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50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

1 of 50<p>Šolta, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 50<p>Grenada<p>3 of 50<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 50<p>Fiji<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 50<p>Archipelago Sea, …

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Why Volkswagen Can't Make Cheap Cars, And Why It Wants To Fix That

The battered Volkswagen is proving to be a tough cookie. It withstood the worst of Dieselgate, recovered its crown as the world’s biggest-selling carmaker and rolled out a relatively convincing preview of its battery-electric range, and the venerable Golf keeps rolling on.<p>But there is still one …

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Profit

Supercar Blondie: The Female Supercar Driver Whose Instagram Account Is Rocking Dubai

As a young girl, Alex Hirschi drove a plain-Jane Mitsubishi for years. Now, at 30, she corrals a supercar stable that would make anyone jealous. A popular social influencer in Dubai, Hirschi is living what many car-lovers would consider the dream — she drives supercars for a living. “I’ve driven …

Jimmy Fallon Still Doesn't Understand How to Talk About Donald Trump

A monologue about this weekend's events in Charlottesville caught him way out of his depth.<p>After the weekend's domestic terror attack in Charlottesville—and President Trump's outrageous failure to immediately condemn murderous white supremacists—cast a grim shadow over public discourse for 48 …

Poor oral hygiene could increase your risk of several types of cancer

According to new research.<p>The importance of oral hygiene is drummed into us at an early age but, at a time when one in four UK adults admit to not …

Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses

There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they mimic them – from antisemitic chatbots to racially biased software. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the mercy of algorithms?<p>In May last year, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Next Up On China's Maritime Silk Road: Abu Dhabi

The next stop on China’s “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” has been chosen: Abu Dhabi. At the end of last month, China’s Jiangsu province signed a $300 million deal with the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Ports to develop a manufacturing operation in the free trade zone of Khalifa Port.<p>The deal will see China …

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

8 high-stakes tech jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree and pay extremely well

High-stakes tech jobs aren't just for MIT and Stanford grads.<p>In fact, there are a number of important cybersecurity roles that don't require a four-year degree at all.<p>There's also a ton of demand out there. According to a report from Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity …

Facebook shuts AI system after bots speak their own language, defy human instructions | tech

Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that artificial intelligence (AI) was the biggest risk, Facebook has shut down one of its AI systems after …

5 Unexpected Entrepreneurship Lessons From Albert Einstein

In the words of Sumner Redstone, “Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” Thomas Edison provided a similar account of success with his famous quote, “I didn’t fail a thousand times. The light bulb was an invention with …

How Chatbots Are About To Change Communication

If you haven’t heard of chatbots yet — or your experience is limited to novelty programs like Cleverbot — chances are you’ll be seeing more of them in the coming years. Why? Because companies are slowly starting to leverage chatbots as a way to manage basic communication tasks that used to belong …

Chatbots

Hackers are using hotel Wi-Fi to spy on guests, steal data

The DarkHotel hacking group has returned -- but this time they're focusing on a different target, using a new strain of Inexsmar malware.<p>An advanced …

This CEO's Viral Email Is a Master Class in Great Leadership

Many people in leadership fail to remember this simple, yet important, part of their job.<p>Discussing mental health at work just got a little less taboo.<p>It's all thanks to a conversation sparked by an email one CEO wrote that went viral. <i>Washington Post</i> called it the "mental health email shared 'round …

UK'S NHS has violated privacy of 1.6M patients in Google DeepMind medical trial

The British Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has asserted that the Royal Free National Health Security (NHS) Foundation Trust has failed to protect patient rights when granting Google DeepMind access to the personal data of more than 1.6 million individuals.<p>The Trust initially provided the …

Renewed Fears for Religious Freedom in Vietnam

Human rights organizations from around the world have called on Vietnamese lawmakers to reject a proposed new law on religious freedom until it is brought into line with international human rights standards.<p>Organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the ASEAN …

Toyota's Kirobo Mini Robot Is Cute -- But What's It Actually For?

This week, Toyota revealed its Kirobo Mini robot. Clocking in at all of 10 centimetres in height, the little robot seems a marked departure from what the Japanese car manufacturer is most known for. It begs the questions: what exactly is the Kirobo Mini for, and why is Toyota building it?<p>Toyota …

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3 Industries That Will Be Transformed By AI, Machine Learning And Big Data In The Next Decade

Historically, when new technologies become easier to use, they transform industries.<p>That’s what’s happening with artificial intelligence and big data; as the barriers to implementation disappear (cost, computing power, etc.), more and more industries will put the technologies into use, and more and …

Artificial Intelligence

Russia’s Trump, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Wants to Build a Wall, Ban Muslims, and Nuke the White House

The far-right Russian pol loves the idea of building walls and banning Muslims. He says he’s fighting corruption, but excuses Trump’s shady Russian …

Humans Are Already Losing Out to Robots for These 9 Jobs

No 'robocops' yet, though.<p>Humans have weighed the pros and cons of robots for decades. On the one hand, they automate processes that can be tedious …

Einstein's theory confirmed again: Scientists detect gravitational waves for second time

They've done it again. Scientists using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory have detected a second collision between two black holes that sent telltale ripples through the cosmos.<p>The discovery, described in a paper accepted to Physical Review Letters and presented this week at …

Black Holes

Mercedes could bring wireless charging to the S-Class in 2017

What do you call a plug-in hybrid that you don't have to plug in? No, really, I want to know.<p>Mercedes announced on Monday that it "should" have …

Israeli official praises Saudi king for stance on Iran, economy

HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel’s top intelligence official offered Saudi Arabia rare public praise on Wednesday for what he deemed its efforts, under King Salman, to lead “pragmatic” Sunni Muslim states confronting Iran and to overhaul Riyadh’s oil-dependent economy.<p>Saudi Arabia's King Salman …

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

Neuroscience

The future of fear: VR rollercoasters are coming

On a routine trip on the Metropolis subway one morning, disaster struck.<p>Lex Luthor, the famed tech billionaire secretly set on world domination, destroyed the elevated train line, tossing my carriage into the air and putting me at eye level with the peaks of Metropolis’s tallest skyscrapers. The …

Virtual Reality

Sweden has committed to 100% renewable energy by 2040 - and at the same time 'saved nuclear power'

<i>Forsmark nuclear power plant. Source: Tomas Oneborg - TT</i><p>June 10, 2016 the Swedish government coalition together with a couple of the opposition parties presented a new broad agreement for Sweden's energy consumption.<p>A date was set for Sweden's energy production to be 100% renewable, but at the same …