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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Richard Dawkins is so wrong it hurts: What the science-vs.-religion debate ignores

Acolytes of Dawkins & Hitchens pretend that ignorant evangelicals represent all of religion. Here’s what they miss<p>I’m supposed to hate science. Or so I’m told.<p>I spent my childhood with my nose firmly placed between the pages of books on reptiles, dinosaurs, marine life and mammals. When I wasn’t …

Google and the flu: how big data will help us make gigantic mistakes

A concept of enduring utility rarely emerges from the market research business, but the Gartner hype cycle is an exception that proves the rule. It is a graph that describes the life cycle of a technological innovation in five phases. First, there's the "trigger" that kicks off the feverish …

There's Now A Flying Wind Turbine That Doubles As A WiFi Hotspot

The invention could have a major impact in places like Alaska, with vast swaths of land that are off the grid, and without traditional sources of power and internet access.<p>The startup, Altaeros Energies, developed the BAT-Buoyant Airborne Turbine, which is filled with helium and can rise to 1,000 …

Renewable Energy

The Steve Jobs email that outlined Apple’s strategy a year before his death

In 2010, a year before his death, Steve Jobs outlined Apple’s strategy in an email to the company’s 100 most senior employees. He heralded the “Post PC era,” vowed “Holy War with Google,” promised to “further lock customers into our ecosystem,” and warned that Apple was “in danger of hanging on to …

List-Worthy

There are more ways to arrange a deck of cards than atoms on Earth

[Video Link]There are roughly 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 unique ways to order 52 …

This 360° Video Shot With 6 GoPro Cameras Will Blow Your Mind

If you thought those ‘miniature world’ photos were cool, this video will make you wish you had a bunch of GoPro cameras lying around to play with.<p>Jonas Ginter, a German based photojournalist created a stunning 360° video using 6 GoPro cameras mounted on his bike.<p>Jonas 3D-printed the mount, attached …