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Jobs that are threatened by technology

Jobs at high risk of being automated<p>Could your job be better performed by a robot? Maybe, if you work in telemarketing, tax preparation, or modeling, according to a 2013 report from Oxford University.<p>Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne looked at the ways technology has complemented – or …

Oxford University

Plants 'do maths' to control overnight food supplies

<b>Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests.</b><p>UK scientists say they were "amazed" to find an example of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation in biology.<p>Mathematical models show that the amount of starch consumed overnight is …

“Facebook Reader” Is Real, But It’s Not RSS Or A Google Reader Wannabe

Facebook is working on a fresh way to read news, a source tells TechCrunch. It’s not based on RSS, and Facebook isn’t rushing the launch of a product that could compete with Flipboard. That’s because news reading is a high-stakes, long-term project that could get us to invest even more time in the …

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest Is Changing The World

In an interview with Elizabeth Economy, C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, we discussed her new book, with Michael Levi, titled <i>By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World</i>. By All Means Necessary debunks a number …

The euro zone’s factories are (mostly) sputtering back to life

The euro zone’s factories are humming, for the most part. A batch of data out today confirmed a steady recovery in industrial production in some of the monetary union’s largest countries. France, Italy, and Spain (pdf) all released January production data today, following an update from Germany’s …

European Union

It’s practically impossible to build a mega-dam that will return its investment

The enormous hydropower dams springing up across the emerging world may simply be too expensive to ever yield real benefits to their builders, development economists warned today. One key reason why: Dam fans lying to themselves and others about how much the multi-billion dollar projects …

University of Oxford

This mobile operator wants to charge $2.50 a year for access to Facebook

Would you pay $2.50 a year for access to Facebook? What about WhatsApp? Those services don’t think so, which is why Facebook is free and WhatsApp costs nothing to download (though there is a subscription charge of $0.99 a year after that). Yet a mobile operator in India, where the average monthly …

Customers

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Soundtracks

It takes $290,000 in cash to rent an apartment in Seoul

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Many Koreans who rent apartments don’t actually pay rent.<p>You read that right. They don’t make monthly rent payments.<p>Don’t start planning your move to Seoul just yet. There’s a catch. To get one of those apartments, on average, you need to plunk down the equivalent of …

Housing

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Youth-led Innovation

<b>Nesta’s report analyses how and where young people innovate, and how that innovation can be best supported and developed.</b><p>Key findings<p>Young people’s …

By 2020, public services will be about managing demand, not supply

Demand management may be a technical term but it is fast becoming the new starting point for a swath of local authorities and public service providers wondering how to fill their looming funding gap.<p>Making this happen means bringing the politics back in to what has hitherto been a technocratic …

Looking For Love Again: Abandoned Buildings That Ask Cities For Renewal

Candy Chang’s Looking For Love Again involves the citizens of Fairbanks, Alaska, in formulating a new vision for how to reuse their city’s largest abandoned building.<p>The streets of Fairbanks, Alaska, aren’t where you would normally expect to find public art. But residents of the city have recently …

An Artist’s Quest: To Force Strangers In Cities To Talk To One Another

No one likes an awkward conversation. But if anyone can get unlikely neighbors chatting away, it might be artist Hunter Franks, who is trying to inject a sense of “love and play” into changing urban communities.<p>Icebreakers. They’re widely considered to be the worst. But is there a way to make the …

Urbanism

U.S. CEOs less optimistic about economy - survey | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. chief executives were less optimistic about the economy in the third quarter, with fewer expecting to increase sales or boost capital spending than in the preceding three months, a survey by the Business Roundtable showed.<p>A street sign for Wall Street hangs in front of the New York …

The Secret To Unleashing Genius

Amazon isn’t an easy place to work. Its managers set steep goals, scrimp on budgets and expect long hours. But there aren’t many better places to be employed if you like the messy work of coming up with new ideas, because its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, has made that a priority for everyone …