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Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be the start of a horribly nerdy joke is simply a scene that could happen any evening at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And it did recently when I visited …

Leadership

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

Apps

The DEA made a mysterious deal with the 'most dangerous man in the world'

One a DEA agent, the other his snitch, a ship's captain who was leaking information about drug loads.<p>Joseph Hunter, a burly former US Army drill sergeant nicknamed Rambo, briefed them on the assignment.<p>"It's just like a military mission," Hunter told the men, four ex-snipers from the US, German, …

Corruption

College Kids Are Now High Frequency Trading From Dorm Rooms

University student Spencer Singleton is among a growing band of amateurs turning to computer-driven automated stock trading—until now the preserve of …

Stock Markets

Some Of The Coolest Stuff That Was Cut From Fallout 4

<i>Fallout 4</i> was not always the game that we actually got to play. Like most games, it changed and morphed during development—and it’s fun to look back …

Neat

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics

Survival Knife: 5 in 1 Tactical Pocket Knife, Razor Sharp Stainless Steel Multiuse Camping Knife Kit-

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Knife includes magnetic removable bright LED light, Magnesium Fire Starter, sharp Seatbelt cutter, and …

Gross Over Engineering of Major Events

So who is the person sitting at the top of Organising Committees of Major events such as the Olympic Games and Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup, …

16 Birthday Gifts for Every Budget

From blow-out parties to blowing out candles, there are lots of great ways to reward your bestie, sibling or special someone on their birthday (their 30th birthday… or any big day ;) for another year of being unstoppably awesome. Let’s be honest: We all hope for a little somethin’ to unwrap, and …

Jewelry

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Operating Systems
Boxing
NBA

How Google’s Networking Infrastructure Has Evolved Over The Last 10 Years

Google today announced that it wants to fix your home Wi-Fi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues. To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches. So to manage all the …

Networking

How Darrelle Revis became the NFL's savviest negotiator

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 31 NFL Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE ARE CERTAIN</b> athletes who exude celebrity; it trails them …

The biggest stars on YouTube make huge incomes ... yet they can't keep the vast majority of it

He even made a video specifically to address the haters who felt that he was somehow overpaid.<p>The interesting thing about YouTube revenue, however, is how little of it the stars themselves get to keep. YouTube keeps a 45% cut of any ad revenue gathered by one of your videos. And that's before taxes …

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China

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …