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A giant wave of store closures is about to hit the US

The industry is heading into 2017 with a glut of store space as shopping continues to shift online and foot traffic to malls declines, according to analysts.<p>"If you are weaker player, it's going to be a very tough 2017 for you," said RJ Hottovy, a consumer equity strategist for Morningstar.<p>He said …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.<p>Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave …

Data Mining

China's innovation economy a real estate bubble in disguise?

SHACHENG, China (Reuters) - The Chinese government’s call to the nation to build an innovation-driven economy from the top down has sparked a rush by local governments to construct new buildings in the name of supporting creativity.<p>Innovation centers have been popping up around the country and are …