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Watch a young Steve Jobs explain why most professional managers are "bozos"

Nobody ever accused Steve Jobs of lacking strong opinions.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, a young Jobs talks candidly about his approach to management and leadership. As the founder of Apple, and the guiding force who transformed it from emerging upstart to one of the world’s most innovative and …

Recruitment

Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead

<b>Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Teachers are used to hearing about new ideas in education—changes in instruction, technology, …

Education

Brew: Better Coffee At Home

Hello world. I know that it’s been a while. I’m still alive, still drinking coffee and incessantly thinking about how much I love it. I’m sorry that …

Coffee

جائزة غونكور ٢٠١٦الأدبية لـ المغربية الفرنسية ليلى سليماني عن كتابها "أغنية عذبة" https://t.co/BsoILJCEJD

APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.<p>"We are not ready to write the obituary for coral reefs," James Cook …

Coral Reefs

There's Now a Body of Research on What It Means to Be a Teacher Leader

Two researchers compiled a literature review of 12 years of studies and reports on teacher leadership, drawing conclusions about what it means to be …

Teaching

People are keeping their old iPhones longer

Is it possible people like their iPhones a little <i>too</i> much?<p>People are waiting longer to upgrade to the newest iPhone model, according to new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). Currently, nearly half of iPhone users are waiting until their device is two years old or older …

Mobile Technology

Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data

When scientists falsify data, they try to cover it up by writing differently in their published works. A pair of Stanford researchers have devised a …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

Qur'an verses dating from seventh century go on view in Birmingham

Some of the earliest surviving pages of the Qur’an in the world were discovered by an Italian scholar in a volume in the Birmingham university library<p>The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript exhibition officially opens to the public on Friday, but many of the local Muslim community have already been …

Archaeology

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Saltwater

How Much Would It Cost To Live Like A Character In A Nancy Meyers Film?

Let's just say it won't come cheap.<p>Nancy Meyers has quite the reputation in Hollywood. Not just for making well thought out, relevant films, but also for consistently featuring some of the most stylish sets out there.<p>Film after film — from "Something's Gotta Give" to "Father of the Bride" — …

5.6 million fingerprints stolen in personnel data hack, U.S. government says

<i>By David Alexander</i><p><i>WASHINGTON (Reuters) –</i> Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday.<p>The …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Mars Mission

These 5 Facts Explain Why We Need the United Nations

Unless you were born before 1945, you aren’t old enough to remember the catastrophes that gave birth to the United Nations and the surge of idealism …

Africa

Schools are teaching kids to meditate so that they’ll be more focused and less stressed

For those of us older than 30 and not from southern California, meditation was not part of our childhood curriculum. If we engaged in deep breathing, it was because we were running too fast, not because we were part of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program.<p>But meditation in classrooms is …

Mindfulness

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure loss of vision

Experimental transplant uses eye cells grown in a lab and if successful could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of macular degeneration sufferers in UK<p>A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of …

Immune System

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

7 Ways to Develop Good Habits in Language Learning

<b>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle</b><p>We’ve all heard about the importance of <b>good habits</b>, right? We …

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 <i>trillion</i> suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to date" is, so much so that NASA has created a new classification for it and the 19 other similar …

The complex geometry of Islamic design - Eric Broug

But Why Are Irregulars “Irregular?”

The English language is a glorious bastard child. Like the English themselves, its words and grammar are the result of the promiscuous and incestuous …

Language

Just How Good is Your English?

We’re excited to announce the new percentile ranking feature in Which is English. In the game, players are presented with pairs of words or phrases. …

Language Learning

Periscope and Meerkat Kill Battery Life and Burn Through Data

Live video will do that do your phone<p>Besides the whole intense motion sickness thing, there's another little problem with the sudden rise of streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope: All that live video will destroy your battery life and obliterate your data plan. In fact, that's part of the reason why …

There May Be More Muslims Than Christians In The World By 2070, Pew Study Suggests

(RNS) Muslims will overtake Christians by the end of this century.<p>India, now mostly Hindu, will become the world’s largest Muslim country.<p>The numbers of people with no religious identity will soar in the United States and Europe, but the unaffiliated will lose worldwide market share as Christians …

Religion

Facebook seems to be breaking the App Store rules, but Apple probably can’t stop it

Over the past few weeks, Facebook has announced quite a few changes coming to its platform. Some of the biggest changes are occurring within its Messenger application. Facebook Messenger will immediately begin allowing users to download a slew of third-party apps and tools from partners like Pic …

IKEA's Better Shelter gives refugee camps a much-needed redesign

The Swedish masters behind those DIY bed frames and bar stools have a new addition to their collection, but not one you'll find in IKEA catalogs.<p>The …