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The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

This is how MoviePass plans to make money with a $10-a-month unlimited plan that seems too good to be true

When MoviePass announced this week that it would be lowering the rates for its unlimited movie buffet to only $10 a month it immediately became a trending topic. With the average movie ticket in the US about $9, and a ticket in a city like New York costing more than $16, the deal was impossible to …

Here's the 4-question framework I used to make my 8-figure business a success

I created a simple four-question framework to help you.<p>It's what I've used to grow Sumo from $0 into an 8-figure business, and has been tested with thousands of customers in my Monthly1k program to start their own successful businesses.<p>Here are the four questions you should ask yourself.<p><b>1. What's</b> …

The Housing Crisis Is a Building Crisis

Construction industry productivity in the U.S. is lower today than it was in 1968—and it won’t pick up unless it can embrace modernization.<p>There’s at least one thing many urbanists and Donald Trump appear to agree about: America is indeed stuck in a building crisis. Its infrastructure is …

Why Just 5% of Americans Account for 50% of U.S. Health Care Spending

At first glance, the numbers seem ridiculous, even in a forum where numbers routinely look ridiculous.<p>Somewhere around half of the money spent on …

Health Care

Can I Buy an Annuity Direct?

Updated May 08, 2018<p>CO-AUTHORED by Jim Farrish<p>I search the words on Google, and I get plenty of companies, advisors, insurance agents and annuity …

Retirement

Asset Allocation Strategies to Safeguard Your Wealth

Find out how to draw the right balance for your needs.<p>Putting all your investment eggs in one basket is extremely risky. You can earn amazing …

Blockchain's Brave New World: Initial Coin Offerings

Blockchain companies continue pushing the envelope. Their latest innovation: redefining how to raise capital.<p>Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were once within the sole purview of a small and cultish number of technology supporters. Now, they are fast becoming a magnet for frontier venture capital …

Cryptocurrency

The Brain Has More Than 100 Times Higher Computational Capacity Than Previously Thought

<b>A new UCLA study could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works — and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders</b> …

Is fusion energy humanity’s last hope?

<b>(Getty/Generalfmv)</b><p>Filmmaker Mila Aung-Thwin spent two years following around the scientists at the world’s largest fusion experiment<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>June 10, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For an energy source that has never been successfully harnessed, fusion has a remarkable grasp on our culture. The idea that …

Nuclear Energy

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World | Inc.com

<b>Reversing Paralysis.</b> "Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away."<p><b>Self-Driving Trucks.</b> "Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the …

Track Down

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor | Inc.com

Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's Dilemma</i>.<p>In a keynote presentation at last month's Qualtrics Insight Summit, Christensen …

McDonald's

A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt

Recent college graduates who borrow are leaving school with an average of $34,000 in student loans. That's up from $20,000 just 10 years ago, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.<p>In that report, out this week, the New York Fed took a careful look at the relationship …

All the things wrong with the web today, according to its inventor

Tim Berners-Lee just won the most prestigious prize in computer science, the AM Turing Award, given each year by the Association for Computing Machinery. Berners-Lee, of course, invented the world wide web, the technology that enables you to read this article in your web browser.<p>Berners-Lee isn’t …

The reasons why a free and open internet could spell the web’s downfall

In January 2010, secretary of state Hillary Clinton stood before the world and delivered a landmark address, calling the internet a “new nervous system for the planet.” She was describing an emerging State Department doctrine known as the “internet freedom agenda,” which built on a universal …

Quantum Physics is Bringing Our Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams to Life

Spooky Subatomic Space<p>Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations …

Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

Alice Lloyd George Contributor<p>Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”<br>• Using drones to build the ambulance fleet …

Now Is An Excellent Time To Procure A Margin Of Safety: Financial Advisors' Daily Digest

Continuing in our classics-of-common-sense series (i.e., starting with yesterday's post about not falling for predictions), today we feature …

Investing

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

America last: The case for moral disengagement from politics in the age of Trump

<b>(Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>We may well be seeing the rise of fascism — but Democrats and liberals have helped make it possible. Just say no!<p>Anis Shivani<p>February 26, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?<br>— Donald J. Trump, Feb. 6, 2017<p>There …

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

• <i>This article is the subject of a legal complaint on behalf of Cambridge Analytica LLC and SCL Elections Limited.</i><p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out of control,” he said. “The public doesn’t …

Journalism

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

Renewable Energy

A financial planner explains exactly how you should prioritize your money

The majority of people who approach me for advice are most interested in guidance as it relates to their investment portfolios.<p>I would like to point out that there is a hierarchy of personal financial priorities, and though very important, investing for the future should be considered third of the …

Why are Indian engineers so afraid of ‘artificial intelligence’?

India has over 170 startups focused on AI, but they are struggling to expand owing to shortage of engineers.<p>Artificial intelligence is being counted …

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Mathematics

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Hundreds of thousands face starvation and death in Africa in the growing crisis no one is talking about

During the drought that devastated the Horn of Africa in 2010 and 2011, women bound their waists with rope to deaden the pangs of hunger as they gave …

Africa

The next generation of Americans is going to be in a lot of trouble

<b>(AP/J Pat Carter)</b><p>The American Dream is in trouble as income inequality continues to get worse<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>December 9, 2016 8:43pm (UTC)<p>The American Dream has long been that each generation can do better than their parents. Unfortunately, rising income inequality in America has made this less true …