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All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

3 Ways a Country Pays for Its Growth

What Is Balance of Payments? Components and Deficit<p>Three Ways a Country Pays for Its Growth<p>Updated January 02, 2018<p>The balance of payments is the …

Why Wage Growth Is So Weak

By: Frank Shostak <br>The yearly growth rate of average hourly earnings in production and non-supervisory employment in the private sector eased to 2.3% …

Economics

A 3D-printed key that can’t be copied

KEYS have been around for a long time. The earliest, made from wood, date back 4,000 years, to the ancient Egyptians. The Romans improved them a bit …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

Meditation

The 3 Main Elements Weighing Down The Market

<i>Argument</i>: After a run of around 13% since the November US election, the S&P 500 is currently taking a breather. The market currently needs greater …

Economics

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Microsoft’s AI has learnt how to write it’s own code and create its own programs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>An AI that can code and build new computer programs from scratch could change the world, give rise to a whole new generation …

Artificial Intelligence

UBS wealth chief on fintech: 'We are beyond fighting'

Dirk Klee told Business Insider: "The key takeaway is that we as incumbents, we have long moved on to a full collaboration model."<p>Klee was speaking to BI at the Economist's Finance Disrupted event in London last week, which brought together mainstream finance companies with fintech startups looking …

A top strategist explains who — if anyone — can threaten America's status as the global economic superpower

Viktor Shvets is Macquarie's head of global equity strategy and Asia-Pacific equity strategy.<p>We recently spoke with him about who, if anyone, can threaten the United States' status as the global economic superpower.<p>This is part three of a series. Part one was a discussion on the populism that's …

The Minimal Floating Monitor Workspace

Redditor zbeegniev just finished updating his workspace, and the results look pretty sharp. It’s clean, that monitor is well mounted to the wall, and …

Architecture Is About People, Not Buildings. These Photos Prove It

Architectural photography often eschews humans, but these photographers focus on the relationship between people and buildings.<p>A building is a building. Right? But in the hands of skilled photographers, the built environment becomes much more than an amalgam of glass, concrete, and steel–instead, …

19 Podcasts Worth More Than an MBA

These business podcasts can hone your business skills without forcing you to spend months in a B-school classroom.<p>Summer's here and with gas prices at historic lows, you'll probably be spending more time driving than usual, especially over the July 4 holiday.<p>Since the kids and the spouse will be …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Mini augments ride with X-ray specs

SAN FRANCISCO — Talk about bucking tech trends.<p>Google's once auspicious wearable computer project, Glass, has just gone back to the drawing board. And all most automakers and some tech companies want to talk about of late are self-driving cars.<p>Yet Mini has just teamed with Qualcomm to make a …

Augmented Reality

OPEC shaken by Saudi price move

Second Life is Being Rebuilt for the Next Generation

The virtual world, Second Life celebrated its 11th birthday last Friday. To the average person, Second Life is that thing they signed up for years ago, walked around for 10 minutes and never returned to again. But, the virtual world’s marketplace has been a boon for creators and now the company …

What you need to know about 3D printing

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen used one to send collections down the runway. Mink hopes you'll rely on one to create custom makeup at home. Andrey Rudenko is optimistic that he can use one to help him build his next home. And soon we'll create new human organs with them.<p>The mysterious agent of …

Tesla Releases Patents for the ‘Good of Mankind’

Tesla is re­leas­ing its pat­ents in the name of the cli­mate-change crisis.<p>Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk said in a blog post Thursday that his …

Tesla

BOJ's Kuroda says ECB action won't nudge up yen vs euro | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no reason for the yen to strengthen against the euro, pushing back at the European Central Bank’s efforts to keep euro gains in check with its latest stimulus package.<p>Pedestrians walk past the Bank of Japan building in …

This pill could stop 90 percent of HIV cases in the US

But only if it reaches the right people<p>Michael Lucas has been taking Truvada, the HIV prevention pill, for about a year now. And the 42-year-old adult film director and gay porn performer readily admits that the decision wasn't all that hard to make — especially when compared with the alternative. …

How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is) | William Black

In The Future, 'MagnetoSperm' Robots Might Deliver Medicine Throughout Your Body

Super-small robots called MagnetoSperm (yes, MagnetoSperm) may one day swim around inside of us in order to deliver medicines to otherwise unnavigable parts of our bodies, such as blood vessels.<p>Named both for their dependence on magnetic fields in order to move around and their sperm-like …

The psychology of your future self | Dan Gilbert

Beating brain tumours with a scorpion sting paint

Brain surgery is one of the most delicate operations a surgeon can perform. But soon they could be able to paint tumours to make them easier to see – thanks to one of nature’s deadliest venoms. (WARNING: Contains graphic footage of medical procedures)<p>Dealing with brain tumours can be tricky. …

Tumors

The High-Tech Headband That Can Make Your Stressed Brain Happy Again

Muse is wearable technology, but it doesn’t create mind-blowing experiences. Just the opposite. Muse is a brain sensing headband that measures how overwhelmed your brain is from everything life throws at it — and it helps calm your mind and rid yourself of unproductive and unhealthy stress. This is …