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Stunning, psychedelic images where art and science collide

In his TEDGlobal 2013 talk, Fabian Oefner shares breathtaking images at the nexus of art and science, which beautifully capture unique moments of …

Ads Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideas

An image we love from one of our Ads Worth Spreading honorees.<p>Today’s viewing audiences are far too sophisticated for advertisements full of fake …

MtGox class-action suits in US and Canada allege fraud, drag in Japan’s Mizuho Bank | Ars Technica

US suit is amended to include new information, Canadian suit filed in Toronto.<p>Late this week, Canadian Bitcoin holders filed a class-action suit …

Bitcoin

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of<p>chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

Cancer

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

Singularity

Getting the math of the Universe to cancel out | Ars Technica

New modification to gravity may explain the cosmological constant.<p>The vacuum of space isn't actually "empty"; it teems with particles that pop in and …

Move over, small-time Bitcoin exchange startups—Wall Street has arrived | Ars Technica

Gentlemen, start your trading bots. Things are about to get crazy.<p>On Wednesday morning, Perseus Telecom and Atlas jointly launched their new …

Brazil

The Science Behind 'Brain Training'

Increasing fluid intelligence has proven beneficial for people diagnosed with ADHD, and selling memory improvement is a big business. Are the claims overheated?<p>In 2002, Torkel Klingberg, a psychologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, published a study involving 14 children with attention deficit …

BitPay introduces Bitcore

Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and …

TrueVault Launches To Bring Easy HIPAA Compliance To Startups And Health Apps

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: In an effort to jumpstart the U.S. economy amidst the runaway blight of the “Great Recession” and financial crisis beginning in 2008, Congress scrambled to enact and then distribute its unprecedented and controversial $787 billion economic …

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Ham on Nye: The high cost of “winning” an evolution/creation debate | Ars Technica

The well-publicized debate at the Creation Museum was not about two minds sparring.<p>In 1878, the American scholar and minister Sebastian Adams put the …

Employee Stock Options as Explained By an English Major

<i>Part One of a three-part series wherein I, an English Major, explain incentive stock options and how they work for employees at startups.</i><p>In 2009 the …

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IT Books | SQL Server Books Online

Designed for the different ways you learn. See which series best meets your needs.<p>Series name<p>Example<p>Is this book for you?<p>Content focus<p>Teaching style …

Learning

STEM Funding Dwarfs Humanities, But Only One Is in Crisis

It’s common knowledge that the United States is miles behind other developed countries in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) …

Education

How to Run a Design Studio in 90 Minutes or Less

At our recent team retreat in Colorado, I led Zapier through a quick brainstorming exercise known as a design studio. It's an organized method for …

Creativity

Breakthrough Projects Require Bold Dreamers

If you live in a big city, subways are a piece of the urban infrastructure you probably take for granted—until a strike or a mechanical problem reminds you that without these subterranean trains, getting anywhere can be next-to-impossible. In “The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the …

Little's Law, Scalability and Fault Tolerance: The OS is your bottleneck (and what you can do about it)

February 04, 2014<p>By Ron<p><i>Little’s Law helps us determine the maximum request rate a server can handle. When we apply it, we find that the dominating</i> …

Branding for early-stage startups

Developing a brand at an early-stage company is an important balancing act.<p>A startup’s brand is our reputation in a developing market, an appeal that …

Graphic Design

Three Questions to Advance Your Career

In most organizations, professionals who want to move up get lots of feedback. Did you hit your numbers? Make your budget? How did you perform in managing a major project? Many companies provide you with so-called 360-degree feedback based on anonymous surveys from your boss, peers, and direct …

SecurityWeek Briefing: Feb. 3, 2014

<b>Internet Titans Shine Light on Secret US Requests:</b> <b>Read More</b><p><b>Corero Launches New DDoS Protection Appliances for Service Providers:</b> <b>Read More</b><p><b>Man</b> …