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How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

Apps

Kolmogorov and randomness

What does it mean to be random?

Mathematics

Goldman Sees 14% Returns for Asia Ex-Japan Stocks Next Year

Strong corporate earnings and favorable stock valuations will help one of the world’s top-performing regions extend its runaway success in 2018, …

We can observe memories being passed down through generations

Genetic Hand-Me-Downs<p>We know a great deal about how genetic traits are passed down from one generation to another. It’s simple enough to understand. …

Genetics

The IQ war: why screening for intelligence is controversial

For over a century, IQ tests have been used to measure intelligence. But can it really be measured?<p>John, 12-years-old, is three times as old as his brother. How old will John be when he is twice as old as his brother?Two families go bowling. While they are bowling, they order a pizza for £12, six …

A Pill Might Control Pancreatic Cancer, Even If It Doesn't Cure It

A new type of cancer medication, called PARP inhibitors, is gaining traction in clinical practice. Already the FDA has approved several drugs in this class: Lynparza (olaparib, AstraZeneca), Rubraca (rucaparib, Clovis), and Zejula (niraparib, Tesaro). So far, these pills are approved only for women …

Cancer

In Modi, Trump has a partner who can make US-India relations a win-win

During his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe last month, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi injected energy and enthusiasm in India’s relations with Germany, Spain, Russia, and France. The high-profile tour garnered great attention and praise in India and Europe. The prime minister’s visit to …

India

The Apple Car Will Be More Airplane Than Automobile

Jony Ive’s garage has clues to the design of his most ambitious project ever, but Airbus shows how it will actually be made.<p>Like millions of other …

Jony Ive

Milton Friedman Told Us The Answer Decades Ago - Now It'll Probably Be IBM's Watson

An interesting piece in the New York Times by a physician, noting the manner in which American health care is vastly expensive by any global standard. This is not about the detailed structure of that health care system, that’s more properly the concern of other here at Forbes, notably my boss. What …

Health Care

Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness was worth the 20-year wait

In Arundhati Roy’s 1997 novel The God of Small Things, even minor characters can play major roles. The plot turns on the death of a half-Indian and half-English girl called Sophie Mol. An outsider herself, Sophie is remembered as a “seeker of small wisdoms”, who like most children enjoys asking …

India

CIA Admits China Is a Threat — Reveals How the Communist Power Devastated American Intelligence Capabilities

Although concerns about Russia — particularly their alleged influence in the election — took the front burner throughout the 2016 presidential …

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

Barcelona. Everyone thinks they know everything about you, but you have so much more to offer, besides all the typical attractions. Here you can see …

Barcelona

Sparks fly on Wall Street over Tesla’s current valuation

Tesla, the electric carmaker, briefly became America’s most valued auto manufacturer last week when a surge in its share price saw it roar past General Motors. When the stock market closed last Monday, the market value of Tesla (which sold about 76,000 vehicles in 2016) hit a whopping $50.9bn – …

Tesla

Opinion: Here’s what the smartest guys in the room expect from the U.S. stock market

Is the mutual fund going the way of the landline phone?<p>You certainly can forgive investors for flocking to exchange traded funds, or ETFs. A stunning …

Could a new approach to kill cancer at nanoscale work?

A laser weapons physicist has come up with a novel treatment for the disease – blowing up the cancer cells in infinitely small explosions<p>In a small laboratory, not far from southern California’s Pacific coastline, Dmitri Lapotko is using lasers to conduct on-demand explosions on a scale almost …

Cancer

The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy

The United States periodically debates whether to do more or less abroad. Trump won by promising both. But he can’t possibly deliver.<p>Every 20 years or so—the regularity is a little astonishing—Americans hold a serious debate about their place in the world. What, they ask, is going wrong? And how …

The 19th-century women doctors of India whose pioneering work has been forgotten by history

Charlotte Ellaby and her peers changed the rules, when women were only considered fit to be nurses or midwives.<p>When Charlotte Ellaby arrived in …

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

Venture Capital

The Math Behind Futility

J.B. Heaton is an unlikely stock market revolutionary. He doesn’t work in investing, his academic research focuses on legal aspects of insolvency, …

9 magical Europe travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

While most tourists flock to Europe’s main attractions of Paris, London, and Rome, there are many other beautiful hidden gems around the continent …

European Travel

Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the<p><i>The following is an</i> <i>transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs.</i><p><b>David Gibbs:</b> The main issue on everyone’s minds is the inauguration of Donald Trump …

Man sleeping with charging iPhone suffers severe burns

Commentary: An Alabama man wakes, his dog tag makes contact with the charger and he gets a severe electric jolt.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>"I just thought that's how you die."<p>These were the words of 32-year-old Wiley Day to WAAY-TV …

Burns

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is not about preventing an AI apocalypse

It won’t stop a robot uprising, but it could improve humanity<p>When news hit yesterday that serial entrepreneur and futurist Elon Musk was investing in a brain chip venture called Neuralink, the billionaire’s fan club went wild. Theories ranged from this being Musk’s bold plan to forestall an AI …

Why palpitations or an irregular heartbeat need urgent attention

<i>When your heart’s rhythm is faster than the recommended 60 to 100 beats per minute, it’s time to listen to it. The Conversation Africa’s Health and</i> …

The Patent Battle Over Revolutionary CRISPR Gene-Editing Tech Just Went Global

In December, the life sciences world witnessed a milestone in the intellectual rights battle for the groundbreaking CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing …

Why Akhilesh Yadav may have paved the way for BJP to win UP polls

OPEN TO OPINION<p>The chief minister has already done much of the BJP’s work to alienate non-Yadav and non-Dalit Hindus.<p>POLITICS<p>| 6-minute read | …

The Other Goa

<b>FIND A VILLAGE HOMESTAY</b><p>The image of Goa that tends to stick in people’s minds is of booze-fuelled partying and beach swims. But the best way to see Goa is to wander through its villages on a motorcycle or, better yet, a bicycle. Find a village that speaks to you and set up camp in one of the …

Street Food

A succession battle engulfs the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

ON THE various occasions that O. Panneerselvam, or “OPS”, served as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, he made a point of …

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

Benching Made Simple: 5 Tweaks That Work Every Time

A good bench session is like going out with your boys on Friday night.<p>You claim you’re only going out for the “company”, but then all of a sudden you …