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An influential Silicon Valley investor said that talking about paternity leave is a sign that society is becoming 'unhinged'

Sequoia Capital partner Michael Moritz has argued that Silicon Valley employees spend too much time pushing for benefits like time off and paternity leave, while their Chinese counterparts are forging ahead by working 12-hour days and working weekends. Moritz made the comments in an opinion piece …

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas | Inc.com

As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of 100, saw more change in her lifetime than I'd ever possibly see. Turns out I couldn't have been more wrong because my future math was a few …

A prescription for healing the healthcare industry

The year is 1900. Life expectancy is 47 years. Almost all hospitals in the U.S. are nonprofit institutions founded by religious organizations. More people die in war due to infection than in battle.<p>Fast-forward to today. Healthcare in the U.S. has ballooned into a massive industry worth $3 …

Billionaire ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg and admits he helped build a monster

Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook, has a disturbing warning about the social network: "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."<p>Speaking to the news website Axios, the entrepreneur and executive talked openly about what he perceives as the dangers of social media and how …

Bad Burrito Call

A stock analyst downgraded Chipotle for paying its workers too much. That tells you everything wrong with the economy right now.<p>Chipotle had its …

Inside the lab rewriting the origins of humanity

<b>(CNN) —</b> When researchers published findings in June of the earliest Homo sapiens fossils ever discovered, the scientific community was abuzz.<p>Three-hundred-thousand years old, 100,000 years older than anything previously discovered, they stretched the timeline of Homo sapiens, our distant ancestors, …

After the end of the startup era

There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new …

Scientists have discovered a new link between sugar and tumor growth

After nine years of research, molecular biologists in Belgium have discovered that sugars stimulate tumor growth.<p>Their results, published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, help explain a puzzle oncologists have encountered for decades — and may offer some new, diet-based cancer-fighting …

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of …

Demographics

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Are Computers Already Smarter Than Humans?

Who’s smarter — you, or the computer or mobile device on which you’re reading this article? The answer is increasingly complex, and depends on …

Everything, including the growing income disparity, can be explained by physics

Adrian Bejan is a rebel with a cause and a good job.<p>He’s a cheerful and weird engineering professor at Duke University who wants us all to be free thinkers, to question convention and authority, and to connect the dots across topics. He himself has tried to do just that, inventing a physics …

Mom treats epileptic daughter with cannabis oil

Video<p>Mia used to have hundreds of seizures a day and traditional medicine wasn't helping. Her mother turned to cannabis oil and Mia hasn't had a …

Cannabis

Cost of Developing a Single Cancer Drug

This analysis of US Securities and Exchange Commission filings provides a contemporary estimate of research and development spending to develop 10 …

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

Blood clot risk -- and other problems -- might be tied to how tall you are

<b>(CNN) —</b> How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study.<p>Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according to the study, published Tuesday in the …

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

China and the US are battling to become the world’s first AI superpower

In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Earth’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1. The craft was no bigger than a beach ball, but it spurred the US into a frenzy of research and investment that would eventually put humans on the Moon. Sixty years later, the world might have had its …

A tiny part of the brain appears to orchestrate the whole body's aging

The main job of the hypothalamus has long been thought to be secreting hormones that govern our most basic desires: water, food, sleep, sex.<p>But in …

Sunscreen made from DNA acts like 'sacrificial skin' to protect from Sun

Sunscreen made from DNA which acts like a second skin to prevent sun damage is on the horizon.<p>Scientists in the US have developed a film from the DNA of salmon which gets better at protecting the skin from ultraviolet light the more it is exposed to the Sun.<p>It also helps lock in moisture beneath …

Rethinking good cholesterol

<i>A high HDL cholesterol level may not be as beneficial as once believed.</i><p>Published: July, 2017<p><b>Image: © JFalcetti/Thinkstock</b><p>If you're hoping to avoid …

Medical Research

We’ve already developed “Google Brain”—but what about Facebook Heart?

We are outsourcing our hearts to Facebook.<p>Our brains have already been altered by Google, as famously first pointed out by Nicholas Carr’s seminal 2008 piece in the Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” His basic argument, expanded upon in <i>The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains</i>, is …

AI will boost global GDP by nearly $16 trillion by 2030—with much of the gains in China

Much has already been made about how artificial intelligence is going to transform our lives, ranging from visions of the future in which robots make humans obsolete to utopias in which technology solves intractable problems and frees up people to pursue their passions. Consultancy firm PwC ran the …

Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100

Animated Map: The Most Populous Cities in the World<p>In Africa Alone, 13 Cities Will Pass NYC in Size<p><i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual</i> …

In 10 Years, Your iPhone Won’t Be a Phone Anymore

Siri will be the conductor of a suite of devices, all tracking your interactions and anticipating your next moves<p>By<p>Christopher Mims<p>Christopher Mims<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mims<p>christophermims<p>christopher.mims@wsj.com<p>It’s 2027, and you’re walking down the street, confident you’ll arrive at …

Artificial Intelligence

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Trump used to be more articulate

It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice:<p>" … there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero."<p>When President Trump offered that response to a question at a press …

You Don't Need To Be A Data Scientist To Implement AI With Bonsai

Bonsai, an artificial intelligence startup based in Berkeley, California, aims to democratize AI by making the technology accessible to business decision makers. It is abstracting the complexity involved in implementing frameworks such as TensorFlow and MXNet.<p>Bonsai[/caption]<p>Democratizing AI – This …

These 10 American colleges have minted almost 400 billionaires

Currently, only 2,397 people in the world hold billionaire status, according to Wealth-X, a firm that does research and valuations on ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals.<p>While the path to mega-riches certainly isn't the same for all, nearly 400 of those billionaires — 398, to be exact — hold a …

College & University

Apple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm.<p>The study involved 6,158 participants …