Monthly Archives: November 2019

Human Extinction Is Extremely Likely: Scientists

And people don’t seem all that bothered by the possibility. Kristin Houser of Futurism – Forget for a moment nuclear weapons, biological warfare, and the slew of other ways humanity could cause its own destruction. If you take into account … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Death

European Public Opinion Three Decades After the Fall of Communism

Most embrace democracy and the EU, but many worry about the political and economic future Richard Wike, Jacob Poushter, Laura Silver, Kat Devlin, Janell Fetterolf, Alexandra Castillo and Christine Huang of Pew Research – Thirty years ago, a wave of … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Pew Research, polls

Would you share your views of Donald Trump over dinner?

Amina Dunn, Jocelyn Kiley, Alissa Scheller, Danielle Alberti and Carroll Doherty of Pew Research – The nation’s partisan divisions have deepened and grown more personal in recent years. And no recent president, from his earliest days in office, has evoked … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Pew Research, Politics

Fed’s counterfeiting experts fight flow of fake money

Allison Chase of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston – Boston Fed uses everything from specialized machines to “an extra sense” to root out phony bills. Think you could tell the difference between a real U.S. note and a counterfeit … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Reserve, Money

Artificial Intelligence Can Outperform Doctors. So Why Don’t Patients Trust It?

Chiara Longoni and Carey K. Morewedge in Harvard Business Review – Our recent research indicates that patients are reluctant to use health care provided by medical artificial intelligence even when it outperforms human doctors. Why? Because patients believe that their … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare