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Software as a Service, as a business

Introduction<p>Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a billing and delivery model for software which is so superior to the traditional method for selling …

Product Management

This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 38: Noise

One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making a remote and …

Fish

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

How we built Watsi Coverage without stable electricity, WiFi, or email

After nearly thirty hours of flying through three airports and a four-hour drive down bumpy dirt roads, our product team made it from our office in …

Mobile

New studies zero in on roots of depression and why ketamine reverses it | Ars Technica

Understanding the biology may help us develop more targeted therapies.<p>While we have a number of treatments available for clinical depression, many of …

Neuroscience

Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Sante prospective cohort

AbstractObjectiveTo assess the prospective associations between consumption of ultra-processed food and risk of cancer.DesignPopulation based cohort …

Medical Journals

This Is the Link Between Processed Foods and Cancer

Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study.<p>The research, published Wednesday in</i> …

Nutrition

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Queen bans plastic straws and bottles on royal estates after David Attenborough documentary

The Queen has banned plastic straws and bottles from the royal estates as part of a move to cut back on the use of plastics "at all levels".<p>Buckingham Palace outlined new waste plans and said there was a "strong desire to tackle the issue" in the royal household, in a move thought to be inspired by …

David Attenborough

Schizophrenia Patients Calmed Using Pioneering Video Game Technique

'The results of this pilot are astonishing'<p>Kings College London<p>Schizophrenia patients could soon be trained to control their verbal hallucinations …

The Brain

There Might Be No Way to Live Comfortably Without Also Ruining The Planet

It's time to face an uncomfortable truth.<p>There are now so many of us on Earth that the planet just doesn't have enough resources for us all to live …

Sustainability

Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them. - MIT Technology Review

In the past, if you wanted to change the world, you had to pass a law or start a war. Now you create a hashtag.<p>Ethan Zuckerman studies how people …

Social Media

Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost

Permafrost in Alaska is thawing, and a new study finds northern permafrost soils are the largest reservoir of mercury on the planet, storing nearly …

Global Warming

‘Black Mirror’ technology: Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology …

Dystopia

How Will I Measure My Life?

I read How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen late last year. While I liked the idea of living according to consciously chosen goals, …

New Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>COLORADO: Long-term exposure to cannabis smoke is not associated with significant …

Medicine

2 Fundamental Rules All Startups Need to Secure Funding

Follow these two rules for a head start on scaling your startup.<p>Every Startup is of course different, with its own challenges, its own wins, and its own rules. Anyone who tells you there are rules to startup success is lying. Period. Full stop.<p>There are no rules to follow that will turn you into …

Sustainability

German police association boss calls for decriminalisation of cannabis and new focus on helping addicts

The head of an organisation that represents German police officers has called for consumption of cannabis to be “completely decriminalised” across the country.<p>André Schulz, head of the Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK), which has around 15,000 police detectives as members, said on …

Cannabis

Alzheimer's-related brain changes could start at 40

Scientists may have advanced our understanding of the brain mechanisms behind Alzheimer's disease, after uncovering a process that precedes the …

Dementia

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Al Gore

What If Self-Driving Cars Can’t See Stop Signs?

Artificial intelligence is still too easily tricked to be trusted.<p>For all its impressive progress in mastering human tasks, artificial intelligence has an embarrassing secret: It’s surprisingly easy to fool. This could be a big problem as it takes on greater responsibility for people’s lives and …

Artificial Intelligence

Two psychologists followed 1000 New Zealanders for decades. Here’s what they found about how childhood shapes later life

In 1987, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt, two postdocs in psychology, had adjacent displays at the poster session of a conference in St. Louis, …

Psychology

Baltimore Cops Kept Toy Guns to Plant Just in Case They Shot an Unarmed Person 

In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. …

Law Enforcement

New blood test detects Alzheimer's disease up to 20 years before symptoms begin

The world's first accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease has been developed by a team of scientists from Australia and Japan, with the test able …

Dementia

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Aging</i> finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may …

Cancer

How Schopenhauer’s thought can illuminate a midlife crisis

Despite reflecting on the good life for more than 2,500 years, philosophers have not had much to say about middle age. For me, approaching 40 was a …

German Philosophy

The User Experience of Lootboxes

I hope you like GIF’s. I brought GIF’s.<p>Disclaimer: In real life, when I’m not pretending I know how to write, I work for a gambling company here in …

Star Wars Battlefront

This Campaigner Wants to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Author and activist Tristram Stuart has launched campaigns, new businesses, and community events to stop nations from squandering food.<p>"The goal is saving the planet. No ambition less than that is worth fighting for," Tristram Stuart, an author and campaigner who has focused his life on preventing …

Agriculture