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  • 6 hours ago
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    Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

    Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study published in the European Geosciences Union journal The Cryosphere. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30% chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. But study authors Michael Wolovick and John Moore caution that reducing emissions...

  • 1 day ago
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    Further Evidence That the Tax Cuts Have Not Led to Widespread Bonuses, Wage or Compensation Growth

    The bottom line is that there has been very little increase in private sector compensation or W-2 wages since the end of 2017.. One of the leading arguments for the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has been that it will raise the wages of rank-and-file workers, with congressional Republicans and members of the Trump administration promising raises of many thousands of dollars within ten years. The Trump administration’s chair of the Council of Economic Advisers argued in April that we are...

  • 4 days ago
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    Lib Dem call for £100bn 'citizen's fund'

    A £100bn "citizens fund" should be created to spread the UK's wealth more evenly, the Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable is proposing. He will tell the party's conference it could be built up through taxes on the richest and the sale of assets, such as the UK stake in Royal Bank of Scotland. Sir Vince will say it is a "disgrace" taxpayers are yet to be repaid for the RBS bail-out in the financial crisis.

  • 7 days ago
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    Nvidia unveils Tesla T4 chip for faster AI inference in datacenters

    Nvidia today debuted the Tesla T4 graphics processing unit (GPU) chip to speed up inference from deep learning systems in datacenters. The T4 GPU is packed with 2,560 CUDA cores and 320 Tensor cores with the power to process queries nearly 40 times faster than a CPU. Inference is the process of deploying trained AI models to power the intelligence imbued in services like visual search engines, video analysis tools, or questions to an AI assistant like Alexa or Siri.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on

    Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated this summer that “when the generation that survived the war is no longer here, we’ll find out whether we have learned from history”. As a Polish Jew born in 1925, who survived the Warsaw ghetto, lost my family in the Holocaust, served in a special operations unit of the Polish underground, the Home Army, and fought in the Warsaw uprising of 1944...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Rich and poor teenagers use the web differently – here's what this is doing to inequality

    In many countries, young people from wealthy and poor backgrounds spend roughly the same amount of time online. But it’s how they’re using the internet, not how long they’re using it that really matters. This is according to new research from the OECD, which found that richer teenagers were more likely to use the internet to search for information or to read news rather than to chat or play video games.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    This year’s iPhones likely to establish a lasting tech lead thanks to 7nm A12 chip

    Apple is likely to establish a technical lead over most smartphone brands as the company moves to a 7nm process for the A12 chip that will power this year’s flagship iPhones. That lead could last well into next year. Supply-chain sources say that most brands are unlikely to use sub-10nm chips for some time yet... Digitimes reports that four major chipmakers have delayed or held plans to offer their own 7nm process to Android brands.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    US-Canada trade talks end without a deal

    Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) have ended for the week without reaching a deal. US officials said they would meet their Canadian counterparts again next week in an effort to reach agreement. For now, the US plans to move forward with a deal with Mexico on terms reached earlier in the week. It's not clear what this means for the trilateral agreement, which governs more than $1tr (£770bn) in trade.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Louis C.K. performs stand-up for the first time since misconduct allegations

    Louis C.K., the comedian and filmmaker who retreated from the limelight last year after admitting to sexual misconduct, returned to the stand-up stage on Sunday, according to a report. He appeared at the famed Comedy Cellar in New York's Greenwich Village around 11 p.m. on Sunday, receiving an ovation before he launched into his set, the club's owner, Noam Dworman, told the New York Times.

  • 1 month ago
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    Airbnb Airlines – What You Need To Know

    Airbnb offers home sharing, boutique hotels, experiences, and dining reservations and all the way back in 2016 it briefly mentioned the idea of launching flights to become a huge travel super brand. There is however huge costs in launching a traditional airline, and costs could range from anywhere from millions of dollars to billions depending on the fleet, the way the airline employs people and their routes.

  • 1 month ago
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    Free tuition for all NYU medical students – a $55,018 per-year surprise

    "No more tuition ... The day they get their diploma, they owe nobody nothing,"  said Kenneth G. Langone, NYU Langone board of trustees chair. Sticker price for tuition at the NYU School of Medicine is $55,018 per-year.

  • 1 month ago
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    Homo erectus were too short-sighted and lazy to survive, research finds

    It may have been a lazy, 'why bother?' attitude that led to the downfall of an early species of human, according to new research. Findings from the Australian National University after an archaeological excavation in Saudi Arabia found Homo erectus tended to do the bare minimum to get by, while other species of human were inclined to put in the effort. They used "least-effort strategies" for tool making and collection of resources, as opposed to Homo sapiens and Neanderthals,...

  • 1 month ago
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    Looks like AC/DC have reunited with Brian Johnson in the studio

    It’s looking like AC/DC might have reunited with their old vocalist, Brian Johnson, after pictures of the band’s members at a Canadian recording studio surfaced online. Yesterday, we noted how rumours of a new AC/DC album were well and truly afoot after witnesses reported seeing members of the group near studio where they recorded their last three albums. Now, a new picture have surfaced, with fans choosing to believe that this means that a reunion of sorts is in the works.

  • 1 month ago
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    Hefner Family Sells Off the Last Piece of Playboy for $35 Million

    It’s the end of an era: for the first time in its history, the Hefner family has no ownership of Playboy. A deal was just struck between the Hugh Hefner Trust and the parent company that owns Playboy Enterprises, calling for the Hefners to sell their last shares in the company for $35 million.

  • 1 month ago
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    Berlin first in Germany to scrap child day care fees

    A sociopolitical landmark for Berlin's parents: Starting in August all municipal day care centers in the German capital will be free. Several other states are also looking to phase out the costs for working parents.

  • 1 month ago
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    Trump Is Pursuing A Totally Incoherent Iran Strategy, Experts Say

    When President Donald Trump sent off an all-caps tweet threatening Iran around midnight on Sunday, it set off a familiar cycle of aggressive remarks from Iranian officials, Republican lawmakers and others in the Trump administration. Behind the president’s bluster and GOP leaders’ eagerness to dust off old talking points about war with the Islamic republic, however, there is little indication that the Trump administration has a concrete strategy when it comes to Iran. U.S. policy toward Iran...