Michael Dubakov

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Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Activations of deep convolutional neural networks are aligned with gamma band activity of human visual cortex

Article |<p>Open | Published: 08 August 2018<p><i>Communications Biology</i><b>volume 1</b>, Article number: 107 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Recent advances in the …

Neurology

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Year in Review 2017

Collection | 30 January 2018<p>Collection home<br>• Year in Review<br>• Related Reviews<p>This Collection from <i>Nature Reviews Immunology</i> presents a series of specially …

Immunotherapy

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

What religion does to your brain

Whether or not a divine power truly does exist might be a matter of opinion, but the neurophysiological effects of religious belief are scientific …

The Brain

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Single neurons may encode simultaneous stimuli by switching between activity patterns

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 July 2018<p><i>Nature Communications</i><b>volume 9</b>, Article number: 2715 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>How the brain preserves …

Google Scholar

NASA Is Funding A Concept To Turn Asteroids Into Spaceships

So we can mine them<p>American companies are itching to get their hands on the gold, platinum, and other minerals that asteroids are thought to contain. But although the U.S. has laid the legal groundwork for asteroid mining, the technological challenges are still significant.<p>One of those challenges …

Space Exploration

Physics of living systems

Insight | 04 July 2018<p>Insight home<br>• Editorial<br>• Reviews & Comment<br>• Further reading<p>Recent advances in our understanding of the physics of living systems have …

The momentous transition to multicellular life may not have been so hard after all

Billions of years ago, life crossed a threshold. Single cells started to band together, and a world of formless, unicellular life was on course to …

Scientists Just Found a Fundamental Part of What Makes Your Brain Cells So 'Plastic'

"If something goes up, something must go down."<p>It's no secret that our brains are exceptionally flexible and can adapt to new situations. Whether …

Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work

We each have 96 energy blocks each day to spend however we’d like. Using this energy blocking system will ensure you’re spending each block wisely to …

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research published today in <i>Nature Medicine</i> by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has described a new immunotherapy approach, which led to a complete disappearance of tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live.<p>The findings show how …

Cancer

We’re closer then ever to understanding how matter interacts on the tiniest scale

It’s been a big few weeks for physics. First, in what is probably the announcement of the year, we managed to see the birth of a black hole in real …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

How to Figure Out Your Competitors’ Revenues in...

A friend of mine who heads business intelligence at a public web company taught me a little hack that does seem to work pretty well to figure out the …

Employment

Anthropology of Mid-Sized Startups

<i>(Originally published at Ribbonfarm.)</i><p>In their natural habitats, social species organize into characteristic groups. Gazelles form herds, wolves form …

Startups

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My Startup has 30 Days to Live

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe

<i>Updated 7/16/2013 – See Original Here</i><p>Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.<p>As you …

Simple Task-Management Asana Debuts Organizations To Help Enterprises Streamline Productivity

Asana, the high-profile productivity startup that’s trying to redesign the workplace around tasks (instead of email), is tackling the scale of its productivity app with a new announcement today.<p>Last year, Asana announced premium plans, which allowed larger teams larger than 30 members to use the …

An acquisition is always a failure

“An entrepreneur is someone who, almost artistically, designs a living entity which embodies the values, beliefs, and ambitions of the creator. It’s …

Product Software Development is a Marathon - Targetprocess - Visual management software

Most people like short things: short tasks, short emails, learn-how-to-program-java-in-24-hours books, lose-weight-in-a-month video guides. Modern …