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Michael Nielsen was a Fulbright Scholar who got his Ph.D. in Physics at 24. He was already tenured when he decided just three years later to shift his attention to helping democratize Science. He’s published three books, most recently Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. Currently, he’s a Research Fellow at YC Research in San Francisco. Michael’s a friend of mine, so I was happy to discover a new article by him in The Atlantic, authored with Patrick Collison, the CEO of Stripe. I decided to ask him why they’d done the research they describe, and what it meant. --Karl You and Patrick Coliison recently published a piece in The Atlantic called Science is Getting Less Bang for its Buck. What's wrong with science? Aren't we continuing to make new discoveries? Patrick and I had been struck by two facts: (1) over the past hundred years, the amount humanity has spent on science has increased dramatically, much much faster than inflation; and (2) it didn't...
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HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000 on the black market. Boat owners Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd. and JF Zengyoren, or Japan Fisheries Cooperatives in English, are charged with aiding and abetting […]
 
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Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains.
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Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains.
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Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains. Researchers in Cuba have found that the venom of the blue scorpion, whose scientific name is Rhopalurus junceus, endemic to the Caribbean island, appears to have anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties, and may be able to delay tumor growth in some cancer patients. While some oncologists abroad say more research is needed to be able to properly back up such a claim, Cuban pharmaceutical firm Labiofam has been using scorpion venom since 2011 to manufacture the homeopathic medicine Vidatox.
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An ESPN 'Outside the Lines' investigation uncovered some disgusting revelations about contaminated food at various sports arenas.
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Holiday parties are often more trouble than they’re worth. By the time December’s half over and you’ve survived a sloppy open bar or three, the idea of leaving the house ever again can be pretty unappetizing. This year, take a cue from the Russians: stay in and throw a banging dinner party.Read more...
 
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Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on Friday.
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The online retail giant has said its new headquarters in New York will create 25,000 jobs for residents—a claim one protester derided as "smoke and mirrors" After being kept in the dark about New York's $3 billion deal with Amazon, allowing the trillion-dollar corporation to build its new headquarters—complete with helicopter landing pad for CEO Jeff Bezos—in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, concerned New York City Council members and scores of angry New Yorkers on Wednesday angrily confronted company representatives over the plan.At the first City Council meeting on Amazon's so-called "HQ2," about 150 protesters joined the mostly-Democratic lawmakers in slamming the closed-door process through which the city and state finalized the deal and the effect the corporation's arrival will likely have on affordable housing and community development in Queens and the entire city, as New York pours much-needed funds into the new one million square foot campus...
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Louis Vuitton is getting into the hotel business. Its parent company agreed Friday to buy Luxury hotel group Belmond in a deal worth $2.6 billion.
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Very.co.uk has caught the Christmas bug early this year and is celebrating with a generous promotion on electrical products.  You can receive £50 back on electrical products when you enter the code NKMKE at the checkout to order with the "12 months buy now pay later" option. This allows you to delay payment for 12 months, which could be pretty handy at this time of year (although it's worth thoroughly checking those T&Cs, of course)Very.co.uk will credit £50 back to your account by Jan. 31 or the dispatch date, whichever is later.  There are a bunch of great electrical items that are eligible for the £50 credit, including a Nintendo Switch console and Xbox One X bundles. You can pick up a Nintendo Switch for £279.99, a good price even before the £50 bonus.  Read more...More about Bundle, Nintendo Switch, Very, Mashable Shopping, and Xbox One X
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Would Alabama-Clemson 3.0 in the national championship game be a good thing for college football? Why are so many players skipping bowl games? And which ones are worth watching? Adam Kramer explores what's happening in college football in his weekly notebook, a special bowl season installment of
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The fifth Formula E season gets underway in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, but will it be worth watching?
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As with any artificial intelligence technology that “learns” your habits, the gains may not be worth the privacy you give up.
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As with any artificial intelligence technology that “learns” your habits, the gains may not be worth the privacy you give up.
 
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Around $150 millions' worth of oil was stolen from Shell's biggest global refinery over several years, Singapore court documents reviewed by Reuters show, far more than reported when police first revealed the heist earlier this year.
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The French seller of high-end personal goods needed a bigger move into experiences. Belmond is a good fit – and it can afford the high price.
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Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has urged migrants to "completely abide by the laws, customs, traditions, and culture" of the countries they move to, or -- better yet -- to work on making their home countries worth staying in.
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Around $150 million worth of oil was stolen from Shell's biggest global refinery over several years, Singapore court documents reviewed by Reuters show — far more than reported earlier this year.
 
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Around $150 millions' worth of oil was stolen from Shell's biggest global refinery over several years, Singapore court documents reviewed by Reuters show, far more than reported when police first revealed the heist earlier this year.
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The government on Friday approved an emergency resilience plan worth ¥7 trillion ($62 billion) for key infrastructure after the nation was hit this summer by ...
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Fmr LLC cut its position in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 2.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,781,921 shares of the company's stock after selling 103,979 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned about 4.00% of Callaway Golf worth $91,863,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Callaway Golf by 1.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,212,159
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Fmr LLC cut its position in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 2.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,781,921 shares of the company's stock after selling 103,979 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned about 4.00% of Callaway Golf worth $91,863,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Callaway Golf by 1.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,212,159
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EDITOR'S NOTE: I set out to write a hater's guide for the Crossroads Classic but, honestly, there'll be plenty of time to hate Purdue later on in the year and Notre Dame basketball is hardly worth anyone's time or attention. There are a lot of tiresome debates when it comes to Indiana
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LAS VEGAS -- Jordy Mercer is officially a member of the Detroit Tigers. The team officially announced his signing to a one-year contract on Friday, two days after news of the deal first leaked out. The contract is worth a reported $5.25 million. Mercer, 32, took over as the Pirates' everyday shortstop
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Baby: Listen. I'm never going to knock a player for deciding a meaningless bowl game isn't worth the risk it presents to their career. And as I said earlier, the top bowl games appear to be immune to the trend that really skyrocketed this season. You want to know what's funny? Everyone talks
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Baby: Listen. I'm never going to knock a player for deciding a meaningless bowl game isn't worth the risk it presents to their career. And as I said earlier, the top bowl games appear to be immune to the trend that really skyrocketed this season. You want to know what's funny? Everyone talks
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LAS VEGAS — I am here to answer perhaps the biggest question of the winter meetings. No, not where are Bryce Harper and Manny Machado going? But why are so many teams — including the Mets — so zealous to get J.T. Realmuto? After all, if you look at his batting average or RBIs, you...
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LAS VEGAS — When the Yankees vacated the winter meetings on Thursday morning, they headed for the airport and flights to New York without having stuffed two relievers into their baggage. Because they traded for James Paxton before the meetings opened last weekend and agreed with J.A. Happ on a two-year contract — worth $34...
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When you’re married to one of the biggest stars in the world, it’s hard to find your own place in the spotlight. Elsa Pataky, wife of “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth, is finally getting hers with “Tidelands,” Netflix’s first Australian original series, out Friday. “I was surprised the project came to me,” the Spanish actress tells...
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Palladium, a silvery-white metal used in cars and sometimes jewelry, has topped gold in commodities trading for the last three days.
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U.S. shale producer Pioneer Natural Resources said on Thursday it would buy back $2 billion worth of its shares.
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A Republican senator who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee bought thousands of dollars-worth of stock in arms manufacturer Raytheon after pushing the Trump administration to approve massive hikes in defense spending. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dyson Airwrap $499.99 (starting) View Product The Good Pretty • uniform curls • Protects your hair • Fast and easy to use • The straightening brush was a revelation The Bad Multiple times more expensive than everything else on the market • Price • The whole kit is huge • Did we mention the price? The Bottom Line If you frequently straighten, curl, or style your hair, the Dyson Airwrap's quickness, versatility, and heat protection could be worth the obscene price. But if you're only an occasional styler, save that hard-earned cash. Mashable Score3.5 Cool Factor5.0 Learning Curve3.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck2.0 Read more...More about Reviews, Beauty, Dyson, Dyson Supersonic, and Hair Care
 
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A Texas mom says her 6-year-old son met "the real Santa" last week at a Fort Worth sporting goods store.
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Marijuana’s lanky, straight-laced country cousin is about to get legal. The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.Even though you could smoke a hemp joint the size of a telephone pole and get nothing more than a cough and a headache, for decades the DEA has refused to recognize any distinction between hemp and marijuana that gets you high. That meant that American farmers could not legally produce hemp for a hemp products industry worth $820 million last year and expected to break the billion-dollar mark this year.That’s right: Thanks to a federal court case brought against the DEA more than a decade ago, farmers in countries where hemp is legal can export it to the U.S., and companies in the U.S. can turn that hemp in...
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Ontario’s provincial police force is urging retailers to consider the risks of having automated teller machines in stores. They say the machines have been targets in a flurry of recent thefts throughout the province. Const. Ed Sanchuk of the Ontario Provincial Police’s Norfolk County detachment says the machines themselves tend to be worth about $1,000, […]
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Would you choose a restaurant for the Christmas Day meal just to avoid the inevitable mountain of washing up? Or is there nothing that can tempt you away from lunch at home and your own perfectly crisp roast potatoes? For an increasing number of us it's the former that most appeals, according to a recent OpenTable survey which showed that restaurant bookings on Christmas Day have risen by 240 per cent in the last five years. Between 2016 and 2017, reservations jumped by 14 per cent, and they are expected to increase again this Christmas. British cuisine is the most popular choice for a meal out, with 19 per cent of people heading out for traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, but Italian restaurants are also a firm favourite for Christmas Day, counting for 12 per cent of bookings. For many Telegraph readers the choice to eat out is a simple one when faced with the prospect of cooking for a crowd (or, indeed, spending more time than is necessary with certain me...
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The "Halftime Report" team debates whether General Electric's stock is worth the risk after being upgraded by J.P. Morgan.
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The 65-inch Samsung Q9F QLED 4K Smart TV is $1,999.99 at Walmart right now, which is a great deal. It's worth noting that Walmart likes to be tricky and has the starting price listed at $7,499, while the actual starting price for this TV on Samsung's website is $3,799.99. That's still $1,800 off and better than most of the TV deals from Black Friday. Keep reading to find out why.  SEE ALSO: Best 4K TV deals this week: Save on LG, Sony, Samsung, VIZIO, and more Samsung TVs typically offer the best color display on the market, and the Q9 is no exception. But where it outperforms all other Samsung TVs is the HDR. The focus on colors can sometimes overshadow the blacks and whites with some lower model Samsung TVs. The Q9 avoids that entirely and offers HDR that rivals some of the best OLED TVs from LG and Sony thanks to HDR10+. And the 240 blur reduction will ensure the smooth picture, whether you're watching football or cartoons. Read more...More about Samsung, 4k Tv, Mashable Shoppi...
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Yesterday’s analysis of Nvidia’s challneges triggered a surge of mail from readers. The company has lost about half of its value over the past two months, and has mostly blamed a “crypto hangover” for the problem. But as I pointed yesterday, it’s really the three Cs: “Crypto, customers, and China.” There are nuances here worth […]
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Procore Technologies, a provider of software to manage construction projects, is now worth $3 billion thanks to a new $75 million round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. The new funding shows just how completely software has eaten the world. Once considered an industry that was too analog to ever reap the benefits of […]
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The seeds of Alzheimer’s disease can be transmitted through medical procedures, scientists have found, leading experts to call for the monitoring of blood transfusions from the elderly and those with a family history of dementia. In 2015, researchers at University College London discovered that people who developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) following treatments with human growth hormone  also showed signs of Alzheimer’s in their brains after death.  The scientists tracked down vials of the same hormone and found that it did indeed contain misfolded amyloid-beta proteins, capable of setting off the deadly chain reaction which can lead to dementia. And when they injected the hormone into the brains of mice, the animals began to develop the same signs of neurodegenerative disease. Lead author Professor John Collinge, of the Medical Research Council’s Prion Unit and the UCL Institute of Prion Diseases said: “We have now provided experimental evidence to support our hypothes...
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But Fran Belibi, a Stanford commit, says she doesn't plan on playing basketball past college, despite her viral fame.
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But Fran Belibi, a Stanford commit, says she doesn't plan on playing basketball past college, despite her viral fame.
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A mystery donor has given the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts its most valuable gift of a single work of art in its decadeslong history.
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GSA Capital Partners LLP lowered its position in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 40.6% in the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 40,023 shares of the company's stock after selling 27,406 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP's holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $972,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Alps Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Callaway Golf in the second quarter valued at $468,000. TD Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Callaway Golf in the second quarter worth $3,885,000. Comerica Bank lifted its position in Callaway
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The Dodgers are set to bolster their bullpen by reaching an agreement early Thursday to sign hard-throwing right-hander Joe Kelly to a three-year contract worth $25 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Kelly, 30, spent the last two-plus seasons as a reliever for the Boston...
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The Dodgers bolstered their bullpen as the clock struck midnight Thursday, signing hard-throwing right-hander Joe Kelly to a three-year contract worth $25 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Kelly, 30, spent the last two-plus seasons as a reliever for the Boston Red...
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Many medical professionals agree that the language around addiction can affect a person's recovery, and there is a push to adopt terms that are less dismissive and more human.
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The Dodgers have reportedly signed reliever Joe Kelly to a three-year contract worth around $25 million.
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Industrial robotics is on track to be worth around $20 billion by 2020, but while it may something in common with other categories of cutting-edge tech — innovative use of artificial intelligence, pushing the boundaries of autonomous machines that are disrupting pre-existing technology — there is one key area where it differs: each robotics firm […]
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