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Slow Ideas

Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don’t?<p>Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly? Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. The first public demonstration …

Inside the Viper Room: Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Poker Game

“Poker Princess” Molly Bloom, in an adaptation from her new memoir, details how she went from a 26-year-old cocktail waitress to the hostess of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the July issue of <i>Vanity Fair.</i> Luring A-list names (“Tobey,” “Leo,” “Ben”) and taking home upwards of …

Clare Boothe Luce’s Struggle: Ambassadorship, LSD, and Marriage to Henry Luce

What Clare Boothe Luce wanted, Clare Boothe Luce got: a man, a seat in Congress, an ambassadorship. A literary star in her own right, she had become half of America’s premier power couple when the Time-empire founder Henry Luce left his wife to marry her in 1935. But, reveals Sylvia Jukes Morris, …

The Power of Two

Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.<p>In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time, on …

The Rise Of The Chinese Box Office Is Staggering, And It's Transforming Hollywood

China brought in $1.2 billion more than second place Japan and $1.9 billion more than the third place United Kingdom. The U.S./Canada market remained the largest at $10.9 billion, up 1% from 2012. Globally, box office revenue increased 4%.<p>Although China's box office won't soon overtake the U.S., …

11 of the Hottest Startups from Tech Open Air Berlin 2014

Ah, Berlin. The city that wears its history on its sleeve, yet allows ample space for new culture to thrive. Its creative scenes, tech companies and weekend-long dance parties have made headlines in recent articles in Vice, Fast Company and The New Yorker. All eyes seem to be on Berlin.<p>But don’t …

Wysdom app for Android provides instant tech support for your smartphone

This app might save a bit of time, confusion and frustration. Wysdom, by Toronto-based CrowdCare, has launched a beta version of its app and is …

Google named as Canada's 'Most Influential Brand'

The latest report by opinion research firm Ipsos Reid is the “Top 10 Most Influential Brands in Canada.” The survey was completed in December 2013 …

Dear Samsung, Love Google: the two companies meet to compromise on Android's future

Google knows that Samsung is at once an important partner and a potent rival. While on the outside claiming to have an amicable relationship, Samsung …

Facebook is now fully mobile, approaches a billion monthly smartphone users

Facebook has released its Q4 earnings this afternoon and the results are good. Revenue is up to $2.59 billion, well ahead of analysts’ expectations …

Workstation Popcorn: How To Become Uber Productive While Working For Yourself / IMPOSSIBLE ®

<i>Note: I was introduced to this idea somewhere on Hacker News a few weeks back, though I haven’t been able to find the exact discussion again [1]. I</i> …

Kurt Cobain’s Isolated Vocal Track From ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ 1991

In 1991, Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i> album exploded into mainstream popular culture like--as one writer describes it-- "a grenade detonating in your car …

Eric Clapton’s Isolated Guitar Track From the Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (1968)

George Harrison of the Beatles was an accomplished guitar player with a distinctive soloing style. So you might think that with a song as personal …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Consciousness

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Electric Cars Hit Milestone With First Grand Prix Race Ahead

Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.<p><b>Electric cars have rounded a corner in their drive to enter the mainstream. Soon, you're going to be able to watch them race at high speeds.</b><p><b>The world's first fully electric Grand Prix racing</b> …

“He beat me every day”

New York is the country’s fourth-largest hub for human trafficking. Laura discovered its brutality firsthand<p><i>It’s part of the game. Because you got to establish a certain thing. You got to establish some fear in that female in order to get that respect. You have to really show that girl — if you</i> …

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

Cows

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

Social media transforms the textbook lesson

<b>Forget the blackboard and the chalk. In fact, forget the whiteboard and the markers.</b><p>The exercise books, the textbooks and the stationery can also be packed away. There is no need for any of them in the classroom of the future.<p>A room full of students with a tablet each and a teacher with an …

BTC China Accepting Renminbi Again

BTC China, until recently the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, has begun allowing users in China to make deposits in their local currency (Renminbi), ending a six-week block that affected domestic users and sent the price of the virtual currency tumbling.<p>The site stopped accepting deposits in …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Google Maps’ open-source rival gets huge boost as Telenav buys OpenStreetMap leader Skobbler

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The Berlin startup scene has its first big exit of 2014, and indeed one of its largest yet: navigation veteran Telenav(s tnav) …