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  • 4 Awe-Inspiring Facts Everyone Should Know About Anthony Bourdain’s Life

    4 Awe-Inspiring Facts Everyone Should Know About Anthony Bourdain’s Life

    via Goalcast: Trigger warning: this article addresses substance abuse, self-harm and suicide. As news of celebrity chef and travel journalist Anthony Bourdain’s death continues to spread throughout the world, let’s take a moment to celebrate a life centered around more than food. A life that celebrated people and learning. Food was always more than just nourishment From the earliest days of his TV career, Bourdain approached food in a way that was almost singular for his […]

  • 5 Success (And Survival) Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    5 Success (And Survival) Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    via Forbes: Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is among the most (in)famous entrepreneurs of our era. His successes (and failure) have been well-documented, yet his unparalleled imagination and innovation have given him incredible resilience. When students from Draper University asked Musk his advice for starting up, he quoted a friend, saying it’s like: “like eating glass and staring into the abyss.” His followup advice for those seeking to follow this path? “DON’T DO IT!” If […]

  • Memory Depends On Protein ‘Off-Switch’

    via ScienceDaily: This new knowledge could enable us to better understand and combat neurological diseases which inhibit memory, such as Alzheimer’s. Dr Mark Wall from Warwick’s School of Life Sciences, with researchers from the University of Bradford and Georgia State University, have found that the Arc protein — which increases in the brain during learning — needs to be rapidly switched off and removed shortly after we have received new information, in order for us to […]

  • Once Lost Archaeology Revealed By Satellite Images And Aerial Photography

    Once Lost Archaeology Revealed By Satellite Images And Aerial Photography

    via ScienceNordic: Using a high tech approach, archaeologists have turned back time and reconstructed a hidden urban landscape in Jerash, Jordan. How do you study ancient cities when they’re hidden from view, covered with hundreds or thousands of years of human development by the growth of towns and cities? For archaeologists like us, it’s a constant dilemma. Recently, we joined forces with archaeologists and geoscientists in Denmark and Germany to tackle this challenge. For the […]

  • Cell Nucleus Size Could Determine How Long You Are Going To Live, Say Scientists

    Cell Nucleus Size Could Determine How Long You Are Going To Live, Say Scientists

    via INDEPENDENT: Once there was a mutant worm in an experiment. It lived for 46 days. This was much longer than the oldest normal worm, which lived just 22. Researchers identified the mutated gene that had lengthened the worm’s life, which led to a breakthrough in the study of ageing – it seemed to be controlled by metabolic processes. Later, as researchers studied these processes, all signs seemed to point to the nucleolus. Under a microscope, […]

  • 3 Tips for Public Speaking with Confidence, Even if You Don’t Have Any

    3 Tips for Public Speaking with Confidence, Even if You Don’t Have Any

    via inc: Find yourself in a cold sweat when standing in front of an audience? You’re not alone. According to a Chapman University survey, public speaking remains one of America’s top fears. Public speaking is a difficult process and skill for many to master. Even the most polished speakers deal with nerves (myself included). If you’re a CEO or a budding entrepreneur, lacking confidence in your speech-giving abilities could seriously hurt your business. Whether you’re addressing […]

  • Natural Connections: Nature Is So Often Much Better Than Fiction

    Natural Connections: Nature Is So Often Much Better Than Fiction

    Sawyer Country Record: Bliss. It was warm enough to wear shorts, but the mosquitoes hadn’t hatched yet, and the spring ephemerals were blooming. Days like that are rare in the Northwoods. So I kidnapped Mollie, the Cable Natural History Museum’s new curator, to show her Juniper Rock overlook on the North Country Trail. In the parking area, two shining clusters of bloodroot flowers spread their white petals to the sun. We took that as a good […]

  • NLG: Technology That Gives Machines A Voice

    NLG: Technology That Gives Machines A Voice

    via NLG: Companies that aren’t investing in artificial intelligence (AI) risk falling behind their competitors. Yet because AI is an umbrella term for several different technologies that each have distinct uses, it is often challenging to know which solution is right for a particular work process. The most well-known subsets of AI are for automating repetitive tasks, machine-learning to give computer systems the ability to “learn” and improve work processes, and natural language processing (NLP), which […]

  • How The Power Of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function

    How The Power Of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function

    via ScienceDaily: Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analysing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. A multi-disciplinary team of mathematicians, clinicians, and image specialists from three University of Southampton faculties has devised a method for numerically describing the complicated three-dimensional structure of the lung using topology — a part of mathematics […]

  • Elon Musk’s ‘Time Blocking’ Method: How To Manage Time Effectively Even If Your Schedule Is Hectic

    Elon Musk’s ‘Time Blocking’ Method: How To Manage Time Effectively Even If Your Schedule Is Hectic

    via LADDERS: Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now. The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week on both companies — whilst plotting to transport humans to mars and chowing down lunch meals within 5 minutes before getting back to his work. Musk is also a family man who spends up to four days each week with his five children. He also manages […]