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Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Dementia

New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes

Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have come up with new groundbreaking …

Elon Musk and other Silicon Valley luminaries have pledged $1 billion to keep robots from taking over

<i>This post has been updated with comments from Sam Altman and corrected.</i><p>The robots are coming, and Silicon Valley wants to make sure they’re on our side. Today (Dec. 11), Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, along with a veritable cornucopia of technology giants and scientists, announced the formation of …

Artificial Intelligence

Software Eats Software Development As Andreessen Invests $10M In App Outsourcer Gigster

Send Gigster your app idea and it sends you back that app. No coding. No hiring. No wrangling freelancers. Just a fundamental shift in how software gets built. That’s why Andreessen Horowitz has led a new $10 million Series A for Gigster just 18 weeks after its launch.<p>The lauded venture firm was …

Project Management

‘Gabriel’ Is A New Artificial Intelligence Named After The Messenger Angel

It whispers instructions in your ear<p>If your conversations with digital personal assistants like Apple's Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Google Now haven’t been useful enough, a new challenger of Biblical proportions is about to arrive.<p>Gabriel, a project by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, …

This Is The Beginning Of The End Of The Fossil Fuel Industry

Oil and coal companies are either going to have to invest in renewables, or perish.<p>The fossil fuel industry is at a crossroads.<p>Oil and gas giants such as Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil and BP continue to reap stupendous profits from selling products that contribute to the high levels of carbon …

Inside Sinjar: Suspicion and anger thrive in the city broken by Islamic State

Sinjar may be liberated but community where Yazidis lived alongside Sunnis is now at war with itself<p>Sulaiman Omar has not heard from his six brothers or their daughters since the day Isil came to town. The 37-year-old Yazidi fighter lost contact with them – as well as other family members – amid …

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Biographies

Cuban Refugees Fled to the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay a Half Century Ago—and Never Left

U.S. troops landed at Guantanamo Bay during the Spanish-American War of 1898, and in their victory over Spain signed a perpetual lease that can only be canceled by mutual agreement between Havana and Washington.<p>Thousands of Cubans once commuted to base jobs. But relations with the U.S. soured …