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The human cost of Trump’s H-1B visa ban

The human cost of Trump’s H-1B visa ban

Photo illustration by William Joel | Photo by Robert Alexander / Getty Images Four workers describe the stress and chaos of the new H-1B proclamation On June 22nd, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of guest workers to the United States, supposedly in response to unprecedented unemployment levels. Specifically, the proclamation…
NASA’s new chief of human spaceflight has a commercial background

NASA’s new chief of human spaceflight has a commercial background

Commercial Moon? — “I’m a big fan of Kathy Lueders!” Eric Berger - Jun 12, 2020 4:34 pm UTC Enlarge / NASA's Kathy Lueders celebrates Crew Dragon's hatch opening on May 31.NASAOn Friday morning, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that he had selected Kathy Lueders to serve as the space agency's new chief of human…
This is the word that exists in all human languages, according to research.

This is the word that exists in all human languages, according to research.

Our languages are incredibly diverse and it is highly unlikely to find a word or a handful of words that sound the same in all languages. Except that there is a word that is shared by all human languages,  according to research. Surprise, surprise..the word is ‘huh’.  Weird, huh! Well, it turns out that this is…
Why Is the Human Brain So Efficient? – Issue 86: Energy – Nautilus

Why Is the Human Brain So Efficient? – Issue 86: Energy – Nautilus

The brain is complex; in humans it consists of about 100 billion neurons, making on the order of 100 trillion connections. It is often compared with another complex system that has enormous problem-solving power: the digital computer. Both the brain and the computer contain a large number of elementary units—neurons and transistors, respectively—that are wired…
The human cost of Instacart’s grocery delivery

The human cost of Instacart’s grocery delivery

Instacart promises a safer way to shop, but workers tell a different story Once people got too scared to leave the house, there was lots of money to be made as a shopper-for-hire. Rachel had been running groceries for Instacart since October, but the Las Vegas market had barely offered enough gigs to scrape by.…
How Much Is a Human Life Worth, In Dollars?

How Much Is a Human Life Worth, In Dollars?

The numbers are staggering. On May 7, 2,231 Americans died of the disease Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the United States to 75,662, and more than 270,000 worldwide. The economic effects have been nothing short of American carnage. At the end of April the US Congressional Budget Office hinted that the second…
Human Programming Interface | beepb00p

Human Programming Interface | beepb00p

My life in a Python package TLDR: I'm using HPI (Human Programming Interface) package as a means of unifying, accessing and interacting with all of my personal data. If you're in a hurry, feel free to jump straight to the demos. see SETUP for the installation/configuration guide see DEVELOPMENT for the development/extension guide HPI is…
Human Capital is an engineering talent agency and a VC fund all in one

Human Capital is an engineering talent agency and a VC fund all in one

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‘Education Is a Human Thing’—but Covid-19 Will Push It Online

‘Education Is a Human Thing’—but Covid-19 Will Push It Online

People often go back to school during a recession. But what about when schools are closed? Many of those who have lost their jobs or are sheltering at home due to the global coronavirus pandemic are seeking out education online, and Sebastian Thrun expects this trend to continue long after the worst of Covid-19 has…
MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns

MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns

MIT has terminated a research collaboration with iFlytek, a Chinese artificial intelligence company accused of supplying technology for surveilling Muslims in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.The university canceled the relationship in February after reviewing an upcoming project under tightened guidelines governing funding from companies in China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. MIT has not said why…

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