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What These Medical Journals Don’t Reveal: Top Doctors’ Ties to Industry

  • These leading medical figures are among dozens of doctors who have failed in recent years to report their financial relationships with pharmaceutical and health care companies when their studies are published in medical journals, according to a review by The New York Times and ProPublica and data from other recent research.
  • “Skip” Burris III, the president-elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, for instance, declared that he had no conflicts of interest in more than 50 journal articles in recent years, including in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
  • The issue has gained traction since September, when Dr. José Baselga, who was the chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, resigned after The Times and ProPublica reported that he had not revealed his industry ties in dozens of journal articles.

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The 2018 year of ladies come back in tech

  • I still remember that stereotype that computer is only for fun (game) when you’re young, but as you get older you start using it seriously (for work/study/research).
  • But even that didn’t break the stereotype of computer programming being a male job.
  • Of course, this stereotype is nothing more than just stupid prejudice, there are zero obstacles for a female to do computer programming.
  • There is no biological or any other physical border for any gender to perform any IT job, the same applies to race, sexual orientation and other stereotypes which poisoning our world and our industry.
  • There is a great number of female in IT in recent years and I see them joining forces, encouraging themselves, grouping and help others to overcome obstacles of stereotypes.
  • On the social network, you can spot many females-in-tech related groups, like Women Techmakers Berlin.

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The 2018 year of big ladies come back in tech

  • I still remember that stereotype that computer is only for fun (game) when you’re young, but as you get older you start using it seriously (for work/study/research).
  • But even that didn’t break the stereotype of computer programming being a male job.
  • Of course, this stereotype is nothing more than just stupid prejudice, there are zero obstacles for a female to do computer programming.
  • There is no biological or any other physical border for any gender to perform any IT job, the same applies to race, sexual orientation and other stereotypes which poisoning our world and our industry.
  • There is a great number of female in IT in recent years and I see them joining forces, encouraging themselves, grouping and help others to overcome obstacles of stereotypes.
  • On the social network, you can spot many females-in-tech related groups, like Women Techmakers Berlin.

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20 companies dominate the world's fashion industry. Here's who makes the list.

  • Dubbed the "super winners," these companies currently account for 97% of global economic profit in the retail sector and own some of the biggest and best-known brands in the business, including Nike, H&M;, and Zara.
  • Off-price retailer Ross Stores is known for offering a wide selection of well-known brands at discounted prices and providing customers with a treasure-hunt shopping experience that's hard to replicate online.
  • H&M; is best known for its cheap namesake brand but also runs more expensive stores such as & Other Stories and Cos. H&M; was considered one of the pioneers of the fast-fashion movement and continues to be one of the leading apparel companies in the world.
  • TJ Maxx offers discounts of between 20-60% on well-known brands and has reported strong same-store sales numbers for several years.

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Australia's horses and cows are killing more people than its snakes and spiders

  • Shortly after hornets and the like come sharks and other marine animals, which left 26 dead in the same period.
  • Though shark attacks often attract the attention of the press, the number of deaths for which they've been responsible in recent years isn't actually as high as you'd expect.
  • Snakes and lizards have killed as many people as sharks and other marine creatures in recent years, with reptiles being responsible in 23 cases.
  • In the last nine years, there have only been eight documented deaths from non-toxic insect bites and spiders didn't even make it into the ranking.
  • In fact, according to the Australian Museum, there have been no spider-related deaths documented in Australia since 1979.
  • It turns out that, even though Australia is home to a wide variety of "dangerous" wildlife, most people are more likely to be a danger to other animals rather than the other way around.

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Cyber Saturday—Marriott's Data Breach Baloney, Quora Hack, Aussie Encryption Law

  • This oversight in the M&A process calls to mind another recent, post-acquisition hacker-surprise: Yahoo, whose two mega-breaches remained undetected when the company sold to Verizon last year.
  • The company said it will follow through on reimbursement only in instances where it “determine[s] that fraud has taken place.” What this caveat conveniently excludes is that Marriott’s hack likely had little to do with fraud and everything to do with espionage.
  • The company said data for about 100 million user accounts were compromised, including usernames, email addresses, password hashes, and more.
  • An essay recently published by the Niskanen Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that promotes a libertarian agenda, argues against “privacy fundamentalism”: the ideological rejection of any privacy-intrusive technologies without consideration of their potential value to consumers.

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Elon Musk wants the world to embrace electric cars, even if Tesla goes bankrupt

  • Musk founded Tesla in 2003 after making millions off the sale of Paypal to eBay. His goal was to take on reigning auto giants and convince consumers that all-electric vehicles can be safe, reliable and sexy.
  • Tesla has amassed a loyal fan base for its luxury electric vehicles, and the company is working to reach the mass market.
  • Volkswagen recently said it will pour $50 billion into an electric vehicle "offensive" with plans to sell millions of all-electric cars in the coming years.
  • The company will sell luxury EVs under the Audi and Porsche brands, and it could debut mass market cars that undercut Tesla on price, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has said.
  • And Musk recently told investors that Tesla does not plan to raise more money to fund its future, even as it introduces new vehicle models and opens factories in Shanghai and Europe.

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How You Can Explore Nefertari’s Tomb in Hyper-Realistic VR

  • Simon Che de Boer and his New Zealand-based VFX R&D company, realityvirtual.co, have found a way to digitally preserve Nefertari’s tomb and give countless individuals the chance to see inside it.
  • Nefertari: A Journey to Eternity is a VR experience that uses high-end photogrammetry, visual effects techniques and AI to create an amazingly detailed experience that returns Queen Nefertari’s tomb to its original glory.
  • Working on powerful HP workstations equipped with high-end NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, realityvirtual.co converted the data to a dense 24Bn 3D point-cloud using CapturingReality for initial creation.
  • To accomplish this, realityvirtual.co collected all the data that was encapsulated from the location and used the programmable Tensor Cores and 24Gb VRAM capacity from a single high-end NVIDIA Quadro GPU to train their super-sampling set.

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Here's how fintech is taking over the world — and what's coming next

  • Digital disruption is affecting every aspect of the fintech industry.
  • Over the past five years, fintech has established itself as a fundamental part of the global financial services ecosystem.
  • Fintech startups have raised, and continue to raise, billions of dollars annually, pushing incumbent financial institutions to get in on the action.
  • Legacy players have begun using fintech to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving financial services landscape.
  • Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, explores recent innovations in the fintech space as well as what might be coming in the future in our brand new exclusive slide deck, The Future of Fintech: How Fintech Is Taking Over The World and What Comes Next.

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Apple and Alphabet erase their gains for the year

  • Two of the biggest tech companies erased their gains for the year at Friday's close.
  • Apple and Google parent company Alphabet are now both down less than a percent year to date.
  • Apple has been slipping in share price amid speculation that its flagship product, the iPhone, is headed toward slower growth.
  • This speculation was fueled by Apple's announcement during its fourth quarter 2018 earnings call that it would no longer report unit sales for the iPhone.
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to testify about the company's policies at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing that was postponed to Tuesday.
  • There, he will likely face questions about potential bias in Google's search results and the company's proposed plans to reenter China with a censored version of its platform.
  • Google has also seen a recent uprising from employees who were discontent with the company's sexual misconduct policies and treatment of temporary and contract workers.

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