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How cruise lines are rethinking pretty much everything

September 14th, 2020 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

With many ships poised to return, operators are making hundreds of changes to improve the safety of sailing. Big-name cruise companies have been on pause since mid-March, after they voluntarily ceased operations a day before the CDC issued a “No Sail Order” for any ships carrying more than 250 passengers. In the months since, smaller […]

The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors

September 6th, 2020 at 2:50 am » Comments Off

The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors  When it comes to reimagining what the events industry will look like in the near future, these are the four things we should all be thinking about. If there was ever a catalyst to reimagine the events space, the coronavirus is it. […]

Why you need to plan for failure as much as you do success

August 1st, 2020 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

Many champion a company’s ability to overcome failure. But how often do you recognize the need to build failure into your business plan? There’s rarely a straight path from Point A to Point B, as any business owner will tell you. Creating a strong, marketable app might take three iterations and a major pivot between […]

The role of cognitive dissonance in the pandemic

July 21st, 2020 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

The minute we make any decision—I think COVID-19 is serious; no, I’m sure it is a hoax—we begin to justify the wisdom of our choice and find reasons to dismiss the alternative. Members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious cult, believed that as the Hale-Bopp comet passed by Earth in 1997, a spaceship would be traveling […]

The CDC lost control of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Then the agency disappeared

July 9th, 2020 at 2:02 pm » Comments Off

The world’s premier health agency pushed a flawed coronavirus containment strategy — until it disappeared from public view one day before the outbreak was declared a pandemic.  On January 17, the world’s most trusted public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced it was screening travelers from Wuhan, China, because of a […]

3 ways COVID-19 could actually spark a better future for Africa

May 28th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Coronavirus is severely testing Africa’s social, economic and political resilience. COVID-19 is forcing African states to invest in their health systems. A lack of essential healthcare supplies has triggered a debate about the necessary industrialization of Africa. In 1990, when Cameroon’s football team did the unthinkable and beat Argentina in the World Cup, the proportion […]

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic

May 26th, 2020 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe have warned that the global coronavirus outbreak may increase the use of biological weapons by […]

Peter Diamandis: When will our stay-at-home lockdown end?

April 13th, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

I live in Los Angeles, CA, where we have now been on lockdown for about a month. A few days ago, California Governor Newsom announced a 30-day extension of the shelter-at-home order, through at least May 15th. Ouch. The same is happening in states and countries worldwide. While I’ve never sat still for so long, […]

‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will coronavirus change the world?

April 5th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Times of upheaval are always times of radical change. Some believe the pandemic is a once-in-a-generation chance to remake society and build a better future. Others fear it may only make existing injustices worse. Everything feels new, unbelievable, overwhelming. At the same time, it feels as if we’ve walked into an old recurring dream. In […]

Japanese spacecraft ‘bombs’ asteroid in scientific mission

April 21st, 2019 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Artist’s impression of Hayabusa2 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working to confirm that its experiment to bomb the asteroid Ryugu was successful. Today at 11:36 am Japan time, JAXA’s unmanned Hayabusa2 deep space probe deployed the SCI (Small Carry-on Impactor), which is designed to blow a hole in the surface of Ryugu to […]

Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.

November 25th, 2018 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Bags of marijuana sit on shelves in a building at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado, on Feb. 25, 2016. (Matthew Staver / Bloomberg) Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although […]

Inside the ‘World Cup of E-sports’

November 11th, 2018 at 7:05 pm » Comments Off

The League of Legends World Championship Finals in Incheon, South Korea, on Nov. 3. Two squads battled it out at a 50,000-seat stadium in the South Korean city of Incheon. Photography by Jean Chung This weekend, legends were created in South Korea, the birthplace of esports. Watched by tens of millions of people each year, […]

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