Month: February 2019

Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge

Would you like to rid the internet of false political news stories and misinformation? Then consider using — yes — crowdsourcing. That’s right. A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online misinformation. “What we […]

Sequoia goes after early-stage with an accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia

Sequoia India is going deep into early-stage investing after it announced an accelerator program, Surge, which is focused on fledging startups in India and Southeast Asia, the two regions that it covers. It’s been nearly six months since Sequoia India closed its newest $695 million fund — its fifth since its establishment 12 years ago […]

Social Proof Notifications | Add Life and Trust to Your Online Store for More Conversions

If you run an online store, chances are pretty high (let’s face it, certain) that you’d like to convert more of your channel traffic into buyers. They stop by, they click around, but too many of them just leave. All online stores face a somewhat inherent problem that prevents more conversions… Trust. People tend to […]

Dimes, Nickels, and Pennies – Lesson 7.1

Here we add up the money value in cents, with dimes, nickles, and pennies. Read more:

Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019

Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup “studio” in metropolitan Washington, D.C. More posts by this contributor Cyber breaches abound in 2019 The healthcare industry is in a world of cybersecurity hurt As […]

Study evaluates China’s progress in establishing accounting measures to reinforce its Paris pledge

The latest round of United Nations climate talks in Poland in December sought to get the world on track to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius. Toward that end, negotiators from the agreement’s nearly 200 signatory nations were asked to report on their country or […]

Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests

MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to thrive. In mice that were genetically programmed to develop lung cancer, those raised […]

China wants to keep its spot as a leader in the space race with plans to launch 30 missions

Keeping its spot among the top countries competing in the space race, China is planning to launch 30 missions this year, according to information from the state-run China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., reported by the Xinhua news agency. Last year, China outpaced the United States in the number of national launches it had completed […]

Technique could boost resolution of tissue imaging as much as tenfold

Imaging deep inside biological tissue has long been a significant challenge. That is because light tends to be scattered by complex media such as biological tissue, bouncing around inside until it comes out again at a variety of different angles. This distorts the focus of optical microscopes, reducing both their resolution and imaging depth. Using […]

WeWork could challenge Starbucks in China with new on-demand service

The rise of Starbucks in China, like that in the west, is closely linked to its function as a “third space” for people to hang out between home and work. In recent years, a bevy of coffee entrepreneurs are trying to topple the American giant’s dominance in China and lately, an unexpected contender — WeWork […]