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High-Skilled White-Collar Work? Machines Can Do That, Too

High-Skilled White-Collar Work? Machines Can Do That, Too Image A Stitch Fix warehouse in San Francisco. The company relies on algorithms to help personalize shipments to customers.CreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Noam Scheiber July 7, 2018 One of the best-selling T-shirts for the Indian e-commerce site ...

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How the Gig Economy Is Reshaping Work: Not So Much

How the Gig Economy Is Reshaping Work: Not So Much Image Danelle Freitas, right, started a photography business in Las Vegas last year, finding customers in part through an online hiring service. Roughly 10 percent of American workers in 2017 were employed in what the government calls “alternative work arrangements,” ...

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Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a confusing season for America’s working men, as the conversation around workplace harassment reveals it to be a nationwide epidemic — and many men wonder if they were involved or ignored the signs. Consider Owen Cunningham, a director at San Francisco’s KBM-Hogue design firm. ...

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Why Relying on China to Stop North Korea May Not Work

BEIJING — President Trump has often said he is counting on Xi Jinping to do the right thing with North Korea, alternately praising and prodding the Chinese leader about enforcing tougher sanctions, and even holding off on his campaign promises to get tough on trade in the hope Mr. Xi ...

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Space sound waves around Earth: Electrons whistle while they work?

Space is not empty, nor is it silent. While technically a vacuum, space nonetheless contains energetic charged particles, governed by magnetic and electric fields, and it behaves unlike anything we experience on Earth. In regions laced with magnetic fields, such as the space environment surrounding our planet, particles are continually ...

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Physicist builds on Einstein and Galileo’s work

Sixteenth century scientist Galileo Galilei threw two spheres of different mass from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to establish a scientific principle. Now nearly four centuries later, a team of Italian physicists has applied the same principle to quantum objects using a novel scientific method proposed by ...

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