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Pinned On Pinterest
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4 'Smart' Objects That Earned The Name
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Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
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How Real Brilliance Is Measured
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The Facebook Founder In His Own Words
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You’re Already Good. Here’s How to Step It Up
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The Oa And The Dark Side Of Science
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The Limits Of Sugar Guidelines
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Education Robot Fight Club
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The Danger of Having Too Many Experts
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Facebook’s Beautiful Mind
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- Jan 3 20179 minutes
The Friendship That Created Behavioral Economics
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PROFESSOR MARINA BERS TEAMED WITH STARTUP VET MITCH ROSENBERG FOR A VENTURE THAT SELLS TEACHING ROBOTS FOR KIDS.
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The Idea vs. Execution Debate: Why Ideas Are Everything
Leonardo da Vinci never stopped exploring and challenging conventional wisdom. And neither should you.
- Dec 14 20162 minutes
Find Cosmic-Blast Shields, Find The Aliens
Astronomers say they could detect signs of advanced civilizations by searching for their defense mechanisms.
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How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions
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Building The Workforces Businesses Need
JOHN RICE WHEN A COMPANY INVESTS IN A country, it asks: Do we have the right people with the right capabilities? This makes people think of new facilities, new jobs. Too often they forget the importance of developing new skills. Most educational sy
- Nov 27 20161 minute
Bumbling Is Good For The Brain
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- Sep 19 20161 minute
We Shouldn’t Dismiss People Who Deny Facts
IT’S EASY TO DISMISS PEOPLE WHO believe things that are factually incorrect—that vaccines cause autism, for example, or that climate change isn’t real. But if we really want to change how they think, we need to take an honest look at what’s driving t
- Jan 1 20152 minutes
How This Company Made Its Customer Support 'More Human'
Fitocracy needed customer support for its 1.5 million users, so it took to the cloud, and business took off.
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The 5 Traits You Need to Dominate Any Industry
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President Trump And The Unnatural World
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- May 1 20162 minutes
This Tutor Used a Blend of Teaching Styles to Reach Kids Worldwide
Even brilliant kids need the right lessons -- and teaching methods. That's what fuels this tutoring franchise.
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Budget Strategies for Maximizing Big Data
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'The Lean Startup' Author Shares His Latest Advice
Eric Ries turns to Kickstarter to launch his latest book.
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The Best Way to Dispose of Old Gadgets
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- Nov 14 20161 minute
Why Physical Things Matter in a Digital World
IF SILICON VALLEY HAD ITS WAY, ALL humans would have abandoned analog products by now. We’d be consuming music from the cloud (instead of on tapes or discs), reading stories online (instead of in books) and sketching notes and designs on battery-powe
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Don't Just Build a Business -- Build a Business With Soul
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Focus on Staying Sharp
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How One Incubator Is Using Behavioral Science to Encourage the Products Customers Really Want
Based out of Duke University, the Startup Lab wants companies to consider customer behavior in the design and the features of their products.