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  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    The Big Picture
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit
  • 3D Graffiti by Odeith
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Creative three-dimensional artworks painted by talented street artist Odeith. Beautiful paintings, murals, and 3D graffiti on the walls of different cities. Also check out: 3D Drawings and Optical Illusion Paintings
  • 21 Things That Happen When Your Sibling Is Your BFF

    BuzzFeed - Latest
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    As told by Seth and Ryan from The O.C . You share eating habits. Bonding over Taco Bell because mom can't cook for shit. And awkward traits your parents passed on to you. You might as well get a group discount on your future therapy. View Entire List ›
  • Dear Podcaster
    Chris Brogan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started. (I’m blogging this because I want the universe to know, not just one person.) I run the risk of seeming a bit fancy or snobby. That’s not it. I’m more sad than anything.Continue Reading
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    24 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
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    The Big Picture

  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit
  • Pokot archers of Kenya

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as “warriors” to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey, a 52-year-old early childhood education officer, teaches Pokot boys the game of archery in an attempt to transform their skills into a means of peace-building. Chebitwey hopes to engage her counterpart in Turkana to create a program where boys from two rival communities can compete in the game of archery to deepen exchanges and learn to embrace…
  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Seven months on, loved ones of passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner derive what comfort they can going forward from what’s left behind. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, disappeared on March 8 about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the world’s greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777 but months of sorties failed to turn up any trace - even after narrowing the search area to the southern Indian Ocean - long after…
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  • 3D Graffiti by Odeith
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Creative three-dimensional artworks painted by talented street artist Odeith. Beautiful paintings, murals, and 3D graffiti on the walls of different cities. Also check out: 3D Drawings and Optical Illusion Paintings
  • Christian Popsicles
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Frozen red wine popsicles designed by talented artist Sebastian Errazuriz. Cross ice cream sticks comment on the close relationship between religion and religious bloodbaths throughout history. Popsicles for the Church. Crucifixion Popsicles Also check out: Creative Ice Cream and Edible Guns Made of Ice
  • Bird Scarves with Wings
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Creative scarves designed by Roza Khamitova will transform you into a bird. Stylish fashion scarves with hand painted wings and beautiful feathers. Owl Scarf Bird Scarf Also check out: Bacon Scarf, Pizza Scarf, and Pizza Shirt
  • Bat Skeleton Necklace
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Creative necklace made out of silver by talented designer Stephanie Inagaki. Unique bat skeleton necklace for costume parties and fashion photography. Sterling Silver Bat Skeleton Also check out: Barbie Jewelry and Food Inspired Jewelry
  • Bear Toast Maker
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Innovative kitchen tool designed by Japanese company Tokyu Hands allows people to make three-dimensional animals out of bread. Shape pieces of bread into cute bears. Now you can eat 3D toast bears for breakfast and make delicious bear sandwiches for lunch. Easy to Use Bear Sandwiches Bear Toast Also check out: Breakfast Sandwich Maker and Sushi Bazooka
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  • 21 Things That Happen When Your Sibling Is Your BFF

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    As told by Seth and Ryan from The O.C . You share eating habits. Bonding over Taco Bell because mom can't cook for shit. And awkward traits your parents passed on to you. You might as well get a group discount on your future therapy. View Entire List ›
  • 23 Things No One In The Midwest Has Time For

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Snow in April. Seasons that last approximately four days. Spring of 2014: Three days. Via And 30 degree weather in the middle of April. THIS HAS TO BE A JOKE. An indecisive mother nature who can't decide between rain and snow. SLEET. WOW. AWESOME. COOL. Waiting until it's actually October to pick out a pumpkin. :: runs to the pumpkin patch in September :: View Entire List ›
  • 34 Brilliant British Singer-Songwriters To Discover

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Talented folk. Daniel Dalton / BuzzFeed Kate Miller, London. Alt-pop. iTunes | Facebook | Twitter Facebook: katemillermusic View Entire List ›
  • We Need To Acknowledge Pink Starbursts Are The Best Starbursts

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Pink or GTFO. BECAUSE THERE ARE NO PINK STARBURSTS. Sam Stryker for BuzzFeed And this is EXACTLY how you feel. Sam Stryker for BuzzFeed Ladies and gentlemen of the internet, it's about damn time we recognize the culinary masterpiece that is the Pink Starburst. View Entire List ›
  • 25 Surefire Signs You Work In PR

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Coffee runs through your veins. You have 100% without a doubt sent an email to someone important that says "pubic relations" instead of "public relations." It happens to the best of us. Your to-do list somehow gets longer each day, and nothing actually gets crossed off before 3 p.m. Maybe I'll be able to check that off next week... More often than not, you wake up in the middle of the night just to check your email. It might be important. You know that even when you're on vacation, you're not really on vacation. When a client needs you,…
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  • Dear Podcaster

    Chris Brogan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started. (I’m blogging this because I want the universe to know, not just one person.) I run the risk of seeming a bit fancy or snobby. That’s not it. I’m more sad than anything.Continue Reading
  • Bravery is Contagious

    Chris Brogan
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    I recently watched my friend, Matt Ridings give a very personal speech, wherein which he talked about culture and how culture is living content. It was mind-blowing especially insofar as how Matt told a very personal story and then a story everyone over twelve years old knows. In the process, though the speech itself was magical, I just kept thinking about the bravery Matt demonstrated in telling the tale the way he wanted to tell it. Bravery is Contagious Yesterday, I gave a speech at PubCon wherein which I decided to tell an audience of hardcore Internet marketers about the vital importance…
  • Building a Culture of High Performance Training

    Chris Brogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish.
  • Work Life Balance?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I just finished watching a documentary on Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, a professional wrestler, now helping shape the WWE and sports entertainment. In it, the recurring theme was that Paul had a very strong work ethic, that he pushed harder, worked harder, did more than those around him. His intense level of dedication to his work brought him the success that he earned throughout his career. Lots of people argue that it’s difficult to reach those levels and still have a life or a family. Anyone who works hard is often cautioned that it will ruin your relationship, that…
  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • What the Flowers You Give Your Girlfriend Say About Your Relationship

    Adam Jackson
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    So, you’re trying to impress your girlfriend and it’s her birthday. Finding the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend can be challenging, especially when you’re trying to impress her. You might consider spending exorbitant money to buy her expensive jewelry or any other elaborate birthday present. However, in reality, most women adore any gift from their boyfriend that is sincere and heartfelt. Read along to find out more! Every girlfriend in the world wishes to have a boyfriend that woos her with her favorite bouquet of flowers. Gifting flowers to your beloved is a simple gesture…
  • Find Your Happiness, Find Your Success

    Devin C. Hughes
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    1 in 10 businesses will succeed. One. In. Ten. That’s a huge failure rate when it comes to starting a business. The odds are already stacked against you. If you want to improve your chances of success at anything you do, you have one choice to make that will create a foundation on which all your successes can be built. That choice is happiness. Just ask Jane She started a business just to start a business. She needed to pay the bills, so she opened network marketing site that everyone raved about (that’s how you get people to sign up under you, isn’t it?) because she believed she could…
  • 4 Reasons You’re Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Results

    Shannon Clark
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    If you feel like no matter how hard you try, your body weight just won’t budge, it’s time to do a full inventory and assessment about what you’re really doing in your workout and diet. Below are four common errors many people make… You’re Going At It Alone It’s a must that you get support. Whether this is your significant other, a close friend, a co-worker, or otherwise. Get someone to support you through this process and you will find you are far more likely to stay the course and push through the hard times ahead. If you can get a workout buddy, all the better as then the…
  • Five Myth-busting Facts About Starting Your Own Business

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    There was an interesting statistic recently on It suggested that almost two-thirds of people under the age of 30 wanted to start their own business. Many people see business ownership as the best route to financial and career freedom, so it’s no surprise that the number is so high. However, only a small portion of that number will ever succeed in making their dream a reality. Why is that? Well, many people equate starting a business with risk, complexity and potential financial ruin. In other words: it’s too scary. So here are five common myths about starting a new business, and…
  • Increase Your Productivity In 4 Steps With The Prison Workout

    James Johnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    ‘Hey Bro, how do I get that prison body?’ One of the most common questions I’d be asked by guys when I worked as a Personal Trainer. The body they’re talking about of course is that larger than life look some prisoners have when they go away for a long time. How they can be put away for a couple of years – and suddenly come out looking superhuman at the other end of the stretch. Sadly, there is no formula for the bros to get that prison body though – unless they actually go to prison. No miracle workout or nutrition plan that will suddenly shape them in to it. Because, in prison,…
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  • How to Get Free Repairs Without a Valid Warranty

    Whitson Gordon
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Nothing sucks more than having a gadget break down and finding out it'll cost hundreds of dollars to fix. Don't have the cash to spend on a repair? Here are some tricks for fixing it even if your warranty doesn't apply.Read more...
  • This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About Food

    Patrick Allan
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    No matter what you call them—myths, urban legends, old wives' tales, or misconceptions—this video tackles some of the more popular cooking and food related ones you've probably heard at some point.Read more...
  • Here's a List of More Than 30 Free Image Sites That Don't Look Stock-y

    Patrick Allan
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Finding decent, non-stock-y images that are free to use can sometimes be a frustrating search. This collection of over 30 image web sites contains a mountain of photos that would look just as good in your project as they would as your computer's wallpaper. Read more...
  • Find Battery Saving Tips for Almost Any Phone Model with This Index

    Patrick Allan
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Smartphone battery life is getting better over time, but there's still plenty of things you can do to help keep your pocket-dwelling life assistant alive. This comprehensive index includes a wide range of battery-saving tips for models from Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, and even Amazon.Read more...
  • Five Therapy Tips to Help Manage Life's Problems

    Kathleen Smith
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Not everyone has access to professional therapists or psychologists, but we all face life's difficulties and need to find ways to deal with them. With some simple therapeutic tactics and methods, you might be able to help yourself overcome your more manageable problems.Read more...
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  • Finding Starter Projects: Teacher to Teacher

    Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Sometimes the best way to get started with making in the classroom is to go make friends outside of it! In that spirit, today’s edition of our series on Finding Starter Projects shares some of the many professional development (PD) opportunities out there available to teachers who want to meet […]Read more on MAKE
  • How-To Video: Ghosts from Packing Tape

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    This project was inspired by my recent post about packing tape sculptures other people have made. I really wanted to try it out myself and show you guys just how easy it is to do! To make this project you’ll need the following: A large roll of clear packing tape, […]Read more on MAKE
  • DiResta: Dracula’s Coffin

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Recently, I purchased a casket, and it prompted me to think about making my own.Read more on MAKE
  • Makers Against Ebola – Design Goals

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Fighting Ebola Challenge has hit its halfway mark. Ideas have poured in from around the world with over 700 people collaborating on solutions to help healthcare workers on the front lines. Makers are jumping on board. Some reminders about Challenge design goals from the OpenIDO team: First, ideas should have the potential […]Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Trash Can Trauma

    Bill Gurstelle
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Scare the wits out of visitors with this pneumatic spookRead more on MAKE
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  • Google Exec Breaks Space Jump Record With Nearly 26-Mile Free Fall

    Patrick Kulp
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, broke Felix Baumgartner's two-year-old world record for highest altitude free-fall jump on Friday morning when he parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere, free-falling from a height of nearly 26 miles and breaking the sound barrier in the process. The New York Times reported that Eustace, 57, ascended to the edge of space in a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium from an airport in Roswell, New Mexico. He then cut loose using a small explosive device and plummeted towards Earth at speeds of up to 822 miles per…
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Trying to Walk Like Beyonce Is the Best Thing You'll See Today

    Sandra Gonzalez
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Prepare to have your love for Benedict Cumberbatch grow ten folds Because what is a REAL man, if not one who attempts to walk like Beyoncé on a television show? See also: Benedict Cumberbatch as 'Hamlet' Sells 100,000 Tickets in Mere Minutes Yes, that's exactly what happened on an episode of The Graham Norton Show after comedian Miranda Hart began giving the panelists — Cumberbatch included — a lesson in walking, from the awkward course correction to the pop star walk. While showing off the latter of those, Hart, our new hero, prompted Cumberbatch to join in This is what…
  • John Constantine's LinkedIn Profile Touts His Demonology Expertise Ahead of Premiere

    Sandra Gonzalez
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Looking to hire a demonologist with a rock background? Look no further than John Constantine. The self-proclaimed "master of the dark arts" has taken a page from the post-college guide to employment and set up a LinkedIn page, in which he touts his, ahem, points of expertise. This, of course, is a move by NBC to publicize the Friday premiere of Constantine, based off the Hellblazer comics. See also: CBS Harnesses Star Power for Instagram 'Takeover' Despite his obvious skills in fighting the underworld, however, Constantine could actually use a little help from a career counselor A screenshot…
  • What We Now Know About New York's First Ebola Case

    Megan Specia
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    New York City reported its first case of the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday, when a health care worker who volunteered in Guinea fell ill upon returning home in the U.S. Dr. Craig Spencer, 32, is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. See also: Ebola Arrives in New York. How Prepared Is the City to Handle It? Spencer had traveled to Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, before returning to New York on Oct. 17. He went about his normal life in the city, even riding the subway, taking an Uber car and going bowling in the days before symptoms emerged On Friday, health officials in New York…
  • No Switching for You! AT&T Locks the Apple SIM to Its Network

    Pete Pachal
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    If you use your LTE iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with AT&T, you'd better be prepared to stay with the network. AT&T will lock the Apple SIM card in the device, even though the card is intended to allow users to switch networks at will. See also: Don't Try Bending the iPad Air 2 at Home Users began reporting the SIM lockdown as the iPads went on sale Friday, MacRumors first reported. When a user first activates the iPad on AT&T, a message will appear warning them that once they connect to the network they won't be able to switch to another. To switch networks — even while…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Spike activity 24-10-2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A Victorian lunatic asylum begins to reveal its secrets. The Wellcome Library now has the first of many digitised asylum records online. Narratively has an excellent piece on legendary San Francisco eccentric Emperor Norton. The marketers latest fad – make it seem it’s a feminist social campaign – has been taken on as an attempt to sell a rejected antidepressant as a treatment for the invented ‘female sexual dysfunction’. In-depth and important article in the BMJ. Time magazine has a special features that…
  • A Rush of Blood to the Brain

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    An article from Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry that discusses the concept of ‘moral disability’ and brain trauma in Victorian times includes a fascinating section on what was presumably thought to be the science of ‘knocking some sense into the brain’. The piece is by medical historian Brandy Shillace who researches Victorian scientific ideas and how they affected society. Sadly, the article is locked (quite rightly, humanities can kill if not used correctly) but this is the key section: While eighteenth-century French philosopher François Bichat had suggested that…
  • Hallucinating astronauts

    5 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    I’ve got a piece in The Observer about the stresses, strains and mind-bending effects of space flight. NASA considers behavioural and psychiatric conditions to be one of the most significant risks to the integrity of astronaut functioning and there is a surprisingly long history of these difficulties adversely affecting missions. Perhaps more seriously, hallucinations have been associated with the breakdown of crew coherence and space mission stress. In 1976, crew from the Russian Soyuz-21 mission were brought back to Earth early after they reported an acrid smell aboard the Salyut-5…
  • Spike activity 05-10-2014

    4 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Dropping science: neuroscientists throw down epic / excruciating rap battle on Twitter. Bring the line noise. The New Yorker has an interesting piece on the neuroscientific legacy of the Vietnam War. In neuroscience terms, it was America’s World War One. The latest edition of Nature NeuroPod is particularly good: psychosis, detecting animacy, network theory for brains. Livescience covers an interesting study finding that the uncanny valley effect is affected by loneliness. The US Government spend $300 million on BRAIN initiative…
  • A review of Susan Greenfield’s “Mind Change”

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I was asked to write a review of Susan Greenfield’s new book “Mind Change” for the October edition of Literary Review magazine which has just been published. You can read the review in the print edition and I did have the full text posted here but the good folks at the magazine have also put it online to read in full, so do check it out at the link below. Mind Change marshals many published sources to address these claims. However, this provides little scientific insight owing to Greenfield’s difficulty with synthesising the evidence in any meaningful sense, while she also…
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  • Do You Suffer From Funnel Vision?

    Roger Dooley
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    They say if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. One of the favorite tools of marketers, the sales funnel, may produce the same kind of myopia, according to Unmarketing’s Scott Stratten. Stratten’s new book, Unselling: The New [...]
  • Packaging Power, Imaginative Imagery, More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Here’s my latest content for the week, and hand picked items both I and my readers liked, too. My Stuff Brands often think about the retail packaging of their product, since they know it reflects on their brand and product. [...]
  • Weird Mood Effects, Psycho Trolls, Unselling, and More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Here’s the most compelling stuff we found all week, plus what I published. I hope that’s compelling, too! My Stuff Internet trolls are toxic to communities, and their antics can drive away productive and helpful members. The common assumption has [...]
  • Do Twitter And TV Shrink Your Brain?

    Roger Dooley
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Media multitasking, watching TV while using Twitter on a phone, for example, is becoming extremely common. A new study finds, however, that these multiple screen users have less gray matter in a specific area of the brain.
  • The Two-Pizza Rule, Costco’s Sampling Secrets, More… Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Diverse topics this week include a one-word motivator that boosts effort and results, why Costco gives you free food, how to create a call to action that gets results, the psychology behind Jeff Bezos's "two pizza" team rule, how music makes your brain work better, and more.
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    NYT > Home Page

  • Producer Of Highway Guardrails To Halt Sales

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The move comes after regulators ordered more crash testing of the barriers, which have been banned in 13 states because of concerns that they can impale drivers.
  • Attacker With Hatchet Called Self-Radicalized

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    The activities of Zale H. Thompson, who was shot and killed by the police in Queens after he struck two officers on Thursday, are under investigation.
  • City Room: Friday Updates on New York’s First Ebola Case

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Coverage of the decision to quarantine people returning from Ebola-stricken countries, and the doctor who became sick in New York.
  • News: What We’re Reading

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    New York Times reporters and editors highlight great stories from around the web. Today, great reads from Mark Leibovich, Elisabeth Rosenthal and others.
  • Officials Calm Fears While Crews Sanitize Infected Doctor’s Path

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    In the locations where Dr. Craig A. Spencer, who has the Ebola virus, traveled before his hospitalization, people expressed fear and uncertainty on Friday — with a dash of New York attitude.
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  • Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unification

    Alex Wilhelm
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
     In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and ads to his portfolio, which already includes Chrome’s browser and operating system efforts, Google Apps and Android. Read More
  • Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides

    Anthony Ha
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
     Ridesharing service SideCar invited me today to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute. Here’s how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week SideCar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morning that week, and you’ll get a $15 credit for that ride. Read More
  • You Can Now Build Oculus Rift Projects In The Free Version Of Unity

    Greg Kumparak
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
     Hey, you! Yeah, you! The one with the awesome idea for something that needs to be built in virtual reality! Remember a few weeks back, when Oculus mentioned that their development tools would soon work with the free version of the Unity game engine, rather than just the $1,500 Pro Version? It’s done. Read More
  • First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

    Josh Constine
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
     What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera phone or tablet around an object, and 3DAround stitches together all the photos into a 3D… Read More
  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 10.24.14

    Steve Gillmor
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
     Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare and Steve Gillmor. Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare and Steve Gillmor. Recording has concluded for today. Live FriendFeed chat during the show broadcast Our Gillmor Gang Facebook page Our sister show G3 on Facebook Read More
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research predicts.
  • 3-D map of the adolescent universe

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe. The map shows a web of hydrogen gas that varies from low to high density at a time when the universe was made of a fraction of the dark matter we see.
  • Novel software application can stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool that can automatically quantitate adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from non-invasive high resolution computed tomography images and stratify non-small cell lung cancer patients into risk groups that have significantly different disease-free survival outcome.
  • Anaplastic lymphoma kinase immunohistochemistry testing comparable to, if not better than, fluorescence in situ hybridization testing

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Sixteen institutions across Europe collaborated together to show for the first time that a semi-quantitative anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein expression test, immunohistochemistry, is reliable amongst several laboratories and reviewers when test methodology and result interpretation are strictly standardized and the scoring pathologists are appropriately trained on the test.
  • Desert streams: Deceptively simple

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding. Paradoxically, such desert streams have surprisingly simple topography with smooth, straight and symmetrical form that until now has defied explanation.
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    WIRED » Science

  • Google’s Search Czar Just Smashed Felix Baumgartner’s Sky Dive Record

    Nick Stockton
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Google's search czar just broke the record for highest sky dive ever. As reported in the New York Times, Alan Eustace jumped from a balloon that was 135,908 feet above the Earth. The post Google’s Search Czar Just Smashed Felix Baumgartner’s Sky Dive Record appeared first on WIRED.
  • Visualizing Our Tech Worship With Giant Webs of Circuitry

    Jason Kehe
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    For Italian artist Leonardo Ulian, this is our universe. At its center: a microchip. Beyond: resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors. Ulian’s “technological mandalas”—webs of circuitry in the form of the Hindu or Buddhist symbolic diagrams of the cosmos—are icons for an electronic age, and he’ll be exhibiting them this fall in Milan. Each mandala, the biggest […] The post Visualizing Our Tech Worship With Giant Webs of Circuitry appeared first on WIRED.
  • Regular Guy From Boston Decides to Map the City’s Entire History

    Max Ufberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A veteran EMT and ambulance driver in Boston, Ed McCarthy is in a great position to understand his hometown spatially. But he’s also a history geek, and while constantly driving around the city’s neighborhoods, he loves recognizing the streets, buildings and other locales from the history books he so often buries his nose in. The post Regular Guy From Boston Decides to Map the City’s Entire History appeared first on WIRED.
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The Vampire Frog That Devours Its Mother’s Eggs

    Matt Simon
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The frog they’d found wasn’t particularly remarkable. As far as flying frogs go, its feet weren’t as comically large and webbed as, say, Helen’s flying frog (which Rowley also discovered, and named after her mother). But once Rowley got a tadpole under a microscope, she realized she’d found the most unique larval frog on Earth. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Vampire Frog That Devours Its Mother’s Eggs appeared first on WIRED.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption

    Nadia Drake
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star's surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth's direction. If they're powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 10 Introductory Questions Therapists Commonly Ask

    Dennis O'Grady, PsyD
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Therapy is about the fine art of asking directive questions. So what should you expect from your first appointment with a counselor, social worker or psychologist? The answer is simple: You should expect easy, brain-expanding questions, questions and more questions. A “change map” (often called “treatment goals”) is then created to guide you in solving the problems that are currently plaguing you. Here are 10 of the more typical questions a psychotherapist will ask to prime your mental pump for positive change during the counseling process. Following the question is an example of what…
  • 25 Questions for Cultivating Self-Compassion

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    As I wrote in this piece on journaling prompts for self-reflection and self-discovery, part of building a healthy relationship with ourselves is keeping an open and honest dialogue. It’s continually asking ourselves questions and welcoming the answers. It’s getting to know ourselves, at our core. Another part of building a healthy relationship is cultivating self-compassion. But I know that for many of us this is hard. Really hard. Being kind feels foreign, and unnatural. Instead, after many years, our automatic reaction may be to bash, berate and bully ourselves. That’s OK, because…
  • Best of Our Blogs: October 24, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Something we all struggle with or have struggled with is self-worth and self-love that’s not conditional on external circumstances. And it’s not just loving yourself despite your depression, mistakes and imperfections. It’s about loving the whole of who you are and realizing you’re worthy of love regardless of the things you haven’t quite figured out yet. It’s not easy. But we are all works-in-progress. If you find yourself being particularly critical these days, try to remember the following: You are worthy just by nature of being born. Celebrities, famous…
  • You Must Learn to Love Yourself Before Extending Love to Others

    Psych Central Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Sometimes joy is found, not in what you receive, but in what you finally let go. I can pinpoint “the happiest moment of my life” almost to the second. I was on a plane taxiing down a runway en-route to visit my parents in Chicago. The airline attendant began the all too familiar announcement: “Should oxygen be required, a mask will drop down from a compartment above your seat … if you’re traveling with an infant or someone in your care, make sure to secure your own mask first.” The depth of those words suddenly hit me. Secure your own mask first. Being a…
  • 7 Tips to Make Healthy Eating Habits Easier

    Gretchen Rubin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Many people were very intrigued by my interview with behavioral scientist Brian Wansink and his ideas. He studies eating behavior and consumer habits, and has a book that just came out: Slim By Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. I asked him for some of his top tips, and he gave me these excellent suggestions to “Help your kitchen make you slim.” Serve vegetables first. Serve the main dish from the stove or counter, so that to get seconds, you have to stand up and go get more. This combines the Strategy of Inconvenience, because you can’t just reach out to take…
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