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The 50 Best Books of 2017

Whether you like your reading sexy and satirical or political and polarizing, these stand-out books are guaranteed to challenge the status quo and spark timely conversation.<p>Whether you prefer your reading sexy and satirical, political and polarizing, or simply amusing, the year's best releases are …

Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

<b>A mysterious Russian satellite displaying "very abnormal behaviour" has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official.</b><p>"We don't know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it," said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August.<p>She …

Rethinking Personal Data - Reports - World Economic Forum

Strengthening trust requires innovation along multiple fronts and over a longer time horizon. Despite the long-term nature of the evolution, …

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

How To Use Artificial Intelligence, Personalization And Automation In The Customer Journey

There are many tangible benefits of mapping your customer’s journey, including improved efficiency within your internal operations and better end results for sales. Increasingly, marketers are turning to automation, personalization and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the customer experience …

9 Really Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Get Through This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list …

Islam - Facts Summary

Islam Facts<p>The word “Islam” means “submission to the will of God.”<br>• Followers of Islam are called Muslims.<br>• Muslims worship one, all-knowing God, who in …

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

University of Pennsylvania

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

Stephen King

‘Fake news’: the best thing that’s happened to journalism

<i>Fake News has upset a lot of people and caused real damage but it’s been good news for journalism analysts like me. I’ve never had more interest in a</i> …

Cable and telecom firms score a huge win in their war to kill municipal broadband

Cable and telecom companies have made billions by selling mediocre Internet service to American customers who don't have anywhere else to go.<p>The firms, which are monopolies or nearly so in many local communities, aren't happy about municipalities that have taken matters into their own hands by …

Net Neutrality

RA Capital: Better Times Ahead For Healthcare

Halfway through 2016 – one year into the deepest drawdowns in the history of the biotech sector – a major healthcare and life sciences investment …

Contrarian Funds and Health-Care Hackers

My Wednesday morning train reads:<p>Nadig: Who’s Buying What ETF? (ETF.com)<br>• Are Negative Rates Backfiring? Here’s Some Early Evidence (Wall Street Journal)<br>• No easy choices for investors looking to buck the herd with contrarian funds (Investment News); <i>see also</i> PermaBear to English Translation Guide (the …

Health Care

This Children’s Hospital In Dallas Is Reimagining The Healthcare Business Model

Children's Health in Dallas has been developing an innovative new model that completely reimagines how the healthcare system works with the …

Geisinger, KeyHIE bolster clinician productivity an hour a day with patient alerts

The Keystone Health Information Exchange, also known as KeyHIE, a collaborative HIE that includes Geisinger Health System, employs what it calls the …

Blockchain in healthcare is quickly becoming a reality

Blockchain in healthcare is quickly moving from theory to reality.<p>With blockchain technology already seeing some use in the financial world, …

Hikes In Employees' Health Premiums To Outpace Raises Again

Large employers expect health costs to continue rising by about 6 percent in 2017, a moderate increase compared with historical trends that nevertheless far outpaces growth in the economy, two new surveys show.<p>"These cost increases, while stable, are both unsustainable and unacceptable," said Brian …

13 Healthcare Stats That Will Blow You Away

You know healthcare is a major concern for people all over the world and that it's an expensive affair here in the United States. But there are lots of things you probably don't know about healthcare and that you would do well to know. Here are 13 healthcare stats (many with eye-popping associated …

DARPA demands brand-new command … IN SPAAACE!

DARPA wants to out-Star-Trek the Trekkies and create the kind of flight deck it reckons it'll need to cope with a future when hostilities could …

Crucial U.S. Privacy Deal Won't Stand Up In Court, Says Top EU Adviser

The deal that’s supposed to give U.S. companies an easy(ish) way to handle the data of European customers and employees is—as it stands—a dud. That’s …

America's middle class is shrinking almost everywhere

America's once-mighty middle class is shrinking all around the nation.<p>The share of middle-income households declined in 90% of the country's 229metro areas between 2000 and 2014, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center, released Wednesday.<p>The middle class contraction is also happening …

SunEdison setback may delay Modi's 'ultra mega' solar drive in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The likely collapse of SunEdison Inc’s SUNE.N solar project in India, the first of 32 planned “ultra mega” complexes, could delay Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal to increase renewable energy fivefold by several years and probably cost consumers more.<p>Workers clean photovoltaic …

Scientists built a book-sized, protein-powered biocomputer

Future applications could rival the likes of Watson in terms of energy efficiency and speed.<p>Supercomputers are absurdly impressive in terms of raw power, but it comes at a price: size and energy consumption. A multi-university team of researchers might've sidestepped that, though, with …

Energy Efficiency