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Why do so many top Ivy League grads go to work for Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs and McKinsey? James Kwak says it's because they offer well-paid, generic business training.

Why do so many top Ivy League grads go to work for Wall Street firms? "The primary selling point of Goldman Sachs or McKinsey is that it leaves open the possibility of future greatness. ... The idea is that you will get some kind of generic business training that equips you to do anything ... and that you will get the resume credentials and connections you need to go on and do whatever you want." The firms make it very easy for students to choose them, by holding campus events and actively recruiting them. Oh, and they offer plenty of money.

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Why Lil Dicky made this star-studded Earth Day music video

"Earth" features about 30 of the biggest names in entertainment.

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  • Lil Dicky is a rapper and comedian who released his debut album in 2015.
  • His new music video, "Earth," features artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheehan, Kevin Hart, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • All proceeds of the music video will go to environmental causes, Dicky said.
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A bionic lens undergoing clinical trials could soon give you superhuman abilities

We're talking Ghost in the Shell type of stuff. 

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Maybe you watched Ghost in the Shell and maybe afterwards you and your friend had a conversation about whether or not you would opt in for some bionic upgrades if that was possible - like a liver that could let you drink unlimitedly or an eye that could give you superhuman vision. And maybe you had differing opinions but you concluded that it's irrelevant because the time to make such choices is far in the future. Well, it turns out, it's two years away.

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Behold, the face of a Neolithic dog

He was a very good boy.

Image source: Historic Environment Scotland
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  • A forensic artist in Scotland has made a hyper realistic model of an ancient dog.
  • It was based on the skull of a dog dug up in Orkney, Scotland, which lived and died 4,000 years ago.
  • The model gives us a glimpse of some of the first dogs humans befriended.
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