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Hayao Miyazaki Picks His 50 Favorite Children’s Books

Once upon a time, books served as the de facto refuge of the “physically weak” child. For animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki, above, they offered an …

Books

How Moscow's Spies Keep Duping America—Over and Over Again

The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that.<p>SEA ISLAND, Georgia — The Russian intelligence officers …

National Security

All Systems Red chronicles the life of a robot that calls itself Murderbot

The start to a promising universe<p>“But as I said before, these weren’t intrepid galactic explorers. They were people who had been doing a job and suddenly found themselves in a terrible situation.” These lines sum up the general attitude of Martha Wells’ novella, <i>All Systems Red</i><i>.</i> It’s a snarky …

From giraffes to Airstreams: Top 9 glamping destinations in California

We love sleeping bags and tents as much as any happy camper, but there’s something beguiling about glamping — the portmanteau name for glamorous …

Santa Barbara

Scientists may have solved a key barrier to fusion power

We've been working towards nuclear fusion, a near-limitless source of clean energy, for the past six decades, and now scientists have made a major breakthrough. A new article published in <i>Physical Review Letters</i> details how to solve a dangerous issue with runaway electrons that has, until now, posed …

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read | Inc.com

Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership skills, and often.<p>No matter how much of a master Tom Brady is at throwing a football, he still goes to practice every day, takes coaching and evolves his skills. Your …

Self-improvement

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable readability and an assured narrative control. <b>The End of the Day</b> (Orbit, £16.99) is her most ambitious novel, taking on a plethora of major issues and offering …

Books

Kotlin: Everything you need to know about Android's newest development language

Google announced support for Kotlin in Android at Google I/O 2017. It reinforced how important Kotlin is for app development again in 2018, but many …

My Formula for the Easiest, Most Luxurious Weeknight Soup

There are times when only a steaming bowl of slow-simmered soup will do, and then there are more realistic times when a meal needs to come together</i> …

16 things you need to let go of if you want to be successful

When it comes to achieving success, there’s a lot of focus on the things that you need to add to your life, like learning a new skill or finding a …

Self-improvement

RESTful API design with Node.js

<i>This article was first published on Medium. You can take a look at it here</i><p>It’s a remarkable beast of a tool, Node.js. If you’re a beginner, aspiring …

JavaScript

This retro typewriter-style keyboard looks great

Retro is cool again. Vinyl is making a comeback, film cameras are back in production, and old-school wooden radios are getting new, tech-infused versions.<p>The Penna is a new Kickstarter project from a company called Elretron that looks to cash in on the current retro-tech craze by fusing the …

Here are the 2017 Hugo Award nominees

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this morning, and the ballot includes a refreshing number of women and authors of color in what has been a historically white male-dominated field.<p>The Hugo Awards, named after <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo Gernsback, are awarded to recognize the …

Researchers retrieve short film and a full operating system from strands of DNA

As humanity continues to hoard more and more information, we need to invest in alternative storage systems or else begin constructing buildings with …

Genetics

Introducing Python Fire, a library for automatically generating command line interfaces

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't) | Inc.com

Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite effect.<p>The difference lies in whether you assume skill is based on innate …

Self-improvement

9 Slack Integrations to Boost Your Team's Productivity

As you scale your business, you’ll start to notice that Google Hangout chats, or Skype, are no longer effective ways to communicate with your …

Here Are the 2016 Nebula Award Nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has announced its 2016 Nebula Award nominees—honoring the best works of scifi and fantasy …

Science Fiction

Here’s Why Trying to Be Cool Is Holding Your Creativity Back

On a lovely late September afternoon at Brit + Co.’s Re: Make 2016, Dr. Brené Brown made me and hundreds of others dance without caring about how we looked. This was, shockingly, hard to do. Then, she had us pull out our “cool” stance. I, along with many others, folded my arms in front of my body …

Creativity

7 New Trends Top Companies Use to Separate Performance from Compensation

Whether you place emphasis on teamwork or individual performance, it's essential to research which method will work best for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Awarding higher pay and bonuses to top performers seems like the straightforward way to incentivize and …

14 Best Science-Fiction Books to Read

These days, it seems like the headlines being splashed across our TVs, phones, and computer screens seem more like they're from a book or movie than actual real life. It's all enough to make you think to yourself, "Wait, did they just... is this a science-fiction novel?"<p>Not quite — this is all very …

Science Fiction

Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images.<p>They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees …

Leadership

Back to Basics: How to Perform the Kettlebell Swing

<b>The kettlebell swing is a fundamental skill that is great for beginner to advanced athletes</b>. It has almost magical properties, in that it increases …

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

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The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to spot and nurture high-potential talent.<p>But many a leader assumes that performance alone will carry the day--such is not the case. (Sorry, Justin Bieber. Behavior matters too.)<p>The truth is that top companies known for producing leaders …

Leadership

A Completely Subjective List Of The Top 20 Sci Fi Books - Sci-Fi Addicts

<i>In this list of my top 20 sci-fi books, you’ll find both books that were crowd pleasers and books that were genre makers.</i><p>It’s going to be impossible …

Lists: Ten Righteous 1960's Sci-Fi Movies That You Should Watch At Least Once

Here is a list of ten sci-fi flicks from the 1960’s that you should watch at least once. Most hardcore cult and sci-fi film fans have probably seen …

The Science Fiction That Makes Me Hopeful

When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That’s true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that …

Science Fiction