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How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley

Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men<p><b>T</b>he most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being …

Silicon Valley

Having Big Genitals Can Spell Evolutionary Disaster, Say Paleobiologists

Bigger isn't always better, at least for some species.<p>For most animals, survival is all about being good at getting laid. That’s why sexual …

Zoology

I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you?

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Income Inequality

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

How I automated the boring University stuff with Python

Hello,<br>I'm a second year CS Undergrad from India. I love Python. This is my first article here on the dev.to community. So let's begin!<p>My college has …

Python Programming

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Health

Don’t Just Delete Facebook, Poison Your Data First

If you're savvy with code, you can employ a script that repeatedly alters your Facebook posts with nonsense, making it more difficult for the social media site to collect user data.<p>In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, there’s a widespread movement for people to #DeleteFacebook. But even …

Social Media

iOS 11.3 is available now. Here are the best new features

Apple's update brings fixes for Apple's battery snafu, new Animoji, AR upgrades and more.<p>iOS 11.3, the latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system, is available now -- and it offers more features than you might expect from a ".3" release. Whether you're interested in augmented …

Augmented Reality

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

The Best Video Game The Year You Were Born

From 1971 to present, these are the games that moved an entire industry forward<p>From pixels to polygons, here's what was destroying gamers' thumbs the year you were born.

Retrogaming

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

Deep Learning

You may be a genius if you can answer these 12 science trivia questions people always get wrong

Mount Everest

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

Roy Moore

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Here are the 10 most in-demand AI skills and how to develop them

Having the top skills can make the difference between getting hired in the emerging tech field and having your resume ignored.<p>It's no secret that …

Cognitive Computing

Putin has touted an 'invincible' nuclear weapon that really exists — here's how it works and why it deeply worries experts

During Vladimir Putin's annual speech on Thursday, the Russian president played videos that unveiled brand-new nuclear weapons with startling capabilities.<p>Putin announced an "unstoppable" nuclear-powered "global cruise missile" that has "practically unlimited" range, then showed an animation of the …

Military

A startup that runs marijuana dispensaries is America's first $1 billion marijuana 'unicorn'

Chain stores have arrived in the legal marijuana industry — and it could be a billion-dollar idea.<p>MedMen, a cannabis retail company that operates 11 marijuana dispensaries across California, New York, and Nevada, has sold a minority stake of the company to a Canadian investment firm at a $1 billion …

Cannabis

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP …

Donald Trump

Cardano: a rising cryptocurrency that wants to change the world

On Oct. 1, 2017, an unusual event caused a collective gasp in the world of cryptocurrencies. A little known cryptocurrency called Cardano — or ADA, …

This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Bribery statutes apply to public officials. And Trump became one, says one federal prosecutor, when he became the GOP nominee. Dum-da-dum-dum.<p>It’s …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Why Did This Russian Skater Win a Gold Medal? Partly Because She Was Smart Enough to Outsmart the System

Alina Zagitova won the gold medal with incredible grace, incredible athleticism, and a very clever approach.<p>Unlike stopwatch sports with finish lines -- speed skating, downhill skiing, etc. -- figure skating is scored subjectively. A panel of judges evaluates each skater's technical and artistic …

Downhill Skiing

A $42 million '10,000 year clock' is being installed on Jeff Bezos' property

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.<p>Conceived back in 1986 by American computer scientist Daniel Hills, the clock’s mechanism is …

Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky

The Florida senator is a talented politician, but he met his match in a 17-year-old who called him out over NRA cash<p>Marco Rubio is a very talented politician. He walked into an arena full of 7,000 Floridians who were determined to heckle him for siding with the National Rifle Association (NRA) for …

Guns

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.<p>As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter.<p>Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too consumed by rage and …

Donald Trump

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn't Work Yet

<i>This mostly cites papers from Berkeley, Google Brain, DeepMind, and OpenAI from the past few years, because that work is most visible to me. I’m</i> …

How to Build a Lucrative Business by Renting Your Expertise

Renting your expertise to high-profile individuals, celebrities, and corporations could be your way to millions.<p>Let's face it, every hopeful entrepreneur may not have the next big app, invention or product that will make them fortune in today's market. However, that does not exclude you from …

Small Business