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The big debate about the future of work, explained

A decade ago, robots still seemed pretty limited. Now, not so much. And computers don’t just win chess any more, they can win Jeopardy. “Watson.” “What is the of the Elegance of the Hedgehog?” They can win Go. “There are about 200 possible moves for the average position in Go.” …

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Google Maps is Different in Other Countries

In 2010 Nicaragua invaded Costa Rica. When asked why they’d seized territory, they claimed it belonged to them…. On Google Maps. Who did Costa Rica turn to first? Nicaragua? The United Nations? No They went straight to Google, because in the eyes of the world Google Maps has become the …

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No Human Has Ever Left Earth’s Atmosphere, Here’s Why

Through the history of space exploration so far, we’ve debated where the earth’s atmosphere ends, and space begins. And your surprise for the day is that according to newly unearthed observations, our atmosphere is way bigger than we ever thought. Like it goes past the moon. We’ve mostly defined space …

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