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Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms

As California moves through its fourth summer of drought, cutting back on water use means shorter showers, fuller dishwashers and drier lawns for most people living in urban areas.<p>But for small farms nestled between city streets, saving water means recycling it — and finding new ways to keep plants …

Urban Agriculture

5 Reasons You Might Fail to Become Your Very Best

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming the best you can be doesn't happen overnight. It takes effort, progress and motivation.<p>And while most people want to improve, they don't work at it. Others are doing everything they can to be better, smarter and awesome at their …

Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

San Francisco-based video conferencing company Fuze is expanding its platform today with the acquisition of an online team collaboration platform, LiveMinutes. With the addition, Fuze is no longer focused only on online meetings, but is now also rolling out a new product called Fuze Spaces which …

Bulgarian Scientists Develop First Space Greenhouse on Earth - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

A handout picture made available by NASA on 18 April 2015 and taken by Italian Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European …

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Sharing magazines to your social networks is a great exercise in promotion, but if you want an attention-grabbing visual—a preview that pops—embed your magazine on your Website.<p>The easiest way to get started is to visit your magazine on the Web.<p>Hover you mouse over “Share” below the bottom right …

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Books

Gardening in Space Gets Ready for Lift-Off

Feeding space colonoists farm-fresh produce is one step closer to reality, now that NASA’s Veg-01 experiment results are in from the International Space Station, showing resounding success with red lettuce. Locavore astronauts are readying for their second space-farm-to-fork mission.<p>Last month 100 …

Space Exploration

Contrasting Innovation Narratives From Apple And Lockheed Martin

During the same period in which Apple introduced a smart watch into an existing market, Lockheed Martin revealed plans for a portable fusion reactor that produces all-but free energy, tested a missile more self-aware than a household pet, and demonstrated a death ray that would put Buck Rogers to …

Political Activism

Mars One plan to colonise red planet unrealistic, says leading supporter

Gerard ’t Hooft, Dutch Nobel laureate and ambassador for project, says he does not believe mission can begin in 2024 as planned<p>The budget and timeline for plans by a Dutch organisation to colonise Mars are highly unrealistic, one of the project’s most eminent supporters has suggested.<p>Gerard ’t …

Space Science

10 Views of Earth from the Moon, Mars and Beyond

For more than 40 years, missions throughout the solar system ave sent back stunning images of our home planet In 1990 the NASA spacecraft Voyager 1, …

It Pays To Be Able To Read Others' Emotions: This Tool Provides The Competitive Advantage

What if you could detect when a co-worker’s polite smile was actually disguising irritation? How might your negotiation tactics change if you could identify how the person sitting across the table from you actually felt? Clearly, being able to read people could serve as an incredible competitive …

Communication Skills

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a …

Pew Research Center

Small Space Gardening: A Tiny Greenhouse on Wheels

When she was in school, Danish designer Line Grüner’s thesis project was to design a mobile greenhouse so a city gardener could grow food in even the …

The Three Times Marissa Mayer Refused To Fire Thousands Of Yahoo Employees

Mayer never took his advice.<p>On Friday, Business Insider published an excerpt from a book called "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!"<p>It reveals that Andreessen wasn't the only one favoring mass layoffs at Yahoo. The board members who hired her also wanted drastic cuts. Mayer's CEO …

Growing greens on the Red Planet

When the first living visitor from Earth lands on Mars we might well expect it to be a man or a woman, but if students from the University of …

Aquaponics