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The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

Before technology came along, hazards were mostly self-explanatory.Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Granger Wootz/Thinkstock. Musk. Hawking. Gates. The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, ... Read More »

Indeed expansion signals rise of technology jobs in southwestern Connecticut

Southwestern Connecticut’s economy is programmed to grow its technology sector for years to come, according to industry experts. Job-search giant Indeed’s recent announcement that it would increase its Stamford contingent by some 500 people in the coming years represents a milestone for the local economy. Many see the company’s expansion as proof the area is developing into a top destination ... Read More »

142 per cent rise in bad education loans in 3 years

The rise in bad loans in the education loan segment in 2013-2016 coincided with the Indian industry battling overcapacity, demand slowdown, stalling of new projects and defaults by top corporates. Indian banks have seen a 142 per cent rise in default by students who have taken education loans during the past few years, at a time when hiring for new ... Read More »

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migraine more common among women

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migra… Read More This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Fight your ... Read More »

Rise and prevalence of Cancer in India

Rise and prevalence of Cancer in India (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Based on the data between 2010 and 2012, it is suggested that at some point during their lifetime approximately 39.6 per cent of women and men will be diagnosed with cancer. In India, it is estimated that 14.5 lakh people are living with the disease, with over 7 lakh new ... Read More »

Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years

Sushmi Dey| TNN | Feb 4, 2017, 03.37 PM IST Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years (Getty Images) Incidence of cancer is projected to be six times more among women over the next two decades, mainly because of obesity , according to an assessment by Cancer Research, UK.Several of the obesity related cancers only affect ... Read More »

30% rise in ocular, respiratory complaints in Delhi

PM IST 30% rise in ocular, respiratory complaints in Delhi (Photo credit: AFP) With arrival of winter and increase in smog, Delhi hospitals have witnessed a 30 per cent rise in respiratory and ocular complaints in the last two-three weeks. According to the hospitals, the major cases were of skin and eye allergies, followed by conjunctivitis lung and chest infection. ... Read More »

New Breast Cancer Cases To Rise To 3.2 Million A Year By 2030

New Breast Cancer Cases To Rise To 3.2 Million A Year By 2030 India, China have the largest number of women with breast and cervical cancer. TORONTO: By 2030, the number of women diagnosed every year with breast cancer could almost double to 3.2 million and cervical cancer cases can rise at least 25 per cent to over 700,000 globally ... Read More »

Pending home sales rise just 0.1% in December

A lack of homes for sale is keeping potential buyers at bay. Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose just 0.1 percent in December from a downwardly revised November reading, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Taking the revision into account, sales were flat. Only the Northeast, likely due to warmer-than-average weather, saw gains. These so-called ‘pending’ home ... Read More »

Pending home sales rise just 0.1% in December

A lack of homes for sale is keeping potential buyers at bay. Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose just 0.1 percent in December from a downwardly revised November reading, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Taking the revision into account, sales were flat. Only the Northeast, likely due to warmer-than-average weather, saw gains. These so-called ‘pending’ home ... Read More »