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August 14th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Millennials have become the Ben Franklin generation

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An online financial services start-up, Wealthfront, has squarely and unashamedly targeted Millennial wallets and raised$64 million last month. That’s on top of $35 million that venture firms plowed into the company earlier this year.

 

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August 14th, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Uber has made a real difference for women in Saudi Arabia

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Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. That leaves women reliant on male relatives or paid services to get to stores, school, and (increasingly) work. So when Uber launched in Riyadh in early 2014, its impact went beyond the general convenience of tech-enhanced ride hailing. The company has made a real difference in Saudi women’s mobility.

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August 13th, 2015 at 4:09 pm

U.S. gas stations under attack by hackers

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Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look at gas station monitoring systems after one was hacked earlier this hear. They set up fake internet-connected systems called “GasPots” — honeypots that mimic the real ones — in several countries to track hackers’ movements.

 

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August 12th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Data visualization shows China’s economy is shrinking

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The economy in China is shrinking, and it’s happening faster than anyone expected, not even the country’s government.

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August 7th, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Top reasons people switch jobs

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Most people don’t change jobs because of their bosses. Or because their work is either too challenging or not challenging enough. Or even because they aren’t paid enough.

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July 27th, 2015 at 10:10 am

Robotic surgery involved in 144 deaths in the U.S. since 2000

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Between 2000 and 2013, robotic surgeons were involved in the deaths of 144 people, according to records kept by the FDA. There are some forms of robotic surgery that are much riskier than others: the death rate for head, neck, and cardiothoracic surgery is almost 10 times higher than for other forms of surgery.

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June 24th, 2015 at 10:15 am

Illegal drugs are easy to order on China’s open online drug market

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Illegal drugs from China are as easy as typing on a keyboard to order. More than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, according to  guidechem.com. alpha-PVP is also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China, and was blamed for 18 recent deaths in one Florida county.

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June 24th, 2015 at 10:00 am

The most common Job in 29 states will nearly disappear in 10 Years

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Trucking driving is the most common job in 29 of 50 US states, according to NPR. This seems a bit overboard, and depends on how jobs are categorized, but here is the chart.

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May 5th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Some hospitals are allowing patients to be hospitalized at home

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The program provides hospital-level care while sparing the patient the possible discomforts of a hospital stay. 

When 82 year old Martin Fernandez went to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room recently with a high fever and excruciating abdominal pain, he and his family were asked an unexpected question. He would have to be officially admitted to receive intravenous antibiotics for his urinary tract infection. But he could stay at Mount Sinai, or he could receive treatment at home.

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February 4th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other energy sector

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Solar isn’t just the way to go for our power needs, but it’s the way to go for jobs as well. The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the number of solar jobs has surpassed the number of coal mining jobs. This is a hopeful sign for both alternative energy and job growth.

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