Zachary Luke

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Man born with "virtually no brain" has advanced math degree

The subject of this paper grew up with a normal cognitive and social life, and didn't discover his hydrocephalus -- which had all but obliterated his …

Networking

Why Facebook doesn't like your brand

Organic growth for digital marketers is in steep decline. Brands shake in their boots at the prospect of Google making further major changes to its algorithms, and marketers struggle to keep up with the impact of those changes. Recently, its new mobile-friendly ranking factor algorithm has led to …

Can Scientists Turn Birds Back Into Dinosaur Ancestors?

We know they evolved from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago, but it remains to be discovered precisely how the DNA of ground-running dinosaurs changed–a transformation that turned arms into wings, produced aerodynamic feathers, and created a beak. It’s possible that some clues to those genetic …

Paleontology

Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent

We’ve all come across this type of person in our careers: the guy who is miserable to work with but who’s also “the top salesman we have.” Or how about “the smartest guy in the room,” who’s also the most unapproachable person you’ve ever met? The talent may well be there but, in today’s …

Leadership

No Moore’s Law: the technology of the future will come from open innovation

Real economic growth depends on real innovation - and technology will play a key role, says Professor Eugene A. Fitzgerald<p>As consumers we are told that we live in a world of innovation. New technology is released everyday, the next generation iPhone is always just around the corner and each new …

Innovation

Earthquakes on active Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption

A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.<p>A lake of lava near the summit of Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island had risen to a record-high level after a recent explosion. But in the past …

Who Did This To Peru's Jungle?

Gold has been a blessing and a curse for Peru for centuries. In the 16th century, one of the first Spanish explorers to arrive, Francisco Pizarro, was so enthralled by the mineral riches that he took the Inca king hostage.<p>Pizarro demanded a room filled with gold for the release of the Atahualpa. …

South America

Secrets Second-Time Entrepreneurs Know About Managing Money

The failure rate of start-ups is close to 90%. So with 9 out of 10 start-ups headed for failure—and I speak from experience—financial management tops the list of challenges for first-time entrepreneurs.<p>Being aware, smart and surgical with your capital will not only make you one of the few …

Entrepreneurship

Wind Power Without The Mills

Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds.<p>Wind stick. Really. Lest you think I’m mad, I’ve included a picture of this bladeless generator that helps …

Renewable Energy

Cuba Has A Lung Cancer Vaccine – And The US & The Rest of The World Wants It.

On the scale of health news this story is absolutely massive.<p>Cuba, long known for it’s beaches and cigars, has long made medical research a priority. …

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

Small Business

'Wake And Bake' Gets A Whole New Meaning At Bud+Breakfast, Colorado's Pot-Friendly Hotel Group

With so-called "pot tourists" flocking to Colorado to take advantage of the state's recent legalization of recreational marijuana, it was only a matter of time until hotels started stepping up to the plate. Welcome to Bud + Breakfast, Colorado's first hotel group dedicated specifically to weed …

When did entrepreneurs become so incurious?

Entrepreneurs are supposed to be the mavericks of the business world. They're the idea generators. The marchers to different drummers. The innovators who drive the economy forward, by starting businesses and launching new products and services. They redefine technology and change the world around …

Entrepreneurship

Bid to legalize marijuana in Arizona has some advocates seeing red

A conservative strain has started to creep into the national debate on legalization, with a few unlikely allies saying the core issue is one of individual freedom<p>Family propelled JP Holyoak into the weed business: his daughter, Reese, has a rare illness, and Holyoak believes in the power of medical …

Cannabis

10 Reasons Why People Who Like Sleeping Naked Are Healthier People

Did you know that only 8% of Americans sleep naked, even though it’s healthier and improves more than one area of your life? Are we all sabotaging …

Diabetes

The 20 Most Cultured Cities In America (PHOTOS)

When she first visited Washington, D.C. as a 12-year-old, Elizabeth Avery was blown away by two cultural landmarks -- both of which were away from the National Mall.<p>"To this day, I remember my wonder upon seeing the beautiful Islamic Center and the Neo-Gothic National Cathedral," says the founder …

Teen Battling Epilepsy Fights for the Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School

Roger and Lora Barbour have seen their daughter, Genny, make incredible strides since they started giving her physician-prescribed medical marijuana …

Cannabis

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains how to know you should quit your job and become a full-time entrepreneur

So when he and his cofounder Evan Mendelsohn made a deal with "Shark Tank" investor Robert Herjavec and sales of the company's holiday sweaters starting taking off, Morton was confronted with a difficult decision.<p>Should he continue seeing dental clients and hire an outside manager to assist …

Entrepreneurship

Africa's next 'leap frog': Five big impacts the Tesla battery could have on the continent in future

LAST week, California-based tech company Tesla announced the launch of a line of batteries for homes, businesses and utilities that will store solar …

4 Ways Marijuana is Good for your Brain

Research is showing that cannabis extracts protect and benefit the human brain. Here’s four amazing ways scientists are showing that cannabis …

New GPS Means Hyper Accurate Virtual Reality

Also drone delivery and better car safety, yawn<p>As anyone who has ever missed a freeway exit while relying on navigation software can tell you, even at its best GPS is something of a guess. With a margin of error of around a few feet, GPS is can be decent enough for guiding cars on roads, but the …

Virtual Reality

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Could Help You Fall Asleep In Just 60 Seconds, Scientist Claims

The majority of Brits find nodding off at night difficult, but a simple breathing technique could help us get all the sleep we need, according to one …

Sleep

Why Washington state is extinguishing medical marijuana

SEATTLE, Washington — For the past 10 months, three marijuana markets have been operating simultaneously in Washington state: the street market, the …

Healthy diet may improve memory, says study

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've all heard the age old adage, "You are what you eat." But could what we eat also affect how we think?<p>New research sheds additional light supporting the long standing notion that eating a healthy diet could potentially be linked to a lower risk of memory and thinking decline, …

Nutrition

The best extreme outdoor adventures in America

There’s no need to leave the country to get your thrills. Hell, some urban adrenaline junkies don’t even leave their city. Whether your idea of …

Astronomers discover real Galaxy Far, Far Away

If George Lucas was a prophet with Star Wars, this week’s galaxy discovery might be what he was talking about. A set of scientists have used a set of …