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Are our jobs doomed? Report shows the potentially devastating effects of robots on the job market

<b>Robot (Ociacia via Shutterstock)</b><p>And a few positive ones too<p>Sarah Gray<p>August 6, 2014 6:10pm (UTC)<p>There may not be a consensus on the likelihood of a robot apocalypse. However there is less disagreement on the topic of robotics and artificial intelligence infiltrating the workforce. In fact in some …

Is the Fed fueling a giant stock market bubble?

Take a good look at the chart below and you'd be excused for concluding that we're in the midst of the greatest stock market bubble of all time. Not only has the S&P 500 fully recovered from the financial crisis, it's a staggering 30% higher than the peaks of the Internet and housing bull …

From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation

If you wanted to radically alter the economy, making a country such as Britain as dynamic as China or Brazil, what would the state have to do? Intervene, obviously, but how?<p>That has become a hard question to answer since the onset of free-market economics. Much of the old apparatus of state control …

Scientists restore normal blood sugar levels in diabetic mice

Scientists have discovered a novel protein-based treatment that restores normal blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice for a period of seven days. The study, published in <i>Nature</i> today, reveals a possible new therapeutic pathway for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. "We had no idea that this …

Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Today’s bull market is the fourth biggest since the 1929 crash after stocks have nearly tripled since the …

Renewable Energy Provided One-Third Of Germany’s Power In The First Half Of 2014

Thanks to favorable weather and record production from solar and wind power, renewable energy accounted for approximately 31 percent of Germany’s …

11 Myths About The Economy That Just Won't Die

MacMillanWhen assessing economic health and policies, it's helpful to reference theory and past experiences.<p>Unfortunately, many people love to reference ideas that are just false.<p>In Chapter 8 of his book "Pragmatic Capitalism," Cullen Roche challenges several widely accepted economic concepts that …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

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Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

<b>(Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Robert Galbraith/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 6, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the …

Doctors May Soon Be Paid For Not Making You Wait

More doctor pay is being tied to patient satisfaction metrics, another sign health care may be coming more consumer-friendly, according to a new national analysis of physician compensation.<p>Already, doctors and hospitals increasingly have more of their pay tied to health outcomes and related …

Raytheon's $70,000 magic bullet

Smart bombs. Laser-guided missiles. Actual laser guns.<p>The weapons that America's defense contractors churn out often seem like the stuff of science fiction. The platforms that deploy them, too, sound unfailingly high-tech: "fifth-generation" fighter jets, "drone" aircraft, and "stealth" warships. …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

<b>1. Bloomberg Businessweek has a pretty brutal take down of the guys that run dating app, Tinder in reaction to the news that its being sued for harassment.</b> A reporter revisited his notes from when he wrote a big profile of the company, and comes away with this: "When I talked to their minders at …

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Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain’s Dreaming Areas. Here’s How

Far out, man<p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, we were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.<p>In a new study, published in Human Brain …

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Scientists Figured Out How Magic Mushrooms Alter The Mind -- And It Has To Do With Dreaming

Thomson Reuters<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays …

Linking The Dollar To Gold: Completing The Recipe For Restoring An Economic Boom For America

Alexander Hamilton was America’s first Secretary of Treasury under President George Washington. When he first entered office in 1789, America was an agricultural nation of just 4 million still broke from its financially costly victory over the British Empire in the Revolutionary War.<p>The states had …