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Rats of Wall Street: Rodents taught to trade in foreign exchange markets

Believe it or not, 'Rattraders' is an actual experiment that teaches lab rats to trade in the foreign exchange and commodity futures markets – and in …

On Liberalism, Left Unity, Electoral Politics, and Other things : socialism

So, a number of threads here, particularly the "Unpopular Opinions" one let me see a lot of the misconceptions of comrades(and likely non-comrades) …

Political Science

Investing For Dummies in an Up-and-Down Market

Everyone's financial situation is different. What may be good advice for a 21-year-old may not be the best course of action for a 65-year-old.Some investors may be able to afford a little risk in their portfolio, but others? Not so much. And while some folks may be able to muddle through, others …

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …

Say It Ain't So: Miyazaki Animates His Final Frame!

Earlier we showed you a movie Hayao Miyazaki never made, and here we can show you a piece of one that he did. The last piece, in fact, of the last …

Opinion: The health effects of income inequality

The crash of an airliner is a tragic disaster that triggers major investigations and quick action to make sure the same problem doesn’t occur again. …

Nexus 5 Retiring As Google Steamrollers Smartphones Towards Phablets

Google appears to have called time on the Nexus 5 handset. While the handset will remain on sale in the US and with selected retailers during Q1 2015, Google’s reference handset launched in 2013 is now in the twilight of its life.<p>TechRadar initially reported that stocks would simply not be …

Warning over experimental brain boost

Electrical brain stimulation equipment – which can boost cognitive performance and is easy to buy online – can have bad effects, impairing brain functioning, research from scientists at Oxford University has shown.<p>A steady stream of reports of stimulators being able to boost brain performance, …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Bernie Sanders schools Stephen Colbert: “Hopefully we frighten the billionaire class”

Colbert on whether Sen. Sanders will run for president: “I only have 15 more shows, if you want the ‘Colbert Bump'”<p>On Monday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on "The Colbert Report," to loud cheers and applause. Colbert, in conservative blowhard character, teases the senator for being the only …

European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google

Not that the European Parliament has the power to demand the break up of Google of course but that’s what they’ve just voted should happen. That Google should be broken up into its constituent parts and the search functions entirely divorced from all of the other services. It’s based, as I’ve said …

15 Year-Old Entrepreneur -- Threatened For Selling Black Market Candy -- Is Offered A $25,000 Job

It’s been said that no publicity is bad publicity. That may well be the case for Tommie Rose, the UK teenager that got in hot water at his school for running a black market for candy and soda. Thanks to his exposure, the 15 year-old has been offered a $25,000 per year apprenticeship by two …

How To Achieve Success Bigger Than You Are

<i>If you want it done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.</i> That’s why entrepreneurs struggle with delegating important responsibilities — too much is at stake, especially when starting something new. There is no room for error. Nonetheless, a resilient, mature organization incorporates many talents …

43 Meals Everyone Should Eat In Their Lifetime

From unpretentious fried fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to the foraged tasting menu at Copenhagen's Noma (the best restaurant in the world), we found 43 meals that are worth traversing the planet for.<p>Foodies will want to put these spots on their travel bucket list.

“There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won”

New research out of Oxfam proves Warren Buffet was right — and suggests income inequality is only getting worse<p>“There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won.”<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made that remark more than three years ago and it still holds true …

Livefyre Studio Puts The Company’s Focus On User Generated Content And Social Media Curation

At this point, I should probably stop calling Livefyre a commenting platform.<p>Actually, the company has been expanding beyond comments for a while. It launched its StreamHub product, which included more social media widgets, back in 2012. And it acquired social media curation startup Storify last …

European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report says

The Internet giant faces yet another tussle with European officials, who want Google to split off its search business.<p>The European Parliament is getting ready to call for a breakup of Google, according to a report (subscription) Friday by the Financial Times.<p>A draft motion cited by the FT suggests …

Articles about house week striking wooden ceiling new zealand on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.<p>An Auckland …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

As Talk Of Clearing Protest Areas Grows, All Eyes Turn To Hong Kong Police

Following a bold break-in at a government office, Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and their backers are bracing for possible police mobilization against their camps.<p>During the wee hours Wednesday in Admiralty, the largest of the three protest sites, a group of radical protesters used metal …

Square will soon accept Apple Pay

The mobile payments company Square is planning to accept Apple Pay.<p>Square founder Jack Dorsey -- who also famously launched Twitter (TWTR) -- told CNN that he wants to help businesses accept all forms of payments, and Apple Pay is no exception.<p>Apple Pay and Square have generally been viewed as …

The curious case of the disappearing Nexus 6

For a moment the page changes, the default "out of stock" message replaced by an estimated shipping date. Quickly, you move your cursor across the screen and hit the order button, only to discover the device is no longer available. You close the tab. Better to try again later. This is the …

Intel: All Is Not Well In Mobile, But We're Not Embarrassed

This week it came out that Intel is combining its money-draining mobile unit with its traditional PC unit. The chipmaker’s official line for this corporate reorganization is that the technology between PCs and mobile have begun to blur. That may be true, but it’s also going to make it harder to …

Apple to Xiaomi: Talk Is Cheap

"I believe that no one thought the Xiaomi from three years ago, which just made its first phone, would later rank as the third largest player," said Jun. "Within five or 10 years, we have the opportunity to become the number one smartphone company in the world."<p>That didn't sit well with Bruce …

More Money Won't Work: How to Cultivate Creativity in Today's Knowledge Economy

In 1776 the pioneer of political economy Adam Smith theorized that dividing labour could maximize efficiency within a pin factory. One man draws out …

How These Scammers Got Walmart To Sell Them PS4s For $90

<b>UPDATE:</b> Here’s Wal Mart’s Statement:<p>“We launched online price matching because it’s the right thing for our customers. It’s making a meaningful difference for people who want to feel confident they’re getting the best price, and we’re committed to matching online prices going forward.<p>“At the same …

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game - Pocket-lint

Over the course of the day we've made just over 100 Bux and then managed to lose it all before regaining half before going to bed.<p>We've been playing …