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The doctor of the future

In new healthcare systems, 'the doctor' is increasingly a team. Can actual physicians adapt?<p>DENVER — When patients go to see Dr. C.T. Lin for a checkup, they don’t see just Dr. Lin. They see Dr. Lin and Becky.<p>Becky Peterson, the medical assistant who works with Lin, sits down with patients first …

Health Care

‘Reality shrivels. This is your life now’: 88 days trapped in bed to save a pregnancy

When I was five years old, my parents decided they could no longer watch the nightly news. Or rather, they could no longer watch it if I was in earshot. The coverage of the attack at the Munich Olympics had caused me to have such an intense fear of being killed by gorillas that I couldn’t sleep. No …

Pregnancy

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Income Inequality

A Photographic Journey Around the World

Take a virtual voyage to some of the most amazing places around the globe, seen through the lens of travel photographer Trey Ratcliff on his “80 Stays Around the World” journey with The Ritz-Carlton. The destinations seen here are as diverse in their landscape as they are in their culture. The …

Ritz-Carlton

I Travelled All Over Portugal To Photograph Windows, And Captured More Than 3200 Of Them

You may remember my project Windows of the World which was published two years ago here on Bored Panda, at the time with only a small number of …

Fiber optic lines can double as earthquake detectors

You might not need an extensive sensor network or a host of volunteers to detect earthquakes in the future -- in fact, the lines supplying your internet access might do the trick. Researchers have developed technology that detects seismic activity through jiggling in fiber optic lines. Laser …

‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

SEATTLE — The crowded pack of voice-controlled digital assistants — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — are good at numerous things. They can help people play music, set up calendar appointments and check the weather.<p>They can even get two rival tech executives, …

Enterprise Tech

Inside Waymo's Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars

An exclusive look at how Alphabet understands its most ambitious artificial intelligence project<p>In a corner of Alphabet’s campus, there is a team working on a piece of software that may be the key to self-driving cars. No journalist has ever seen it in action until now. They call it Carcraft, after …

Women of Sex Tech, Unite

For Janet Lieberman, making sex toys started as a bit of a joke. In 2013, she was living in Brooklyn and getting ready to leave MakerBot, where she worked as an engineer. When people asked her what she planned to do next, she’d say she wanted to start a sex toy company.<p>But she noticed that women …

Broad City

The Loud, Obnoxious, 3,500-Year History of Sonic Warfare

It’s just getting started. "Frequency-based warfare will become more widespread due to its capacity to be covert and controlled from distance," one …

Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

A team of student hackers have demonstrated a method for using music to turn smart devices into tools for spying. The system is based on sonar, and …

University of Washington

Man Caught Smuggling 13 Pounds of Meth Into US Via Drone

Drones generally haven't appealed to smugglers because their noise attracts attention.<p>A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring …

Marijuana Users May Face Significant Health Risks, According to a Newly-Released Study

Few industries, if any, have been able to compete with the rapid growth rate of legal marijuana in recent years. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, the North American legal weed industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 26% through 2021, to about $21.6 billion. Chances are …

Cannabis

Nasa’s ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano

With an eruption brewing, it may be the only way to prevent the extinction of the human race.<p>Lying beneath the tranquil settings of Yellowstone National Park in the US lies an enormous magma chamber. It’s responsible for the geysers and hot springs that define the area, but for scientists at Nasa, …

Geology

Your Corporate Chip Implant Is Entirely Voluntary. Yeah, Right | Inc.com

I don't know whether you caught this story, but at least two companies are now implanting RFID chips tracking subcutaneously--under the skin--of their employees. The chips perform like key-cards/credit cards, allowing access to areas in the facility and automatically charging employees for …

Employment

Three Life Changing Business and Leadership Lessons In Less Than 5 Minutes

This column is authored by Ash Vyas, Director, Digital Marketers IndiaThe post Three Life Changing Business and Leadership Lessons In Less Than 5 …

Startups (India)

6 Crucial Things to Do in Your First 100 Days in a New Leadership Role

You've signed the offer, now what?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of change in technology is unmatched. Companies are constantly being funded, getting acquired and, unfortunately, going out of business. These dynamic conditions create both challenges and …

5 Important Lessons People Usually Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

<i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Drew Reggie, entrepreneur and writer, on Quora:</b><p>No one lives a life free of regret. …

Google Flights

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

How the books editor of the New York Times decides what to read

“Personally I’m doing pure escapism in books at the moment.”<p>Even the editor of the New York Times Book Review hasn’t read everything.<p>“We joke at theBook Review because we all are constantly saying, ‘Oh, have you read such and such?’ And the answer 80 percent of the time is ‘no,’ because there’s no …

The Bespoke High Is the Future of Marijuana

A California company makes weed vaporizers to suit every mood—here’s what happened when I tried them.<p>I’d been traveling for work—to Europe then to Asia then to Europe again while pinging back and forth from L.A. to New York. For months my carryon contained the sneakers that I didn’t use in the …

Hunting for Antibiotics in the World’s Dirtiest Places

“Compost bin. Pig trough. Dog-food bowl. Laptop keyboard.”<p>Ona chilly autumn morning in northwest London, just outside the Euston train station, Adam Roberts stops at the top of an outdoor staircase, looks around for police, and tries to appear inconspicuous. This is harder than it sounds, and not …

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Storage Wars: Tesla Just Got a Major Competitor

Siemens and AES are forming an energy storage company that could be a big challenger for Tesla's leading position today.<p>Elon Musk and <b>Tesla Inc</b> …

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

Maps

10 books every aspiring CEO should read

If being a leader was easy, then everyone would do it. What exactly sets apart those who reached the pinnacle of business achievement? What is their secret sauce?<p>As an aspiring leader, your goal should be to create not just a good company, but a great one. That’s why it’s important to study those …

Books

Photographer Spotlight - Tina Sosna