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Meet 2020's Rising Stars of Wall Street from firms like Goldman Sachs, Carlyle, and BlackRock

The next crop of Wall Street leaders. Grayscale Investments; Goldman Sachs; Bank of America; Deutsche Bank; Samantha Lee/Business Insider As Wall Street navigates a health pandemic that's changed the way we work and dramatically changed the economic landscape, we take a look at the players rising up despite the challenges and grasping opportunities as they see them.From launching game-changing groups within global financial institutions, to having a hand in restructuring entertainment giant...
Tags: New York, London, Amc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Chicago, Paris, Ubs, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lgbtq, University of Toronto, Tingle, Blackrock


Cancer cells hibernate to survive chemotherapy, finds study

Cancer cells go into a state similar to hibernation when attacked by chemotherapy.The low-energy state is similar to diapause—the embryonic survival strategy of over a 100 species of mammals. Researchers hope to use these findings to develop new cancer-fighting therapies. When attacked by chemotherapy, all cancer cells have the ability to start hibernating in order to wait out the threat, finds new research. The cancer cells hijack an evolutionary survival mechanism to transition into a state o...
Tags: Health, Biology, Medicine, Animals, Cancer, Public Health, Canada, Innovation, University of Toronto, Brien, Margaret, O Brien, Research Institute, Schimmer, Catherine O Brien, Aaron Schimmer


The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2020

In 2020, the study of well-being took on new meaning. The COVID-19 pandemic created a mental health crisis that is affecting people in all corners of the globe. In the United States, Americans have faced intense political polarization and a reckoning around racial justice. Many of us are left wondering how we can move forward toward a better future. As the year rolled on, some well-being researchers were quick to turn their lens on the pandemic itself, tracking how people were doing and testing...
Tags: South Korea, Sweden, Parenting, Amit Kumar, Germany, Research, Harvard, United States, South Africa, Harvard University, Hawaii, Korea, Kenya, Jordan, University Of Virginia, Vermont


2 pro-Trump rioters pictured carrying zip tie-style restraints in the Capitol have been charged with federal crimes

Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Larry Rendell Brock of Texas and Eric Gavelek Munchel of Tennessee were federally charged after being pictured carrying zip tie-like restraints into the Capitol building during last week's riot, officials said.  The US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said in a statement that they were each charged with ne count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or gr...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Crime, News, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nashville, Michigan, Air Force, Donald Trump


Machine learning accelerates discovery of materials for use in industrial processes

Research led by scientists at the University of Toronto and Northwestern University employs machine learning to craft the best building blocks in the assembly of reticular framework materials for use in a targeted application. The findings demonstrate that the use of artificial intelligence approaches can help in proposing novel materials for diverse applications such as clean energy, sensoring and biomedicine, by accelerating the design cycle for materials.
Tags: Science, University of Toronto, Northwestern University


Meet 2020's Rising Stars of Wall Street from firms like Goldman Sachs, Apollo, and BlackRock

The next crop of Wall Street leaders. Grayscale Investments; Goldman Sachs; Bank of America; Deutsche Bank; Samantha Lee/Business Insider As Wall Street navigates a health pandemic that's changed the way we work and dramatically changed the economic landscape, we take a look at the players rising up despite the challenges and grasping opportunities as they see them.From launching game-changing groups within global financial institutions, to having a hand in restructuring entertainment giant...
Tags: New York, London, Amc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Chicago, Paris, Ubs, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lgbtq, University of Toronto, Tingle, Blackrock


University of Toronto: One in four women with ADHD has attempted suicide

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can have negative consequences on mental health into adulthood. A nationally...
Tags: University of Toronto


The Station: Zoox’s six-year ride, Aurora makes its Uber ATG employee picks and NHTSA takes a new position on AVs

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I asked you last week to share your picks for the biggest stories of the year. While there was a mix, two startup-focused themes emerged: COVID-19 and the pressure it put on ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Toronto, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Austin, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Zomato, EC


Dozens of Journalists' iPhones Hacked With NSO 'Zero-Click' Spyware, Says Citizen Lab

Citizen Lab researchers say they have found evidence that dozens of journalists had their iPhones silently compromised with spyware known to be used by nation states. From a report: For more than the past year, London-based reporter Rania Dridi and at least 36 journalists, producers and executives working for the Al Jazeera news agency were targeted with a so-called "zero-click" attack that exploited a now-fixed vulnerability in Apple's iMessage. The attack invisibly compromised the devices with...
Tags: Apple, London, Israel, Tech, Pegasus, Al Jazeera, University of Toronto, NSO, NSO Group, Rania Dridi, Tamer Almisshal, Almisshal


Dozens of journalists’ iPhones hacked with NSO ‘zero-click’ spyware, says Citizen Lab

Citizen Lab researchers say they have found evidence that dozens of journalists had their iPhones silently compromised with spyware known to be used by nation states. For more than the past year, London-based reporter Rania Dridi and at least 36 journalists, producers and executives working for the Al Jazeera news agency were targeted with a so-called “zero-click” attack that exploited a now-fixed vulnerability in Apple’s iMessage. The attack invisibly compromised the devices without having t...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Facebook, New York, London, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, Russia, Israel, US, Tech, Spokesperson, United Arab Emirates


Dozens of Al Jazeera journalists allegedly hacked using Israeli firm's spyware

Citizen Lab researchers say cyber-attack using NSO Group software likely ordered by Saudia Arabia and UAEiPhones vulnerable to hacking tool for months, researchers saySpyware sold by an Israeli private intelligence firm was allegedly used to hack the phones of dozens of Al Jazeera journalists in an unprecedented cyber-attack that is likely to have been ordered by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to leading researchers.In a stunning new report, researchers at Citizen Lab at th...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, World news, Hacking, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Al Jazeera, University of Toronto, Cyberwar, Saudia Arabia, Citizen Lab, NSO Group


Aurora sends offers to majority of Uber ATG employees, but not the R&D lab

Autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation sent offers Thursday to more than 75% of employees at Uber Advanced Technologies Group, just a week after announcing plans to acquire the self-driving subsidiary, according to a source familiar with the post-merger integration plans. Uber ATG Toronto, which employs about 50 people where the subsidiary conducted its research and development work, did not not made the cut, according to a source. Nor has Uber ATG’s chief scientist Raquel Urtasun, w...
Tags: TC, Uber, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Automotive, University of Toronto, Chris Urmson, Aurora, ATG, Urmson, Pittsburgh San Francisco, Vector Institute, Aurora Innovation, Eric Meyhofer, An Uber


AutoLeap says it will repair your lousy relationship with car shops

No one likes having to go the automotive repair shop. There’s little transparency into what happens after a car is dropped off, invoices are often little more than a series of illegible bullet points, and the experience often feels chaotic. AutoLeap, a six-month-old, Toronto-based startup that quietly raised $5 million in seed funding in September, thinks its team can figure out how to repair that broken experience by bringing car repair shops into the 21st century at long last. Its big idea is ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Stanford, Boston, Toronto, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Venture Capital, Las Vegas, Seattle, University of Toronto, Daimler, Global Founders Capital, Shift, Seed Funding


Legal Research Company ROSS to Shut Down Under Pressure of Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit

ROSS Intelligence, a company that sought to innovate legal research through the use of artificial intelligence, and that helped to raise awareness of AI throughout the legal industry, is shutting down its operations, as a lawsuit against it by Thomson Reuters has crippled its ability to raise new financing or explore potential acquisition and left it without sufficient funds to operate. “We have made the difficult decision to shut down operations at ROSS Intelligence,” the company said in a stat...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Toronto, David, Ibm, Watson, Silicon Valley, Globe, University of Toronto, Thomson Reuters, Ross, Cto, Forbes, Denton, Westlaw, Bay Street


Meet 2020's Rising Stars of Wall Street from firms like Goldman Sachs, Bridgewater, and Fidelity

The next crop of Wall Street leaders. Grayscale Investments; Goldman Sachs; Bank of America; Deutsche Bank; Samantha Lee/Business Insider As Wall Street navigates a health pandemic that's changed the way we work and dramatically changed the economic landscape, we take a look at the players rising up despite the challenges and grasping opportunities as they see them.From launching game-changing groups within global financial institutions, to having a hand in restructuring entertainment giant...
Tags: New York, London, Amc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Chicago, Paris, Ubs, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Lgbtq, University of Toronto, Tingle


Canadian Association of University Teachers passes motion of censure of University of Toronto...

...for permitting outside political interference in the appointments process at the Law School. CAUT censure means all faculty are discouraged from attending conferences at Toronto,... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Toronto, University of Toronto, Brian Leiter, Canadian Association of University Teachers


Meet 2020's Rising Stars of Wall Street from firms like Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, and Carlyle

The next crop of Wall Street leaders. Grayscale Investments; Goldman Sachs; Bank of America; Deutsche Bank; Samantha Lee/Business Insider As Wall Street navigates a health pandemic that's changed the way we work and dramatically changed the economic landscape, we take a look at the players rising up despite the challenges and grasping opportunities as they see them.From launching game-changing groups within global financial institutions, to having a hand in restructuring entertainment giant...
Tags: New York, London, Amc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Chicago, Paris, Ubs, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lgbtq, University of Toronto, Tingle, Blackrock


Can melatonin help prevent severe COVID-19?

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada has found that melatonin can be an adjuvant to augment the efficacy of anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. They believe that the drug is a potential “silver bullet” to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Health, Canada, University of Toronto


Tunable rainbow light trapping in ultrathin resonator arrays

Light squeezed into nanoscale metallic gaps has a myriad of applications in sensing, energy, and nonlinear optics. Recently, scientists at the University of Toronto have developed a new paradigm for the design of ultrathin metallic nanostructures which allows for precision tailoring to fit any desired application. This design strategy, coupled with a novel fabrication technique, provides a promising platform for the advancement of nanoscale optics.
Tags: Science, University of Toronto


Meet 2020's Rising Stars of Wall Street from firms like Goldman Sachs, Bridgewater, and Apollo

The next crop of Wall Street leaders. Grayscale Investments; Goldman Sachs; Bank of America; Deutsche Bank; Samantha Lee/Business Insider As Wall Street navigates a health pandemic that's changed the way we work and dramatically changed the economic landscape, we take a look at the players rising up despite the challenges and grasping opportunities as they see them.From launching game-changing groups within global financial institutions, to having a hand in restructuring entertainment giant...
Tags: New York, London, Amc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Chicago, Paris, Ubs, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lgbtq, University of Toronto, Tingle, Blackrock


Architects are designing the airports of the future as the coronavirus pandemic forces new thinking on how we travel - take a look

Airports are due for an overhaul in the post-pandemic world as travelers demand a better focus on health and safety. Gensler; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The coronavirus pandemic is encouraging architects to imagine the airports of the future as the downturn is opening new opportunities for the industry.  Fentress Architects held a contest among university students to design next-generation airports while Gensler designed an open-concept alternative to the iconic Washington Dulles Intern...
Tags: Transportation, New York, London, Airports, Air Travel, India, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Shanghai, Heathrow, Gatwick, Tokyo, Venice


When The Game Comes Back

from Jim Morris of CBC, The development of two potential COVID-19 vaccines could be a major assist in the battle against the coronavirus, but they might not be a game changer when it comes to NHL fans being able to return to arenas in the near future. Dr. Susy Hota, medical director of infection prevention and control and infectious diseases specialist at the University Health Network in Toronto, said even if a vaccine becomes available early in the new year, it will take several mont...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Jim Morris, NHL, University of Toronto, Cbc, University Health Network, Hota, Susy Hota


Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting

You wait ages for foot scanning startups to help with the tricky fit issue that troubles online shoe shopping and then two come along at once: Launching today in time for Black Friday sprees is Xesto — which like Neatsy, which we wrote about earlier today, also makes use of the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera to generate individual 3D foot models for shoe size recommendations. The Canadian startup hasn’t always been focused on feet. It has a long-standing research collaboration with the University of ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Ecommerce, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Computer Vision, University of Toronto, Howe, Sophie Howe, Neatsy, Virtual Fit, Xesto, Afiny Akdemir


Seeing Opportunity in the Blue Light Glasses Trend—Could It Be Your Next Business Idea?

If there’s one universal trait shared by nearly all entrepreneurs and small business owners, it’s the hours we keep. We either get up early or go to sleep late—or both (I’m writing this article at 2 a.m.). And most of our waking hours are spent staring at a computer or phone screen. As a result, many of us—and others who spend a lot of time in front of electronic devices (accountants, writers, graphic designers, just to name a few)—suffer from headaches, eye strain, bad sleep habits, and other a...
Tags: Sales, Harvard, Manufacturing, University Of Houston, Usa Today, University of Toronto, Pew Research, WebMD, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Federal Drug Administration FDA, Starting A Business, Consumer Trends, Rieva Lesonsky, Employee Health & Wellness, Eyeglasses, Vision Council


8 time management mistakes that are making you less productive

Give up the idea that the busier you are, the more competent you seem — it's not helping your productivity. Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images If you feel like you need more hours in the day to get work done, you might be putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. Learn to find "autonomous control" over your time by budgeting your hours more wisely, enforcing boundaries, and focusing on one task at a time. Let go of the "have it all mentality," and gradually find a cadence in your work speed t...
Tags: Stanford, Time, Trends, University of Toronto, Economist, Newman, Riley, Stanford GSB, John Rampton, Kira M Newman, Jennifer Aaker, Pfeffer, Susan Weinschenk, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Amanda Abella, Laura Vanderkam


Seeing Opportunity in the Blue Light Glasses Trend—Could It Be Your Next Business Idea?

If there’s one universal trait shared by nearly all entrepreneurs and small business owners, it’s the hours we keep. We either get up early or go to sleep late—or both (I’m writing this article at 2 a.m.). And most of our waking hours are spent staring at a computer or phone screen. As a result, many of us—and others who spend a lot of time in front of electronic devices (accountants, writers, graphic designers, just to name a few)—suffer from headaches, eye strain, bad sleep habits, and other a...
Tags: Sales, Harvard, Manufacturing, University Of Houston, Usa Today, University of Toronto, Pew Research, WebMD, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Federal Drug Administration FDA, Starting A Business, Consumer Trends, Rieva Lesonsky, Employee Health & Wellness, Eyeglasses, Vision Council


The key to smarter robot collaborators may be more simplicity

Think of all the subconscious processes you perform while you’re driving. As you take in information about the surrounding vehicles, you’re anticipating how they might move and thinking on the fly about how you’d respond to those maneuvers. You may even be thinking about how you might influence the other drivers based on what they think you might do. If robots are to integrate seamlessly into our world, they’ll have to do the same. Now researchers from Stanford University and Virginia Tech ha...
Tags: Stanford, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Innovation, Machine Learning, University of Toronto, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, Dorsa Sadigh, Sadigh, Jakob Foerster, Nonetheless Foerster


AI is wrestling with a replication crisis

Last month Nature published a damning response written by 31 scientists to a study from Google Health that had appeared in the journal earlier this year. Google was describing successful trials of an AI that looked for signs of breast cancer in medical images. But according to its critics, the Google team provided so little information about its code and how it was tested that the study amounted to nothing more than a promotion of proprietary tech. “We couldn’t take it anymore,” says Benjamin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Machine Learning, Montreal, University of Toronto, Deepmind, McGill University, Ian Hogarth, Ke, LHC, Michael Hoffman, Yoshua Bengio, GPT, Google health


An economist says a lack of information about COVID-19 drove the world into a deep economic crisis — here's how we can fix it

Innovating our way out of a pandemic-induced economic crisis will require us to think long-term. Reuters Joshua Gans is a professor of strategic management and economist at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The following is an excerpt from his book, "The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19." In it, he argues that the pandemic was caused by a lack of information and knowledge about COVID-19 — not the virus itself. Gans believes the focus of the ...
Tags: France, Germany, Trends, Strategy, Recession, Economics, Taiwan, Netherlands, United Nations, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, University of Toronto, Excerpt, Imf, Napoleon


Study: 1M to 2M tons of US plastic trash go astray every year

By Seth Borenstein | Associated Press More than a million tons a year of America’s plastic trash isn’t ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash. In 2016 — the last year enough data was available and before several countries cracked down on imports of American waste — the United States generated 46.3 million tons of plastic waste, by far the most in...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Climate Change, California, White House, China, Environment, US, America, Sport, World news, Soccer, United States, Epa, Louisiana