

It was almost all too much as Nicky Minaj went for Miley Cyrus, Kanye West looked to the White House, Morrissey attacked the Australian government and David Bowie took to his favourite sponge once more<p>Nicki Minaj gave Miley Cyrus a piece of her mind at the VMAs<p>Warning: the MTV video music awards …