Chris Septon

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How you can get into classical music: a beginner's guide

So, you want to explore <b>classical music</b>? The first question must be: where to start? The most obvious fact about classical music is that it’s absolutely huge. It stretches back at least 500 years, and over the past century has roamed away from its ancestral homeland in Europe to embrace the whole …

Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020

<i>Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health program provides insight on the growth opportunities driven by innovative healthcare technology</i><p>The healthcare landscape is changing exponentially and the following technologies are expected to have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, …

Columbia House to Relaunch as Vinyl Subscription Service in 2016

Four months after declaring bankruptcy, mail-order retailer Columbia House thinks they have uncovered a path to solvency: Vinyl. Hoping to capitalize …

13 priceless benefits your startup can offer potential employees

Working for a startup can be fun, and it can also be terrifying. But for all the media emphasis on cool perks and crazy hours, the employees who …

Employee Engagement

The Miracle of Minneapolis

No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. What’s its secret?<p>If the American dream has not quite shattered as the Millennial generation has come of age, it has certainly scattered. Living affordably and trying to climb higher than your parents did were once considered …

Urban Design

Proof of Existence

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

<i>In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and unwilling to be interviewed. So Talese remained in L.A., hoping Sinatra might recover and</i> …

Upon This Rock

Rock music used to be a safe haven for degenerates and rebels. Until it found Jesus.<p>It is wrong to boast, but in the beginning, my plan was perfect.<p>I was assigned to cover the CrossOver Festival in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, three days of the top Christian bands and their backers at an isolated …

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

Florian Graillot Contributor<p>Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market<p>To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he …

Amazing: Check Out These Letters Between Jonathan Franzen And David Foster Wallace

<i>Before they became two of the most talked-about writers of the past 25 years, Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace were young novelists</i> …

David Foster Wallace

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Meet The Autistic Rock Band That's Shredding Its Way Through The UK

Jack, Luke and Saul are The AutistiX, the UK’s premier autistic rock group. Follow the group on it's first tour, which reaches its climax at Autism's …

A new app lets anyone with a startup idea instantly chat with investors at VC firm Kleiner Perkins

In fact, he was so enamored by the startup culture there that he started sending cold emails to venture capitalists in the Valley, asking questions about term sheets and business plans. But the usual response he got — if he ever got one — was a simple one line message: "Next time you're here, let …

Spectacular patterns found in rare, big numbers used in encryption schemes

Send a text message to this 'magic' phone number, and get 24/7 access to the ultimate superhuman assistant.

Ask for anything<p>My anniversary is tomorrow, and I want a photographer to take couples pictures<p>Rent me the cheapest economy car at DFW airport for …

Internet of DNA

Noah is a six-year-old suffering from a disorder without a name. This year, his physicians will begin sending his genetic information across the …

This robotic wearable teaches you how to draw with haptics

This machine operates the wearer, not the old fashioned other way round. Why? So we can learn to draw as well as a robotic arm.<p>Teacher is the …

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

Moshe Safdie's Jewel Changi Airport biodome breaks ground in Singapore

Construction just officially began on Moshe Safdie's JewelChangi Airport in Singapore. The project promises to reinvent the modern airport by …

Lay Back And Clean Your House With Swarming Micro Robot Cleaners

The winner of the Electrolux Design contest features these tiny, bug-like robots that will do your chores for you. The future can’t come soon enough.<p>Nobody likes cleaning the house. So why not get a flying robot to do it, right? That’s what 23-year-old Adrian Perez Zapata thought too. Except he’s …