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The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk.<p>George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced a $3.1 million investment in the company.<p>Comma.ai is working on a kit that will …

Artificial Intelligence

Lives We Can Learn From

Hayley Warnham<p>Conscientious leaders think long and hard about their legacies. They ask, <i>How will I be remembered? What will I pass on? Which ideas and values will outlive me?</i> These questions can feel so overwhelming that it’s tempting to just live your life and let others write the eulogy (or, as my …

Weightlifting

We’re At The Beginning Of A Venture Capital Revolution

Backers of startups worldwide are looking for the next “disruptive trend” that can overturn industries. Ironically, the venture capital industry has begun to resemble markets that investors themselves are looking to disrupt.<p>Speculation about the “next dot-com bubble” abounds weekly; …

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

It's time for consumers to wake up to the risks of sleep disorders, scientists say.<p>More than 50 million adults in the U.S. have a disorder such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea, according to an Institute of Medicine report. And it's now clear that a lack of sleep "not only …

Sleep

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

How to take better holiday photos through science

How much care do you take when composing your holiday snaps? One scientist dares to suggest that with the right methods, your results might easily be improved<p>I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two …

Prophecy

Why do marketers get to decide what toys are right for our children?

One Thursday morning, my husband, daughter and I did what any family expecting a new little bundle of joy would do: dashed off to Target to find the remaining things left on our list of “things to pack our house with so that we’re not running short on anything once the Special Little Guy arrives.” …

Kids

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything

<i>Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out.</i><p>First off, it's an honor to be writing for <i>Glamour</i>, a magazine so sophisticated it has an extra u in the title. All the finest publications do, …

Startup Insider: The Story Behind Stock Trading App Robinhood and Its One Million-Person Waitlist

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. You can sign up to stay up to date with this series here. If you have any interesting stories, you can email us here.<p>---<p>When the 2008 financial …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

The Seven Habits Of Really Ineffective Managers, Part 1

I thought it was about time I wrote a bestseller, but couldn’t come up with any very good ideas. Then I realised that I didn’t have to. I could hitch a ride on Stephen Covey’s <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i>. It’s a great book, but Covey only covered half the topic. He talks about good habits, …

What Startups Can Learn From Nature

<i>This post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>In a forest, there is absolutely no waste. Every single element is reused in a continuous cycle. A tree produces leaves. The leaves fall to the ground and become compost. And the forest uses every last ounce of the compost and puts it back into its ecosystem.<p>We …

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups

Massively successful startups have historically been rare. Emerging to the wonder of the business world, companies like Yahoo, Google, Amazon and Facebook seemed such aberrations they became known as unicorns.<p>But today’s business playing field sports a herd of them—over 80, in fact. Companies such …

Startups, prioritize growth (but not at the expense of profitability)

Should burgeoning companies focus on growth or profitability? This classic, critical question continues to challenge entrepreneurs and investors alike.<p>Since growth is such an important factor in determining the value of a business, one of the most important goals for private equity investors and …

Apple Watch brings the bling in retail debut

PARIS, LONDON, NEW YORK and PALO ALTO -- With Friday's Apple Watch retail debut, Apple took some of its own "think different" advice.<p>Apple Stores have always been polished, but the Apple Watch takes the upscale approach to another level by nestling the smartwatch among luxury brands such as Yves …

Norway's prison without bars: 'It's a trust thing' | Crime

<b>Oslo, Norway -</b> As a prison guard for the past 38 years, Lasse Andresen has seen it all.<p>He's worked in five prisons in Norway - low and high security, rural and urban, old and new.<p>Along the way, one of his colleagues was raped and killed by two inmates. His two daughters are now prison officers …

Crime

World's Most Romantic Hotels (PHOTOS)

A good hotel, much like a good relationship, has that perfect alchemy of comfort and excitement, intrigue and indulgence. The trick is in finding your match.<p>Fancy a heart-pounding hike followed by a hot mud bath? California's Calistoga Ranch may be your hotel soul mate. If frozen margaritas in a …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Obama tax plan: Middle-class credits, increases for rich

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In his upcoming State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama will call on Congress to simplify a tax code he deems overly complicated and weighted toward wealthy Americans, administration officials said Saturday.<p>The moves -- likely to meet resistance from Republicans in …

Goldman's Top Economist Answers The 8 Most Important Questions For 2015

Here's a list of the questions and our quick summaries of his thoughts:<p><b>1. Will the US economy continue to grow above trend?</b> Yes. Domestic strength should offset weakness from other economies.<p><b>2. Will the dollar appreciation weigh on growth?</b> Yes, but it's manageable in the short term because of lower …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …