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8 Things You Might Not Know About the Louvre

<i>Let's take a look at some of the stranger questions those wacky admissions officers have asked.</i><p><b>1. How do you feel about Wednesday? (University of</b> …

5 Questions: Schrodinger's "Cat"

1 of 5<p>Catgut sutures were originally made from the intestines of what animal?<p>2 of 5<p>Kate Middleton is officially known as Catherine, Duchess of .... …

The Spirit of Winter

A series of Winter photos, all taken 2012 and 2013 in Finland.

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How algorithms rule the world

Mathematics,Data protection,Science,Computing,Programming,Technology,NSA,US news,US national security,World news,Financial sector,Crime,US crime<p>The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our …

If You Aren't Taking Notes, You Aren't Learning

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg addressed a large auditorium of young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He shared lessons from his journey and his …

Make Good Decisions Faster

In her recent HBR article “Transient Advantage,” Rita Gunther McGrath describes how “fast and roughly right decision making will replace deliberations that are precise and slow.” While most leaders couldn’t agree more, the challenge is <i>how</i>? How do you know the difference between “roughly right” and …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

The Top 4 Reasons Why 'Passive Income' Is A Dangerous Fantasy

I’ve been encountering a lot of people lately — particularly young people rightly enthralled with the seemingly limitless potential of the Internet — who have focused their professional lives on developing “passive income.”<p>You know the fantasy: write some ebook (or better yet, hire freelancers in …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …