Guido Borrero

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Hospitals can save billions by improving operational efficiencies; Qventus just raised millions to help

There’s about $140 billion lost every year in the U.S. healthcare system thanks to inefficient management of basic internal operations, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>While there are many factors that contribute to the woeful state of healthcare in the …

The Japanese Fashion School That Could Birth the Next Rei Kawakubo

A Tokyo-based institution with an unorthodox approach to teaching, Coconogacco has emerged as a new breeding ground for Japanese fashion</b> …

This company is making an at-home CRISPR kit to find out what’s making you sick

‘When I think of CRISPR, I really think of biology’s search engine’<p>A new biotech company co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna is developing a device that uses CRISPR to detect all kinds of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and Zika. The tech is still just in prototype phase, but research …

This Brisbane Home For Sale Is a Lush Sanctuary

An extensive trellis runs the length of this adaptable home on a river gully, helping it feel like a tropical oasis despite being just three kilometers from the city center.<p>Designed by award-winning Australian practice Andresen O’Gorman Architects and completed in 1997, Rosebery House is a …

Architecture

Stunning home in California wine country opens up to the outdoors

1/13<p>Healdsburg House by Feldman Architecture<p>Feldman Architecture completed the beautiful House in Healdsburg, a contemporary home that embraces the …

10 Questions to Spot B.S. From Astrophysicist Carl Sagan

A useful crash course in clear-eyed skepticism for the era of fake news.<p>Baloney, bunk, B.S. Whatever you want to call it, it's probably been with us since the dawn of humanity. But these days it feels like we're living in a golden age of bull.<p>Between politicians' cries of "fake news," fact-free …

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Health

State of eGPU: Apple introduces official eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4, internal display acceleration opt-in

Today Apple released macOS 10.13.4 to the public, bringing official external graphics support to the Mac. Apple has published a new document to help users navigate the ins and outs of eGPU support, including a list of eligible Mac hardware, external graphics enclosures, and GPUs. If you’re …

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin …

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

Excel is getting smarter

Excel is the workhorse of many industries and if you love your spreadsheets, the following news will likely make you unreasonably happy: Excel is getting smarter, thanks to a fresh infusion of artificial intelligence. As we previously reported, the Excel team has spent the last few months adding …

This gambling platform forked its own blockchain to beat the competition

If you enjoy gambling and paid attention to the blockchain betting revolution, you may soon part ways with your bookie. As the online gambling market heads towards $60 billion in revenues by 2020, the competition among blockchain gambling operators to create the most innovative experience is …

10 Of The World's Most Impressive Bars

A martini tastes so much better when sipped while overlooking a glittering city skyline or an infinite ocean. Pair panoramic views with stylish …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most | Inc.com

Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.</i><p>Rehashing the same …

Self-help

Nasa astronaut twins Scott and Mark Kelly no longer genetically identical after space trip

Nasa astronauts Scott Kelly and his identical twin brother Mark have shared a lot throughout their extraordinary lives.<p>Born just a few minutes apart, the pair were both US Navy captains, both flew on the Endeavour and Discovery space shuttles, and both spent time on board the International Space …

Plastic-fishing group in Amsterdam turns trash into contemporary furniture

If we remove plastic from the world’s waterways, what happens to it next? Amsterdam-based Plastic Whale – the “first professional plastic-fishing …

Design

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

Mad Paws, Australia’s Wag, raises $5M led by airline giant Qantas

SoftBank’s Vision Fund invested $300 million into dog walking app Wag earlier this year, and a new deal on the other side of the world is evoking similarities.<p>Mad Paws, an Australia-based startup that offers dog-walking, pet-sitting and other services for the fluffy friend in your life, has pulled …

Curious Fictions helps readers find (and pay for) short stories

Most of you, I suspect, haven’t read a short story in a long time. Well, there’s a Y Combinator-backed startup called Curious Fictions looking to change that — and to turn those stories into a regular source of income for their writers.<p>The company was founded by Tanya Breshears, a designer who …

Creative Writing

Baked Pasta Dishes

These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz's perfect mac and cheese, easy ravioli lasagna and cheesy baked rigatoni.

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>By Ariel Ramchandani<p>Recently, the sun has been shining brightly on …

Real Estate

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

National Parks

Attico, The Italian Line Focused on Reviving Retro Appeal | V Magazine

Inspired by 1920s chinoiserie, antique kimonos, and 1940 silhouettes, Attico’s line boasts a slew of over-the-top pieces that look and feel as if you …

Fashion Industry

Wait, Are Denim Leggings a Thing Now? (And We Don't Mean Jeggings)

Spring's arrival is the perfect opportunity to take a break from your black leggings, in our opinion, so when we spot a cool new legging trend on the …

An Italian company is trying to reinvent offline retail in India for pre-owned smartphones

In January this year, Phonup opened its first store in India — in Gurgaon, a suburb of the national capital. In India, Phonup is a joint venture between the parent company, Phonup Italy, and Francorp, a Franchise India company. Franchise India is one the largest integrated franchise solution …

Mobile

Unfiltered and Unpretentious: A New, Old Wave in Craft Beer

Michael Oxton’s father-in-law usually drinks Miller High Life, and doesn’t care much for craft beer. For most families this would be no big deal. Mr. Oxton, however, is a founder of Night Shift Brewing, a Boston-area company noted for its fragrant I.P.A.s and other big-flavored beers.<p>So last fall, …

Data science jobs make the big bucks, and these tools can help you get one

If you work in the digital space, you know how important data is.<p>We live in a world with unprecedented amounts of stats, facts, and figures, and it's …

Data Science

The New Scandinavian Design Brand to Know

Oslo-based Northern made a splash at Stockholm Design Week<p>Attention, aesthetes: There's a new Scandinavian design darling on the scene. Northern, a furniture and design studio that grew out of Oslo-based Northern Lighting, made a splash with its launch at Stockholm Design Week, showcasing an array …

Before Pantone There Was Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours

From Snow White to Broccoli Brown—reprinting a nineteenth-century taxonomy of color beloved by Charles Darwin and other naturalists and artists<p>During the latter part of the year 1834, the HMS <i>Beagle</i> was nosing down the coast of South America. On board, a young gentleman geologist was busy collecting …