In a world filled with natural disasters, war, and growing risk of incurable infections, one study is shining a little ray of hope that perhaps the future won’t be as grim as we imagine. The study found subtle evidence to suggest that certain genetic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and asthma, may be weeded out by natural selection. Sure, it may take a few thousand years, but at least our future generations would have something to look forward to.
On your mark, get set, go.
Around 30,000 people will hear those words before setting off on a 26.2 mile route in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday morning, with the race ending in Arlington, Virginia.
The route will take runners across the Potomac into Georgetown and Rock Creek Park. The race is set to kickoff at 7:55 a.m. ET Sunday. For a full schedule of events, click here.
If you're not participating in Sunday's race, it would be wise to stay off the roads in case of traffic and road closures. Washington D.C. police tweeted out a full list of road closures and area...more
GUEST: A doctor in Boston touches a screen to assess a patient’s infection risk. A banker in New York wires $1 million to London with a few keystrokes. A student in San Francisco cracks her first quadratic equation on a tablet.
And they all did it with software from … Wisconsin.
Most people are surprised when we mention these examples of high tech from the Heartland, because the story of American entrepreneurship has shifted overwhelmingly to the coastal tech hotbeds in California, Massachusetts, and New York.
But Wisconsin — home to banking software giant Fiserv, hospital el...more
In a survey of 199 single-family office senior executives, slightly less than half of them noted that their super-rich family holds a strong desire for family harmony. This was more the case among 1st generations single-family offices than 2nd generation single-family offices.
The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) today released the latest sales physical game sales charts for Australia and New Zealand. For the week ended October 15, the No. 1 best-seller in both regions is no surprise: Middle-earth: Shadow of War. It topped the all-platforms charts in both countries, while it was also No. 1 on the console-specific charts for every platform it was released on. In Australia, the top five best-sellers on the all-platforms chart was rounded out by FIFA 18, The Evil Within 2, NBA 2K18, and WWE 2K18, in that order. In New Zealand, the top five in or...more