One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless — no correlation at all
"I carefully evaluated every single document I disclosed to ensure that each was legitimately in the public interest," he said. "There are all sorts of documents that would have made a big impact that I didn't turn over, because harming people isn't my goal. Transparency is."
they're about enhancing the shipping experience on products bought through Google. It's part of Google's effort to shore up their start-to-finish shopping experience, trying to bridge their rapidly growing gaps with the hyper-aggressive Amazon and protect their multi-billion dollar advertising business with retailers.
the concept of the “calorie”, as applied to nutrition, is an oversimplification so extreme as to be untrue in practice
People turn to terrorism for social solidarity. He theorizes that people join terrorist organizations worldwide in order to be part of a community, much like the reason inner-city youths join gangs in the United States. The evidence supports this. Individual terrorists often have no prior involvement with a group's political agenda, and often join multiple terrorist groups with incompatible platforms.
It’s always better to under promise and over deliver and I think that’s how relationships should be held.
What I discovered, quite starkly, is that the part of Wall Street that I worked in was simply transferring wealth from the less sophisticated investors, often teachers’ pension funds and factory workers’ retirement accounts, to the more sophisticated investors that call themselves proprietary trading desks and hedge funds.
Cas9 can be paired with an RNA transcript to target a matching DNA sequence and cut it. That kills viruses, but scientists use it to cut DNA in exactly the place they want. The result is not so much like using a word processor as a biology lab version of what movie editors had to do back when they spliced together pieces of film.
“Medicine doesn’t talk about how we die. Palliative care brought psycho-spiritual stress into the conversation, and now psychedelic research is enlarging that conversation by exploring the ontological shifts, like that brought about by psilocybin, which can affect one’s outlook on life, death, disease.”
Every startup solves a problem for someone on the planet, and every problem is nuanced in some way. I call this, the 'shape' of the problem. When you start out exploring a problem space, you have some general sense of the topic, but it's vague, blobby, and simplistic. You have to feel it out to give the problem shape into all the nooks and crannies of its reality.
As far down as three kilometres, microbes exist in abundance despite the fact they take hundreds of thousands of years to reproduce. Viruses live there, too, swapping microbial DNA back and forth in what may have been life's first evolutionary lab. Sherwood Lollar likens one microbe colony, found 2.8 kilometres underneath South Africa, to an underground Galapagos Island. It's been cut off from the surface for at least 10 million years.
In the fiscal crunch of 2011, the Legislature cut the state’s family-planning budget by two-thirds, with some lawmakers claiming that they were defunding the “abortion industry.” Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, found that more than 50 family-planning clinics had closed statewide as a result. Now, amid estimates that the cuts could lead to 24,000 additional 2014-15 births at a cost to taxpayers of $273 million, lawmakers are seeking a way to restore financing without ruffling feathers.