When should we stop trying to save the patient and focus on saving the organs?

The latest Hastings Center Report is dedicated to the question of defining death. Definitions of death are not only biological, but cultural, leading to important questions about organ donation. The brain can continue to be electrically active for five minutes after cardiac death—valuable time for patients in need of transplants. None One of the most disturbing movies I've ever watched is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Based on French fashion editor Jean-Dominuqe Bauby's book of the same nam...
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A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web

inFRONT Leaders Event

Mark Your Calendar! Plan on joining Cheryl Perkins at the inFRONT Leaders – Future-Ready Organization, Network, Talent Leaders program to be held April 16-18, 2019 in Manhattan Beach, California. Hosted by Business inSITE Group (BiG) and the Consortium for Change (C4C), this exciting new program brings together a topnotch faculty and industry leaders to share provocative ideas and practical tools that are laser-focused on team’s...
Tags: Innovation, Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Cheryl, Manhattan Beach California, Cheryl Perkins, Consortium for Change C4C

Raise boys who end the #MeToo crisis

Former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson says that, as a culture, we didn't know how to speak openly about sexual harassment until very, very recently. And there's still a lot of work to be done. Her docuseries on the subject, Breaking the Silence airs January 14 at 8 PM on Lifetime. Her own experiences of sexual harassment played out on air in real time... and were wrongly condoned by a major news organization. Gretchen has emerged as one of the most influential voices in the #MeToo movement, lo...
Tags: Congress, Women, Innovation, Men, Gretchen, Gretchen Carlson, Media Industry, Sexual Violence, Big Problems

Student debt: An American horror story

College went from being a beneficial step in a young person's life to a huge financial burden for decades into their life. Since the 1970s, the cost of education has gone up between 400–1200%, depending on the kind of school you go to. Can we turn it around? Only societal change — and a good hard look in the mirror — can really make college a better move for young Americans.
Tags: Video, Money, Education, Finance, Economics, Teaching, Capitalism, Innovation, Big Problems,

Steven Pinker's 13 rules for writing better

Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher. Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly. 1. Reverse-engineer what you read. 2. Prose is a window onto the world.  3. Don’t go meta.  4. Let verbs be verbs. Interlude for Steven Pinker's view of human nature. Is it evil?  Against chaos: The world is a hard place, but maybe humans aren't ...
Tags: Productivity, Learning, Writing, Communication, Harvard, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Steven Pinker, Pinker

Psychology’s five revelations for finding your true calling

Look. You can't plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion – what you really care about.Barack ObamaIf, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure which profession aligns with what you most care about – here are five recent research findings worth taking into consideration. First, there's a difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive passion. If you can find a career path or occupational goal that fires yo...
Tags: Psychology, Career, New York, Happiness, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Oprah Winfrey, Duckworth, University of South Florida, Felipe Calderon, Columbia Business School, Angela Duckworth, Barack ObamaIf

China will overtake the U.S. as world’s top economy in 2020, says Standard Chartered Bank

The Standard Chartered Bank, a British multinational banking and financial services company, recently issued a report to clients outlining projections about the world economy up until 2030.The report predicts Asian economies will grow significantly in the next decade, taking seven of the top 10 spots on the list of the world's biggest economies by 2030.However, the researchers formed their predictions by measuring purchasing power parity at GDP, which is an approach that not all economists would...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, India, US, Economics, United States, Standard Chartered, Innovation, PPP, Marketwatch, Standard Chartered Bank, U K, Chu, West India, Canada France

In a first for humankind, China successfully sprouts a seed on the Moon

China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements. None A plant has sprouted on the moon in a Chinese probe, marking the first time a plant has grown on the lunar surface, according to an image and statements released the Ch...
Tags: Space, China, Nasa, Moon, Innovation, Mars, Chang, Gioia Massa, South China Morning Post, Kennedy Space Center, China National Space Administration CNSA, Liu Hanlong, Hanlong

Child abuse cases quadruple when report cards are sent home on Fridays

Researchers discovered a four-fold increase in verified cases of child abuse when report cards were sent home on Friday as compared to other days. Corporal punishment is legal throughout America, including in many public and most private schools. A child is hit, on average, every 30 seconds in American public schools. None I certainly remember that feeling when I was young: The dreaded Friday that report cards went home. My grades were mostly good, though there would inevitably be that class I ...
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5 types of climate change deniers, and how to change their minds

Climate change is easily one of humanity's greatest threats, and a mountain of data and evidence support this assertion.Despite the evidence, only 71% of Americans believe that climate change is real and primarily driven by human activities.People can and do change their minds about climate change. Trying to convince people to change their minds is often more about picking the right target than it is providing the right arguments. None Do facts matter? In an objective sense, yes, of course they ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Climate Change, Iraq, Environment, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Reddit, North Carolina, Carl Sagan, Don, Michael Shermer, Shermer, Tali Sharot

Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Science, Learning, Intelligence, Innovation, Gm, Bill Nye, France Germany, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Fernbach, Philip Fernbach

How the finance industry can save the world

For millennia, the finance industry has been a primary culprit in global warming. Now it's time for finance to right its wrongs and provide the solution.It's easy to read about the current and future state of our climate and have a fit of despair. For years, the scientific consensus was that we'd be fine if temperatures increased from pre-industrial levels by less than 2°C. But the UN's recent global warming report revises the threshold, showing that a 1.5°C increase will have catastrophic effec...
Tags: Money, Climate Change, Finance, Environment, US, Unilever, Economics, Sustainability, Innovation, Un, GlaxoSmithKline, Oxford University, Jones, Trump, Myles Allen, Williamson

​Americans now more likely to die from opioids than car crashes

Each American has about a 1 in 7,569 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to a National Safety Council report. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 8,096.The death rate for opioids is now six times higher than it was in 1999, with about 130 Americans dying every day from the drugs.Narcan is a life-saving drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks, however factors like stigma and cost are preventing this antidote from becoming more accessible. None F...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Policy, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Addiction, Associated Press, Npr, Council, Wood, Narcotics, Adams, Harvard Law School, Stephen Wood

Are screens really destroying young people’s brains?

Leading pediatricians say the assumption that screen time is behind problems is not really supported by research. The danger has more to do with a screen being a gateway for unwanted intrusions into a child's life. While recommendations are difficult based on the limited amount of research that has been done, the report offers a few. None It's impossible to be a perfect parent, however hard you try. One thing that has a lot of parents feeling continually guilty is the amount of time their kids...
Tags: Health, Gaming, Family, UK, Television, Parenting, Internet, Social Media, Innovation, Screen Time, RCPCH

It's time to redefine 'masculinity'

APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice of Boys and Men represents the first time the association has published rules specifically for treating white, Western males. Though the guidelines are data-driven and therapeutically sound, a corner of the American Right (and some on the Left) has taken offense. Men still dominate statistics in a number of categories, including suicide rates, substance abuse, and violence. None Many men don't like their power being questioned, a difficult situation...
Tags: Psychology, Biology, Stanford, Mental Health, Innovation, Fear, Men, Catholic Church, Emotions, Derek, Ny Times, Don, APA, American Psychological Association, Michael Meade, Robert Bly

Austin’s Localeur, Millennial-Focused Travel Startup, Hits 100 Cities

Austin—Localeur, a travel recommendation startup, is celebrating its (nearly) fifth anniversary by announcing its 100th city.The Austin startup focuses on recruiting a group of local residents who can provide insider information on each travel destination. The “localeurs”—a portmanteau of local and connoisseur—are millennials catering to the tastes of their own. Localeur made its debut in 2013 at South By Southwest with Austin as its first city and then expanded to San Francisco, New York, and ...
Tags: Travel, Apps, Texas, Instagram, Tinder, Funding, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Diversity, Investment, Vc, Austin, Innovation, Millennials, Venture Capital

Love in a time of migrants: on rethinking arranged marriages

In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'. For Badiou, the search for 'perfect love without suffering' signifies a ‘modern’ variant of ‘traditional’ arranged-marriage practices – a risk-averse, calculated approach to love that aims to diminish our exposure to differences: 'Their idea is y...
Tags: Marriage, China, Love, Happiness, Middle East, Innovation, Philosophy, Slavoj Zizek, North Africa, Adam Phillips, India Pakistan Bangladesh, Alain Badiou, Zizek, Badiou, World cultures, West Badiou

Greece aims to modernize its islands with Tesla Powerpacks, microgrids

The Greek government is considering collaborating with Tesla to modernize the electric grids on its many islands.The project(s) would involve microgrids connected to Tesla's energy storage systems.Tesla has helped to make energy storage technology better and more affordable in recent years. None The Greek government is considering collaborating with Tesla to modernize the electric grids on its more remote islands by installing microgrids connected to energy storage systems, according to a recent...
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Greece, Tesla, Policy, Innovation, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, South Australia, Musk, Alternative Energy, Aegean Sea, Samoa, George Stathakis, Powerpacks, Tesla Powerpacks

Low Power Milli-Newton Propulsion for Exploring Low Gravity Asteroids

Exploration of small bodies, namely comets and asteroids remain a challenging endeavor due to their low gravity. The risk is so high that missions such as Hayabusa II and OSIRIS-REx will be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Here’s What Our Quantum Future Will Look Like

Quantum computing is the hot new thing. With Moore’s Law ending, there is a mad rush to find a new avenue for advancement. To optimists, quantum computing will fit the bill nicely and we’ll make the transition smoothly. To pessimists, the technology will kill encryption and bring down global commerce with it. Neither of these ...
Tags: Law, Innovation, Quantum Computing, Moore

Looking for Prior Industrial Civilizations in the Geological Record

Arxiv – If an industrial civilization had existed on Earth many millions of years prior to our own era, what traces would it have left and would they be detectable today? Researchers summarize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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IBM’s Quantum Announcement Is A Big Step In A 1,000-Mile Journey

IBM unveiled a complete “quantum computing system,” IBM Q System One, last week. What’s more, it chose to do it at CES in Las Vegas. Should you take IBM’s claim of a “commercial” quantum computing system to mean that it is time to put quantum on your tech road map? The short answer is “no” — but, […]
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Better Gene Editing than CRISPR

George Church describes going beyond cutting DNA to precise editing. 1. Phage Integrases (Protein and DNA) 2. TAL Deaminases (custom Protein) 3. Chemical Targeting (custom polymer) 4. lambda (λ)-red... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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China Belt and Road is Replicating China’s Coal Fueled Climb from Poverty

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is replicating China’s fossil fuel-based climb from poverty in two-thirds of the world. These countries have two-thirds of the world’s population, 30... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Make Your Next Corporate Offsite a Disruptive Innovation Jam

How to transform a boring leadership offsite into an inspiring springboard for the future I’ve been fortunate to work with thousands of executives from many household names over the past 20 years. There’s one thing just about every company and every leadership team share in common – the annual offsite. Most offsites focus on building big visions, crafting ...
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3D Printed Bioimplants Repaired Spinal Cords and Restored Motor Function

3D printed implants are soft bridges that guide new nerve cells to grow across a tear or break in an injured spinal cord and restored movement. The work has so far shown promise in rats with severe... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Potato, Cotton and Rapeseeds Have Sprouted on the Moon in Mini-Biosphere

The chinese lander on the moon brought cotton seeds which have sprouted. Potato seeds and rapeseeds also had sprouted. This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Calculations of Room Temperature Superconductors But Requiring High Pressure

Calculations confirm the room-temperature superconductivity found by other authors, and show that it results from a strong e-ph interaction which is rather uniformly spread over electronic and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX Adding New Raptor Engines and Fuel Tanks to Starship Hopper

SpaceX has taken the Starship Hopper apart again. They are removing the placeholder Raptor engine. They will be adding in the fuel tanks and the new Raptor engines. Elon Musk had sais the previously... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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