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The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

How Unconscious Sexism Could Help Explain Trump’s Win

A woman has never come closer to the presidency than Hillary Clinton did in winning the popular vote in November. Yet as women march in Washington on …

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

EPA

Wisconsin rules GOP gerrymandering violates Democrats' rights

While court ruling has no bearing on the presidential election, in which Trump scored a surprise victory in the state, it could affect future US House races<p>District judges have struck a blow against the practice of gerrymandering – the deliberate manipulation of voting boundaries to favour one …

Wisconsin

“Impossible” Time Crystals May Actually Be Real, Say Physicists

Cutting edge physics research gives us another remarkable idea that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. In 2012, Nobel-Prize …

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

The largest ever 3D map of the universe strengthens astronomers’ belief that three quarters of the cosmos is made of an unknown substance: ‘dark energy’<p>It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of …

Dark Matter

Clearest ever 'map' of the human brain reveals 100 hidden regions

The brain is a mysterious organ that has intrigued neuroscientists for a century and now a new map has discovered it is even more complex than first …

The Brain

Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late.<p>Today, Dreamit unveiled a list of 25 new health and edtech startups launching from its revamped …

Startups

IBM and Cisco team up on enterprise collaboration to stave off rivals like Slack and Microsoft

Earlier this month, IBM and Cisco announced they would work together to integrate IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence technology into edge routers from Cisco, and today the two IT giants are deepening their partnership again, as they aim for a bigger piece of the enterprise collaboration market …

Artificial Intelligence

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Microsoft is going to invest a lot more cash in startups — here's what it wants in return

In a new blog post, Kashyap lays out the changes coming to Microsoft Ventures — namely, that it'll be focusing a lot more on early-stage startups — and explains the tech titan's overall investment philosophy.<p>Here's the short version: Microsoft is looking for startups that can boost its most …

The CEO of billion-dollar startup Gusto has 75 angel investors and warns other startups: 'There are no shortcuts'

And right now Gusto cofounder and CEO Josh Reeves is looking especially wise given that Zenefits was embroiled in major drama last month.<p>He has a warning for his competitor and others: "There are no shortcuts. You can't get somewhere faster by spending money," Reeves told Business Insider.<p>Zenefits …

Govtech: the $400 Billion market hiding in plain sight

It’s not every day that you turn over a rock and find $400 Billion dollars. Nor is it every day that you’re able to invest in tools that power the …

IBM’s upcoming open-source runtime project will shake up the developer ecosystem

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Universal basic income could arrive in Europe faster than you think

The theory behind a basic income scheme is that the government largely abolishes the costly, complicated, bureaucratic welfare state, where payments and transfers are based on status, personal circumstances, or the qualifications of the applicant. Then the pot of welfare money is simply divided …

How Startups Should Use Behavioral Economics

Imagine you’re a professor. You have assignments that you release at the start of the semester but they don’t need to be turned in until the end. How should you design your curriculum?<p>Putting yourself in your students’ shoes, you would likely let each student choose how and when they turn in each …

Idealism

Can’t find your market research data? This startup can help

That Diet Coke in your hand didn’t invent itself. It’s the result of years of focus groups, surveys and data crunching—more commonly known as market …

Procter & Gamble

Machine learning startup GraphLab changes gears with $18.5 million funding and new name

GraphLab Inc. revealed a major change of course on Thursday after raising another $18.5 million from investors and re-branding itself as it …

What a letter from 1855 can teach us about startups today

In 1855, Daniel McCallum wrote a letter to his bosses at the New York & Erie Railroad. McCallum had risen up through the ranks from carpenter, to …

Dropbox should acquire this 500 Startups photo-editing company

Hilton hotels to let you use your iPhone as your hotel key from next year

Queuing up at a hotel check-in desk is often the last thing you want to do after a long flight. Starting next year, you’ll be able to bypass the front desk altogether in Hilton hotels, your iPhone serving as as your hotel room key.<p>We’ve seen the same thing in smaller hotel groups, but Hilton’s …

These researchers are studying Facebook's News Feed to make algorithms more accountable

Last month, it was revealed that Facebook had conducted an experiment on nearly 700,000 members without their knowledge or consent to determine how …

What’s next in wake of newly announced Apple-IBM partnership

Apple and IBM yesterday announced an exclusive partnership aimed at bringing IBM’s Big Data and analytics software to iPhones and iPads used by …

Big Data school : 5 training programs for R language

There’s little surprise in seeing Java top the list of popular programming languages for 2014, but another language is gaining traction. R, the free …

Rethinking infrastructure : Facebook adds availability with HBase fork

Having reached a tipping point in the volume of unstructured information years before the new reality of data management dawned upon the rest of the …

FTC calls for crackdown on 'big' data brokers

Consumers have little understanding of how so-called ‘data brokers’ are collecting and sharing information on their web browsing and personal habits, …

What you missed in Big Data: startups return to the spotlight

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OpenGov raises $15 million – Software prepares to eat Uncle Sam

Yesterday, Mountain View startup OpenGov announced it had closed their Series B round of financing at $15 million. The round was led by Andreessen …