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The Coddling of the American Mind ‘Is Speeding Up’

A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time<p>Greg Lukianoff was preoccupied with political polarization—not just the divisiveness he observed, but the fallout—and specifically the effects …

Higher Education

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).<p><b>The party known as Cocktails and Compliance</b>—so called …

Puerto Rico

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.<p>Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at …

X-rays

China Stocks Near Four-Year Low as Support Attempts Lack Punch

China’s policy makers are stuck with the most bearish equity market in years as their attempts to lift sentiment fail to gain traction.<p>The Shanghai …

Asia

This is what it’s like inside the Portuguese castle described as 'Disneyland for adults'

I almost didn't go.<p>After spending several weeks running around Lisbon, Porto, the sun-drenched beach region of Algarve, and everywhere in between, I …

European Travel

How Faking Videos Became Easy and Why That's So Scary

A minute-long video of Barack Obama has been seen more than 4.8 million times since April. It shows the former U.S. president seated, with the …

Jordan Peele

Jewelers made a ‘take a knee’ pun on a billboard. Now they’re getting death threats.

A historic New England highway is host to a controversial ad: a billboard depicting a young man kneeling near midfield.<p>The twist is that he’s not protesting, but proposing.<p>The Garieri Jewelers advertisement reads, “If you’re going to take a knee this season, please have a ring in your hand!”<p>It is a …

NFL

JP Morgan's top quant warns next crisis to have flash crashes and social unrest not seen in 50 years

Sudden, severe stock sell-offs sparked by lightning-fast machines. Unprecedented actions by central banks to shore up asset prices. Social unrest not …

Stock Markets

How Trulia tackled machine learning challenges to build an in-house AI platform

Deep Varma, Trulia's VP of Engineering, explains how the real estate site has successfully confronted problems like weak data sets and the nationwide …

Machine Learning

Australians told to expect 'longest and deepest' housing slump

Australians should prepare for the “longest and deepest” housing downturn in the country’s modern history as the full effects of tighter credit and rising mortgage rates are felt, a leading economist has warned.<p>As figures released on Monday showed that house prices fell across Australia for the …

Interest Rates

The web as a database: The biggest knowledge graph ever

Imagine you could get the entire web in a database, and structure it. Then you would be able to get answers to complex questions in seconds by …

Databases

Longest bull market in U.S. history comes with a huge asterisk

You’ve probably heard: It’s the longest bull market ever. You’ve probably also heard: No, it isn’t.<p>What’s the story?<p>According to a loose consensus, bull markets are rallies that exceed 20% and are never interrupted by a 20% fall. In many corners of Wall Street, that means the rally of the Standard …

We Are Merging With Robots. That’s a Good Thing.

Here are some things that are true today:<p>■ Artificial intelligences already outperform us at many tasks and are now able to train themselves to reach competencies (in restricted domains such as chess or Go) that we can barely comprehend.<p>■ The controlled use of hallucinogenics and other drugs may …

Indiana University

The Stock Market Is Shrinking. That’s a Problem for Everyone.

The American stock market has been shrinking. It’s been happening in slow motion — so slow you may not even have noticed. But by now the change is unmistakable: The market is half the size of its mid-1990s peak, and 25 percent smaller than it was in 1976.<p>“This is troubling for the economy, for …

Intellectual Property

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 …

This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …

Italy

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

The "First Luxury Hotel in Space" Has Started Taking Booking Reservations

Guess how much?<p>Looking for a getaway that offers unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets? Specifically, 384 of them in 12 days?<p>Try outer …

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Human Rights

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Lana Awad is engineering the neuro-tech that will transform humanity

Perfect vision is great. But like any advantage it comes with limitations. Those with ease don’t develop the same unique senses and strengths as someone who must overcome obstacles, people like Lana Awad, a neurotech engineer at CTRL-labs in New York, who diagnosed her own degenerative eye disease …

Off the Grid, on Maui

When Graham Hill began designing a house on Maui, he wanted more than a rustic surf shack. “I wanted to see what it was like to live in the future,” he said.<p>Mr. Hill, 47, is probably best known for starting the sustainability and design website TreeHugger. Since selling TreeHugger to Discovery …

Google Researchers Are Learning How Machines Learn

SAN FRANCISCO — Machines are starting to learn tasks on their own. They are identifying faces, recognizing spoken words, reading medical scans and even carrying on their own conversations.<p>All this is done through so-called neural networks, which are complex computer algorithms that learn tasks by …

SkyKnit: How an AI Took Over an Adult Knitting Community

Ribald knitters teamed up with a neural-network creator to generate new types of tentacled, cozy shapes.<p>Janelle Shane is a humorist who creates and mines her material from neural networks, the form of machine learning that has come to dominate the field of artificial intelligence over the last …

Knitting

Macy's May Fall 18% as Option Traders Turn Bears | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.)</i><p>Macy's Inc. (M) shares have jumped by roughly 21% as …

Macy's

U.S. energy storage market to nearly triple this year: report

(Reuters) - U.S. deployments of energy storage systems will nearly triple this year thanks to sharply lower costs and state policies that support the case for installing batteries in homes, businesses and along the power grid.<p>FILE PHOTO: The Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery is unveiled by Tesla …

Teens are watching a surprising amount of hardcore porn — and parents need to start talking to them about it

<i><br>Editor's note: This article includes references to graphic sexual content that may be inappropriate for some readers.</i><p>Today teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they're watching is much more "hardcore" than moms and dads could possibly imagine.<p>These …

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Quantum Physics

Ray Dalio Raises Bets Against Europe’s Top Companies to $22 Billion

Ray Dalio, billionaire philosopher-king of the world’s biggest hedge fund, has a checklist to identify the best time to sell stocks: a strong …

Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know

News headlines might not be the only things that are fake in the future.<p>Powerful machine-learning techniques (see “The Dark Secret at the Heart of …