Vikram S

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Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Crow that bent wire to retrieve food was acting naturally, scientists discover

Oxford researchers initially thought Betty the New Caledonian crow had come up with idea on the spot but further study finds her breed adept at making tools<p>A crow that astonished the world by bending a straight piece of wire was simply acting out behaviour in her species’ natural repertoire, a …

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating

The post 4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating appeared first on Trello Blog.You have a huge deadline hanging over your head, and you know …

Can Magic Mushrooms Cure Addiction?

Kathleen Conneally successfully quit smoking, after a decades-long habit, with the help of psilocybin. Conneally was a participant in a study at Johns Hopkins University looking at whether nicotine addiction could be treated by psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms. In this short …

Consciousness

How Data Scientists Extract Value from Data [Infographic]

Building a successful data science program in your company relies on a good understanding of the data professionals who extract insights and value …

Marriott to buy Sheraton owner Starwood for $12.2bn

The deal will create the world's biggest hotel company, operating and franchising more than 5,500 hotels<p>The US hotels giant behind the Westin and Sheraton brands is to be bought by rival Marriott International for $12.2bn, forming an industry behemoth and potentially firing the starting-gun on a …

Associated Press News

All car companies cheat on emissions tests—it’s just that most do it legally

It’s not just Volkswagen. For years, emissions from cars built by almost every major manufacturer have been higher out on the road than when tested in labs.<p>In fact, the average gap between real-world emissions and official test results has been growing. A new report by the International Council on …

UberCommute wants to make every driver an Uber employee

Uber wants everyone with a car to work for Uber.<p>The $50 billion distributed taxi service said it will launch a new service designed to allow anyone …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

The IoT Sector Could Be A $7 Trillion Market Opportunity

Manav Gupta, founder and chief executive officer of Hong Kong-based Internet Of Things (IoT) accelerator Brinc, tells me that the IoT sector could be a $7 trillion market opportunity.<p>He also says that the IoT sector’s future is what he calls IoT 2.0, where smart devices talk to each other and are …

The CEO of a $30 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.<p>He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.<p>Literally preaching. He's a dedicated Christian that goes to church …

The One Time Silicon Valley's Herd Mentality Comes In Handy

For a part of the world so obsessed with iconoclasts, Silicon Valley is awfully susceptible to the herd mentality. The same venture firms funnel billions into the same app ideas, the same plutocrats defend the status quo on the same social network (hello again, Twitter), and all the startups figure …

Silicon Valley

In This Huge Urban Farming Lab, LED “Recipes” Grow Juicier Tomatoes And Sweeter Basil

The new Netherlands-based lab belongs to the lighting company Philips, which realized several years ago that its LED lights could help shape a new …

A Look Inside Google and Carnegie-Mellon’s IoT Campus

The “Internet of Things” is headed to college. . . .<p>For the “Internet of Things” to thrive, all it needs is for all devices to get along–which is currently wishful thinking. Last week, however, Google announced a partnership with Carnegie-Mellon University, which is leading a collaboration of …

IBM Thinks It Can Make You a Better Writer

But it's wrong<p>When I woke up this morning, I never thought there would be a way to stack my letter-writing skills up against one of the greatest authors of all time. Yet, as is the way of technology, I was proved wrong. IBM’s web innovation hub, the Watson Developer Cloud, came out with a demo of …

This Chrome extension turns your browser windows into manageable workspaces

If you work, play, shop and socialize in the same browser, it’s easy to open up way too many tabs for your desktop’s own good. Spaces for Chrome encourages you to group them into different windows and lets you manage them easily.<p>For starters, you can name each browser window, or space — say, …

Google

Explaining net neutrality to my dad

It’s late Saturday night after an awesome day in Las Vegas with my dad. We are doing our annual father-son weekend, where we head out on Friday somewhere he wants to go and return Sunday afternoon. Don’t ask me why we ended up in Vegas – it’s a mystery to both of us, but we are having fun.<p>Today we …

Health Care

To pick your perfect startup co-founder, do this

<i>This post originally appeared at First Round Review.</i><p>Steve Blank‘s biggest failure as a startup CEO was at Rocket Science Games. The team lost $35 million because the business model and the founding team didn’t match. When he looked around at the executive staff, there wasn’t a single founder who …

Business Strategy

This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns

In the mid-20th century, Linus Pauling was one of the world’s most celebrated scientists. His discovery of the structure of hemoglobin and other biological molecules created an entirely new field of science and, when he focused his ample talents on deciphering the structure of DNA, no one doubted …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Satellogic Aims To Launch A Constellation Of Small Imaging Satellites Around Earth

Satellogic is an Argentinian startup that says it just had its third successful satellite launch.<p>The company was founded by CEO Emiliano Kargieman, who previously founded Core Security Technologies and came up with the vision for Satellogic while attending Singularity University in 2010. Describing …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …