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How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Will Embark Bring Public Transit Info To Apple Maps?

According to reporter Jessica Lessin, Apple has bought yet another small company to boost its mapping and navigation services. This time it’s Embark, a small company that released free apps to help travelers work out the details of public transport in different cities.<p>Embark from Embark on …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

2050 - and immortality is within our grasp

Britain's leading thinker on the future offers an extraordinary vision of life in the next 45 years<p>Aeroplanes will be too afraid to crash, yoghurts will wish you good morning before being eaten and human consciousness will be stored on supercomputers, promising immortality for all - though it will …

Small Business Burnout: How to Keep Employees Happy and Engaged

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's no secret that a heavy workload is par for the course at many small businesses where employees are expected to wear …

Stock Market Survival School w/ Cramer in Friday's Mad Money Recap http://ow.ly/nNIHu

Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book?

<b>Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the current prohibition on drugs should change. Could Mexico be next?</b><p>Arguably, Mexico has lost the most in the war on drugs, with tens of thousands of …

Cannabis

Entrepreneurs Were More Likely To Cause Trouble As Teens, Study Says

"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.<p>In many respects, we view entrepreneurs as successful, self-made men and women. We value their innovation and charitable endeavors. Yet we also associate plenty of negative …

New Computer Programming Language Imitates The Human Brain

As we pointed out earlier this week, we’re still far from being able to replicate the awesome power of the human brain. So rather than use …

Artificial Intelligence

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Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

Woody Allen

Fall asleep to the sound of Wikipedia

When one thinks of edits to Wikipedia, back and forth bickering and arguments over minutia generally come to mind. A project called Listen to Wikipedia offers a very different vibe, however, as it translates Wikipedia edits into soothing sounds and pleasant animations. Using the data provided by …

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Tynker introduces your kids to programming code either at home or at school

With $3.45 million in funds raised from angel and institutional investors, Tynker for Schools was launched in April this year and was followed by …

Why Will Twitter Go Public? http://www.go-tst.com/nMeQ9

Brian Williams Raps Young MC's Bust a Move (Jimmy Fallon)

Jimmy Fallon

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

An Amazing Glass House That Peeks Over the Forest

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 08.08.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The Tower House was designed as a vacation …

A Tipping Point in the Evolution of Capitalism: Interview with Bart Houlahan from B Lab

B Labs are creating a new kind of corporation for a new economy<p>July 17, 2013 was a historic day, one that B Lab’s co-founders call “a tipping point …

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10 Tips from David Ogilvy on How to Be a Great Salesperson

In 1935, in “The Theory and Practice of Selling the AGA Cooker” – a sales guide still considered one of the best sales manuals ever written – David Ogilvy outlined the 10 universal rules that define a successful salesperson.

Creative Writing

Robot surgeons will worm into your brain to bust deadly blood clots

Vanderbilt University professors have developed a steerable robotic needle that can perform surgery on parts of the human brain that were previously considered too dangerous for physical intervention. Specifically aimed at relieving the effects of cranial blood clots, which have a 40 percent …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …