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Amazon.com Inc. in 7 Charts

If you think the e-commerce leader's stock is expensive now, just take a look at the last chart.<p>In 1999, <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) was featured in a <i>60</i> …

Investing

The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers

A popular misconception is that the potential—and the limits—of quantum computing must come from hardware. In the digital age, we’ve gotten used to …

Quantum Computing

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of 'Disruption'

Tech analysts are prone to predicting utopia or dystopia. They’re worse at imagining the side effects of a firm's success.<p>The U.S economy is in the midst of a wrenching technological transformation that is fundamentally changing the way people sleep, work, eat, shop, love, read, and interact.<p>At …

Hospitality

For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

So it begins...<p>With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before …

Alzheimer's Disease

Photons entangled to make new form of light

Photons, the elementary particles that make up light, are known to be fast, weightless and to not interact with each other. But in new experiments, …

Quantum Mechanics

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Apple cider vinegar detox: Drink, diet, and side effects

• Benefits of an ACV detox<br>• Studies<br>• How to do an ACV detox<br>• Risks<br>• Takeaway<p>Over the last few years, cleansing diets have been growing steadily in popularity. …

Diabetes

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Environmentally Friendly

The 7 Cheapest Franchises on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List

Seven inexpensive franchises you can buy for less than $5,000.<p>Associate Editor, Contributed Content<p>Starting a business isn't cheap. You have to worry about all sorts of costs, from finding a location and hiring employees to more mundane things like buying supplies and paying bills. If you're …

Small Business

Machine learning won’t kill lawyers, but blockchain will

I fear for the professions.<p>Those which have enjoyed a monopoly for so long due to their protection by Royal Societies and Official registries. Those which require accreditation and continued professional development.<p>I’m not saying they never provided a quality professional service, I’m saying they …

Blockchain

Bill Gates says this is the most beautiful chart in the world

Public-health phenomena aren't typically classified as “beautiful,” but Bill Gates knows when he sees a good thing.<p>On February 16, the billionaire …

Warren Buffett

August’s Smart Locks proved to be the key to my smarthome puzzle

When smart home tech first started coming out, I was hopeful, but also skeptical. It seemed overly complicated, with too many hoops to jump through and a relative inability to meld old and new for situations like rental apartments and older homes. Now, though, the range and breadth of smart home …

Home Automation

What fossils reveal about the spider family tree is far from horrifying

Recent fossils in amber tell us how spiders evolved into their modern groups, but the fossil record for arachnids goes much deeper<p>The discovery of a 100m-year-old spider ancestor with a whip-like tail, bearing a more than slight resemblance to everyone’s favourite parasitoid alien – the facehugger …

Zoology

10 Foods That Unclog Arteries In A Totally Natural Way!

Blocked arteries are extremely dangerous as they can lead to stroke, a brain aneurysm or even heart failure.<p><b>Here are 10 superfoods that can help you</b> …

Nutrition

Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. …

Quantum Mechanics

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Cannabis

New DNA nanorobots successfully targeted and killed off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — In an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …

Cancer

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

Clean Energy

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

Ripple, the company behind cryptocurrency XRP, signs international payment deal with foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange

LONDON — Foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange has signed a deal with San Francisco fintech players Ripple on cross-border payments.<p>UAE Exchange is joining the startup's RippleNet network, which uses blockchain technology to power real-time international payments.<p>UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat said …

Cryptocurrency

We Just Got More Details on How The Moon Left Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

It was a crazy breakup.<p>That orbiting lump of rock we call the Moon is thought to have been formed by a giant object smashing into Earth's crust, and …

Astronomy

A New All-in-One Mining Platform Promises Leading Tech, Low Costs, and Instant Withdrawals

sponsoredThe company claims to offer competitive pre-sales prices along with transparent pricing structureAt the time of writing, it could take over …

Bitcoin

Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

In the early ’90s, Elizabeth Behrman, a physics professor at Wichita State University, began working to combine quantum physics with artificial …

Quantum Computing

Prehistoric Rainforest Collapse Dramatically Changed the Course of Evolution

The collapse of rainforests during the Carboniferous period 300 million years ago triggered great changes in the evolutionary paths of plants and …

Paleontology

Jedidah Isler: What Role Do Supermassive Black Holes Play In The Cosmos?

Support the news<p><i>Part 4</i> of theTED Radio Hour episode Peering Into Space.<p><b>About Jedidah Isler's TED Talk</b><p>Scientists believe at the center of every galaxy …

Astrophysics

The Government Gets Into the Church-Rebuilding Business

A provision tucked into the budget bill requires FEMA to treat religious institutions like other nonprofits.<p>Tucked among the provisions in the budget bill passed by Congress on Friday are new rules about how FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, works with houses of worship. According to …

Hurricane Harvey

One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments

Every month, approximately 40 million Americans make payments to a corporation they know almost nothing about.<p>There are just four major companies …

Finance

Meet the birds that work as wingmen for other males

Welcome to the strange world of cooperative courtship.<p>It starts with a song. The two birds will sit on the same branch, about 4 inches apart, and perform a carefully coordinated duet. Both are male lance-tailed manakins, a small bird found in the forests of Central and South America. Then, if a …

Birds

A fish that barely sleeps could help turn humans into all-night party animals

The Mexican cavefish have no eyes, little pigment, and require about two hours of sleep per night to survive.<p>There’s something about the blind Mexican cavefish that will make you quite jealous: To survive and thrive, they require just two hours of sleep each night; no more, no less. Imagine …

Biology