Justin Schoenfelder

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Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

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Ace of Aces: How the Red Baron Became WWI’s Most Legendary Fighter Pilot

“I never get into an aircraft for fun,” Manfred von Richthofen once wrote. “I aim first for the head of the pilot, or rather at the head of the …

Why Millennials Don't Like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

Millennials voted for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders in the primaries. But they got Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton instead as their …

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See if you can solve these 6 fiendish brain-teasers written by NSA employees

But have you heard about its brain-teasers?<p>The US spy agency employs some of America's best and brightest as spooks and code-breakers, so it's no surprise that its employees might have an interest in riddles and puzzles.<p>Every month, the NSA publishes on its website a brain-teaser written by an …

Japanese hedge fund robot outsmarts human master, passes Brexit test

Yoshinori Nomura felt like weeping. It was the morning of June 24, Brexit day, and markets were moving against him.<p>Well, not against him, exactly. It was the hedge fund manager's self-learning computer program that had placed the bet, selling Japanese stock-index futures before a sizable market …

Smart Ways to Approach a 7-Day Detox Diet

The thought of going on a seven-day detox diet can be incredibly daunting. With so many different diets touted online and in books, it’s tough to …

In exactly one year, we’ll bear witness to the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse”

Get your sunglasses ready. There’s a giant solar eclipse headed our way, and it’s slated to be the biggest and best … ever. Dubbed the “Great …

Ancient mystery text nobody’s deciphered set for publication

BURGOS, Spain (AFP) — It’s one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one — …

South Africa same-sex couple have triplets using both fathers' DNA

A same sex couple in South Africa have become fathers to triplets who share both fathers' DNA, after a surrogate agreed to bear their children.<p>Sky News reported that Theo and Christo Menelaou, who were friends and neighbours of former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, met the surrogate at a …

Astronomers Catch Rare Sight of Incredibly Massive Star's Formation

The star is so big, other smaller stars could be forming in orbit around it.<p>The biggest stars in the galaxy take about 100,000 years to form, which is the blink of an eye in astronomical terms. (A smaller star like the sun takes millions of years to form.) So it is rare to find a star more than …

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NSA-linked hackers hoard malware secrets. What could possibly go wrong?

Emerging out of the blue, a cryptic online group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers claims that it has purloined a cache of cyber burglary tools from a little known but highly skilled hacking operation dubbed the Equation Group. The Shadow Brokers made some of the tools available for free, but …

Why the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model is So Successful

Use the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model in Your Life<p>Focus on Two Buckets of Value - Operating Income and Marketable Securities<p>Updated April 07, …

Anatomy of a Monster: Reinhard Heydrich

In Sean Ellis’ <i>ANTHROPOID</i>, Czechoslovakian resistance fighters Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) and Jozef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) risk everything to take out …

Roman 'curse tablets' summoning up demons discovered in ancient Serbian tomb

Pagan and Christian gods invoked in long-forgotten languages and strange symbols.<p>Ancient Romans used magical inscriptions to bring vengeance on …

The search for the ‘Holy Grail’ of human longevity | The Star

Our life expectancy at birth has risen from roughly age 50 to 80 in the past century, a dramatic increase considering that for hundreds of years the …

Former Iran president writes to Obama over $2B court ruling

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter on Monday to President Barack Obama, asking him to "quickly …

Commentary: Here’s how a U.S.-China war could play out | Reuters

For all the focus on terrorism, one of the most striking features of the last decade is that the risk of war between the world’s major countries has returned. For the first time since the fall of the Berlin wall, military thinkers in the United States, Europe and Asia are putting serious thought …

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The rules have to change again – we must tame globalization

<i>Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, is University Professor at Columbia University and chief economist at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is</i> Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy<i>.</i><p>Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book titled <i>Globalization and its Discontents,</i> …

Archaeologists discover royal Mayan tomb containing secrets of the Snake Dynasty

Archaeologists have discovered an enormous and strange Mayan tomb in Belize, leading to both further puzzles and, perhaps, insight into the …

Spying's New Frontier: Private Firm Collects Data on 'Every American Adult'

The fight for internet privacy has focused much of its attention on government surveillance, but mass data collection is done by private companies as …

New York City's Surprising Role Funding Slavery and Profiting Off the Civil War

I talked to author John Strausbaugh about his new book, which details how "New York was arguably the most pro-South, pro-slavery city in the North," during the Civil War.<p>New York City has a reputation of being a liberal place, but the history of New York is much more convoluted and conservative …

Theft And Mayhem In The Bitcoin World

The schadenfreude of Bitcoin enthusiasts over Ethereum’s recent troubles ended abruptly last week. A major Bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, was hacked and nearly 120,000 BTC (around $60m) was stolen. The price of Bitcoin promptly crashed, and Bitfinex was forced to suspend trading. Suddenly, Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

What IBM's Massive Turnaround Failure Should Teach You

One of the country's iconic businesses is losing it. Why? Lack of management discipline.<p>A few weeks ago I said startups need discipline in finance, operations, and organization. I suggested these disciplines are so important that when big companies stop practicing them, they get in …

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NASA captures comet making suicide run at the sun

So-called sungrazer comets are the daredevils of the cosmos attempting, like Icarus or Queen Margaery Tyrell, to fly high and tight by the sun without getting burned. This week, ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) caught a sungrazer that flew a little too close.<p>The above …

Astronomy

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

‘Stranger Things’: The Secret CIA Programs That Inspired Hit Series

The hit Netflix series <i>Stranger Things</i> was clearly influenced by Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, with a heaping helping of <i>The X-Files</i> and <i>Twin Peaks</i> …

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