The world is on the brink of a new industrial revolution in which advances in the field of artificial intelligence will obsolete human labor, according to many economists and technologists today. Two Oxford researchers recently analyzed the skills required for more than 700 different occupations to determine how many of them would be susceptible to automation in the near future, and the news was not good: They concluded that machines are likely to take over 47 percent of today’s jobs within a few decades.
All of the venture capitalists that are worth more than $1 billion are all men. Most of these men have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.
Women prefer to be in a relationship where the man is taller.
Research has already suggested that tall men are generally paid better are viewed as more masculine and competent. Now a new research paper suggests that their height advantage also spills over into their personal lives.
Campaigns that succeed are those that carefully consider what makes content go viral. Does your marketing to-do-list include creating the next viral hit? If you’re in the marketing or social media industry, the answer is probably “Yes!” (and if you’re not, and the answer is probably still “Yes!”).
We’ve all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often.
Men probably don’t think about sex every seven seconds. But rather than wonder about whether this is true, Tom Stafford asks how on earth you can actually prove it or not.
Phthalate levels correlated with infertility in men.
Federal researchers recently spent four years tracking 501 couples as they tried to have children in a study on the impact of everyday chemicals on fertility. One of the findings stood out: while both men and women were exposed to known toxic chemicals, men seemed much more likely to suffer fertility problems as a result.
Wage discrimination isn’t a problem women face in the tech industry.
For a long time, Silicon Valley has suffered the reputation of being unwelcoming to women, from brogrammer attitudes to sexist apps to gender inclusivity. Whatever problems women may have with the tech industry, wage discrimination isn’t necessarily one of them. New research shows that there is no statistically significant difference in earnings between male and female engineers who have the same credentials and make the same choices regarding their career.
The average American adult requires between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every day.
According to a new study from Duke University, women need more sleep than men. The researchers have discovered that, compared to men, women experience more mental and physical consequences from inadequate rest. Besides giving half the population a legitimate reason to sleep in, the findings could also inspire new health recommendations for women at greater risk of heart disease, depression, and psychological problems.
Study finds evolutionary trade-off between mating prowess and parenting involvement.
Fathers who are more involved in child care have smaller testes, and their brains are also more responsive when looking at photos of their own children, according to research published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1.
Men love their single life and experience few of the traditional pressures that once encouraged them to marry.
They want kids, houses and sex. And they want women, too — but not in the form of wives. Not until they’re older. So says the latest study to probe the minds of America’s young men, aged 25 to 33. The study found 10 reasons men won’t commit — from the ease of finding sex partners to the desire to avoid financial risks of divorce.
So what is the future of marriage?
In 1996 a symposium titled “Can Government Save the Family?” was published by the Hoover Institution. A who’s-who list of culture warriors—including Dan Quayle, James Dobson, John Engler, John Ashcroft, and David Blankenhorn—were asked, “What can government do, if anything, to make sure that the overwhelming majority of American children grow up with a mother and father?”
The real gap isn’t between men and women doing the same job. It’s between the different jobs that men and women take.
Women earn “only 72 percent, as much as their male counterparts” is probably the most famous statistic about female workers in the U.S. But it is also famously false.