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Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Zuckerberg Channels The Dalai Lama and Uses a Data Point Rarely Taught in Business School | Inc.com

This past May, while delivering the commencement address at Harvard University, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, offered some thoughts on the importance of understanding one's purpose. "...Finding your purpose isn't enough, the challenge for our generation is to create a world where everyone has a …

Leadership

Solids Are Mostly Empty Space

Nucleus of an atom.<p>Our body is mostly empty space. A star, a planet, a chair, all these things are mostly empty space. These objects behave as if …

Physics

Respected Designers Share 25 Books You Must Read To Improve Creativity

Recently I interviewed respected designers and asked them about the books that influenced their thinking and skyrocketed their careers. Then Visme reached out with an infographic they made to illustrate these interviews.<p>Here is an infographic featuring 5 designers sharing their top 5 books ranging …

Burger King

Monkeys 'typed' Shakespeare with their minds, scientists say

It’s only 12 words a minute, but that’s a start<p>Monkeys can now type at a rate of 12 words per minute on a computer using only their minds, according to new research from Stanford University. The scientists hope that this technology might one day help severely paralyzed patients communicate — and …

Monkeys

Here's Why You Can't See All 12 Black Dots in This Crazy Optical Illusion

Our eyes feel weird.<p>Welcome to the latest optical illusion that has the internet in meltdown right now. Give it a try - look at the image above, and …

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

Until Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor. One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan, Chandauli is only three or four hours’ drive from Delhi, but it exists alone and forgotten, tucked away, a kilometre off a …

Internet

5 TED Talks on bizarre science

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death

<i>Jan Andersen was 19 when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. On his 27th birthday he was told that he didn’t have much time left: cancer, a rare</i> …

Polish Mother Of Two Takes Beautiful Pictures Of Kids Spending Their Summer In The Countryside

The series is inspired by my own childhood, when I used to visit my grandmother in the summer and spend my school vacations in the countryside. These …

Photography

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

5 Psychological Principles of High Converting Websites

You know the feeling when you pour your heart and soul into a promising new A/B test, only to have it flop like an entrepreneur’s first startup?<p>I …

How your brain works – video

<b>Amy Novotney:</b> The brain is more complex than corporate team-building exercises suggest, but the myth is unlikely to die anytime soon<p>Published: 16 Nov 2013<p>Published: 16 Nov 2013<p>Watchdog issues guidance to help institutions address ‘pernicious’ cheating through use of sites for written-to-order papers<p>…

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Facebook is hiring a data scientist, but you’ll have to fight for the job

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Simon Bratt<p>Facebook (s fb) is looking to hire a new data scientist, but rather than sift through …

NYT Adds Cross-Platform Support to Its Personalized Recommendation

The New York Times has updated its personalized recommendation engine to include real-time article tracking across mobile apps and both the mobile and desktop websites, as noticed by Nieman Lab.<p>Other additions to the feature include video and slideshow recommendations, the Times’ employees …

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Jumping Spiders Wearing Water Drops as Fancy Hats (5 pics): www.boredpanda.com/jumping-spiders-wearing-water-droplet-hats/ #spider #fashion #macrophotography

Earth’s Location in the Universe (8 pics)

To take the spotlight even further, scientists revealed that our galaxy is a part of an ever expanding universe, that has no determinable center no …

Universe

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn’t As Simple As You Think

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>Bump</i><i>, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together.</i> <i>Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times.</i><p>It’s been hard to ignore the massive shift in the last …

Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway<p>Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece<p>Skaftafeli – Iceland<p>Plitvice Lakes – Croatia<p>Crystalline Turquoise Lake, …

National Parks