What are the top nutrition myths that most people believe? And how did we come to believe them, especially when information is so freely available? With so much nutrition information floating around on the web, it can be hard to sift out the truth. Nutrition myths are everywhere—your social media feed, your favorite fitness blog, even your doctor’s office. Here, we bust the top five nutrition myths to help you make better food choices starting today.
How does the Thor software work? What was it originally created for? After discovering how high-frequency trading (HFT) was impacting Wall Street and the overall financial market, Canadian trader Brad Katsuyama developed the Thor software, which slows down a broker’s order so an HF trader can’t manipulate its latency time. Keep reading for a background on the Thor software and how it’s used against high-frequency trading.
Why do we feel compelled to eat the entire serving of lasagna? Why do we like the paint brand that has our favorite baseball player in its commercials? Why do we remember our first kiss better than what happened last week? We’re all prone to cognitive biases—quirks of the mind that distort reality in one way or another. These biases don’t adhere to logic or rational thinking. Our faulty perception gets in the way. We don’t see things as they truly are, and we often act on these misperceptions. We all can benefit from recognizing and understanding these biases. Here’s
Are humans and technology in competition with each other? Can computers do whatever humans can do? Will AI take over the world? According to Peter Thiel, the author of Zero to One, humans and technology don’t compete with each other—they complement each other. In the job market, computers don’t eliminate the need for human workers; they just empower human workers to be more productive. And, in the resource market, computers don’t compete with humans for resources, because computers are not consumers. Here’s why the concern of competition is irrelevant.
Do you want to learn more about climate change? What are the best articles on climate change that you should read? Climate change is destroying our planet, but it’s such a divisive topic among the public. There’s a lot of information online on climate change, so it must be difficult to know where to start reading. Luckily, we’ve narrowed down the best articles on climate change to help you understand what it is—and why it’s so heavily debated. Continue reading for our list of the best climate change articles from resources such as The New York Times, The New Yorker,
Is it possible to mount a targeted attack on cancer cells, as opposed to killing cells indiscriminately? How do targeted cancer treatments work? As scientists learn more about the biology underlying cancer, they become more adept at designing treatments that can target specific genes and proteins that are implicated in the growth and survival of cancer cells. The development of targeted cancer therapies—drugs that target only malignant cells—was one of the major breakthroughs in cancer research. Keep reading to learn about the arrival of targeted cancer treatments.
What causes cancer? How much do we currently know about cancer etiology? Until relatively recently, our knowledge of cancer and its causes was very limited. Although we’ve come far in our understanding of cancer, we still have a lot to learn about the disease and its causes. Keep reading to learn about the advancements in our understanding of cancer and its causes.
How will technology progress over time? Will technological progress ever stop? Is there a maximum threshold that it can’t transcend? In his book Zero to One, Peter Thiel charts the future for the advancement of technology. He contrasts four perspectives on the way technology will advance in the future: the cyclical perspective, the doomsday perspective, the convergence perspective, and the acceleration perspective. Here are four perspectives on the advancement of technology.
Can you be resistant to chemotherapy? What causes chemoresistance? Chemotherapy is a cornerstone of cancer treatment even today. Unfortunately, not all cancers respond to the treatment. Chemo-resistance has no single cause—it can arise due to a variety of host- or tumor-related factors. Learn about chemoresistance, why it occurs, and how chemo-resistant cancers are treated.
What role does technological progress play in society? Will technology ever eliminate the need for human labor? In Zero to One, entrepreneur Peter Thiel discusses the importance of innovation in business, arguing that technological progress is the way forward—not just for business but for society in general. He also asserts that monopoly—not competition—is healthy for business, and he talks about whether humans and technology are competing with each other. Read more for Thiel’s insights on innovation.