A referendum on the way money is created

TO ITS opponents, the Vollgeld initiative is “suicidal” and a “dangerous experiment”. To its supporters, it is the ticket to a “fairer and more stable banking system”. Swiss voters will decide for themselves on June 10th, when the proposal for sovereign money, which would rewire the country’s banking system, are put to a referendum that, […]

‘Mary Shelley’ Trailer: Meet the Woman Who Created Frankenstein

The story of the writer of Frankenstein gets the biopic treatment in Mary Shelley. Elle Fanning plays the young author as she struggles with hardships and relationships, all while penning her masterpiece. Watch the Mary Shelley trailer below. Uh-oh, this looks…not great. The story of Mary Shelley, writer of Frankenstein, daughter of political philosopher William Godwin, and philosopher and feminist Mary […]

MIT researchers created a new tool that lets your ‘squad’ combat online harassment

MIT researchers released a new tool called Squadbox that aims to combat online harassment. The tool allows users to let a group of friends, or “squad,” filter out harassing emails. Squadbox is only available for email right now, but it could soon expand to other private messaging systems, such as Direct Messages on Twitter or […]

‘I have no idea what the hell is happening:’ MLB’s bizarre free agency has created a rift in the league and both sides are pointing fingers

Matthew Stockman/Getty MLB’s free agency has unfolded in bizarre fashion, with some of the top players getting signed late in the offseason or not at all. At the heart of the situation are some of the most divisive topics in MLB — tanking and analytics — with the league, team, and players pointing fingers. While […]

Earth’s first artists? Oldest known cave paintings created by ‘sophisticated’ Neanderthals (VIDEO)

More sophisticated and closer to modern humans than previously thought, Neanderthals were the world’s first artists, according to new research which has uncovered cave art in Spain thought to be some 65,000 years old. The incredible discovery calls into question previous assumptions about the archaic humans and suggests they may have had an artistic sense […]

Here’s Ajit Pai’s “proof” that killing net neutrality created more broadband

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) Ajit Pai had a dilemma when overseeing the creation of the Federal Communications Commission’s new Broadband Deployment Report. Anyone who is familiar with the FCC chairman’s […]

AI4All, created by Google Cloud’s Fei-Fei Li, is pairing tech workers and high school students on AI projects

EXCLUSIVE: AI4All, an organization created by tech leaders like Melinda Gates and Nvidia founder Jensen Huang, launches its first-ever mentorship program today at Oakstop, a coworking space in Oakland, California. The program will join tech workers from companies like Salesforce, IBM, and Accenture with high school students underrepresented in AI to work on projects that […]

Tom Brady uses brain exercises designed for people with brain impairments to improve his function and it blew away the scientists who created them

Maddie Meyer/Getty Tom Brady does brain exercises that are meant to help people with brain conditions. Brady believes that he has seen an improvement in his brain function and that it can be treated like physical training. Brady has revealed before that he does brain exercises to stay sharp and to relax after games. At […]