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If we can make animals smarter, should we?

March 19th, 2020 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

In science fiction stories, research can accidentally create superintelligent animal species. As the ability to alter animals’ brains grows, some say we should be wary of fiction becoming reality. This article appears in VICE Magazine’s Stupid Issue, which is dedicated to the entertaining, goofy, and just plain dumb. It features stories celebrating ridiculous ideas, trends, […]



This company is building backyard homes at no cost to Los Angeles homeowners

March 17th, 2020 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Crews build an ADU in the backyard of the McCauley residence in Gramercy Park. But homeowners have to be willing to rent out the units. Davita and Martin McCauley were starting to think about how, in the years to come, they would care for her mother as she aged . The McCauleys own a classic World […]



Why America is losing the toilet race

March 6th, 2020 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

I just got back from my first trip to Japan, and I’m now in love with the country. The ramen, yakitori and sushi. The gorgeous volcanoes. The fascinating people and culture. But of all the things I fell in love with, there’s one that I can’t stop thinking about: the toilets. Japanese toilets are marvels […]



Are Millennials the new entrepreneurs?

March 2nd, 2020 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

The next generation of leaders are making headlines for their entrepreneurial attitude – are millennials driving a new startup revolution?  Millennials came of age in a world powered by the products of rockstar entrepreneurs – Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Alexis Ohanian. TV Shows like Shark Tank, highlighting the aspirations and potential success of entrepreneurs, drew […]



The future of work looks like staying out of the office

February 26th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Dozens of studies find remote workers happy and productive. Why not let them be? It’s 2020: we finally live in the future! Or at least a future—one where broadband Internet connections and portable, reasonably high-powered computing tools are pervasive and widely accessible, even if they aren’t yet universal. Millions of workers, including all of us […]



What would your ‘future self’ want to do?

February 24th, 2020 at 1:14 pm » Comments Off

  Prepare Yourself, It’s Unlikely To Be Comfortable An internationally acclaimed keynote speaker & bestselling author, grab a copy of Margie Warrell’s fifth book ‘You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself’ (Wiley Publishing) I attend a lot of conferences and regularly sit on panels. One of the more popular questions I’ve seen asked, […]



The Human and machine workforce leading digital transformation

February 24th, 2020 at 1:08 pm » Comments Off

When it comes to digital transformation, humans—believe it or not—play an integral role. In fact, companies that make strong use of the combined human/machine workforce have a far greater chance of success in digital transformation. Accenture calls these combined people/bot workspaces “future systems”—systems that seamlessly integrate humans and robots to create business goals that are […]



Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no question’ that AI needs to be regulated

January 25th, 2020 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge ‘The only question is how to approach it.’ Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance […]



A survey of 20,000 creatives suggests brainstorming is a giant waste of time

January 19th, 2020 at 9:01 pm » Comments Off

Perhaps more than any other category of professionals, creative types are expected to thrive in brainstorms. In the public’s imagination, their offices are filled with fidget toys and Post-it notes in an array of colors, all meant to absorb some of the energy of a group of fast-thinking, well-dressed hipsters deep in ideation mode. But […]



What will the end of oil dependence mean for geopolitics?

January 3rd, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Solar power is one form of renewable energy that is replacing fossil fuels If you want to understand the revolution taking place in renewable energy, come to a power station called Gemasolar in southern Spain. Here, in the dusty plains of Andalusia, they have worked out how to generate solar power 24 hours a day. […]



Science explains why we should all work shorter hours in winter

December 29th, 2019 at 12:16 am » Comments Off

People tend to feel gloomier when the nights draw in and cold weather descends. But altering our working hours to fit the seasons could help lift our mood For many of us, winter, with its chillier days and lingering nights, ushers in with it a general sense of malaise. It’s increasingly difficult to peel ourselves […]



Fewer students are going to college. Here’s why that matters

December 22nd, 2019 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

This fall, there were nearly 250,000 fewer students enrolled in college than a year ago, according to new numbers out Monday from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks college enrollment by student. “That’s a lot of students that we’re losing,” says Doug Shapiro, who leads the research center at the Clearinghouse. And this […]



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