Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

AI is an exciting growth area, but the investing opportunities are not always obvious. Here’s how to integrate this theme. One of the most exciting themes in science, technology and economics today is the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, but finding the best way to invest in this theme is not always... Continue Reading →

37 jobs that are quickly disappearing in the US

Thanks in part to email, Facebook, and Twitter, mail carriers may be all but obsolete in the not-so-distant future. By 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% decline in postal-service jobs, about 136,000 fewer positions than 2014. But mail carriers aren't the only ones whose jobs are disappearing. Technology and market shifts have... Continue Reading →


In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe. European Commission 500,000 tonnes of EU plastic waste end up in the sea every year. Building on our... Continue Reading →


Ingestible sensors—pill-sized electronics that ping your smartphone with data after you pop and swallow—have started to arrive on the market. They don’t do much yet: Mostly they measure pH, temperature, and pressure or monitor whether or not patients have taken their meds. But researchers are cooking up novel sensing technologies to detect a much broader... Continue Reading →

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