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Random: This Real Life Parody of Super Mario Maker Reflects the Mascot's Never-Ending Struggle

With an awesome representation of Super Expert levels

Retrogaming

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Nanotech

AI that picked Oscar winners could predict the next US president

There's strength -- and intelligence -- in numbers. Unanimous A.I., a Silicon Valley startup, has built a platform that taps into the collective knowledge of a group of people to form its own opinions, preferences and surprisingly accurate predictions. The software, dubbed UNU, successfully guessed …

Opinion: Overconsumption is biggest threat to the American Dream

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate) — U.S. politicians invariably bemoan trade as the enemy of the middle class, the major source of pressure on …

Economics

Yes, Overwatch has a story. Here's everything you need to know

There's a story in Overwatch. It isn't rammed in your face, it doesn't get in the way of the action, but it is there. I didn't know much at all about …

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word | Inc.com

I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for something you were sure you had in the bag -- whether it was a sale, a deal, …

Psychology

This five-fingered robot hand is close to human in functionality

This five-fingered robot hand developed by University of Washington computer science and engineering researchers can learn how to perform dexterous …

Robotics

Would you let a robot perform your surgery by itself?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Robots have become the norm in numerous industries, taking over repetitive tasks that humans aren't necessarily needed for -- or want to do -- such as the production of cars and electronics.<p>One step up the technological spectrum is artificial intelligence, where robots are now making …

Robotics

Water is the biggest risk to the global economy

China's slowdown, ever increasing emerging-market debt, political instability in the Middle East, and the breakup of the European Union all pose serious risks.<p>But none of those worries compare to the real danger, according to Joe Quinlan, strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch's US Trust.<p>He …

World Economy

Sorry, Trump: Ending Borders Could Jump-Start The World Economy

Imagine a world with literally no borders. It’s a world where the economy is a lot stronger.<p>Forget, for a moment, about Donald Trump and his calls for a Mexico border wall and a ban on Muslims coming to this country. Imagine, instead, the opposite: We welcome any and all immigrants who want to come …

First Click: Robots will make it even harder for poor countries to get rich

Robots are usually discussed as a threat to jobs in developed countries, but they could have an even more destructive effect on the developing world. A recent article in <i>The Financial Times</i> describes how automation could destroy one of the tried-and-tested routes of economic growth, in which a …

Economics

Egypt: On the breadline | Egypt

Filmmaker: Moutaz Kandil<p>"Bread, freedom and social justice" was one of the slogans chanted by thousands on the streets of Cairo in 2011, part of the revolution that triggered the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak. Bread is a matter of life and death in Egypt. It's a recognised staple in the diets …

Foreign Policy

In remote corner of Iraq, an unlikely alliance forms against Islamic State | Reuters

UMM Al-DHIBAN, Iraq (Reuters) - They share little more than an enemy and struggle to communicate on the battlefield, but together two relatively obscure groups have opened up a new front against Islamic State militants in a remote corner of Iraq.<p>Members of the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), a …

Middle East
India

The CEO of fintech company Lending Club is stepping down, and that sent the stock crashing

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche is stepping down from his position with the company after an internal review.<p>Shortly after markets opened Monday morning shares of the company were down as much as 26%.<p>In a statement Monday morning, Lending Club said Laplanche would step down after "an internal …

Loans

Bee model could be breakthrough for robot development - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have created a computer model of how bees avoid hitting walls – which could be a breakthrough in the …

Ketamine and Depression: A Breakthrough?

In recent years there has been great research interest in ketamine as an antidepressant. Ketamine, a drug better-known for its use as an anaesthetic …

Anesthesiology