• Googled

    Posted on August 11, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Googled, by Ken Auletta This was an interesting book because it starts out as dreary hagiography, but turns into a pretty interesting treatise on what’s going on in Mountain View, California. The book is broken into 4 parts: Different Planets – a one chapter read on what the impact Google has had on old media […]

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  • How Medical Research Works

    Posted on July 30, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Arul M. Chinnaiyan was born near Cleveland, Ohio, but spent his first years in a suburb of Chicago, the elder of two sons whose parents came from India. His father was an electrical engineer, his mother a housewife. Chinnaiyan graduated from Michigan and remained there as an assistant professor in pathology and urology. He established […]

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  • The Nanopatch!

    Posted on July 23, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    The needle and syringe were invented in 1853 by Scotsman Alexander Wood in Edinburgh, Scotland – and it has stayed astonishingly unchanged in the intervening one hundred and sixty years. Mark Kendall, professor at the University of Queensland in Australia joins us from his TED talk to discuss what he perceives as a vital update […]

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  • Ryan Holiday, Modern-Day Stoic

    Posted on July 19, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    “The impediment to action, advances the action. What stands in the way, becomes the way” – Marcus Aurelius Today we take a look at Ryan Holiday, stoic, media manipulator and author of The Obstacle Is the Way. Ryan began his collegiate career at UC Riverside before dropping out at the age of 19 to pursue […]

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  • Follow Your Gut

    Posted on June 24, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge β€” and largely unexplored β€” role in our health. β€œThe three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in […]

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  • TED Talk Highlight: Pamela Ronald

    Posted on June 16, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Pamela Ronald, a plant geneticist and wife to an organic farmer. Her TED talk is all about the synthesis of genetics and natural husbandry. This talk is exhilarating and Dr. Ronald speaks with a verve and excitement that is infectious. After showing the ‘natural’ methods humans have used throughout our agricultural past to turn corn […]

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  • Tal Danino

    Programming Bacteria to Fight Cancer

    Posted on June 8, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    “You may not realize this, but there are more bacteria in your body than stars in our entire galaxy” So starts a recent TED talk by Tal Danino about reprogramming our own body’s bacteria farms to detect cancer. This short but fascinating talk has Tal outlining first his work in making bacteria glow a certain […]

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  • Think Like a Freak, Part 3

    Posted on April 20, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    Chapter 7: David Lee Roth and King Solomon I love the David Lee Roth story about how the brown M&Ms were the ‘canary in the coal mine’ for their giant stage shows, it’s probably my favorite modern fable. I hadn’t heard the phrase “pooling equilibrium” before (p143), but “teach your garden to weed itself” is […]

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  • Think Like A Freak, Part 2

    Posted on April 16, 2015 by Editor in Uncategorized.

    As we dig deeper into Think Like a Freak, Leavitt and Dubner get immediately to the core of FreakThink – “Thinking like a Freak means you should work terribly hard to identify and attack the root cause of the problems.” (p66) Of course, this is easier said than done, but with the Stevens’ help, they […]

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  • Think Like a Freak Part 1

    Posted on March 17, 2015 by Editor in Articles.

    (This is part one of a multi-article review of Steven Leavitt and Stephen Dubner’s best-selling book, Think Like a Freak) Reading a book is all about taking in new information and revising your world-view. Whether it’s the parallels between orc-elf wars and our own modern conflicts or just a new recipe for Linguine, reading is […]

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