Joseph Henzi

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Bad Trees | Tree Choices for the Yard | Planting Trees Tips

11 Dangerous Trees You Should Never Plant in Your Yard<p>Some trees are more trouble than they’re worth. Before you head to a nursery, see our …

How a Florida beautician and 'bag holder' in a drug conspiracy got Obama on her side after a life sentence

The out-of-the blue call terrified her. Only a couple months earlier, she'd been hit with the news that her 20-year-old son had been murdered.<p>"Mostly when they call you up there, it's either a death or somebody's sick," George told me over the phone recently from her home in Florida. "Everything …

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The 10 Worst Android Apps For Draining Your Smartphone's Battery

AVG's latest Android App Report has named and shamed the biggest battery hogs on the Android market, with the Telstra app proving to be the worst …

The 20 Most Influential Billionaires Behind The Scenes Of US Politics

The Brookings Institute released a ranking of U.S. billionaires according to their political influence.<p>The billionaires' influences are measured by the "use of great wealth for campaign expenditures, activism through non-profit organizations and foundation, holding public office, media ownership, …

A New World Record Ends Hank Chien's Reign As Donkey Kong Champion

In December of 2010, New York area plastic surgeon Hank Chien set the world record high score for <i>Donkey Kong</i> — 1,068,000 points.He topped that score …

Uncontacted Amazonian Tribe Voluntarily Contacts Scientists, Catches Flu

The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.<p>Late last month, something extraordinary happened at the edge of the rainforest in Acre, Brazil. Members of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe voluntarily approached scientists from the Brazilian government, <i>Science</i> …

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

States of Mind: Mental Illness in America [rebroadcast]

'Kickstarter For The Homeless' Raises Investment From Some Of The Biggest Tech Investors, Including Marc Benioff

Some of the biggest tech investors have joined the seed round, including Salesforce's Marc Benioff, SV Angels' Ron Conway, and Reddit's Alexis Ohanian.<p>Poverty is a serious issue in America, with approximately 46 million people living below the poverty line and 3.5 million of them homeless. In San …

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Jibo: A social, family robot that uses emotional intelligence

<b>Jibo: A social, family robot that uses</b> <b>emotional</b> <b>intelligence</b><p>Watch this video, and you'll see why folks like Cynthia Breazeal and +Guy Hoffman are focusing on why emotional intelligence is important to the future of robotics.<p>This particular robot, Jibo, is not yet available. It's creator has launched a Indigogo campaign to assist the company in reaching its goal of delivering Jibo robots next year.<p>In the meantime, what's most interesting here is the emotional engineering that goes into something …