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Astrophysics: A telescope at the South Pole has made the biggest cosmological discovery so far this century

Astrophysics: A telescope at the South Pole has made the biggest cosmological discovery so far this century
Mar 22nd 2014 | From the print edition
ONE useful feature of a scientific theory is that it makes testable predictions. Such predictions, though, do not have to be testable straight away. Physics is replete with prophecies that could be confirmed or denied only decades later, once the technology to examine them had caught up. The Higgs boson, for example, was 50 years in the confirming. Read more of this post

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IMF’s Property Tax Hike Proposal Comes True With UK Imposing “Mansion Tax” As Soon As This Year

IMF’s Property Tax Hike Proposal Comes True With UK Imposing “Mansion Tax” As Soon As This Year
Tyler Durden on 03/22/2014 09:50 -0400
One could see this one coming from a mile away.
It was a week ago that we highlighted the latest implied IMF proposal on how to reduce income inequality, quietly highlighted in its paper titled “Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality”. The key fragment in the paper said the following: Read more of this post

Howard Lindzon’s key to investing: “The key to investing in general is not to chase”

Howard Lindzon’s key to investing
BY CARMEL DEAMICIS
ON MARCH 20, 2014
If you’re going to take stock market investing tips from anyone in the tech world, Lindzon might be the guy. He’s a Wall Street fanatic who runs a hedge fund and founded two companies in finance — one that was a business news satire show, and the other that is a Twitter-like platform for dishing on the stock market. Read more of this post

Autodesk has found new life with the maker revolution. (It just took a while)

Autodesk has found new life with the maker revolution. (It just took a while)
BY JAMES ROBINSON
ON MARCH 19, 2014
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass first saw a 3D printer in the mid-1980s. He was the head of his own computer graphics company then and was invited down to a factory to check one out. He expected to walk into a full industrial warehouse and instead found an empty space with a 3D printer the size of a soda machine whirring away in the middle. Read more of this post

Shiller: The Global Economy’s Tale Risks; Fluctuations in the world’s economies are largely due to the stories we hear and tell about them

ROBERT J. SHILLER
MAR 20, 2014
The Global Economy’s Tale Risks
TOKYO – Fluctuations in the world’s economies are largely due to the stories we hear and tell about them. These popular, emotionally relevant narratives sometimes inspire us to go out and spend, start businesses, build new factories and office buildings, and hire employees; at other times, they put fear in our hearts and impel us to sit tight, save our resources, curtail spending, and reduce risk. They either stimulate our “animal spirits” or muffle them. Read more of this post

HelloSign: The startup that doesn’t want to revolutionize the world; HelloSign offers a mundane enterprise task – legal document signing online; had a new feature that no one in the world would care about – integration with Google Docs

HelloSign: The startup that doesn’t want to revolutionize the world
BY CARMEL DEAMICIS
ON MARCH 21, 2014
The perfect storm of a boring pitch came together in my inbox the other day. A startup calledHelloSign that offers a mundane enterprise task — legal document signing online — had a new feature that no one in the world would care about — integration with Google Docs. It’s the sort of pitch reporters find themselves falling asleep halfway through reading, hitting the delete button with their nose as they pass out on their laptops. Read more of this post

“Netflix for LEGOs” is an awesome idea. But can it scale?

“Netflix for LEGOs” is an awesome idea. But can it scale?
BY DAVID HOLMES
ON MARCH 21, 2014
Today some big news came out from one of the most brilliant “Netflix for X” experiments I’ve ever seen: Netflix for LEGOs.
The company is called Pley (formerly PleyGo) and it just announced a $6.75 million Series A round led by Allegro Venture Partners. (Fortune reported the news yesterday). Since launching last April, the company says it’s sold over 15,000 subscriptions and shipped more than 75,000 sets. Read more of this post

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