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Warren Buffett just shared his best investment advice, and said the 'elite' have wasted $100 billion ignoring it

The letter covers a bunch of topics, touching on everything from stock buybacks to his favorite book of 2016, and also provides some investment advice.<p>"Over the years, I've often been asked for investment advice, and in the process of answering I've learned a good deal about human behavior," …

Investing

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Economy

'Six strikes' anti-piracy initiative ends after failing to scare off 'hardcore' pirates

The MPAA and RIAA are giving up on their much-hyped "six strikes" initiative to scare people out of pirating TV shows, movies, and music. Their reason for ending it: the initiative didn’t really work.<p>The "six strikes" system — formally known as the Copyright Alert System — launched in 2013 as a …

From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

The Brain

LSD Doc ‘Sunshine Makers’: What We Learned

When you hear the letters “LSD,” you probably think of psychologist and writer Timothy Leary – as in “Timothy Leary, deary” from “Let the Sun Shine …

TrumpBeat: There Is No Pivot

<i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s new weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. We’re still</i> …

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a business is …

Time Management

Update: Lawmakers in Ten States Have Proposed Legislation Criminalizing Peaceful Protest

Over the weekend, millions of demonstrators took to streets across the country to mobilize against the new president and his agenda, assembling in a …

Higher Rates Of Hate Crimes Are Tied To Income Inequality

In the 10 days after the 2016 election, nearly 900 hate incidents were reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center, averaging out to 90 per day. By …

How Big Could the Opportunity Be for Marijuana Stocks in California?

In November, Californians overwhelmingly voted to embrace pro-pot laws that clear the way toward creating the United States' biggest recreational marijuana market. Is California's marijuana market a boon to marijuana investors? Read on to see how big California's marijuana market could become.<p>Image …

This squishy robot squeezes pig hearts to keep them pumping

It’s still early, but one day it might help humans with heart failure<p>With a squishy embrace, a new soft robot can keep a weak and failing heart pumping. So far, it’s only been tested in pigs. But if it works in humans, it could one day keep people with heart failure alive.<p>Researchers at Harvard …

Medical Research

In the Future, Your Phone Will Be Built by Thousands of Robot Ants

The German automation firm Festo is building a bunch of the sci-fi-esque critters, which it thinks could become the future of manufacturing.<p>Late last month, the German industrial automation firm Festo unveiled a product that it hopes will help to revolutionize manufacturing: hand-sized, autonomous, …

Ancient warm period hints at bigger-than-expected sea level rise

OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by a greater-than-expected six meters (20 ft) over many centuries even if governments cap global warming around current levels, scientists said on Thursday, based on clues from an ancient warm period.<p>Small waves crash over rocks across the harbour from the …

Global Warming

Google Is Making AI That Can Make More AI

There's no way this could go wrong.<p>Designing a good artificial intelligence is hard. For a company like Google, which relies heavily on AI, designing the best possible AI software is crucial. And who better to design an AI than another AI?<p>If you said "literally anyone else" you might be right, but …

Artificial intelligence is growing so fast, even Google's co-founder is surprised

Alphabet Inc. has been one of the world's biggest spenders on artificial intelligence. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin.<p>Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Brin said that when he was in charge of Alphabet's research group he didn't pay much attention to …

Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after Autopilot was installed, Feds say

Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after the electric carmaker installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, government regulators reported today.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released its report on the May 2016 fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S. Within the …

The Man Who Went to Space and Disappeared

Thirty-five years ago, Granger Taylor left a note saying he was boarding an alien spaceship for an interstellar journey. He was never seen again.<p>Today Robert Keller looks out of his office window, thinking about the last time he saw his best friend more than 30 years ago.<p>"Granger and I were …

Paranormal

9 incredible things we learnt from the CIA's declassified documents - aliens, psychic powers and invisible ink recipes

The CIA has just released around 13 million pages of declassified documents online spanning from the 1940s to the 1990s – <b>so what have we learnt?</b><p>Discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, information on Nazi war criminals and Cold War surveillance are among the trove of documents released under …

The CIA Has Released 13 Million Declassified Documents on UFOs and Psychic Experiments

Spooky stuff.<p>The truth is out there—and by there, we mean Google.<p>The CIA has released 13 million pages of declassified documents online due to a lawsuit and a long-term campaign from freedom of information advocates.<p>The full archive, containing almost 800,000 files according to the <i>BBC</i>, spans many …