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McMaster: Russian meddling in U.S. elections is beyond dispute

President Trump's national security adviser said Saturday that Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections is beyond dispute, marking a sharp reversal of Trump's frequent dismissal of alleged Russian cyber-meddling as a "hoax."<p>H.R. McMaster was speaking at an international conference in Munich …

U.S. Elections

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead

Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?<p><i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product</i> …

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.<p>“Because they work for you,” he …

Stephen Hawking

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

5 Data Storytelling Tips for Creating More Persuasive Charts and Graphs

Working with numbers isn’t usually thought of as a sexy job. After all, occupations like accounting and data entry aren’t exactly the most exciting …

New York Metropolitan

<i>Dear Members,</i><p>Several days ago, we’ve conducted our Annual Board Strategic Planning session. The Board Directors took two days – Saturday and Sunday – …

Data Visualization — People remember the feeling not the numbers

Analytics belong to every process at your company. Your salesperson is data-driven, your manager is data-driven, your company is data-driven, and you …

Using your intuition to learn a new language through world similarities

A new technique to teaching foreign tongues takes a starting point as word similarities rather than differences, <b>writes Conor Power</b><p>After 25 years of …

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and …

Do we really use what we learn in school?

I was watching an interview with a well-known actress a few years ago. She was opposing nuclear power, and made some statements about the aftermath of Three Mile Island. After she went on for a while, the interviewer pointed out that she got many of her facts wrong. She was indignant. “This is not …

The Math Revolution

The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged. Why?<p>On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and …

What's next in human evolution?

Our origins on this planet, the workings of the environment and the quirks in nature have been intriguing puzzles for us since time immemorial. There …

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

A retired Navy SEAL commander explains 12 traits all effective leaders must have

In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win," cowritten with his former platoon commander, Leif Babin, he and Babin explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to corporate clients for the past four years in their leadership-consultancy firm, Echelon …

Rise of the 'Next-Pats': how technology is helping us live more global lives

New technologies are allowing people to throw off the traditional ties of nationality and background and embrace a more connected, global citizenship, according to a new report<p>There's a new type of digital native in town – researchers have identified a new demographic known as the Next-Pats, a …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Is 'face-ism' spoiling your life?

Your face can be your fortune or your downfall - and it's not just a question of beauty. Others may be unconsciously judging your features in ways you don't realise, says David Robson.<p>Imagine you grew up with a non-identical twin. You have the same upbringing, the same IQ, the same education, the …

Psychology

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | The Star

People who are highly analytical have more activity in their left frontal lobe. And people who are highly insightful have more activity in the right …

Creativity

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Journalism

We’re Entering A Sixth Mass Extinction, And It’s Our Fault

Species loss rate is 100 times greater than the expected rate<p>These days, sadly, it’s par for the course to hear of new additions to the list of myriad ways that irresponsible human activity is ruining planet Earth. The list is long and cruel, and although many people take these problems facing …

Extinction

Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

New research suggests that competent employees are assigned more work—but they don't always like it.<p>The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage “the garbage hit the fan.” As the Online Etymology Dictionary has it, it derives from an old …

The Try-Hard Generation

Though Baby Boomers may criticize Millennials for being self-centered, careerist, and politically dispassionate, they are really just adapting to the world they live in today.<p>Graduation season is almost done, and it has brought the usual spate of commencement speeches that urge graduates to follow …

Big Data Ingestion... or Indigestion?

With the exception of those special few with iron stomachs, any rapid ingestion of a wide variety of rich, exotic foods can cause a lot of discomfort …

4 Business Models for the Data Age

Organizations have always depended on data — to manage operations, to communicate with customers, to pay employees and suppliers, to plan their futures, and so forth. Those with the best data have enjoyed distinct advantages — in commerce, for example, better understanding the market leads to …

Forget apps, the best way to learn a new language is still by talking with another human

Around 70 million people—including Bill Gates—have signed up for the language learning app Duolingo. The app has received plenty of media attention, and its creators claim that it can help anyone with a smart phone learn a new language.<p>The app is free, and promises all kinds of cutting edge …

Just How Effective Are Language Learning Apps?

Around 70 million people – including Bill Gates – have signed up for the language learning app Duolingo. The app has received plenty of media …