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Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up to Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs

Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the …

BareMetal

France Overpowers Croatia, 4-2, in World Cup Final: Pictures

How Goldman Sachs Lost the World Cup

Goldman Sachs’ statistical model for the World Cup sounded impressive: The investment bank mined data about the teams and individual players, used …

Goldman Sachs

Trump slams Pfizer, other drug makers for medicine prices hike

President Trump slammed Pfizer and other drug-makers on Monday for raising prices on medicines, saying they should be “ashamed” of taking “advantage …

Pharma

Here's What Will Happen When China and U.S. Tariffs Take Effect Friday

When mutually threatened tariffs on $34 billion goods come into effect this Friday, China will get a head start on the United States, Reuters reports.<p>…

U.S. Tariffs

Exclusive: China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade

BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump's trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said.<p>In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese …

China

Google Duplex really works and testing begins this summer

This is what it’s like to take a restaurant reservation from an AI<p>In a restaurant in Mountain View, California yesterday, Google gave several small groups of journalists a chance to demo Duplex. If you don’t recall, Duplex is the AI system designed to make human-sounding voice calls on your behalf …

duplex

10 successful CEOs share the money advice they would give their 20-year-old selves

It's impossible to get everything right when you're just starting out, especially when it comes to money. Even the most successful people have …

CEOs

Google can use AI to predict when you'll DIE - with 95% accuracy

You can Google just about any piece of information these days, and that could soon include when you'll kick the bucket.<p>The tech giant has partnered …

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Holistic Medicine

In a Surprise Move, Elon Musk Just Made What Might Be His Biggest Announcement of 2018

Elon Musk gets out of Silicon Valley and sets his sights on the Midwest.<p>Everyone will soon forget that Elon Musk laid off 9 percent of his staff earlier this week. Because one of his companies just won a multibillion-dollar bid to bring high-speed public transportation to Chicago, Bloomberg reports.<p>…

Elon Musk

Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has lodged a protest with the US following the official opening of Washington's new de facto embassy in Taiwan, a self-ruled island off China's southeastern coast that Beijing considers a renegade province.<p>"The United States sending officials to Taiwan under any excuses is in …

This 95-Year Stanford Study Reveals 1 Secret to Living a Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This decades-long study shows that living an easy, stress-free life won't make you happier -- and definitely won't help you live longer.<p>What will make you happy? What will make you feel fulfilled? What will help you live a longer, healthier life?<p>Good questions.<p>Enter Lewis Terman with an …

Happiness

We Compared Life Expectancy in All 50 States to Countries Around the World. The Results Are Truly Stunning

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.<p>What's the difference between living in Minnesota and living in Mississippi? About seven years.<p>It sounds like some kind of weird joke, but according to a new study, it's no laughing matter. That's because there's …

Washington State

University of Hawaii leads groundbreaking cancer study

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the leader in a groundbreaking national study that found that early-stage breast cancer patients with the …

Cancer

Electric Motorcycle Ethec Built By Zurich Students Offers 400 km Range

Its great to see another electric motorcycle built by students, that can compete and offer more than many mass-produced electric motorcycles!<p>Ethec …

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

socialshift

China rejects 'ridiculous' U.S. accusation of South China Sea militarization

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. assertions that China is militarizing the South China Sea are "ridiculous", China said on Thursday, after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Washington would confront China's actions in the disputed waterways.<p>Mattis said on Tuesday the United States would push back …

China

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

Comcast aims to combat cord cutting by limiting major internet speed increases to cable subscribers (Updated)

It's no secret that cord cutting is more popular than ever -- the success of services like Sling TV are a testament to that. Indeed, entertainment …

Sergey Brin cites AI as Google co-founder admits tech firms must take greater social responsibility

Every year, Google leaders send out a quirky shareholder letter riffing on the company’s progress and outlook. This year’s missive, arriving in the midst of heated debates on technology’s role in society, struck a decidedly somber note.<p>Sergey Brin, president of Google parent Alphabet, said on …

Asia Argento Escapes to Germany After Onslaught of Victim-Blaming in Her Native Italy

Italian public figures show little sympathy for Argento’s plight.<p><b>Asia Argento,</b> actress and film director, was one of the first women to come forward with her allegations of sexual assault by <b>Harvey Weinstein.</b> There are now 50 women and counting who have joined with their own stories of abuse at the …

It Was A Company With A Lot Of Promise. Then A Chinese Customer Stole Its Technology

Massachusetts-based American Superconductor seemed to be riding high in early 2011, reaping strong sales and even praise from the White House for successfully cracking the Asian import markets.<p>Then, one day that April, employees were called to a meeting where they heard some very disturbing …

Intellectual Property

Google hits its incredible 100% renewable energy goal

Google just announced that it has officially bought enough renewable energy to match all of the electricity they consumed last year. Senior Vice …

Renewable Energy

Over 3,000 Google Employees Signed a Letter Demanding Google Leave the 'Business of War'

The letter was addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and requested that the company end its work with the Pentagon on AI technology for drones.<p>This week over 3,000 Google employees—about 3 percent of the company—signed a letter to the company CEO Sundar Pichai demanding that Google end its contract …

Police Obtain Warrants To Find Out Which Google Users Were Present At Crime Scenes

Police in North Carolina are securing search warrants to access Google's data on who was at, or near, the scene of the crime.<p>In Raleigh, North …

Privacy

China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties

The Chinese government has urged the US to "correct its mistake" regarding President Donald Trump's recently approved Taiwan Travel Act, which allows …

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

China Warns of ‘Strong’ Measures to Counter Trump Trade Tariffs

China will take “strong” measures to protect its own interests, the Ministry of Commerce said in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to …

A startup that's making 'superblood' to treat conditions like cancer just raised $100 million to get its treatments through key trials

Rubius Therapeutics, a startup building red blood cells that have been reprogrammed to treat conditions like cancer, just raised $100 million.<p>It's the second time the startup has raised money in the past year. In June 2017, Rubius raised $120 million from investors including Flagship Pioneering. …