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Your Math Is All Wrong: Flipping The 80/20 Rule For Analytics

I was deep into a presentation at a major retailer. In the darkened room, a lone hand shot up. “John, we spend 80% of our time on data load and prep. Only 20% is used to produce analytics. We don’t like that ratio.”<p>The speaker was right. About 80% of the analytics process is spent on data …

The complete guide to structuring your ideal work day

Optimizing your work day to maximize your productivity and happiness admittedly isn’t a hard science. Differences in body chemistry, sleep routine, personality, profession, and office culture mean that one person’s ideal day is another’s productivity nightmare. But there are some evidence-based …

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What Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers want at work - and just wait for Gen Z

If you think managing Generation Y workers is tricky, just wait until the next generation walks through the door.<p>Generational expert<p>Tamara …

Fertility treatments 'threaten our humanity', warns Robert Winston

IVF pioneer Lord Winston has warned that a growing market for fertility treatments could "threaten our humanity", including if the rich were able to pay for so-called "designer babies".<p>The fertility expert who developed key advancements in IVF treatment told fellow academics at a conference "we …

First life forms to pass on artificial DNA engineered by US scientists

The first living organism to carry and pass down to future generations an expanded genetic code has been created by American scientists, paving the way for a host of new life forms whose cells carry synthetic DNA that looks nothing like the normal genetic code of natural organisms.<p>Researchers say …

Don’t shut the door on the synthetic biology debate

The Inter-Academy Panel, a network of the world’s science academies including our own Royal Society, today issued a statement on synthetic biology. A few years ago, biologists in the higher branches of the Royal Society would claim that SynBio didn't merit attention – it was seen as either …

You suck! Why criticism is more powerful than praise

As many have noticed, criticism tends to have more impact and stay with you a lot longer than similarly delivered praise (within reason; an arena full of people screaming that they love you isn’t going to have a lesser impact than someone tutting at you if you hold up a queue). The potency of …

Why a part-time CEO could bring a whole lot of value to your business

When billionaire<p>Bill Gatesannounced he would be runningMicrosofton a part-time basis until it recruited a new chief executive last year, the business …

How to get your team to buy into your vision: Vinomofo founder Andre Eikmeier

by Andre Eikmeier<p>Hopefully if you’re reading this you agree that to be a successful company, the leaders have to have a vision, and the team has to …

3 steps to creating an innovation-friendly culture

by Ron Ashkenas<p>One of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivise people to develop and implement new …

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Google Warns: We Are Scanning Your Email

It added these sentences:<p>Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is …

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic Partner Up, Unveil High-Tech Car

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic announced a partnership on Monday that will integrate the luxury automaker's current line of vehicles with the …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

Six Things Entrepreneurs Should Stop Doing Immediately

We all have “to do” lists that help keep us focused on the things that can make us more successful.<p>Having a “things not to do list” can accomplish the same thing, and actually could be more effective.<p>With that by way of background, here are six things that you want to stop doing today.<p>1. <b>Whining.</b> No …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

Humans are more than clever apes? Don't make me laugh

Most qualities we think of as particularly 'human' can be seen elsewhere in the animal kingdom, thanks to evolution<p>Just how special do you think you are? How different do you think you are from other animals? Do you think of yourself as an animal or do you see yourself, and your fellow humans, as …

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and depressed.<p>Johnson's condition initially baffled doctors, but a cardiologist provided a …

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

16 Useful Things You Can Make With A 3D Printer

While they've come down in price immensely ($400 versus tens of thousands of dollars), there's still the problem of making them appealing to the Average Joe. We have this once-exclusive technology shrunken down to fit on our kitchen counters, and we don't know what to do with them.<p>CGTrader, a …

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

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Mouse embryo with beating heart generated totally from Stap cells – video

A mouse embryo with beating heart generated totally from Stap cells using an acid technique developed by scientists in Kobe, Japan. In a series of elegant experiments, researchers showed that cells plucked from animals could be turned into all-powerful master cells simply by immersing them in a …

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Police Shoot GPS Trackers At Fleeing Suspects' Cars

Car chases kill hundreds of people a year. But police don't want to lose their suspect by slowing down. Here's a compromise, and it involves a cannon.<p>High-speed police chases kill hundreds of people every year. Many of the victims are uninvolved third parties who just happen to be on the road at …

CES 2014: Riding the World's First Driverless Shuttle [Video]

Yes, it looks like a golf cart, but how many golf carts do you know of that can do this?<p>All this week, we'll be showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Here's a closer look at Induct Technology's Navia driverless shuttle. Check it out in …

CES 2014: The First Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard

Good for transportation, but don't try a kickflip<p>Over in the startup section of CES, we found Onewheel, the world’s first self-balancing electric skateboard. All you need to do is step on the board and it will adjust itself automatically to your movements. Leaning forward accelerates the motor and …