Marilyn Schwartz

9 Flips | 1 Magazine | @MarilynSchw2015 | Keep up with Marilyn Schwartz on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Marilyn Schwartz”

Warren Buffett Donates $2.8 Billion ... Again

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>The Berkshire Hathaway CEO on Monday donated $2.8 billion to five foundations as …

Investing

Education Alone Will Not Solve Income Inequality

We often reference the “achievement gap” when discussing how certain student groups perform better than others. For instance, low-income students are graduating at a rate of 15 percentage points behind their more affluent peers, according to a recent GradNation report. Or that the graduation rate …

How self-driving “robocabs” can revolutionize transportation and help solve climate change

<b>(Sergey_R/Shutterstock)</b><p>Fully automated electric taxis could dramatically reduce the transportation sector’s emissions, a new study finds<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>July 6, 2015 7:12pm (UTC)<p>The energy efficient cars of the future will allow the transportation sector to lower its greenhouse gas emissions not just …

Research

Scientists say many worker ants are actually super lazy

We tend to think of ants, and other social insects such as bees and termites, as busy little workers, but it turns out some of them may actually be quite lazy.<p>A study (paywall) conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona observed five colonies of <i>Temnothorax rugatulus</i>—a common ant species …

Insects

Greek citizens: 'It's like being in a war without weapons'

As cash becomes more scarce and supermarket shelves empty, Greek people increasingly fear the onset of a siege mentality<p>It started with the ATMs. At 11pm on Saturday, several simply stopped dispensing cash. Perplexed at first, Mahi Papaconstantinou moved from one to the next, her blood pressure …

Women's World Cup Final Was The Most Watched Soccer Match In U.S. History -- For Women Or Men

The U.S. Women's National Team continues to break records.<p>The team's 5-2 win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was not just the highest-scoring final in tournament history. It was also the most-watched soccer match in U.S. television history for women <i>or</i> men, Fox Sports announced Monday.<p>The …