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Octopuses Rolling on MDMA Reveal Unexpected Link to Humans

“They just embraced with multiple arms.”<p>When the California two-spot octopus isn’t attempting to bring more eight-legged cephalopods into this world, …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Planning has long been one of the cornerstones of management. Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. The capacity and willingness of managers to plan developed throughout the century. Management by Objectives …

Agile Development

The Most Addictive Theorem in Applied Mathematics

On this episode of our podcast My Favorite Theorem, my cohost Kevin Knudson and I had the privilege of talking with Erika Camacho, an applied …

Mathematics

Advanced Nmap: Top 5 Intrusive Nmap Scripts Hackers & Pentesters Should Know

Nmap is more powerful than you know. With a few scripts, we can extend its functionality beyond a simple port scanner and start to identify details …

Web Servers

How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss

In a study of inflammation mechanisms in the brain, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany have identified how, as we get older, a …

Neuroscience

Here’s how to learn absolutely anything, according to a world expert

It’s easy to get discouraged when we’re trying to learn a difficult new subject. But according to the creator of one of the world’s most successful online courses, almost anyone can learn anything—with the right technique.<p>Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, …

Language Learning

OpenAI’s Dota 2 defeat is still a win for artificial intelligence

Machines, like humans, learn best when they’re beaten<p>Last week, humanity struck back against the machines — sort of.<p>Actually, we beat them at a video game. In a best-of-three match, two teams of pro gamers overcame a squad of AI bots that were created by the Elon Musk-founded research lab OpenAI. …

Artificial Intelligence

The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages

What can hyperpolyglots teach the rest of us?<p>Last May, Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia, a doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, flew to Malta for a week to learn Maltese. He had a hefty grammar book in his backpack, but he didn’t plan to open …

The Difference Between Sandboxing, Honeypots & Security Deception

A deep dive into the unique requirements and ideal use cases of three important prevention and analysis technologies.

Cybersecurity

Salvador Dalí & Walt Disney’s Short Animated Film, Destino, Set to the Music of Pink Floyd

In 1945, Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí began collaborating on an animated film. 58 years later, with Dalí long gone and Disney gone longer still, it …

Animation

Can Being Smart Hurt Your Ability To Lead?

This one is for the up-and-comers. The go-getters. The high achievers. I hear you think you’re ready for leadership. From what I understand, you’re frustrated that you haven’t been given more management responsibility yet. You work hard. You consistently get results. And most importantly, you’re …

6 Things You Must Do To Lose Weight Over 40

With a few smart moves, here's how you can lose weight after 40 and keep it off.<p>With age comes many things: greater wisdom; deeper empathy; a greater sense of knowing who you are; and less happily, the very real possibility of a bigger pants size.<p>Starting in your 40s, it's easier than ever for the …

Nutrition

Phone Numbers Were Never Meant as ID. Now We’re All At Risk

On Thursday, T-Mobile confirmed that some of its customer data was breached in an attack the company discovered on Monday. It's a snappy disclosure …

Identity Theft

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind.<p>The headquarters of A.P. …

Maersk

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

How to Build a Patio in a Weekend

At the risk of compromising our job security, we’re willing to let you in on a little secret: You can build your own patio. If two guys from …

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>We just returned from a magical four-day trip to New Orleans with our kids. The days were filled with music, laughter, exploration, and sun, which made coming back to Philly during the dead of winter all the more depressing. …

10 PowerShell cmdlets to speed network troubleshooting

The right PowerShell cmdlets can help you identify network issues and resolve connectivity problems quickly and easily. Here are 10 to get you …

What Cocaine And Weed Do To Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”<p>It’s well accepted that marijuana is associated with changes in memory, and the more you use, the more it could impede your ability to remember.<p>But “memory” is not just one thing, or one process. Some studies …

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

CRISPR

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Design Management (An Introduction) - Taking Charge of Processes and People

Design management is a complex field; it doesn’t relate to a single design discipline and the exact responsibilities attached to a design manager …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

A Most Unusual Way To Impress KPMG CEO Lynne Doughtie At Your Job Interview

If you’re talented enough to land a job interview with KPMG U.S. CEO and Chairman Lynne Doughtie, here’s a most unusual way to make a positive impression on her.<p>Ask a question about the company’s values.<p>“For a potential employee to ask me that question, that would be such a positive,” she told me …

Effective Leadership Depends On How Well You Carry Out These 5 Things

Everybody wants to have a positive impact. Everybody wants to matter and to belong. People also recognize a difference between effective leadership and, well, leadership wannabee’s who have no idea how to lead because they’re leaders by competence only, not by character. Effective leadership …

Employment

SANS GIAC Certification Guide: Overview and Career Paths

The SANS Institute offers a number of IT certifications in the information security space. This guide will help you get started with SANS …

Forensics

You’re Doing Scrum Wrong, and Here’s How to Fix It

When the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was first published, it was not a process, but a set of guiding principles. Two of the core, …