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Investors are terrified by the '3rd wave' of the financial crisis

First, the good bits: Aberdeen's revenue is up 5% to £1.16 billion ($1.74 billion), underlying profit is up £1.3 million ($1.95 million) to £491.6 million ($739.1 million), and dividend raised by 0.75 pence to 12 pence.<p>But there's a glaring red mark on Aberdeen's homework — assets under management …

Markets

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

Elon Musk-backed SolarCity claims to have built industry's most efficient solar panel

SolarCity — the leading installer of residential solar panels in the US — announced today in Times Square that the company has built the industry's most efficient solar panel, Reuters reports. The panel converts sunlight into electricity with a 22.04 percent efficiency, according to third-party …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

Secret bank accounts, income inequality—and why Luxembourg matters

Gabriel Zucman is on a mission.<p>The 28-year-old French economist, currently at the University of California, Berkeley, has built his career remarkably quickly, and in the process has made a place for himself among the most influential economists working today.<p>Zucman decided, in part, to pursue a …

Economics

The Immortal Brain: Would You Go For It?

Last Saturday, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Amy Harmon published a fascinating article in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> about a young dying woman who chose to have her brain preserved in case neuroscience could one day restore her mind back to life.<p>Harmon accompanied her article with another one, on what it …

Physics

NASA just released this incredibly rare photo of a double solar eclipse

Why settle for a single solar eclipse, when you can have a double solar eclipse?<p>For the first time in history, NASA has given us a glimpse of this rare event that you can only see from space because it requires a view of both the moon and Earth. You can see in the photo below the moon's shadow on …

Solar Eclipse

Jeff Bezos just announced huge plans in Florida for his mysterious rocket company

Blue Origin will take over Complex 36, where historic missions like Mariner (the first spacecraft to travel to Mars) and Pioneer 10 (the first spacecraft to reach the asteroid belt) launched from.<p>Over 100 rockets have launched from the site, but it has remained silent for the past 10 years — …

Space Travel