Peter Korch

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Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

Malaria Changes Humans’ Scent, Making Them More Attractive to Mosquitoes

Children infected with malaria produce a smell which attracts mosquitoes, according to a new study.<p>Malaria parasites “tweak the existing human …

What Amazon learned by having employees write stories instead of doing PowerPoints

In his latest letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos details the company’s march to global domination. The company employs 560,000 Amazonians—aka people—and Amazon Prime now has more than 100 million members, a figure greater than the population of Germany, Vietnam, or Egypt.<p>What’s the key …

Employment

Why Are We Always Searching For “A Quiet Place?”

The new film <i>A Quiet Place</i> is an edge-of-your-seat tale about a family struggling to avoid being heard by monsters with hypersensitive ears. …

Mark Twain

New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered in Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have …

Insects

4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? 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 Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

Coral Color Is More than Cosmetic

For corals, color is more than superficial. Across the tropical Pacific, one species of reef-building coral, known as rice coral, comes in two …

Hawai

One-Skillet Creamy Chicken Tortellini Is Here to Save Dinner

Stuck in a cooking rut? Forgot to meal plan? Thinking of ordering takeout? Not so fast — this one-skillet chicken with tortellini is here to save …

Cooking

The Bizarre British Sauce Your Thanksgiving Turkey Needs

Bread Sauce<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>5 ounces good-quality white bread, not sourdough (remove the crusts, break into pieces, and leave on a rack to get stale for …

Spices

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Shrimp Pad Thai

Pad Thai is our go-to order for Thai takeout and a common lunch choice for the TT editors. Tender rice noodles tossed in a sweet and tangy tamarind …

Divine Chicken with Green Beans Recipe

"These are the BEST green beans you will ever have. This recipe can be altered to your liking. I throw bacon in and omit the chicken for a side dish. …

Chicken Breast

Gluten-Free Waffles Rancheros

Masa harina, a flour made from corn, is added to these gluten-free waffles to give them a sweet, grainy flavor. <b>Slideshow:</b> Alternatives to All-Purpose …

Waffles

Quick and Easy Mexican Chicken Recipe

"An easy entree with Mexican flair! Serve over rice or buttered noodles."<p>Ingredients<p>4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts<p>cooking spray<p>1 clove garlic, …

Cooking

Spaghetti With Marmite

I loved this--so easy and tasty. I added some left over vegetables and it worked really well. Thanks for such an easy recipe and making me think of …

Marmite

These 10 Essential Cucumber Recipes Are Extra Easy

It's hard to beat the cool refreshment cucumbers provide. The water-packed veggie is not only wonderfully crisp, but its mild flavor also makes it …

Whole Grain

Phytoplankton Population Drops 40 Percent Since 1950

The microscopic plants that form the foundation of the ocean's food web are declining, reports a study published July 29 in <i>Nature</i>.<p>The tiny organisms, …

Global Warming

First time Dublin: discover the best of Ireland's Fair City

It’s easy to know what to expect on a first visit to Dublin, right? Cram in as many pubs as you can and somehow find your way back to the airport, tired and dazed but knowing you just had the best craic of your life...if you could only remember it all.<p>While that sounds like a great weekend, you’d …

Ireland

A Switchblade Defensive Mechanism Has Been Discovered On Stonefish

Stonefish are already known for being extremely dangerous due to them being highly venomous and researchers just discovered something else about them …

Fish

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say<p>Serious disruption to the Gulf Stream ocean currents that are crucial in controlling global climate must be avoided “at all costs”, senior …

Global Warming

What Is Bebop? Deconstructing Jazz Music’s Most Influential Development

What is bebop? The Big Apple certainly didn’t know what hit it when <b>Charlie Parker</b> blew into town like a tornado and shook the jazz scene to its very …

Universal Music

Ockham's Razor

William of Ockham (c.1287-1347)<p>Probably on April 10, 1347, English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian <b>William of Ockham</b> passed …

British Philosophy

“High Definition Vinyl” Is Happening, Possibly as Early as Next Year

“High Definition Vinyl” has moved closer to a turntable near you. In 2016, a European patent filing described a way of manufacturing records that the inventors claimed would have higher audio fidelity, louder volume, and longer playing times than conventional LPs. Now, the Austrian-based startup …

Audiophile

Mourning a Dog Can Be Harder Than Mourning a Person

"Many studies show our relationships with dogs can be even more satisfying than our human relationships."<p>Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she …

Pets

The untold story of modern science is one of empire and colonial exploitation

Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the malaria that so often killed English colonists in the country, and in December 1899 he gave a lecture to the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce about his experience. In the …

Cape Town

There and Back Again

What J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit still has to offer, 80 years after its publication<p>“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So began the legendarium that dominated a genre, changed Western literature and the field of linguistics, created a tapestry of characters and mythology that …

Literature

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

Here’s what’s next.<p>The scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated privately in letters, ephemerally in lectures, or all at once in books. There was no public forum for <i>incremental</i> advances. …

Mathematics

America’s Freshwater Mussels Are Going Extinct — Here’s Why That Sucks • The Revelator

Give Rachel Mair two tanks of water and she’ll show you something amazing.<p>“When I do outreach at a festival, I put mud and algae and stuff in the …

Aquaculture

When Jazz Ruled The World: The Rise And Reign Of America’s One True Art

Nowadays, in the second decade of the 21st Century, jazz may seem to many a marginalised music. Of course, it goes without saying that there are …

Universal Music

Ireland's oldest and most charming pubs

There's something undeniably unique about pubs in Ireland - old, authentic, atmospheric and wonderfully welcoming. Get visiting<p>There's nothing quite …

Ireland