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Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Ecology

How MIT's new biological 'computer' works, and what it could do in the future - ExtremeTech

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future<p>By on July 25, 2016 at 7:49 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

I want to teach you to build products using javascript. For free.

<b>Update:</b> The course is now finished. See new post for more details!<p>Here’s the thing — there’s a whole lot of different online courses, articles, …

Tim Duncan’s Other Career as an Academic Psychologist

San Antonio Spurs legend, who has announced his retirement from the NBA, once logged a valuable assist in the world of academic research<p>Mark Leary was a social psychologist at Wake Forest in 1995 when he was invited to write a book chapter about a topic he says he didn’t know much about: egotism.<p>He …

Wake Forest University

Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid for 3-D Printing, Genetic Engineering

Scientists genetically engineered and 3-D-printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence.<p>If you met this lab-created critter over your beach vacation, you'd swear you saw a baby ray. In fact, the tiny, flexible swimmer is the product of a team of …

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies - Vox

Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>"I'm going to make you work hard," a blonde and perfectly muscled fitness instructor screamed at me in a recent …

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>Despite its importance, education seems to …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of scholars say.<p>New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “visionary ideas” and “creative leaps” led …

Innovation

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Why Edtech is Flunking Out

Education technology is in demand, but there may be more challenges than most think.<p>Education technology, or EdTech, is one of the fastest growing, and needed technology sectors to make our schools more competitive, give our teachers the resources to succeed, and students the ability to …

10 reasons why you must join a makerspace – or create one yourself

The worlds of art and engineering, hobbyists and professionals, come together effectively in the maker movement. Maker communities and hackathon …

Google, micro-learning & the future of education

Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to a global audience.<p>…

Science has found the best strategy for improving your sleep

Many of the more than 30% of Americans and people around the world who suffer from insomnia would do almost anything to sleep better.<p>That's why there's a huge market for sleeping pills like Ambien and Lunesta, along with a whole wall at your local pharmacy of "natural supplements" like melatonin, …

Sleep

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Online Education

Body language influences the amount of applause speakers receive

In many instances, we must make broad inferences about others based on limited information. Often when we meet someone briefly we may already believe …

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things in Common

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants them to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things in the professional world.<p>While there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a …

Self-improvement

Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

In the moments before death, the heart plays a central role, conventional wisdom says. That is, as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, …

6 Factors Predicting Heart Attack Risk

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Heart disease claims the lives of about one million Americans every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. …

How To Stay Calm

The ability to stay calm has long been a weird measure of manliness. In today's high-stakes, high-stress world, that's an issue. But calming the mind doesn’t have to mean switching off. I think of it as a superpower that can rewire our brains, change the way we see the world and improve our …

Most Small Business Owners Fail to Track These Three Metrics

How to plan and forecast key financials for growth<p>As a small business owner, you understand your business' financials inside and out. You probably lose sleep at night worrying about your sales. You're passionate about your business succeeding, and you've invested your life's work into it. But, …

The data science ecosystem

Data science isn't new, but the demand for quality data has exploded recently. This isn't a fad or a rebranding, it's an evolution. Decisions that …

You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential

By Andrea Kuszewski | Nov 11, 2011<p>Synopsis<p>Learn about the principles of fluid intelligence and strengthen your cognitive abilities through exercises …