Humans

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The proposal, conceived by a bunch of pointy-headed Parisian philosophers, sounded brilliant: A universal system of measurement, derived from decimal-based units and identified by a shared set of prefixes. It would end the era of merchants buying goods according to one unit, selling in another, and pocketing the ill-gotten profit. It would simplify scientific calculations
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Genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and heavy smoking are broadly less prevalent in people with longer lifespans, suggesting that in spite of our mix of smarts and self-awareness, natural selection is still shaping our species. In a massive genomic study covering over 170,000 people from across Britain and the United States, researchers identified a variety
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Up until very recently, most people had not heard of universal basic income (UBI). While the idea itself isn’t entirely new, its significance has been explored lately because of job displacement fears intelligent automation is expected to bring with it. As such, UBI has been endorsed by experts from various industries, including some of the Silicon Valley’s bigwigs. Now, some of