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The AI Blog

Microsoft researchers have created technology that uses artificial intelligence to read a document and answer questions about it about as well as a …

Artificial Intelligence

The race is on to become the Bloomberg of crypto

Data is the lifeblood of financial markets: Professional traders rely on computer terminals supplied by companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters to look up prices on things like bonds and currencies. And while Wall Street is dominated by these incumbents, especially Bloomberg, the battle to …

Cryptocurrency

A timeline of Trump's actions during the Hawaii false alarm

<b>(CNN) —</b> As people of Hawaii catch their breath following the jarring missile alert mishap over the weekend, scrutiny has reached the White House and how it grappled with the mistaken alarm.<p>A message went out to the people of Hawaii on Saturday, telling them to seek shelter due to an incoming …

Donald Trump

By expanding scope, Black Lives Matter continuing work of civil rights movement

Since its formation in 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved from a hashtag to a politically savvy, global organization with a vision for …

Black Lives Matter

Who are we talking about when we talk about prostitution and sex work?

Prostitution is now illegal in Canada. A criminal offence occurs every time sexual services are exchanged for compensation.<p>Canada’s new prostitution …

Slavery

On the possibility of a realist ontological commitment in quantum mechanics - Philsci-Archive

Oldofredi, Andrea and Esfeld, Michael Andreas (2018) <i>On the possibility of a realist ontological commitment in quantum mechanics.</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

KodakOne could be the start of a new kind of intellectual property

Chris Berg, <i>RMIT University</i>; Jason Potts, <i>RMIT University</i>, and Sinclair Davidson, <i>RMIT University</i><p>It’s easy to be a bit amused about Kodak’s new …

Bitcoin

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

Fascism

LTC HOOKE’S LAW? BUY OR SELL? TECHNICAL ANALYSIS JAN 13

Back to physics and LTC Hooke’s Law is what’s in play folks. From historical price set ups, the longer the stretch, the stronger the break out and I …

Trading

“We started with cancer but now have developed these targeted therapies for all sorts of diseases”

<b>Along with Christopher Leamon, you’ve created the Trojan horse process to attack diseased cells. What exactly is this process?</b><p>One of the problems …

Cancer

Hyperrealistic Male Love Dolls With ‘Bionic’ Genitals Are Coming Your Way

Image via RealDoll<br>The sex doll industry has primarily been consumed with deriving pleasure from straight males. Thankfully, women can soon have their …

Robots

Here Are 7 Jobs That Linked To A High Divorce Rate, And Might Put Your Marriage At Risk

You hear people blame their divorce on a myriad of things: infidelity, lack of communication, or the sense that they’re no longer in love with their …

Marriage

Zap your brain for a better you

Squirt some conductive gel on your skin, place a lightweight headset on your noggin and, according to a number of companies at CES, there's barely a limit to the types of self-improvement you can achieve. You can improve your sleep or your athletic performance, or lose weight. You might relieve …

The Brain

Anxiety may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease

Anxiety is tough enough to deal with without the knowledge that it could be a sign of other looming issues.<p>But as knowledge aids in prevention, it’s …

Dementia

You think you’re clairvoyant, but your brain is just tricking you

Have you ever felt as though you predicted exactly when the light was going to turn green or sensed that the doorbell was about to ring? Imagine the possibility that these moments of clairvoyance occur simply because of a glitch in your mind’s time logs.<p>What happened first — your thought about the …

Psychology

A strange diet is designed to slow aging by mimicking fasting — but you can eat normally most of the time

• <b>Evidence suggests that fasting could help cure disease and prevent aging, though a number of fasting interventions sound difficult and unpleasant.</b>• <b><br>One researcher has developed the fasting-mimicking diet, which he says could provide the benefits of fasting but only requires eating a specific way for</b> …

Longevity

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

Racism

The Tesla killer: New electric car could charge fully in just one minute

The battery could also hold twice as much power.<p>An ambitious car designer wants to revolutionise batteries in electric vehicles, hoping new …

Batteries

The AA battery that never dies: Forever Battery uses Wi-Fi-like signals to stay fully charged

This AA battery will never run out of power<p>Charging with cables. On any given day I can put my phone on to charge multiple times, often with a …

Felix Dennis

Does sunlight help us shed winter weight?

A team of researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada has uncovered an extraordinary new, previously undiscovered, fat-burning mechanism. The …

Want to lose weight? Science says you should just sleep more

We’re still in the first half of January which means there’s still lots and lots of people holding true to their New Year’s resolutions to lose a few …

Weight Loss

New research reveals how gut bacteria can control our genes

It seems like we're seeing new research connecting our gut microbiome to a different illness or disease every week, but often the mechanisms behind …

The inconvenient truths of a minimum wage increase

Whatever your moral arguments, here are some of the cold, hard economic findings that may squash some of the more sunny promises of a 'living wage'<p>As …

Equality

ANOTHER MINIMUM WAGE FAIL: Red Robin Restaurants Eliminate All Busboys

On Monday, the national restaurant chain Red Robin announced it would eliminate busboys at all of its 570 restaurants, as the company expects it will …

Equality

The First Warning Sign of Alzheimer's May Surprise You

We've all heard the stories of the grandma who got lost on her way home from the grocery store, or the great uncle who relies on GPS for the drive to …

Alzheimer's Disease

Our stories: The history of quilombo Palmares, one of the greatest stories of black resistance to slavery, is now in comic form in ‘Angola Janga – A history of Palmares’

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>It goes with saying that, in terms of Black History, the story of the great quilombo known as Palmares is one of the greatest.</i> …

Comics

Regular ibuprofen usage "alters human testicular physiology"

A small cohort of 31 healthy young men who took 600mg of ibuprofen twice a day for six weeks developed "compensated hypogonadism" (big balls), …

National Academy of Sciences

Alzheimer's setback as promising drug shows no benefit in clinical trials

Disappointment as idalopirdine fails at trial to improve cognition and limit decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease<p>The quest to develop drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease has experienced a new setback, with a promising medication failing to show benefits in the latest series …

Dementia

Fast-food CEO says 'it just makes sense' to consider replacing cashiers with machines as minimum wages rise

• <b>Jack in the Box is considering swapping some cashiers with self-ordering kiosks and other tech as minimum wages increase.</b>• <b><br>"As we see the rising costs of labor, it just makes sense," the CEO said.</b>• <b><br>Kiosks and other forms of automation are sweeping the fast-food industry.</b><p>ORLANDO — Jack in the Box is …

Robots