Harold Motende

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3 Marketing Strategies That Will Surely Sink Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you like when other people prove you wrong?<p>I think it's probably safe to say that most people don't like to be wrong. It's kind of like the natural aversion to the nails-on-chalkboard sound.<p>Recently, I asked my fans to send me examples …

7 Surprising Questions Great Leaders Ask

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great leaders ask great questions -- have you ever wondered why? Do great leaders intentionally develop the art of asking great questions because they know it’s an essential leadership skill or do people who learn to ask great questions …

7 Public Speaking Fundamentals Entrepreneurs Must Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Public speaking is often associated with a kind of grandiosity, as if you need to be a guest of honor at a formal event, to employ what we think of as “public speaking skills.” In reality, though, public speaking skills are used all the …

This Droplet of DNA Could Store 600 Smartphones Worth of Retrievable Data

To most of us, DNA stores the code of all living things.<p>But according to computer scientists, DNA may one day become the preferential storage medium …

Scientific Regress | William A. Wilson

The problem with ­science is that so much of it simply isn’t. Last summer, the Open Science Collaboration announced that it had tried to replicate …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe

Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop

After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.<p>The forces of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi had been firing high-explosive ordnance into the city of Misurata for weeks—they'd been shooting tank rounds and they'd been firing rockets. Barrage after …

War

Cisco IOS Quick Reference Cheat Sheet

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Chick<p>Cisco IOS Down & Dirty Quick Reference Companion is a FAST ACCESS to Cisco commands and examples. In addition; each command has a direct link to Cisco’s website for more information and examples. This digital reference guide is a MUST HAVE for any network administrator or …

Here's How A Newborn Baby Sees The World

How do newborn infants see the people around them?<p>For the first time ever, scientists in Sweden and Norway have simulated how our emotional expressions appear to the dewy eyes of a newborn -- and their finding may lay to rest a longstanding debate.<p>"We have for many years known that newborn babies …

Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

Psychology

Why have we yet to be enchanted by the internet of things?

One of the leading thinkers in the new computing sector known as the internet of things (IoT) can’t help but look at all the flashy, expensive, feature-packed gadgets on the market today – things like Google Glass or the Apple Watch – and keep coming away with the same thought: too many device …

Internet of Things

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Apple Watch

Why Metaphors Beat The Snot Out Of Facts When It Comes To Motivating Action

Douglas Van Praet returns to tackle the magic of metaphors, and explain why they beat facts when it comes to creative persuasion.<p>Metaphors have long permeated creative expression from cave paintings to commercials. And there’s a good reason that Geico is “So easy, a cavemen can do it,” Prudential …

Framing

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Apps

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Psychology

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like plants. To most of us these statements may sound, at best, insupportable or, at worst, crazy. But a new book, Brilliant Green: the Surprising History and Science of Plant …

Extinction

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

Why Social Media Companies Want To Control The Internet Of Things

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the Internet of Things (IoT) is hot. Everyone from chip makers to software companies to retailers are getting in on the act, all trying to figure out how to capitalize on what many pundits believe is the next big disruptive wave in …

Internet of Things

Benedict Evans just explained why Apple doesn't need to care about Android

And depending on which metrics you use, it's easy to say either has "won" the competition.<p>Google's Android has by far the biggest install base, but Apple's iOS generates more app store revenue.<p>Speaking at The Financial Times' FT Media 2015 conference in London on Tuesday, Andreessen Horowitz …

Google Says the Internet of Things' Smarts Will Save Energy

As the Internet of Things expands, with everything from thermostats to cameras to cars plugging into the net, so does the need for machines that can …

How dangerous is public Wi-Fi? We ask an expert

How often have you been stuck in an airport, or on a train, and decided to take advantage of the public Wi-Fi network? Do you choose restaurants or …

Long-term life support on Mars should be possible someday, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they could step into their ready-made living quarters, remove their space helmets and inhale deliciously breathable air.<p>The quarters would have an optimal mixture of gases for human respiration, and be perfectly pressurized, air-conditioned …

Mars Rover

USA vs. Japan Part II: Giant robots set to duel

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Suidobashi, you have a giant robot, we have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen."<p>With these fighting words, a new, robo-martial space race era was born. U.S.-based robotics company MegaBots issued the challenge late last month, as it put the finishing touches to its Mark 2 model, …

Robotics

Egg-shaped 'ecocapsule' lets you live anywhere - CNN Style

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NASA probe passes Pluto, carrying ashes of man who discovered it

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a NASA probe whizzed past Pluto on Tuesday, the man who discovered the dwarf planet 85 years ago was there.<p>A small amount of the ashes of American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh are on board the New Horizons spacecraft, which has spent more than nine years traveling to the outer reaches of …

Solar System

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Honing hacking skills at NSA summer camp

<b>Madison, South Dakota (CNN) —</b> Summer camp evokes memories of nature hikes and canoeing in bucolic woodsy settings.<p>But for about 200 high school students from 30 states, camp this summer means rigorous hours spent in classrooms learning everything from how to exploit computer network security and …

South Dakota

Encryption a growing threat to security

<b>(CNN) —</b> Back in the 1970s and '80s, Americans asked private companies to divest from business dealings with the apartheid government of South Africa. In more recent years, federal and state law enforcement officials have asked -- and required -- Internet service providers to crack down on the …

Privacy

Cell phones and risk of brain tumors: What's the real science?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors.<p>The ordinance, called the Right to Know law, …

Cancer