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Bitcoin: Don't Say You Weren't Warned

Leading financial figures across the world have issued a series of sober warnings about Bitcoin.<p>Bitcoin's meteoric rise has been the #1 financial …

Cryptocurrency

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017

Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year’s list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, …

Startups

The 11 best books for beginning investors

Both Warren Buffett (who used to read 1,000 pages a day when he was starting out) and Charlie Munger (who often advises young investors to "develop into a lifelong self-learners through voracious reading") credit their habit of reading as a major contributor to their success. Ben Graham was an even …

Investing

This Is The Bubble That No One Is Talking About

<b>The Inexplicable Divergence</b><p>After the closing bell last Thursday, four heavyweights in the S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA:SPY) reported results that …

3 Oil Stocks to Buy at the Bottom of the Cycle

This trio is already making good money at current oil prices, positioning them to produce a gusher of cash when prices improve.<p>While crude oil …

Investing

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

7 Books for Entrepreneurs: A CEO's Recommendations

Searching for an entrepreneur-oriented Book Club? These titles foster business and personal growth.<p><i>Ajay Pattani is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Chicago and founder (and reigning ping pong champion) of Perfect Search Media, a digital marketing agency. Ajay is devoted to</i> …

Learn About the Similarities Between Day Trading and Gambling

The Similarities Between Day Trading and Gambling<p>Updated April 29, 2018<p>On the surface, many traders have a strong distaste to being compared to the …

How to Measure the Size of Your Market--And Then Tell Investors

To be credible, you have to state your assumption about the size and growth of your target market.<p>One of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make in their investor pitch is an inadequate or incomplete description of their target market. Defining and sizing your market, and stating your …

How Automation is Making The Sales Process Easier

When we think about how automation is changing our lives, images of a Jetson-esque world come to mind where everything just happens. Our lifestyles are curated and detailed down by the push of a button, making many of the practical activities we once took part of now obsolete. And for people in the …

What is Lost When a Calorie is Burned?

<i>What is lost when a calorie is burned?</i><p><b>Bart Loews:</b><p>According to the laws of thermodynamics, nothing. In terms of your body, it’s not terribly helpful …

Entropy Is Why You Can't Unbreak an Egg. Is It Also Why Time Can't Go Backward?

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

3D printed from titanium, Stealth Keys are nearly impossible to duplicate

The idea that you might surreptitiously snap a photo of someone’s house key and build a duplicate from it to break into their home sounds like a …

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

By Consumer Reports<p>As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that …

Wellness

This Is the Biggest News in Electricity Since the Light Bulb -- Seriously

If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy …

Natural Gas

It's time to recognize that mental health is essential to physical health

The human brain is a wonder. Through folds of tissue and pulses of electricity, it lets us perceive, attempt to understand, and shape the world around us. As science rapidly charts the brain's complex structures, new discoveries are revealing the biology of how the mind functions and fails. Given …

Mental Health

You Might Have To Break Up With Your Parent(s) To Live Your Best Life –

If you read that headline, and your first thought was something along the lines of:<p><i>Are you kidding? They birthed you, and raised you, and did the</i> …

Siblings

The Paris climate decision is Trumpism in its purest form

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of a global climate accord represents the clearest evidence yet that his worldview represents a radical break from that of the Republican and Democratic presidents who have preceded him in office over the last seven …

Robots could replace humans within the next few hundred years, Astronomer Royal predicts

Robots could wipe out humans within the next few hundred years, according to Astronomer Royal Lord Rees.<p>The astrophysicist predicted that "within a few centuries machines will have taken over", with the potential of billions of years of history ahead of them - longer than humanity has had.<p>It would …

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

American Philosophy

The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's

Advances in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching – and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk<p>Guy Ryder is an old hand at Davos. The director general of the International Labour Organisation has seen it all: the years when the global business …

Great Depression

Artificial Intelligence For Healthcare Is Booming

Image via shutterstock<p>Imagine a future where a doctor knows exactly which of one their patients might get sick and when. They would know exactly how …

AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros - MIT Technology Review

The ability to predict the stock market is, as any Wall Street quantitative trader (or quant) will tell you, a license to print money. So it should …

The 5 Skills You and Your Kids Need to Be Robot Proof, According to Experts

The rise of AI will have a huge impact on your career. Will creativity keep you robot-proof? The answer may surprise you.<p>The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in machine learning and natural language processing technologies will have a huge impact media, advertising, retail, finance, and …

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless

It’s often just a fancy name for a computer program.<p>In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons or servants like the “Star Trek” computer or the <i>Star Wars</i> droids, machines warrant the …

Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking: We need a 'world government' to stop the rise of dangerous artificial intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking may be a proponent of artificial intelligence, but he has also been outspoken about the potential challenges it creates.<p>In a recent interview, he sounded a similar tone, and offered a solution that conservatives may find hard to accept.<p>Speaking to The Times of London to …

Artificial Intelligence

An A.I. Just Developed Its Own New Language

New research from OpenAI and UC Berkeley has created A.I. agents that can form and use their own new language, without instruction, whenever they …

Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …