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Bullying stopped staff reporting heart surgery deaths, says CQC

Care Quality Commission inspectors find serious problems at heart unit of NHS Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham<p>One of the NHS’s best hospitals ignored repeated warnings and evidence that too many heart patients were dying as a result of surgery intended to save their lives, the NHS care …

50 Innovation and Success Quotes from SpaceX Founder Elon Musk

Take a peek inside the mind of a genius with these success quotes from Elon Musk.<p>"I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary." -Elon Musk<p>Elon Musk's willingness to publicly discuss even the failures of his insanely ambitious SpaceX missions reminds us just how …

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7 startup lessons the Shazam founders learned the hard way

Shazam is one of the most widely-used apps of all time but what’s its founding story? I talked to Chris Barton, and his co-founders, including friend …

CrossFit Phenom Annie Thorisdottir: The Fittest Woman on the Planet?

5 Traits That Make You a Great Business Leader (but a Terrible Person in Everyday Life)

Being cheap, yelling at people, having a big ego. Sounds like the world's worst person? Nope--sounds like an effective CEO. Here's why.<p>When I was doing book research on what makes great leaders, I can't tell you how many times people mentioned the frugality of famous bosses like Warren Buffett and …

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Health Care For Seniors Often Goes Beyond Their Desires

As people get older, their health care goals may shift from living as long as possible to maintaining a good quality of life: quality over quantity.<p>In many cases, the medical treatment older people receive often doesn't reflect this change in priorities.<p>A wide-ranging report from the Dartmouth …

'Overdosing' on Exercise May Be Toxic to the Heart

Slackers, rejoice! You knew you were right all along, didn't you? Extreme exercise may be toxic to your heart, according to a provocative review of …

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For depression, primary care doctors could be a barrier to treatment

Often referred to as the “common cold of mental health,” depression causes about 8 million doctors’ appointments a year. More than half are with …

21 Scary Things Big Data Knows About You

What does big data know about <i>you</i>?<p>Quite a lot.<p>Every time we use a computer, access our phones, or open an app on a tablet, we’re leaving a digital trail. Most people are vaguely aware that Google knows what they’ve searched for, or that Facebook knows who their friends are, but it goes much, much …

Angry Birds

Since 1998, Israeli death rate from heart disease has dropped by 50%

Hadassah researchers: Reduction should serve as a example for other countries.<p>><br>• ><p>MERVYN GOTSMAN. (photo credit: HADASSAH)<p>The Israeli death rate from …

This Startup Failed In Year One And Is Now Doing Over $6M In Sales Per Year

On January 19th Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft, a sales technology startup out of Atlanta came to chat with the Building The Sales Machine community here in New York City about the challenges of building company as it relates to culture, values and building the sales organization. Kyle and the …

Here's How to *Actually* Quit Your Day Job

You've got a killer idea and want to be your own boss. Now what? We asked the stars of Quit Your Day Job—Oxygen's new reality show, premiering March 30, in which wannabe moguls vie for investments—what you really need to know before giving up everything to launch your million-dollar idea.<p>Randi …

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About U.S. Innovation

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders recently gained a lot of attention when he pointed out one very important point …

Doing This for an Hour Each Week Will Make Your Business More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Developers love this startup with a funny name — and it just raised another $63 million

Some of them were App Nanny and App Care, but the idea was clear: get a name that would imply taking care of all your app's needs.<p>Eventually, Schmitt settled with App Annie, which he says is a more serious sounding name, and officially launched the service in 2010, right around when smartphones …

Americans often willing to sacrifice online privacy for utility, study finds

The Pew research shows most citizens are willing to trade some amount of privacy for useful tech services – but not without some suspicion<p>Americans have walked a fine line on privacy in the internet age.<p>Taking constant pictures with iPhones is considered normal, while wearing Google Glass creeps …

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Don't Be a Miserable Success: 5 Ways to Build a Great Business and a Great Life

If we have both financial success and personal joy in our lives, we can be unstoppable as entrepreneurs. But the fact is, there are far too many business owners out there who are hugely successful but extremely miserable. I've been there myself.<p>Ask yourself: Is my business helping me lead a deeply …

'Zuckerberg had no idea what he was getting himself into' with his $100 million donation to Newark public schools

With a hyped-up announcement on "Oprah," he pledged to donate $100 million to Newark under the agreement that another $100 million would be matched from other sources.<p>But the turnaround hasn't gone as expected for a number of reasons, and journalist Dale Russakoff has tracked the five years since …

Billionaire investor Vinod Khosla gives a disastrous interview at Disrupt, bashes journalist repeatedly on stage

Business Insider first published a story in early August in which former employees alleged bad ethics and a lack of science at the egg-replacement startup.<p>TechCrunch wrote its own story with several lingering questions for the startup, and onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt, senior-editor Jon Shieber …

How this startup went from 'pretty entertainingly terrible' to challenging Amazon head-on

A big part of that dominance is thanks to Amazon S3, a super-popular cloud storage option that's most easily described as like Dropbox for programmers to store all the data they need for web and mobile apps.<p>All of the images on Tumblr, for instance, are hosted with Amazon S3.<p>The killer feature of …

There’s a Whole Industry Around Digital Hoarding – #BigData

I think I have a problem. As my iPhone filled up for the Nth time, I realized I, like many may be a bit a digital hoarder. The 32 GB, which seemed …

Big Data

New open-source encyclopedia catalogs the human genome | Kurzweil

ENCODE is a massive database cataloging many of the functional elements of the entire collection of human genes (credit: National Institutes of …

Desktop Genetics raise $2.15 million for DESKGEN

<i>UK angels and VCs invest in Cambridge-born bioinformatics startup Desktop Genetics.</i><p>Desktop Genetics want to revolutionise the way that genetic …

Revealed: Shocking NHS postcode lottery for elderly care

An NHS 'atlas' reveals the full extent of the postcode lottery in healthcare, with wide variations in the chance of being diagnosed with cancer early, or receiving emergency care which could have been avoided<p>Elderly people in some parts of the country are nine times more likely than in others to be …

What actually happens when you eat pizza in bed all day, according to science

To the surprise of probably no one, it turns out my life-long dream of getting paid to eat cookies and pizza in bed all day isn’t very sustainable.<p>In …

How Amazon Shows the Need for a Tech Industry Workforce Revolution

Business is not about being cutthroat anymore; it's time for the tech industry to re-evaluate the perks being offered to workers.<p>Yes, you've heard about it: Amazon, "the most valuable retailer in the country," has been accused of unfair (and unhappy) working conditions.<p>A recent New York Times …

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Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing

<i>This article first appeared in IEEE IT Professionalmagazine.</i> <i>IEEE IT Professional</i> <i>offers solid, peer-reviewed information about today's strategic</i> …

Machine Learning

UK scientists seek permission to genetically modify human embryos

Researchers apply for licence months after Chinese team become first to announce they have altered DNA<p>Scientists in Britain have applied for permission to genetically modify human embryos as part of a research project into the earliest stages of human development.<p>The work marks a controversial …

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Like Instagram for doctors, Figure 1 app now has 500,000 users

Early this summer, a resident at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in rural Louisiana had a leg wound that wouldn't heal. The staff and specialists in the region were flummoxed, so nursing head Karey Thigpen turned to a social network created by Toronto startup Figure 1 Inc.<p>After rifling through …

Coffee has secret trick to stop sleep

<b>A cup of coffee in the evening may be keeping you awake for more reasons than you realise, scientists say.</b><p>Their study, in Science Translation Medicine, showed caffeine was more than just a stimulant and actually slowed down the body's internal clock.<p>A double espresso three hours before bedtime …