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A Ghost Army of Workers Is Paid to Do Nothing in the Gulf

Show up, swipe in. The routine is familiar to office workers everywhere. In Kuwait, it proved too much to ask.<p>The government was trying to trim a …

8 men and women once sealed themselves inside this enormous fake Mars colony for 2 years — here's what it's like today

A decade before Elon Musk founded his fast-rising rocket company, SpaceX, or spoke publicly about colonizing Mars, a different billionaire captivated the world with Biosphere 2.<p>Ed Bass, an oil tycoon, spent about $250 million to build and operate that facility as a proof-of-concept for a permanent, …

JPMorgan's ultimate guide to the markets and the economy

Tech stocks have gotten rocked since a massive Facebook data breach, prompting fears that both EU and US regulation will slow growth in the sector.<p>Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has been railing against China on trade- and that's causing some concerns in the markets.<p>But that's not all, investors …

Economic Data

A major South African city is about to run out of water, and officials say it will be the worst disaster since 9/11

Cape Town, a coastal South African city of about 4 million people, is about to run out of fresh water.<p>After three years of persistent drought, the government is warning that "Day Zero" — when it will be forced to turn off most faucets — will be May 11. That's when reservoirs and water sources are …

Bitcoin mania is hurting PC gamers by pushing up GPU prices

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin have soared in value over the past year, thanks to continued interest from a range of investors. As the price of these cryptocurrencies has increased, graphics cards have also seen big price increases thanks to retail stock …

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

Ripple Tokens Could Be Worthless

Before I get started, let me try to deflect some unnecessary comments by saying this article is not about Ripple the company. Ripple the company has …

Cryptocurrency

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence<p>In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally …

Mexico City

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Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries

<b>A study of pictures of Earth by night has revealed that artificial light is growing brighter and more extensive every year.</b><p>Between 2012 and 2016, the planet's artificially lit outdoor area grew by more than 2% per year.<p>Scientists say a "loss of night" in many countries is having negative …

Breakthroughs

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

China

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Papua New Guinea

Website uses neural networks to enlarge small images, and the results are pretty magical

You know how in <i>CSI</i>, the cops always try to "enhance" a shot to zoom in and read (non-existent) details in photos? It's amusing to the rest of us, but …

Machine Learning

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Largest MFI deal: IndusInd Bank to buy Bharat Financial Inclusion

IndusInd Bank MD Romesh Sobti<p>Almost a month after entering into an exclusivity agreement, IndusInd Bank and the country’s second-largest microfinance …

Indian Economy On 'Very Solid Track': IMF Chief Christian Lagarde

Days after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecast for the current and the next year, IMF chief Christine Lagarde today (15 …

Tropical volcanoes trigger El Niños, says study

A new study shows how large volcanic eruptions cool tropical Africa, spawning El Niño events.<p>Explosive volcanic eruptions in the tropics can lead to …

Research

Most Investors Expect a Stock Market Correction Later This Year -- but They Also Aren't Worried About It

Stock market corrections are common, and pretty much inevitable. Here's why you shouldn't sweat the next one.<p>No matter how carefully you've been …

Harley-Davidson Electric Motorcycle To Compete With Tesla-Backed Alta? What’s Lost In Translation? [Opinion]

Harley-Davidson has a certain image to uphold. As eager as Harley may be to compete with the Tesla-backed Alta electric motorcycles, and the Tacita …

Amazon is buying up old shopping malls

But the latest company news regarding a fulfillment center caught my attention as the project will be built on land where a former shopping mall once stood. Let's find out why this former mall site is so complementary to the company's expansion plans.<p>Amazon posted 25% year-over-year revenue growth …

25 Percent of Australian Homes Have Switched to Solar, and Other Green Triumphs This Week

By <b>Juan Cole / Informed Comment</b>Renewables continue to take the world by storm, which is good news for the climate.Related Entries • Trump Threatens …

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

Here’s why scientists think our entire universe could be a hologram

Scientists have come up with the sort of idea that’s normally only found by exploring ‘inner space’ with the aid of hard drugs.<p>Is our entire universe …

Physics

What Is The ‘Vermin Galaxy’? Hubble Captures Galaxy Transiting Behind Star HD 107146

From the treasure trove of images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the space agency released an image Friday that shows a distant galaxy as …

Waves rippled through Greenland’s ice

<b>((Nicolo E. DiGirolamo, SSAI/NASA GSFC, and Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory))</b><p>That’s ominous<p>Brian Kahn<p>May 31, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>On its surface, the Greenland ice sheet is a vast expanse of seemingly immovable ice. But beneath the monotonous …

Bitcoin, Stocks and the Fear of Missing Out

Bitcoin has been on an unbelievable run. The cryptocurrency is up around 124 percent for 2017. And that’s after it gained 125 percent in 2016. In May alone, it’s up more than 60 percent. It’s hard to know what the long-term impact or performance will be, but one thing’s for sure -- investors are …

Here’s what could go wrong for oil if OPEC is wrong about its future

This Is What the Demise of Oil Looks Like<p>By Jessica ShanklemanJessica Shankleman and Hayley WarrenHayley Warren<p>Updated:<p>From giant companies like …

32 books everyone should read in their lifetime

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you know and love. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to …

Books

Self-driving boats will soon be setting sail

Move over, self-driving cars - self-sailing boats are here. "Autonomous systems can take on dangerous or dull tasks," says Commander Peter Pipkin, …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to release first picture of his new tunnel boring machine

A few weeks after announcing his intention to launch a new company to build a boring machine and improve tunneling time, Elon Musk appears to have released the first picture of the machine. It could be the first product from what the CEO has been referring to as “The Boring Company”.<p>Musk, CEO of …