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One thing is for certain: It just became even harder to get into NYU.

NYU’s new class of medical students got more than just a white coat this morning, during the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony. In a surprise announcement, NYU revealed it would foot tuition—about $55,000 per year—for all medical students going forward.

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One word: “intangibles.”

Bill Gates believes the rules of supply and demand are changing faster than people and governments are adapting. We live in a world where an increasing number of products are “intangibles,” or products you can’t touch–like software and other digital content.

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Recorded Future, which recently made news for spotting military docs on the Dark Web, talks about how it scours hacker forums to hunt for threats.

On a recent morning, Andrei Barysevich, director of advanced collection at cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, used a VPN and Tor connection to connect to an underground hacking forum.

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The majority of the $9.3 billion over the last five years has gone to global health–while climate change fixes are getting short-changed.

The country’s largest foundations are contributing more money than ever toward international aid work. In 2015, the number totaled $9.3 billion, up 29% from five years earlier, according to a new report by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center, whose analysis counts all grants above $10,000 by the top 1,000 nonprofit funders.

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The tech company is reportedly angling to purchase the prestigious art-house chain Landmark Theaters.

If Amazon’s purchase of Landmark Theaters goes through—it’s reportedly in talks to acquire the chain—the tech giant will be staking a claim in yet another physical retail space just a year after it made the surprise move of buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. 

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For years, the companies have offered free help to political campaigns. But what do they get in return?

It’s well known that Facebook and Google have embedded their employees in political campaigns, guiding them at no charge through how to use their ad tools in the most effective way, helping Donald Trump build his coalition of supporters to beat Hillary Clinton in 2016. Less discussed has been how this close coordination with powerful lawmakers has been enormously lucrative, directly and indirectly, to the tech giants. A new report from the organization Campaign for Accountability digs deep into the role of these political embeds and how their unfettered access ultimately helped the tech companies’ bottom lines.

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There are many more reasons, of course. But here’s a taste of what made her great.

Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday morning, had a voice that could shake the heavens. You felt it in your body, her powerful vibrato reverberating head to toe, and you felt in your soul, a heavy gust of emotion propelling those notes to a higher spiritual register.

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Over 600 people got sick after eating at an Ohio Chipotle. Now we know why.

Late last month, hundreds of people in Ohio got sick and they had one thing in common: Chipotle. Between July 26 and July 30, over 600 people experienced stomach discomfort after eating at one Chipotle location in the midwestern state. The embattled fast casual chain was hit with a lawsuit over the incident

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On the day of her passing, we chose 10 songs from the legendary singer’s incomparable catalogue.

Aretha Franklin was, and forever will be, one of the most influential and celebrated singers of all time. Her passing has left a hole in music that no artist can replace. Over the course of five decades, the Queen of Soul rightfully earned that title, winning 18 Grammys, selling more than 75 million records, being the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and sitting atop Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Singers” list.

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The technology snaps photos of license plates when the cars they are attached to make their way past telephone poles and police cars.

Sacramento County officials have been tracking the license plates of welfare recipients in the hopes of catching potential fraud, according to a new report in the Sacramento Bee.

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Only a few companies can claim to have been part of Silicon Valley before the term “Silicon Valley” came into use—and the legendary Ampex is one of them. Founded in 1944 by Alexander Poniatoff, it introduced the first commercial video-tape recorder in 1956, thereby ushering in a new era in communications. It’s easy to connect …

Only a few companies can claim to have been part of Silicon Valley before the term “Silicon Valley” came into use—and the legendary Ampex is one of them. Founded in 1944 by Alexander Poniatoff, it introduced the first commercial video-tape recorder in 1956, thereby ushering in a new era in communications. It’s easy to connect the dots between Ampex’s work and other key accomplishments in tech history: It gave Atari founder Nolan Bushnell his first job in the Valley, for example. Bushnell, in turn, gave Steve Jobs his first job.

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Finally, a solution to one of the great mysteries of the universe.

It’s one of the great mysteries of the universe. What happens to socks when they get lost in the washer and dryer? Is there some sort of black hole that sucks them in? And also, how much money do we collectively spend on pairs of socks that we can no longer wear because one of them is missing?

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Apple swears it isn’t spying.

Apple claims that it purposely designs its products to collect as little data as possible, but if you don’t find this claim reassuring, you’re not alone. “That’s like if your neighbor knocks on the bathroom window and says I haven’t been watching you,” Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday night’s episode of his late night show.

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CEOs are outearning regular workers by a whopping 312-to-one.

The U.S. economy is doing fairly well, on paper at least–unemployment is down to around 3.9% from around 4.4% last year, and the labor force is steadily ballooning.

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No more digging through piles of paper in a drawer for that prescription you got a year ago.

Eyewear brands are popping up all over the internet, allowing you to skip the optical shop to get a new pair of glasses. There’s only one problem: You need to have a current prescription on hand during the final stages of checkout, which you will need to send the company for them to create lenses to your specifications. Many customers stumble at this step, says Daniel Rothman, CEO of GlassesUSA, a website that sells a wide range of major eyewear brands.

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Training your employees properly can pay off in the long-run. It’ll help your organization run smoothly and avoid costly mistakes.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had been hired to be a product manager for an industrial e-commerce site. I had stated in my interview I wasn’t familiar with the platform they were using, but that didn’t seem to deter them from hiring me, telling me they’d train me. I was offered the job, accepted, and two weeks later found myself in a cubicle staring at a screen.

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Can sleek design and engineering innovation make the home gym into a chic conversation piece?

Most weightlifting equipment that you’d find at the average gym is bulky and mechanical, not to mention ugly–and certainly not something you would ever want in your home.

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“Crazy Rich Asians” may open the door for more Asian-American representation in Hollywood. In the meantime, these 13 projects are already on the way.

Earlier this summer, Sandra Oh shocked a lot of people by earning an Emmy nod for her role in the BBC America series, Killing Eve. The surprise was not due to the honor being undeserved–Oh was rightly regarded as fantastic in her role. What was shocking was that the achievement made Oh the first woman of Asian descent to even land in contention for a lead actress win. How was that possible?

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Glyphosate doesn’t pair well with breakfast.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto herbicide Roundup, does not pair well with breakfast. Last week a California jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer, which he says was caused by repeated exposure to Roundup.

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To muster courage, you need to choose to be decisive–and not let external circumstances guide your decision.

Think back to a time when you had to make a tough decision–and you really struggled to commit to a particular path. What held you back?

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