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The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

Nine unopened Dead Sea Scrolls found

Nine newfound penny-sized pieces of parchment belonging to the Dead Sea Scrolls laid unopened for nearly six decades before they were rediscovered in Israel.<p>The scrolls went unnoticed for years until one scholar came across them while searching through the Israel Antiquities Authority's (IAA) …

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

Winning as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The maid-of-honor was consoling the bride, desperately trying to keep her makeup from liquefying. The yacht was perfect, of course, and most of the bridesmaids were there as planned. So what was the problem? No pictures. The photographer was a no-show. Well, the bride would make sure that he never …

Let Your Team Help You Manage Your Time

Good managers study time management techniques. They analyze their calendars and prioritize their to-do lists in an effort to eke out a few percentage points of extra personal productivity — which is all to the good. Great managers, by contrast, realize a fundamental fact: their time, not budget or …

Be Kind to Your Employees, but Don’t Always Be Nice

At 39, I was the CEO of a company with a few hundred employees. Depending on the day and the employee you asked, I’d rate anywhere from a zero to a seven on the unkindness scale (10 being a tyrant). I’d guess that I normally hovered around 4.5. I doubt anyone would have rated me a 10—that takes a …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

6 Tips On Driving Innovation - Even If You Think Your Boss Will Say No

Matt Kingdon is the co-founder and co-chairman of ?What If!, the company he set up with Dave Allan in 1992 to partner clients who were enthusiastic about innovation but stuck on how to make it happen. Today ?What If! has offices in three continents and works with businesses in all sectors – …

BYOD: A Question Of Lust (And Trust)

Massive shifts in the business world rarely spring from grand designs. Corporate change is often driven by the need to make cost savings, meet targets, and justify bonuses.<p>The <i>Bring Your Own Device</i> trend is no exception…<p>Driving the trend forward are several other factors. One is the consumerization …

7 Habits Of Insanely Productive People

I consider myself a highly productive person. Especially so when I take on multiple projects that I am passionate about. And when I bite more than I can chew – which happens often, because I love what I do – I go into overdrive. And that’s when, on that proverbial edge, you learn some amazing …

TED Talks Are Wildly Addictive For Three Powerful Scientific Reasons

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. You can have brilliant ideas—truly revolutionary ideas—but if you cannot persuade others to act, those ideas don’t matter. Today, thanks to the world-famous TED conference, independently organized TEDx community events, and new research into the science …

6 Ways Smart Questions Help You Work Smarter

Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz said it best: “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”<p>Decades of business consulting and coaching have taught me a lot about the value of thoughtful questions. I can distill it into two salient …

What Data-Obsessed Marketers Don’t Understand

Big data has become the X factor of modern marketing, the hero of every marketer’s story. But it’s a promise at risk of letting you down. You may be thinking that data will magically turn bush-league marketing into a winning “Moneyball” performance. But that’s an artifact of our big data obsession. …

Comcast Versus the Open Internet

Imagine a restaurant whose most popular dishes are made with fresh tomatoes. Given the large quantity in which these dishes are produced, tomato shortages are frequent, yielding patron complaints. In response, the restaurant’s tomato supplier promises to build a storage facility nearby, in order to …

Poehler, Biden boost Meyers' 'Late Night' debut

Seth Meyers took the “Late Night” stage Monday night like a man who didn’t have anything to prove.<p>His approach to his hosting debut was suggestive not of a much-hyped beginning, but of a Tuesday night show a couple of years into a long run: calm, confident and steady bordering on slack. A …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

Mirroring Android screens to a Chromecast is coming

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit<p>You can already send a web page from Chrome(s goog) to a Chromecast on laptops and desktops; not from …

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review

For quite a while now, tablets have been trying to break out as potential replacements for general computing, but unfortunately not quite succeeding.<p>Samsung hopes to continue the good fight with a slightly different outlook, and by, quite literally, blowing up an already well-received top tier …

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Develop the Leaders You’ve Been Overlooking

Say the word <i>leader</i> and most people immediately think of those with business cards that says “manager,” “director,” or other such lofty title. That is, the people who hold positions of stature within a company’s hierarchy, to whom several individuals report, and whose influence comes in great …

Executives’ Biggest Productivity Challenges, Solved

<i>Robert Pozen knows a little something about thriving at the top — he’s the former chairman of MFS Investment Management, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, and the author of the book Extreme Productivity. I recently asked him about how demands on executives — and CEOs in particular —</i> …

Army Women: Better Chopper Pilots Than the Guys?

Ten out of every 100 Army helicopter pilots are women — but they account for only 3 out of every 100 accidents.<p>That’s the bottom line in an Army …

The Paper Industry Is Lobbying Against a Paperless Government — and It Has a Point

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The surprisingly powerful paper industry has geared up to fight the inevitable and unavoidable …

Clinton: Gay marriage not the end

Chelsea Clinton on Sunday issued a rallying cry to gay activists, calling equality for members of the community the “unfinished business of the 21st century.”<p>“My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century. That is certainly true. But so too are the …

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.<p>It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million …