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This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

Data Science

Most Popular Articles of August (Top 5)

Is possible to get bigger while maintaining leanness?<p>I think, yes, but it's not easy.<p>This post assumes you are generally eating right, doing …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts … and counting

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says more than 165,000 people around the world have voiced interest in a one-way trip to the Red Planet — and there's still more than a week left for more would-be astronauts to join in.<p>"The response to the first round of the astronaut selection program has been …

Space Science

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

FBI can remotely activate Android and laptop microphones, reports WSJ

Last month, we discussed whether the new Microsoft Kinect could be used as an NSA spying tool. When it comes to the microphones in Android cell phones and laptop computers, though, surveillance might not be a theoretical question. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the FBI can already remotely …

China's new rich looking to get education on manners

China has one of the world’s largest wealth gaps, with much of the wealth amassed by Communist Party elites and their friends.<p>That’s created social tension and resentment, enough that new President Xi Jinping has ordered party cadres to cut down on the conspicuous consumption. China’s nouveau riche …

China

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …

Dwight Freeney eager to face Peyton

After playing with Peyton Manning for 10 years, Dwight Freeney is salivating at the chance of getting to face his former teammate.<p>Freeney said on …

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, …

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Despite ample evidence and countless testaments to the opposite, there persists a toxic cultural mythology that creative and intellectual excellence comes from a passive gift bestowed upon the fortunate few by the gods of genius, rather than being the product of the active application and …

Buckminster Fuller’s Manifesto for the Genius of Generalists

Writer Alvin Toffler once described architect, theorist, designer, and futurist <b>Buckminster Fuller</b> (July 12, 1895–July 1, 1983) as “one of the most-powerful myth-makers and myth-exposers of our time … a controversial, constructive, endlessly energetic metaphor-maker who sees things differently from …

The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius

<i>“The trick to creativity … is to identify your own peculiar talent and then to settle down to work with it for a good long time,”</i> observed Denise Shekerjian in reflecting on her insightful interviews with MacArthur “genius” grantees. <i>“Success is the product of the severest kind of mental and</i> …

Adrian Peterson against gay marriage

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back …

Beta-Alanine Lowers 800-Meter Times

More evidence that the supplement boosts middle-distance performance.<p>Despite what the Internet may tell you, there's a very short list of legal performance-enhancing supplements with reasonable evidence behind them. There's caffeine and creatine. Lately beet juice has been making a good bid to join …

Nutrition

The Lean Startup: 25 IdeaMenschers utilizing lean startup philosophy

[quote style=”boxed”]“Don’t be in a rush to get big. Be in a rush to have a great product.” – Eric Ries[/quote]<p>By now, the story of Eric Ries’ …

10 Ways to Improve Your Business with Mobile Technology

A recent study shows how reliant small businesses have become on mobile technology. The 2013 AT&T Small Business Technology Poll says 85 percent of …

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

Enterprise Tech

Why Small Businesses Have Trouble Getting Credit

Only one third of small business owners were able to obtain all of the credit that their businesses need, a recent National Federation of Independent …