Bryan Leroy Freeman

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The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

Insects

Travel Guide: How to Explore Zion National Park in 3 Days

The Grand Canyon's glacier-carved cliffs often steal the spotlight when adventurers are planning out their stateside itineraries. While you can't …

National Parks

Here's How To Mute Video Ads In Chrome

Google is trying to make the internet safer and make websites more user-friendly. In April, it added scroll anchoring to its Chrome browser which stopped the screen from jumping back to a position that was higher than the location where you were reading. Now they’re working on something even …

Software

Walmart has a futuristic new weapon in the war on Amazon

The retailer has applied for a patent for a warehouse that would dispatch products by drone, taking them straight to customers' homes, reports Matthew Boyle at Bloomberg.<p>"The blimp-style machine would fly at heights between 500 feet and 1,000 feet (as much as 305 meters), contain multiple launching …

A new view of twisted proteins could help scientists understand Alzheimer's

A critical molecule in the neurodegenerative disease has finally been mapped.<p>A new study published this month in <i>Nature</i> marks a key milestone in Alzheimer's research. It demonstrates the first complete model of a tau filament, a protein structure found in the brain cells of Alzheimer's patients and …

NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at the planet Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops. That's closer than any …

Astronomy

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× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Google Drive will soon let you backup your entire computer

Google Drive is ready to be the answer to all your computer storage needs — and not just the files you create and upload using its cloud-based …

LISNR and PILOT join Jaguar Land Rover incubator

Jaguar Land Rover has brought two new startups into its Portland Tech Incubator: LISNR and PILOT Automotive Labs. Previous cohorts at the incubator have ranged from parking apps to drones; these two continue to build on JLR’s creative approach to the automotive future.<p>LISNR uses ultrasonic audio to …

Facebook updates Safety Check to make the tool more personal and informative

The Facebook tool everyone hopes they'll never have to use is getting another upgrade.<p>Facebook announced four new updates to its Safety Check feature …

Natural Disasters

Seen 1 of These 6 Signs? This Expert Says to Turn Down the Freelance Assignment | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

How to Buckle Down and Write Your Book | Inc.com

The idea of writing a book is a daunting one. We hear from would-be authors every day who tell us that they've been thinking about it for years, but just can't get started. There are many things that can get in the way of starting a book, ranging from fear of criticism to lack of time to devote to …

Writing

Build a Freelance Writing Profile: What Every Freelancer Should Know

“I’ll take questions, now,” I said, eager to reach my favorite part of the event. Q&A sessions often reveal what really matters to a group, and …

The 6 Habits of the World's Most Creative People

Looking for tricks to expand your creative productivity? Here are 6 strategies by history’s most creative minds.<p>I expend a huge amount of my time and …

The Value of Capitalizing on a Company of Thought Leaders | Inc.com

Too often in the content marketing world, leadership teams invest in a single person -- usually the CEO or another C-level executive -- to serve as the main thought leader for the entire brand. I can see how this kind of mentality would make sense on the surface; this approach seems like it would …

How to overcome fear and to create when you're just not feeling it

Making something something when you’re in a creative rut is one of photography’s biggest challenges. Not just photography, though, it applies equally …

Creativity

How To Use Outlines For Better Content Creation

If you're looking for a great way to speed up content creation, one of the best tips is to create outlines. I've used outlines since I started my …

Letters to a Young Writer review – sound advice for novelists

Oscar Wilde once said with characteristic breeziness: “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” Rilke, quoted at the start of Colum McCann’s elegant compendium of advice to young writers, was more discouraging: “Nobody can advise you, nobody.” …

Creative Writing

3 Advanced Ways to Craft Better Sentences - Copyblogger

While the goal of “improving your content writing” may seem complex, it’s not necessarily more complicated than improving each sentence you …

Creative Writing

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

10 cool things you didn't know you could do with Facebook Messenger

If you think this app is nothing more than a messaging tool, think again.<p>I remember when Facebook made the decision to "liberate" Messenger from Facebook proper and turn it into a standalone app. I was <i>not</i> happy, as it was not only one more app I had to install, but also an extra step I had to take …

4 Amazing Reasons to Live Life like a Beginner

You're reading 4 Amazing Reasons to Live Life like a Beginner, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Meditate at Your Desk

Most of us spend a great deal of time sitting behind our desks, or in conference rooms or colleagues’ offices, so having a short practice that helps …

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

Portraits Show the Vacant Stares of Children Engrossed in TV

Children in America watch over 24 hours of television per week. If they’re not watching TV, they likely have their eyes glued to another screen, the …

TV

It’s official: Colorado passes first law to regulate driverless vehicles

If you’re thinking about developing an autonomous vehicle in Colorado, go ahead. It’s now legal, as long as you obey all of the existing rules of the …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Semar Melvin<br>• CB / 5-10.5 / 163<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Tom Loy<p>Nick Henrich<br>• ILB / 6-4 / 210<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Sam McKewon<p>Maverick McIvor<br>• DUAL / 6-2.5 / …

College Football

6 reasons why scientists are so excited about gravitational waves

LIGO just found gravitational waves ... again. The real excitement is what happens next.<p>Around 3 billion years ago, a black hole 32 times the mass of our sun crashed into another black hole 19 times the mass of our sun. The resulting cataclysm created a new monster black hole, and literally warped …

Google Sheets now uses machine learning to help you visualize your data

Google Sheets is getting smarter today. After adding the machine learning-powered “Explore” feature last year, which lets you ask natural language questions about your data, it’s now expanding this feature to also automatically build charts for you. This means you can now simply ask Sheets to give …