Apple just promised to give US manufacturing a $1 billion boost: Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company will start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. “We’re announcing it today. So you’re the first person I’m telling,” Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday. “Well, […]
At Bloomberg, Brad Stone and Matthew Boyle ask: Can Wal-Mart’s Expensive New E-Commerce Operation Compete With Amazon?. The answer is no.
Today I started reading Neil De Grasse Tyson’s new book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. I’m enjoying it. It’s just enough science for my brain not to freeze up. To the scientist, the universality of physical laws makes the cosmos a marvelously simple place. By comparison, human nature—the psychologist’s domain—is infinitely more daunting. In […]
Over at The New Yorker, Ferris Jabr explains why walking helps us think: Because we don’t have to devote much conscious effort to the act of walking, our attention is free to wander—to overlay the world before us with a parade of images from the mind’s theatre. This is precisely the kind of mental state […]