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Scientist Conclude That Octopus Have Alien DNA

Scientists Conclude Octopus DNA Is Not Of This World A new study has led researchers to conclude that Octopuses (NOT Octopi) have Alien DNA. Their …

Why I Start My Work Day At 5 A.M.

Many of the best experiences in life are totally unplanned. Whether it’s random high school moments, a spontaneous weekend adventure or a …

These 4 Skills Will Make You Happier

We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains–they just naturally seem to see …

Brexit And The South China Sea: Why Politicians Lie

China's so-called historic rights in the South China Sea are bogus (see here, and here.) Since the 1990s, Chinese leaders and politicians have consciously been spreading false historic evidence about purported ancient Chinese possessions in the disputed waters, not only to rally domestic support …

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How Companies Are Benefiting from “Lite” Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is hot, but also daunting. The latest advances — known variously as cognitive computing, machine learning, and deep learning — sound complicated and expensive. And they <i>are</i>, despite the enormous potential they bring to the marketplace. For many companies, the price tag and …

The Disruptive Innovation Behind Pokémon Go

If you're looking to move the needle in your own organization, follow the lead of Nintendo.<p>In an explosive combination of creativity, cutting-edge technology, and brilliant marketing, Pokemon GO has become a global craze in less than a week. The new portable game from Nintendo uses a technology …

The world economic order is collapsing and this time there seems no way out | Will Hutton

Financial sector,Economic recovery,World news,Banking,Economics,Brics,China,Global recession,Politics,UK news,Chinese economy,Economic policy,Financial crisis,Business,Global economy<p>The refugee crisis is paralleled by the savage fallout from a global financial system running out of control<p>Europe …

This space telescope just uncovered more than 100 new planets, many of which might harbor alien life

Now an international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed more than 100 additional exoplanets. Many of these planets might even be rocky and cool enough to harbor life.<p>The Kepler space telescope is a space observatory launched in 2009 with the mission of finding Earth-size planets in …

Big data and its developer fallout

As the internet social turf wars continue to mature, the land grab is becoming much better understood. With a few companies controlling 95 percent of the social data, the internet is more closed and much more controlled than ever before.<p>The term (and concept behind) <i>big data</i> has been thrown around a …

Coding Is the New Business Literacy

<b>Dispelling the myth that "business leaders don't need to be technical"</b><p><i>By Andrea Coravos, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 & Harbus Contributing Writer</i><p>It's easy to imagine a future where nearly all CEOs are technologically literate.<p>As we swiftly integrate technology into our daily lives, more …

Amazon’s latest robot champion uses deep learning to stock shelves

But it's not working in warehouses just yet<p>Amazon has crowned the latest champion in its robotic picking challenge — an annual competition that looks for robots that could one day work in the company's warehouses. It's basically <i>American Idol</i>, but for robotic arms that can grab items off a shelf and …

The tech founder’s guide to cracking China’s customer service meltdown

Our <i>first</i> customer service (CS) person in Asia shocked me with a resignation just one week after I landed in Hong Kong. He said it was health related.</i> …

NASA's findings suggest Mars even more Earth-like than previously believed

NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring the Gale Crater on Mars since 2012, and in that time has come up with some astounding discoveries that suggest the Red Planet was somewhat Earth-like in its earlier times.<p>The rover has come through again, this time detecting significant amounts of manganese …

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Tutorial: Build Your First Swift Web App with Vapor

If you love using Swift to build your iOS apps, but another language for your backend, you’ll be super excited to hear about Vapor. Vapor is a web …

An Australian Startup Creates The World's First AI-Powered Business Advisor

From face recognition to virtual personal assistants and robots, AI has seen huge advancements and unprecedented applications in the past few years – thanks to recent significant developments in algorithm-based deep learning.<p>But while it’s more common to accept that a machine could help you with a …

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Combat AI beats the Air Force's top tactical experts

And it only requires the processing power of a Raspberry Pi.<p>A new artificial intelligence flight combat system dubbed ALPHA has taken on one of the Air Force's top tactical experts and won. Retired USAF Colonel Gene Lee -- an experienced combat instructor with "considerable fighter aircraft …

China is due for a recession — unless it starts acting like Japan

A credit-based economy, built around what has effectively been the dollar standard, made it all possible. There's no limit to the amount of credit that can be created under a fiat money system. And the dollar standard created a very large global boom, as U.S. dollars flooded into countries like …

One AA battery is all you need to run this 1,000 core processor

A 1,000 core processor powered by a AA battery. It’s not science fiction: graduate students at the University of California in Davis designed such a …

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Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Depressing Paper Suggests Cancer's an Evolutionary Mechanism to 'Autocorrect' Our Gene Pool

We were never meant to live forever.<p>Two scientists have come up with a depressing new hypothesis that attempts to explain why cancer is so hard to …

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Science ​says this is the single most effective thing to do if you want to raise your kids to be wealthy and successful

For many parents, there comes a point when your kids' success becomes more important than your own.<p>I've been a parent for less than a year, but I can see it already. In fact, that realization led me to assemble a free e-book on the subject called "How to Raise Successful Kids." (We're now in the …

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Phil Schiller & Craig Federighi talk deleting apps in iOS 10, iMessage, more in new interview

Following Apple’s jam-packed WWDC keynote, Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi sat down with John Gruber on ‘The Talk Show’ to discuss the company’s recent announcements. Schiller and Federighi addressed some of the unknowns that remained after the keynote and went into more details …

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China's fake goods are so sharp that Alibaba is struggling to tell the difference

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founder Jack Ma said Chinese-made counterfeit goods today have gotten better than the genuine article, complicating the …

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China just took a left hook to its self-esteem

China's government really wanted the country's stock market — the A-share market — to be included in a very special club (an index, really) and it thought that that was going to happen on Thursday.<p>In fact, it was so excited that the country's normally quiet officials were coming right out and …

Scientist Has Solved The Mystery Behind Brain Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s And Schizophrenia

Beth Stevens, being a very well-known brain researcher, may have thought of microglia as being much of an annoyance during her very first years of …

How to Increase Your iPhone’s Photo Storage by Seven Times

If you’ve ever spent an entire flight deleting old photos to make room for new ones, this is the one app you need to download before your next trip. …

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