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Plants 'do maths' to control overnight food supplies

<b>Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests.</b><p>UK scientists say they were "amazed" to find an example of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation in biology.<p>Mathematical models show that the amount of starch consumed overnight is …

University of London

Data Marketing Is a Big Pain for Many Marketers -- and Consumers | Inc.com

Compiling massive sets of data and analyzing them--so-called big data--was supposed to be a boon for business. (And a PR nightmare for the NSA.) But according to a survey from digital marketing software company Lyris and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, many companies are well behind …

Marketing

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

See Will Ferrell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand As Classic Disney Characters

The de facto Disney theme song may be “When You Wish Upon a Star,” but it’s not likely that Walt Disney ever had these kinds of stars in mind.<p>Starting in 2007, photographer Annie Liebovitz began shooting a publicity campaign for Disney Parks and Cruises called “Disney Dream Portraits.” This series …

See the First Instagrammed Movie Poster Campaign

It’s hard to take a film’s director at face value when he or she mentions in interviews that old saw about the setting of the film being, itself, a character. In the case of the new Canadian film, <i>J’Espère Que Tu Vas Bien</i>, however, it’s much easier to take such a claim seriously; not only does …

5 Unexpected Factors That Change How We Forecast The Future

We see the future in terms of technology, but if you actually want to do a better job guessing what will happen, it’s better to look at social, cultural, and environmental inputs.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This post is part of <i>Co.Exist</i>‘s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading …

Terry Crews Makes Muscle Music With Old Spice (And Now It’s Your Turn)

The latest from Old Spice is an interactive effort in which spokes-hulk Terry Crews flexes his musical chops by flexing his ridiculous muscles. And you can join in.<p>The latest spot for Old Spice starts off in typically insane fashion. Perpetually amped spokesman Terry Crews is seated, stripped down …

Terry Crews

Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050?

With internal farms, walls that convert CO2 to oxygen, and even the ability to personalize itself based on your DNA, this concept for the building of the future is a sight to behold.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Read more amazing visions of the future in our Futurist Forum.<p>2050 is far enough off to imagine the …

Mockups

Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

The New Girl star writes, directs, and stars in the web series Finding Susan Glenn.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR7NTPwSMeE<p>Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the men’s personal-care …

TV

Apple Needs To Regain Command Of Smartphone Buzz

It has been well documented that Android has captured about 80% of the smartphone market while Apple’s share has dropped to 14% per Gartner’s June quarter survey down from 21% in the December quarter and 18% in the March quarter. Microsoft’s Windows came in third place for the first time displacing …

Be More Creative: 7 Things to Learn From Leonardo da Vinci | Inc.com

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that since his death, the world has never really had another Leonardo da Vinci. While his name might conjure up images of famous works of art such as the <i>Mona Lisa</i>, <i>The Last Supper</i>, or <i>The Vitruvian Man</i>, he was much more than an artist. In fact, he was an …

Creativity

12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013 | Inc.com

At the start of every year, I create a list of quotes to guide and inspire me for the next 12 months. Here are the quotes I've selected for 2013:<p>"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." <i><br>Napoleon Hill</i><br>• "The key to …

Motivation

Protecting Culture During Growth

Randy Hetrick answers questions on creating discipline, hiring people smarter than you, and the importance of choosing what you're not.

Education

A serial pivot to success story

As I travel the country documenting the tech revolution, one of the most crucial insights I encounter across all sectors, from transportation to …

What You Can Learn From Ashton Kutcher About Public Speaking

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Sometimes, wisdom can come from unlikely people in unlikely places.<p>Case in point: Ashton Kutcher at the Teen Choice Awards this week. The actor, who will be playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the movie "Jobs," gave an acceptance speech that went viral …

Drones That Combat Malaria

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Do you remember the famous anti-Vietnam War song "War" by Edwin Starr? With the lyrics "War, huh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!" Well, when viewed from the perspective of malaria …

Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should invest its pension accounts.<p>All 19 pages were recently published by Fortune, and are well …

Investing

Obamacare Will Be Price Competitive To What's On The Market, Insurers Say

Health benefits that will be offered this fall on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act will be competitively priced and have offerings that are similar in quality as existing coverage for individuals already on the market, health plans and a study out this week reported.<p>Under the Affordable Care …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

Researchers show how to slip malware into Apple’s App Store

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Apple’s App Store can seem like Fort Knox, as Apple reviews each and every app before making it live. This fastidious approach …