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Narcissism Is Eating the World

Babies are the ultimate narcissists. They absolutely believe the world revolves around them. And they’ll do anything to get our attention: look cute and gurgle, grab our fingers and never let go, scream their little heads off. Whatever works, good or bad, they’ll do it. The thing is, babies have[…] Read On

California Should Fund Its Own Damn Transit System

The Trump administration’s Transportation Department is withholding federal funding of a project to modernize Silicon Valley’s light rail system. The New York Times says Trump is breaking a campaign promise about rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The question is, why should Washington have to fund California’s transit system? Turns out, the Golden[…] Read On

Brace Yourself: Computers are About to Become Smarter Than You Ever Imagined

Yahoo’s popular photo sharing site Flickr just rolled out a very cool feature called “similarity search” that allows you to find pictures that are visually similar without you having to enter any text. The tool uses a neural network-based search engine to recognize similarities in images. For example, if you search for “dog,”[…] Read On

Why Monkeys Are More Self-Aware Than You Are

Every Friday on his way home from work, alone with his thoughts, Matt would replay the week’s frustrations over in his mind. He wasn’t even aware of it; the voices in his head just sort of took over. The chatter was practically deafening. And every Friday evening like clockwork, he[…] Read On

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Silenced by #DeleteUber Campaign

#DeleteUber. That’s what got Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to abandon his principles and reverse a noble pledge to stand up for what’s right. Instead, Kalanick allowed himself to be bullied into stepping down from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council. 3/ I’m going to use my position on Pres economic council[…] Read On