Sandeep Shirodkar

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What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom

"I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time."<p>Paul Stamets, a mycologist I had come to visit in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula to go mushroom hunting, had a gift he wanted to give me. We were in his office, looking at some images on his computer, when he pulled …

Mushrooms

You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It

“How do I find my purpose?”<p>Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published <i>Passion & Purpose</i> six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or …

The Best Times to Post to Social Networks

When you are promoting your product through social media platforms, you want to make sure you are setting yourself up for success. First Site Guide …

Social Media

Microsoft’s CEO on Rediscovering the Company’s Soul

<b>Satya Nadella,</b> Microsoft’s third CEO, opens up about his effort to refresh the culture of the company and renew its focus on the future. He reflects on important life lessons he learned growing up in India, immigrating to the U.S., and working for Microsoft for 25 years. Nadella thinks of the past, …

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

Self-improvement

People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.

The U.S. is in the midst of a presidential campaign in which both candidates have adopted antitrade stances and one has taken a frankly xenophobic, isolationist stance. The UK has voted to leave the European Union. Much of continental Europe is convulsed with similar combinations of disaffection, …

What Makes an Effective Executive

An effective executive does <i>not</i> need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I’ve …

Management

How to Negotiate After a Staggering Defeat: A Playbook for Democrats

There’s an adage in diplomacy circles: <i>If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.</i> Since they lost control of the White House and both houses of Congress, it’s easy to imagine that Democrats (and others who voted against President-elect Donald Trump) feel that they don’t have a seat at the …

The Traits of Leaders Who Do Things Fast and Well

An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?” His answer was always the same: “Yes!” He chose not to compromise on either dimension. For this leader and for most …

Blindsided by Trump’s Victory? Behavioral Science Explains

When Leslie John, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, arrived at work on the morning of the U.S. presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, she was worried. John is an expert in behavioral decision research and studies the various innate flaws and biases that …

Do men and women really have different personalities?

Personality profiles appear to reveal consistent (if subtle) differences between men and women – but are they meaningful? Christian Jarrett untangles a knotty and controversial question.<p>It’s been said that men and women are so unlike each other, it’s as if they’re from different planets – a claim …

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

I already live in the future — and so should you

I live in the future.<p>I drive a Tesla electric vehicle, which controls the steering wheel on highways. My house in Menlo Park, Calif., is a “passive” home that expends minimal energy on heating or cooling. With the solar panels on my roof, my energy bills are close to zero — and that includes …

Is serverless architecture the electricity of software?

The terms serverless, lambda and “#noOps” have been circulating. At a cocktail party, it will cause business owners to find that now is the perfect time to go freshen up their drink.<p>Don’t.<p>Serverless architecture is as important to businesses as electricity was to the Industrial …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

Psychology

How Technology Traced HIV to Its Very Beginnings

In a feat of virus archaeology, scientists follow modern HIV to its ancestors that were around nearly 100 years ago.<p><b>In the early 1980s</b>, when AIDS deaths began to ripple across the U.S. in force, most people—including healthcare professionals—had never even heard of the virus behind the outbreak. It …

A NASA spacecraft reaches Mars just in time to see an unexpected guest

NASA's latest Mars probe entered the planet's orbit on September 21. By sheer luck, it arrived just in time to get an up close look at Siding Spring, a comet set to pass by Mars on October 19.<p>It's a little bit like space nerd Christmas. "This is at least a once-in-a-century event — and maybe a …

The Built-From-Scratch Heart

Medical researchers are getting closer to creating whole, working human hearts.<p>Organ transplantation—removing a piece of one person and sewing it into another—is one of the weirder things that humans have figured out how to do. And our bodies don't necessarily like it. Immunosuppressive drugs can …

Climate Change Is Causing Dips in the Earth's Gravity

Satellites have picked up on vast gravitational shifts from melting Antarctic ice.<p>There are many dumb ways to deny climate change: noting the recent (and temporary) slowdown in heating, pointing to a snowy winter in your hometown, crying that it's part of the natural climate cycle. But it's pretty …

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.<p>SAVANNAH, Ga.—Breakfast in Atlanta, as in many other U.S. cities, is a global affair. While the eggs may be from a farm 100 miles away, the pan and spatula used to …

Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …

Carbon Dioxide

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

Physics

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Vision decisions: continuity fields, and why we miss subtle visual changes

Our eyes are continuously bombarded by visual information – millions of colours, shapes and ever-changing motion – yet seeing never feels like work. Researchers have discovered one reason: our brains perform automatic visual smoothing over time. A study has found that our visual perception of …

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Clean Energy