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How much do they pay employees of the best tech companies in the world in 2019?

About ten years ago after the financial crisisin the United States, a law was passed requiring publicly traded companies to report the average salary of their employees and compare it with the salary of the general director. The goal was to highlight the disparity in incomes and the corporate environment, to curb the oversized executive compensation packages that, according to Congress, contributed to the crisis.Continue Reading


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Garbage from the bottom of the oceans will not be removed by people, but by hungry microorganisms.

At the bottom of the earth’s oceans is a huge amountplastic trash, which is able to maintain its structure and does not decompose for almost 1000 years. People are already unlikely to correct their mistake and clean the planet, so it remains to hope only for outside help. It can come from a completely unexpected side, for example, from marine microbes that actively consume plastic waste.Continue Reading


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# video | How do immune cells learn to kill bacteria and viruses?

The human body, like space, is full ofstill unexplored processes. One of the most mysterious and incompletely understood biological systems is immunity, which constantly protects a person from diseases. Fortunately, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have made a big step in studying it - they were the first in history who saw how T-lymphocyte cells learn to distinguishContinue Reading


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Will artificial photosynthesis help to cope with the climate crisis?

Plants are lungs of the planet, but they are of allThe forces are trying to cope with increasing carbon dioxide emissions and deforestation. Engineers, however, extend a helping hand to them, expanding their capabilities with the help of new technologies and creating artificial substitutes that will help them clean our atmosphere. More recently, Imperial College London, which has one of the leading engineering schoolsContinue Reading


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Grumpy cat is dead. Is it possible to clone it?

Last week, Grumpy Cat died, knownInternet sensation and the darling of millions. Obituaries have appeared in the CNN and New York Times. We could mourn a cat and choose a new idol. Or we could use the latest advances in genetic technology and clone it - like singer Barbara Streisand did with her dog. No doubtContinue Reading


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A mastodon bone on an American farm can attract scientists from around the world.

About 30 years ago a couple of farmers from Iowadiscovered on their property the bones of a huge animal. At first it was identified as a mammoth, but then experts came to the conclusion that before them was a more ancient ancestor of modern elephants - a mastodon. It seems that this farm is a treasure trove of remains of creatures from the Ice Age, because the jaw was recently found on itContinue Reading


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Ceramic dishes told that they ate medieval peasants

Historical books are full of interesting facts aboutlife of famous people - sometimes they know so much about them that among this information you can even find a list of their favorite dishes. At the same time, very little is known about ordinary people, but researchers from the University of Bristol have filled these voids. Thanks to the chemical analysis of ceramic tableware, they for the first time accurately determined whatContinue Reading


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Five breakthroughs in the field of augmented and virtual reality that we are waiting for

Convergence accelerates change ... everything and everywhere. Exponential technologies collide with each other, reinventing products, services and industries. Today we will talk about virtual and augmented reality. Today, the most prominent tech-giants are very briskly jumping onto the VR / AR stage, promoting their own product lines. Microsoft - HoloLens, Facebook - Oculus, Amazon - Sumerian, Google - Cardboard. Even Apple is planning to release a headset toContinue Reading


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Do neurons dream about electrowaters? The creator of the first neural networks told about their evolution and future

Jeffrey Hinton - one of the creators of the conceptdeep learning, prize winner of the Turing Award 2019 and Google engineer. Last week, during an I / O developer conference, Wired interviewed him and discussed his fascination with the brain and the ability to model a computer based on the neural structure of the brain. For a long time, these ideas were considered foolish. An interesting and fascinating conversation about consciousness,Continue Reading


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Sweet drinks and fruit juices increase the risk of premature death.

Most of you know that sweet drinks aren'tespecially good for health, but a new study suggests that fruit juices are not much better. Moreover, their regular use can shorten your life. “Older people who drink more sugary drinks, including fruit juices, and carbonated drinks and other sugar-sweetened drinks, may be at risk of earlyContinue Reading