Yilin Wong

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S&P to Pay Billions for Being the Watchdog That Didn’t Bark

Standard & Poor's settlement is a reminder that the industry's safeguards failed in the lead-up to the financial crisis.<p>On Tuesday, Standard & Poor’s …

Finance

Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

Researchers in China have found that a compound in hops could help fight off degenerative brain diseases<p>As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs.<p>However, scientists in China have found that …

Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber<p>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Gates to the A.I. panic of 2015.<p>During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit this past Wednesday, a user by the name of beastcoin asked the founder of Microsoft a rather …

Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein may trigger plaque in Alzheimer's disease

Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer's, but in a counterintuitive finding reported in a new paper, University of Florida researchers have …

Scientists slow the speed of light

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1140000/1140023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652882_4421679d2e7e6e63f8fe39b555c1fdb6<p><b>A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light.</b><p>They sent photons - individual particles of light - through …

Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …

Google to test mix-and-match Ara smartphones in Puerto Rico

When it comes to smartphones, people are used to customizing their applications and software. But for the handset itself, they're stuck with what the hardware maker built.<p>Google wants to change that.<p>The company on Wednesday said it will start a market pilot in Puerto Rico to test phones that will …

Puerto Rico

Stephen Hawking on Black Holes and Why He'd Be a Good Bond Villain

On the afternoon of September 23, 2014, a few minutes before his lecture at the Magma auditorium in Los Pueblos in Tenerife, Stephen William Hawking …

In a Multiverse, What Are the Odds?

Testing the multiverse hypothesis requires measuring whether our universe is statistically typical among the infinite variety of universes. But …

Physics

'Quantum coat' makes batteries child-safe

<b>Engineers in the US have produced child-safe batteries with a special coating that stops them causing harm if they are swallowed.</b><p>Small, button-shaped batteries can be easy to swallow and cause thousands of injuries every year, some fatal.<p>The new coating only conducts electricity when squeezed - …

How to control magnetic atoms on graphene

The magnetic properties of cobalt atoms lying on the surface of graphene can be controlled by the choice of substrate under the graphene sheet. This …