Facebook Spends $20 Million to Quiet Gentrification Critics Near Its Headquarters

Facebook is making good on its promise to build affordable housing near its headquarters in Menlo Park. The social media giant announced plans on Friday to build new housing in the area to offset concerns about the controversial
1.1 million square-foot expansion of its headquarters.

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Cassini Spacecraft Begins Dramatic, ‘Ring-Grazing’ Orbits Today

NASA’s Cassini probe is nearing the end of its lifetime, and the little spacecraft is going out with a bang. Today, the spacecraft begins a series of 20 “ring-grazing” orbits, bringing Cassini the closest it’s ever been to Saturn’s vast, majestic discs of ice and dust.

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6 Startling Things About Sex Farms During Slavery That You May Not Know

The fertility of enslaved women was examined by owners to make sure they were able to birth as many children as possible. Secretly, slaveowners would impregnate enslaved women and when the child was born and grew to an age where he could work on the fields, they would take the “very same children (of their) own blood and make slaves out of them,” as pointed out in the National Humanities Center Resource Toolbox on Slaveholders’ Sexual Abuse of Slaves.

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Google’s AI Reads Retinas to Prevent Blindness in Diabetics

GOOGLE’S ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE can play the ancient game of Go better than any human. It can identify faces, recognize spoken words, and pull answers to your questions from the web. But the promise is that this same kind of technology will soon handle far more serious work than playing games and feeding smartphone apps. One day, it could help care for the human body.

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U.S. Government Will Forgive at Least $108 Billion—Far More Than Expected—in Student Loan Debt

Many Americans are struggling to pay back their student loan debts—which are a burden financially as well as mentally. President Barack Obama and his administration are trying to help students out by forgiving some student loan debt, but a new study by the Government Accountability Office found that the program will cost taxpayers far more than expected.

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‘Never Go to Bed Angry’: Sleep Makes It Harder to Forget Bad Thoughts

The age-old advice to “never go to bed angry” is getting some support from new research.

Researchers found that men in the study were less able to suppress a negative memoryafter they slept than they were before they slept.

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The 5 Cs of Qualifying for an SBA Business Loan

If you plan to start or expand a business, chances are you’ll need to seek funding. In a 2015 study by Bank of America, 24 percent of entrepreneurs indicated they intended to seek a business loan within the coming year. Many of those would apply for an SBA loan through an approved lender. But what is the current climate for SBA lending?

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