Tim Swezey

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I Met The World's Smartest Dog

Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.<p>"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is <i>Dan</i>," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and signs her emails as "Pill." Pill is the daughter of …

How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata

Sometimes you have to give up a little privacy in order to find out how much — or how little — privacy you really have. So I handed over the keys to my Gmail account to Cesar Hidalgo, a professor at the MIT Media Lab and the designer of a program called Immersion.<p>Immersion looks at the volume and …

Recommind’s Hypergraph helps lawyers sift big data for hidden connections

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you’re a lawyer going through the discovery process, or you’re just into playing NSA with your employees’ communications, …

Strongest Evidence of Animal Culture Seen in Monkeys and Whales

Until fairly recently, many scientists thought that only humans had culture, but that idea is now being crushed by an avalanche of recent research …

How Stopping Deforestation Would Make Us Richer [Infographic]

Bad news for the timber industry but great news for tourism<p>Deforestation definitely isn't doing nature any favors, but at least there's a financial incentive for it, right?<p>Well, not really, actually, as this infographic shows.<p>Based on an economic valuation of Sumatra's Leuser National Park, …

Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p><i>"Basically, the sperm whales had huddled</i> …

Bees are actually capable of deductive reasoning

We've known for a while that bees choose their flowers based on what they see other bees doing. This type of learning by observation is a fairly …

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The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness

<i>“The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world,”</i> Clare Boothe Luce advised her young daughter, <i>“because ‘these are the good old days’ now.”</i> And yet most of us are conditioned to escape into the past, into the future, into our to-do lists — to wander off …

Sea Lion Bobs Head to Backstreet Boys in Groundbreaking Study

No, this is not another April Fools' Day prank.<p>For the first time, a non-human mammal has proven its ability to "keep the beat" with music. Prior to …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Difference Between What You Share And What People Want To Read

The stories people share aren't necessarily the stories their friends want to read, according to data from 33Across, which tracks links for online publications.<p>It found that people are sharing science related content more often than any other content category. However, science content is clicked on …

Bee Buzz Creates Electric Field That Helps Insects Communicate

<b>By Sid Perkins</b><p>The electric fields that build up on honey bees as they fly, flutter their wings, or rub body parts together may allow the insects to talk to each other, a new study suggests. Tests show that the electric fields, which can be quite strong, deflect the bees' antennae, which, in turn, …

The Genius of Dogs and How It Expands Our Understanding of Human Intelligence

For much of modern history, dogs have inspired a wealth of art and literature, profound philosophical meditations, scientific curiosity, deeply personal letters, photographic admiration, and even some cutting-edge data visualization. But what is it that makes dogs so special in and of themselves, …

Tidemark’s Infographics Could Change How Your Business Is Run

Tidemark rolls out infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time.<p>It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform, emerged from its beta cocoon. But today, the fledgling company is introducing a new set of …

What Twitter Can Learn From Google About Tracking What Goes Viral

With Twitter and Pinterest showcasing their new and updated analytics features recently, a lot of the focus has been on how to ensure your content reaches as large a group as possible.<p>While first party analytical services are improving and becoming more precise, there is always room for improvement …

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The Four Elements of Physical Energy and How To Master Them

"Manage your energy, not your time." This is the quote that made Tony Schwartz famous. And it's one that I believe best represents a truly efficient …

The Key to Turning an Entrepreneurial Venture into a Real Business

To successfully turn an entrepreneurial endeavor into a stable business, leaders must leverage their networks to fill critical skills gaps as the business evolves. Move from starters to transformers to sustainers.<p>Desktone CEO Peter McKay laid this out for me. He described the need to have different …

Ambiverts, Problem-Finders, and the Surprising Psychology of Making Your Ideas Happen

Whether it’s “selling” your ideas, your writing, or yourself to a potential mate, the art of the sell is crucial to your fulfillment in life, both personal and professional. So argues Dan Pink in <b>To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>UK</i>) — a provocative anatomy …