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The improbable rise of America's hottest VC

In the tale we’re sold of Silicon Valley, meritocracy flourishes. Those who grind the hardest, hone the best ideas, and make the most connections become billionaires. Class, race, and gender melt away, and those who <i>deserve</i> success seize it.<p>Some see Arlan Hamilton as proof that this romance is …

Venture Capital

Where Is the Center of the Universe?

Looking up at a clear night sky, you see stars in every direction. It almost feels as if you're at the center of the cosmos. But are you? And if not, …

Universe

This Is What Happens To Your Brain During Anesthesia

Until recently, we didn't really know.<p>In the United States, almost 60,000 people receive general anesthesia during surgery every day. Through an injection, or inhalation of anesthetic gas, they safely lose consciousness while their bodies are probed and cut open. Then, their loss of consciousness …

The $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the world against Amazon — and we'll see the sparks fly next year

The tech industry loves to talk about small, nimble startups.<p>In reality, though, the tech game plan today is all about bulking up and getting as big as possible.<p>Megamergers, such as Broadcom's pending $105 billion acquisition of Qualcomm and Dell's $67 billion purchase of EMC in 2016, underscore …

eCommerce

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

Customer Service

Some People Can't See Any Pictures in Their Imagination, And Here's Why

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the …

Why Challenging Yourself Is the Best Thing You'll Ever Do

It's easy to get comfortable doing nothing with your life--so why should you push yourself?<p>Complacency is the world's worst mentality. It may seem outrageous, and frankly dramatic, but too many people are too content to sit back and let the world pass by them. For some, it is simply their state of …

This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like …

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

Medical Research

The One Question That Will Change Your Life.

We all share the same set of wishes. We also have similar wants, dreams, and desires. We want to feel good. Live an effortless life while having well paid jobs, awesome relationships, stimulating sex-life, amazing bodies and to be at the center of everyone's attention. We want to own the world. We …

From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Magic Mushrooms

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in Washington D.C. Providing testimony that it poses an unreasonable risk to humans, animals, and the environment, scientists spoke at a closed meeting …

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

An 11-Year-Old Girl From Britain Just Achieved The Highest Possible IQ Score

Killing it!<p>If you already have a nagging sense of feeling old and dumb, look away now: 11-year-old British schoolgirl, Kashmea Wahi, just achieved …

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Study: Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect Memories

New research suggests that repetition—while strengthening some aspects of memory—may interfere with our ability to remember nuanced, specific details.<p>It seems intuitive that if you want to remember something, repetition is the key. How many of us could have survived high school without late nights …

Schizophrenia-marijuana study flips the reefer madness equation

Does marijuana smoking cause psychosis? Or could psychosis drive pot smoking?<p>If you believe the panned and parodied 1936 film "Reefer Madness," smoking weed will make one crazy and drive you to a life of crime.<p>Medical science has taken the question seriously, however, and found a strong link …

Cannabis

Brain games that could pay off in retirement

We all know that exercise helps keep our hearts healthy, but what keeps our brains in top form? Researchers are working overtime to answer this …

Edgar Martins Explores the European Space Agency

A photographic study of the inability to contain the infinite.<p>Photographer Edgar Martins has spent the past two years exploring the facilities of the European Space Agency (ESA) and capturing the weird, clinical spaces he came across. His project marks the first time in the ESA's history that an …

Classy Seahawks sign draft pick before having to cut him due to heart condition

Friday's move by the Seahawks was a little peculiar because it involved them cutting a sixth-round pick just a few weeks after the draft, but …

Dolphins reach deals with Terrence Fede, Walt Aikens

AP<p>One of the four teams holding a rookie minicamp this weekend has finished two more contracts with draft choices.<p>The Dolphins signed Liberty …