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A top exec explains what makes Amazon different: 'We say yes more than almost any other company on the planet'

"People have missed how fast our consumer business at Amazon has iterated," Jassy said at the Amazon Web Services Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.<p>The key to Amazon's success, Jassy says, is that it avoids what he calls "the institutional no," a pitfall that's common at large companies. When …

Cloud Computing

This is your brain on art: A neuroscientist’s lessons on why abstract art makes our brains hurt so good

<b>(Getty/Daniel Leal-Olivas)</b><p>It took a Nobel-winning scientist who specializes in human memory to break new ground in art history<p>Noah Charney<p>December 18, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>The greatest discoveries in art history, as in so many fields, tend to come from those working outside the box. Interdisciplinary …

Art

Understanding why Hillary Clinton lost the election

<i>How did Hillary Clinton lose the Electoral College in this year’s election, while at the same time winning the popular vote?</i> <b>Maitreesh Ghatak</b> <i>writes</i> …

The Challenge of Consciousness

Is it possible to put some order into our thoughts about consciousness, memory, perception, and the like? Hardly a day goes by without some in-depth …

Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s …