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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Doctorow Ruminates On How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind

<b>Listen · 6:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When does our brain become our mind? Our heart? How does it become us, whatever we are? And how do we live with memories when they begin to burst inside?<p>E.L. Doctorow's new novel is called <i>Andrew's Brain</i>, and it plunges inside the brain of a man who …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Big Data Is Too Big for Scientists to Handle Alone

Seven years ago, when David Schimel was asked to design an ambitious data project called the National Ecological Observatory Network, it was little …

Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics?

You don't need to be a social scientist to know there is a gender diversity problem in technology. The tech industry in Silicon Valley and across the nation is overwhelmingly male-dominated.<p>That isn't to say there aren't women working at tech firms. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg of …

Want to Be the Next Nate Silver? That'll Cost You $60,000

Looking for your own Nate Silver? You're not alone.<p>Following the much-hyped success of the fantasy-sports maven cum election prognosticator, so many …

Google Shares Details Of Futuristic New Office Park At NASA

It’s no secret Google’s building a high-tech portfolio beyond search, from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence. But they’re also quietly building something else entirely—a futuristic new campus at NASA Moffett Field. Though the firm has been rather reserved about their new Bay View campus, …

New theory upends view of how brain is wired - Futurity

COLUMBIA U. (US) — The long-held view of how signals move through the cerebral cortex …

Ex-AOLer, Ex-Googler, Current Samsung Exec David Eun Was On The 777 That Crashed, And He Tweeted All About It

Information is sparse, and much of what we currently know about the situation is coming from the Twitter account of one of the passengers, David Eun.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> See dramatic photos of the crash taken by another Google exec at the airport.<p>Eun is a familiar face to many people in the tech industry.<p>He's …

Poincaré on intuition in mathematics

But at the moment of formulating this conclusion I am seized with scruples. At the outset I distinguished two kinds of mathematical minds, the one …

Our web development workflow is completely broken.

I’m sitting here at Google headquaters in Mountain View, and is trying to sum up my take aways from this years Google IO 2013. At the conference I …

MAULDIN: Economists Are Totally Clueless About The Economy

<b>Economists Are (Still) Clueless</b> <b><br>The Revenge of the Minsky Moment</b> <b><br>Monaco, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, and Las Vegas</b><p>Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again.<p>- John Maynard Keynes, A Tract …

3 Questions That Top Candidates Ask In Job Interviews

Kathy Rapp's recent recruiting article on Fistfuloftalent.com embodies this spirit of constructive criticism. She critiques a post on Recruiter.com titled "7 Questions Great Candidates Ask" and then offers an improvement, or"3 Questions Freakin' Awesome Candidates Ask."<p>Her questions are tough ones. …

Does the Big Bang necessarily mean we’re part of a multiverse?

We need inflation to make the Big Bang work, and that produces other universes.<p>For most of its history, the idea of a multiverse was the domain of …

Overview | Onion Pi

Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. This is fun weekend project that uses a …

Google X Announces Project Loon: Balloon-Powered Internet For Rural, Remote And Underserved Areas

Google X, the secretive lab behind projects like Google Glass and Google’s self-driving cars, announced its latest project today: balloon-powered Internet access for those areas of the earth where regular terrestrial Internet isn’t a good option. Earlier this week, Google started testing these …

Microsoft Said To Give Zero Day Exploits To US Government Before It Patches Them

Bloomberg came out with quite a bombshell last night, discussing how lots of tech companies apparently work with the NSA and other government …

Twitter Opens Up Its Analytics Platform To The Public

Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance of their most recent tweets.<p>The change was spotted by Christopher Penn, vice president of marketing technology at …

What Is the Software Defined Data Center and Why Is It Important?

Image copyright isak55<p>In every emerging technology market, hype seems to wax and wane. One day a new technology is red hot, the next day it’s old …

What Bird Flocks And Fish Schools Can Teach Us About The Future

Birds flock. Insects swarm. Fish swim in schools. These are all examples of collective behavior, a concept that has fascinated scientists for decades. For a recent piece in <i>Wired Magazine</i>, science writer Ed Yong explains what this research could tell us about predicting the future.<p>Transcript<p>NEAL …

School District To Pay Science Teachers More Than English Teachers

Welcome to market-based compensation.<p>For most public schools, teachers get paid on the same scale regardless of which subject they teach. But a Colorado school district has decided to pay salaries based on supply and demand instead, <i>Reuters</i> reports, which means high school science teachers will earn …

The Argument For Google Spending $1.1 Billion On An App That Makes Minimal Money, Waze

Yesterday, Google acquired Waze for $1.1 billion. Waze is a turn-by-turn navigation app for Android and iOS with crowdsourced traffic updates. It uses its 44 million users to update road statuses in real-time.<p>But Google is the maps leader of the world. So why does it need Waze? The extra 44 million …

Chip diagnoses infection in minutes, not days - Futurity

U. TORONTO (CAN) — An electronic chip can analyze blood and other clinical samples for …

Rope

For other uses, see Rope (disambiguation).<p>A <b>rope</b> is a group of yarns, plies, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and …

Google may not like it, but facial recognition is coming soon to Glass

Startup founder outlines facial recognition for Glass, calls device a "car for the mind."<p>PALO ALTO, CA—Even while sitting in a café on University …