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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel’s funding of Terry Bollea’s (aka Hulk Hogan) lawsuit against Gawker Media has shown how litigation funding can take place without anyone knowing. This type of funding may help facilitate access to justice,...
Computer

How computing power can help us look deep within our bodies, and even the Earth CAT scans, MRI, ultrasound. We are all pretty used to having machines – and doctors – peering into our bodies for...
college

Across the U.S., many soon-to-be high school graduates are excited to begin college. Over the past decades, rates of college enrollment have increased. In 1950, only 16 percent of young people had at least...
Dominos anywhere

Friendly, helpful, and available on demand. Digital Voice Assistants brighten the day.  The new breed of digital personal assistants promises convenience, efficiency and a personalized portal to the world. “Intelligent” software like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri...

Imagine sitting across from your doctor. He's speaking to you, but you can't hear him clearly. There's a large black smudge where his face should be, so you're unable to really read his lips. What...
Alone

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective,...

President Barack Obama’s visit to Japan and Vietnam this week will be historic. It provides him the occasion to resolve some lingering issues from two past American conflicts in Asia. The visit will also reassure...
World Bank

As Prepared for Delivery We come together at a time when we face many global risks – a slowing global economy, conflicts that persists for decades, climate change, natural disasters, and pandemics. These risks affect...
Satellites

A Satellite used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people. Just like drones...

Antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria can also stop the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, a section of the brain associated with memory, reports a study in mice published...
Marijuana

With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural...
Love and money

Our romantic choices are not just based on feelings and emotions, but how rich we feel compared to others, a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology has found. "We wanted a better understanding of the...