Sean Groenewald

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Mark Zuckerberg’s seven-word definition of “company values” is both provocative and actionable

Empty promises suck.<p>That’s why so many employees roll their eyes when companies and CEOs talk about “core values.” Too often, these values (honesty; respect; equality; compassion; accountability; et cetera) become a laundry list of power nouns that promise professional utopia—yet fall flat in …

EU data protection reform may promise more than it delivers | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Implementing the biggest shake-up to Europe’s fragmented data protection laws in two decades may fail to provide companies with the consistency and simplicity that had been promised across the 28-nation bloc.<p>Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in …

Do Ghost Ships Full of Dead People Belong to Kim Jong Un?

Close to 200 ships full of dead bodies have been found off the coast of Japan over the past two years—and experts think North Korea is to blame.<p>TOKYO …

Geologist Revives the Controversy Over 'Jesus Family Tomb'

A long-running archaeological controversy has been resurrected, thanks to a newly revealed analysis of scrapings from a first-century tomb in East Jerusalem and a bone box attributed to "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." The analysis, described on Easter Sunday in The New York Times and the …

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'Grand Theft Auto V' pulled by Australian retailer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Target Australia is removing "Grand Theft Auto V" from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say the video game …

Bilinguals have stronger, faster brains than the rest of us

Learning another language is touted as a cure-all for all manner of things: dementia, distraction, over-parenting, to name a few.<p>Now, thanks to two recent studies, there is evidence that language-learning actually sharpens your brain by changing its mechanics.<p>One of the studies, published in the …

ISIS: Getting to the Heart of the Media Machine

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a fanatical Muslim group that advocates for a return to the Stone Age, has equipped itself with a distinctly modern form of weaponry: a communications arsenal worthy of the biggest media conglomerates. Its strategy of propaganda is a weapon of war that uses …

The Peel River Watershed: The Endangered Wilderness of Canada’s Yukon

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and photos by Peter Mather, Fellow at the …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

The Psychology Behind Our Collective Ebola Freak-Out

In Hazlehurst, Miss., parents pulled their children out of middle school last week after learning that the principal had recently visited southern …

Banksy Parodies Girl With a Pearl Earring in New Painting

Paul Green—Demotix/Corbis<p>Eddie Keogh—Reuters<p>Nancy Kaszerman—Zumapress/Corbis<p>John Moore—Getty Images<p>Dennis Van …

Steve Smith's controversial catch stands thanks to recent change in law

Sunday’s match between Australia and Pakistan may have been a dead rubber, but it wasn’t short of excitement. Australia won by one run after spinner Glenn Maxwell bowled a double-wicket maiden at the death, sealing a 3-0 series victory.<p>But things could have been quite different if the match had …

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft has officially launched Project Spark, a game world with tools that make it easy for players to create their own games.<p>Oddly enough, Microsoft is releasing Project Spark as its answer to Minecraft, the pixelated user-generated content game from Mojang. But Microsoft also now owns …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb …