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The Classist Implications of Life Extension Science

<i>The life expectancy gap between rich and poor is already wide, but recent advances in biotechnology should force us to thoughtfully consider the</i> …

Aging

Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to animate us.”<p>It’s often believed the soul can survive death and is intimately associated with a person’s memories, passions and values. Some argue the …

The social dilemma of self-driving cars

Autonomous Cars

When Innovation Meets the Language of the Corner Office

At The University of California Berkeley, our Haas@Work program regularly works with corporate partners on innovation challenges, design literacy, …

Polio reappears in Nigeria, triggering massive response

The government of Nigeria today launched a massive vaccination campaign in the northern state of Borno in response to news that two children there …

How the Voice First revolution is about to change the world.

<i>This was first published at Tech.pionions (</i><i>https://techpinions.com/there-is-a-revolution-ahead-and-it-has-a-voice</i><i>) on April 12th, 2016.</i><p><b>There is A</b> …

Does Deciding to Seek Advice Signal Weakness?

It’s common for people to worry that reaching out for advice will make them appear less competent, according to research from Harvard Business School …

‘Undead’ genes come alive days after life ends

Does death really mean the end of our existence? Great thinkers from Plato to Blue Öyster Cult have weighed in on the question. Now, a study shows …

This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 38: Noise

One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making a remote and …

Fish

People Prefer Electric Shocks to Being Alone With Their Thoughts

A new study finds we're not very good at entertaining ourselves.<p>Considering the many challenges life has to offer, entertaining yourself with your own thoughts for a few minutes seems like one of the easier hurdles to overcome. You could recall your favorite childhood memory, plan your weekend, or …

20 misused English words that make smart people look silly

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an …

This “bad” election map? It’s not so bad.

Recently my colleague Liz Scheltens argued that the standard electoral map we see every four years is pretty useless. The problem, she says, is that the maps you typically see favor geographical accuracy over electoral importance. Scheltens proposes alternative solutions, like a list of states with …

Why the turtle got its shell

Turtle shells didn’t get their start as natural armor, it seems. The reptiles’ ancestors might have evolved partial shells to help them burrow …

The brain’s blueprint for aging is set early in life

If you’ve ever watched a baby purse her lips to hoot for the first time, or flash a big, gummy grin when she sees you, or surprise herself by rolling …

A healthy old age may trump immortality

On the inevitability scale, death and taxes are at the top. Aging is close behind.<p>It’s unlikely that scientists will ever find a way to avoid death. …

The amazing artificial intelligence we were promised is coming, finally

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Vivek Wadhwa<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Contributor, Innovations<p>We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That didn’t happen …

Artificial Intelligence

Is America Repeating the Mistakes of 1968?

The Kerner Report confronted a tense nation with data about structural racism throughout the country and made recommendations to solve the problem. But America looked away.<p>“All of us, as Americans, should be troubled by these shootings, because these are not isolated incidents,” said President …

Evolution Once Operated 4,000 Times Faster Than Today

The first life forms had mutation rates 4,000 times faster than we see today, biologists have estimated, meaning astonishingly fast evolution.<p>Popular …

Do Humans Have An Unhealthy Fetish For The Future?

By DJ Pangburn6 minute Read<p>Listen to any technology evangelist, business leader, politician, educator, futurist, or “cultural influencer” these days, …

The Future

Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation

The 43-year history of journeys to Jupiter, in one graph

Since 1973, eight spacecraft have flown past or orbited Jupiter. On July 4, NASA’s Juno probe will become the planet’s ninth visitor.<p>Juno’s …

Why Every Organization Needs a Story Strategy

Every organization and any business of any size (including entrepreneurs!) must tell a variety of stories. Most of what we hear lately focuses on the …

PBS - JOHN GARDNER - EDUCATION AND EXCELLENCE

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior executives in some …

Design How Your Team Thinks

Every day, we sit in meetings in which someone presents a problem or opportunity. The response is always a version of “What are we going to do about it?” When’s the last time someone said, “How are we going to think about it?”<p>Design thinking is popular these days. We design products, experiences, …

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

Pre-Clovis occupation 14,550 years ago at the Page-Ladson site, Florida, and the peopling of the Americas

• M. Raghavan,<br>• M. Steinrücken,<br>• K. Harris,<br>• S. Schiffels,<br>• S. Rasmussen,<br>• M. DeGiorgio,<br>• A. Albrechtsen,<br>• C. Valdiosera,<br>• M. C. Ávila-Arcos,<br>• A.-S. Malaspinas,<br>• A. …

Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer's proteins from brain cells

Scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of …