Patrick Schill

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This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Children's Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. The …

Module plane design concept could end airport gridlock forever

A new airplane design created by Swiss scientists could end airport gridlock forever.<p>The idea, from Switzerland’s Federal Polytechnic Institute, calls for airplanes to have separate, interchangeable elements that can be mixed and matched as needed.<p><b>Streamlining the travel process</b><p>Passengers would …

How NetApp's CEO and his twin brother won the Valley after they switched jobs

For George Kurian, the CEO of NetApp and Thomas Kurian, Oracle's president of product development that myth is practically true.<p>They are literal doppelgangers who rose to the top with so much togetherness, at one point they literally got up and switched jobs, sending each of them on their current …

Startups

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver</i> …

Parenting

This Headphone Uses Neuroscience to Help Athletes Train 50 Percent Faster

By targeting specific areas of the brain, this headphone helps athletes pick up training regimens faster.<p>A new headphone is helping athletes train for their sport 50 percent faster.<p>The technology, based on the concept of neuropriming, is already helping the military to train fighter pilots and …

Billionaire Investor George Soros Sees Economic Trouble Ahead

Why should anybody care that billionaire George Soros is trading again and making big bets that will pay off if economies around the world fall on harder times?<p>When the 85-year-old hedge fund founder did something like this a decade ago, the U.S. housing market was about to implode, Lehman Brothers …

Co-CEO of Thrive Market Explains Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

I wake up to an email from an overseas client whom I’ve been supporting through a recent breakup: <i>I just listened to your podcast with Gunnar Lovelace</i>, it reads. <i>T</i><i>he guy’s self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and humility are so amazing and inspiring! Definitely the type of guy worth holding out</i> …

Meet the Winner of Fortune's Cool Companies Competition

<i>Fortune</i> went hunting on Tuesday for the coolest startup trying to turn sustainability into a business. After hearing the pitches and weighing the …

The Conversation

Readers respond to our April 2016 cover story.<p>The Obama Doctrine<p><i>In April, Jeffrey Goldberg reported on the president’s foreign policy. John Bew called the article “a masterpiece of journalism” in</i> New Statesman<i>, while former U.S. Representative Barney Frank said Goldberg’s interviews with Obama</i> …

This Is Why Most Companies Go out of Business

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

Scientists Invented a 'Second Skin' That Can Make You Prettier

In the future, everyone will be wearing this magic goop that can eliminate wrinkles and replicate the look of youthful, healthy skin.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>China Wants People to Stop Seductively Eating Bananas Online</b><p>A team of scientists from Harvard and MIT have created an "elastic, wearable" film that can be placed …

Revolutionary nanowire battery tech can be charged over 200,000 times

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled a brave new world of powerful wireless devices, but they're not without their limitations. After being charged a number of times, they start to lose their ability to hold that charge, requiring either a replacement battery or a brand new phone. Most batteries last …

Science Explains How a Sense of Purpose Adds Years to Your Life

You need a good reason to get out of bed every day.<p>As a therapist, I work with people who are battling depression and anxiety. For some individuals, their debilitating symptoms make it impossible to maintain their jobs. Unfortunately, unemployment only worsens their mental health.<p>The lost income …

Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

Amazon Web Services

Goldman Sachs Buys a Startup That's Challenging the Almighty 401(k) Plan

Goldman Sachs seems to think it’s time to retire the 401(k).<p>On Monday, Goldman (gs) announced it was acquiring Honest Dollar, a company that provides …

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Woo lets tech talent hunt for a better job while remaining anonymous

The grass is always greener<p>The competition for engineering talent in Silicon Valley is fierce. Perks typically include signing bonuses, stock options, free meals, and more. In that environment, tech workers are always looking for the next best thing. But using a job-seeking portal like LinkedIn or …

Employment

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

Chinese nationals are buying multi-million dollar US homes using the country's most popular instant messaging app

Imagine selling a $14 million New York City apartment entirely through Twitter or SnapChat.<p>Emma Hao, an agent for luxury-home broker Douglas Elliman has done it.<p>Well...that's not <i>quite</i> true. Hao brokered the sale through WeChat, China's most popular instant messaging app. She does this a lot, and …

Real Estate