Ted Barnett

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Scientists now know how your brain differentiates faces

Researchers at Caltech have taken a huge step in figuring out how the brain processes faces. In a study published this week in <i>Cell</i>, the team found that the brain only needs around 200 neurons to differentiate faces from each other.<p>To figure this out, scientists first showed monkeys a set of …

No, 'The Handmaid’s Tale' Is Not 'Unexpectedly Timely'

Trump's America is scary enough without squinting to see Margaret Atwood's dystopia.<p>We are all necessarily prisoners of our own place and time, and thus, I was in my youth necessarily a fan of "The Handmaid’s Tale." I read it; I discussed it very earnestly with like-minded friends; I copied author …

Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.)

I first met Mike Del Ponte two years ago when he was running marketing at BranchOut, a startup I advise.<p>Before joining BranchOut, Mike had explored a …

The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to (in 3 Charts)

As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation about the precise timing of Fed liftoff are certain to take center …

Federal Reserve

A Jetpack Pilot Takes Flight Around the Statue of Liberty With the ‘First True Jetpack’

Test pilot and JetPack Aviation CEO David Mayman piloted a JB-9 JetPack over the Hudson River around the Statue of Liberty. JetPack Aviation calls …

This Is My Vision Of "Life"

A Conversation WithRichard Dawkins[4.30.15]<i>My vision of life is that everything extends from replicators, which are in practice DNA molecules on this</i> …

Biology

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Forget the clones… Meet John Boyega, the one-of-a-kind stormtrooper

John Boyega makes a run for the TIE Fighter.<p>This time, he’s not in a stormtrooper uniform, ripping off his helmet in a panic. This is real life, …

Lazy: A Manifesto

“Tim Kreider’s writing is heartbreaking, brutal and hilarious—usually at the same time. He can do in a few pages what I need several hours of screen …

Books

Iodine Tells You Everything About Different Medications

Not knowing what you're putting in your body can be scary. Free web service Iodine tells you everything you need to know about your …

HumanProgress

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Is the Possibility Bias Keeping Us from Having Crazy Fun?

Amateur auto racers aren’t reckless; in fact, they’re <b>more rational</b> about choices than the average population, according to a study by Mary Riddel of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Sonja Kolstoe of the University of Oregon. Survey results show that racers’ behavior arises not from a …

Strata 2014: Geoffrey Moore, Crossing the Chasm What's New, What's Not

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

How to Make Use of Your Anxiety for Positive Results

Research participants who were asked to give an impromptu three-minute talk scored <b>higher</b> on persuasiveness and confidence if they first said to themselves “I am excited,” in comparison with those who said “I am anxious” or explicitly tried to calm down, says Alison Wood Brooks of Harvard Business …

Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal

Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development can add hundreds of …

Economic Development

High-end art is one of the most manipulated markets in the world

A gallerist and an economist walked into an art gallery opening. The paintings on display featured the rape of dismembered corpses. The economist was horrified, but the gallerist said the work was good and the artist had a promising career. The gallerist was right. The artist is now a hot, emerging …

Art