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No-waste meals! Make easy lemon-garlic salmon and asparagus

Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw away, and come up with solutions for making a change.<p>TODAY.com partnered with Cook Smarts, a …

A simplified mathematical model shows why you don’t need an evil majority to have an oppressed minority<p>I’m oppressed. I have the kind of mind that repeatedly replays any minor slight, insensitivity or insult I suffer, distracting me from my work and undermining my confidence. As I have grown older, …

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Is LinkedIn Poised To Be The Next Media Giant?

When LinkedIn introduced Pulse, providing commentary from a hand-chosen set of thought leaders, they made a major impact. Paired with the long-form publishing platform they launched last year, LinkedIn is significantly changing the media landscape.<p><b>First, the statistics</b><p>LinkedIn has 330+ million …

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Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Stegosaurus gets a Hollywood makeover

Any small child, including my dinosaur-mad three-year-old nephew, can tell you that Stegosaurus was a large, lumbering, plant-eating dinosaur with large bony plates, menacing tail spikes and a tiny brain. But despite it being one of the most recognisable dinosaurs, most of what we know about these …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

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Surprisingly smart crows ace card game - Futurity

Like humans and apes, crows can reason their way through a card-matching game. "What the crows have done is a phenomenal feat," says Ed Wasserman.

Experts Have No Idea If Robots Will Steal Your Job

Experts disagree about the future. That might seem unextraordinary, but it’s the conclusion of a new survey on robots from Pew, and it’s more significant than it sounds. For all the talk of “robots stealing jobs,” 2,551 experts surveyed were deeply divided over the following question:<p>Will …

High Frequency Trading and Finance’s Race to Irrelevance

John Maynard Keynes very famously proposed that the actions of rational agents in a market were akin to a fictional newspaper contest, where entrants were asked to pick who, out of a set of six women, was most beautiful. Those who successfully picked the most popular face would be eligible to win a …

Watch: The infuriating irony of GOP climate denial

Republicans try to convince us that they know more about science than scientists<p>The Republican party has gotten itself into a bit of a pickle. It very much wants us to ignore all those things scientists are saying about the climate changing, but it has no real evidence to present to the contrary. …

The Best Teams Hold Themselves Accountable

Want to create a high performance team? Want to limit the amount of time you spend settling squabbles between team members? It turns out those two issues are closely related: Our research shows that on top performing teams peers immediately and respectfully confront one another when problems arise. …

What Does a Neural Network Actually Do?

There has been a lot of renewed interest lately in neural networks (NNs) due to their popularity as a model for deep learning architectures (there …

A Simple Tool for Making Better Forecasts

One of the most basic keys to good decision-making is accurate forecasting of the future. In order to bring about the best outcomes, a company must correctly anticipate the most likely future states of the world. Yet despite its importance, companies not only routinely make basic forecasting …

Do Genes Affect Our Attitudes Toward Interdependence?

Numerous studies have shown that Americans of European origin have a more independent, and Asians have a more <i>inter</i>dependent, social orientation, as measured by questionnaires asking about agreement with such statements as “I feel it is important for me to act as an independent person.” But this …

21st-Century Talent Spotting

A few years ago, I was asked to help find a new CEO for a family-owned electronics retailer that wanted to professionalize its management and expand its operations. I worked closely with the outgoing chief executive and the board to pinpoint the relevant competencies for the job and then seek out …

Poll: The Tea Party is driving distrust of science

New data sheds insight on the pernicious effects of right-wing climate denial<p>What's driving the spectacular collapse of the right-wing mind? Mother Jones' Chris Mooney finds a clue in this poll data out from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, which asked 568 New Hampshire …

“Bloodiest thing the world has seen”: David Cay Johnston on inequality’s looming disaster

<b>David Cay Johnston (The New Press/Cheryl Amati Martin)</b><p>Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston tells Salon how America’s economic story could end — and it isn’t pretty<p>Elias Isquith<p>May 22, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Long before anyone knew the name Thomas Piketty, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay …

Robert Reich: American capitalism is broken

The former secretary of labor explains why Canada’s middle class is passing ours, and why our growth is misleading<p>For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada and Europe. American capitalism might be a bit crueler but it …

'Early bird' bias can make flextime risky - Futurity

How you use flextime to customize the workday may affect how managers perceive the quality of your work.

Scalia’s free speech hypocrisy: What a new study proves about his bias

“Judges are human, and they fall prey to the same kind of bias” as the rest of us, leading expert tells Salon<p>According to a recent article in the New York Times, the Supreme Court — like nearly every other major institution of American governance — is in serious trouble.<p>After a string of …

Robot Reads Novels, Writes Songs About Them

Listen to Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange, The Little Prince, and more.<p>If a robot read a novel, how would it feel? You might get a sense from these little jingles. Below are some songs that were automatically created by a series of algorithms that turn the emotions in novels into short pieces …

Decisions Don’t Start with Data

I recently worked with an executive keen to persuade his colleagues that their company should drop a long-time vendor in favor of a new one. He knew that members of the executive team opposed the idea (in part because of their well-established relationships with the vendor) but he didn’t want to …

The Persuasive Pressure of Peer Rankings

Introducing a new product is essentially an exercise in persuading people to change their behavior. Many companies try to tackle this challenge by making the functional benefits of the new seem so much more compelling than the old. But this approach rarely works. After all, how many of us as …

“Freakonomics” author: “Maybe it’s time for us to quit this”

Stephen Dubner talks about his new book, the problems of journalism and the joy of calling it quits<p>Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt -- better known as the duo behind "Freakonomics" -- have written two best-selling books, produced a documentary and produce a popular blog and radio show. Now nine …

Benghazi nuts, anti-vaxxers, birthers: Do they really buy their own nonsense?

Alex Jones fans, Benghazi believers and antivaxxers have real impact. They’re wrong, but we need to understand them<p>Why do people believe ridiculous things, in despite of all reason and proofs to the contrary?<p><i>There are parents who allow their children to be vaccinated for whooping cough, diphtheria</i> …

Why Earth might heat up faster than we thought - Futurity

Previous estimates of how much the planet will warm if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles—known as climate sensitivity—may be …

Am I Asleep? A Jolt to the Brain Triggers Lucid Dreams

Scientists stimulate the brain with gamma waves and find that they can induce lucid dreaming, in which the sleeper becomes aware of the fact that they're in a dream.<p><b>Electric currents to the brain</b> can trigger lucid dreaming, the mysterious state in which dreamers are conscious they are dreaming and …

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