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Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company set out to chronicle how changing companies create and compete, to highlight new business practices, and to showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.

Every American Wildfire In The Last 36 Years, Mapped

As fires rage in California, this map by Jill Hubley offers a broader look at the data on what typically causes wildfires.

As the gates of hell open near Los Angeles and northern California starts to recover from its own massive fires of October, it feels like wildfires are getting more frequent. Everyone is asking how so many of these fires can happen at the same time.

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Jony Ive Is Reportedly Taking Back Control Of Design At Apple

Ive will return to oversee a united software and hardware team.

After two years spent largely on the design of Apple’s new campus, Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the industrial and software design teams at Apple, according  to a new report by Bloomberg. Those teams had been led by Richard Howarth and Alan Dye respectively, and both Howarth and Dye had reported directly to Tim Cook. Now, they’ll report to Ive.

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This Awesome Transit Art Is Made Out Of Antique Wooden Escalators

Travelers have already nicknamed the piece “the stairway to heaven.”

When it was time to upgrade the gorgeous–but ancient–wooden escalators at Wynyard Station in Sydney, Australia, the government of New South Wales decided to do something different. Instead of trashing them, they chose to transform them into something completely new. They called on artist Chris Fox to come up with an idea–the result of which is Interloop, a beautiful sculpture that now welcomes users to the transit hub.

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For The First Time, AI Can Teach Itself Any Language On Earth

A universal translator–the stuff of sci-fi legend–may be closer than we think.

Machine-based translation is amazing, but hundreds of millions of people on our Pale Blue Dot can’t enjoy its benefits–because their language is nowhere to be found in the translator’s pull-down menu. Now, two new artificial intelligence systems–one from the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV) in Spain and another from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)–promise to change all that, opening the door to true universal translators like the ones in Star Trek.

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