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  • How to See the Future First

    One of the biggest challenges innovators face is to truly understand the market opportunity space before they start creating a strategy and well in advance of product development. Since we can't see the future, we need to gain some real insight from deep domain experts and make sense of possible…

    Huffington Post
  • 'Autisms' a more appropriate term than 'autism,' geneticists say

    By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) – There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term, autism, is misleading, researchers say. “We believe a better term to use is ‘the autisms,’ or ‘the autism spectrum disorders’ (that is, plural),” Dr. Stephen W. Scherer told Reuters…

    Reuters
  • Moon landers get boost from Google-funded prize

    Shaped like a doughnut and no bigger than a coffee table, the MX-1 lunar lander doesn't look anything like the hulking Apollo module the United States landed on the moon in 1969.

    San Jose Mercury News
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  • Senegal reopens land border with Ebola-hit Guinea

    Senegal reopened on Monday its land border with Guinea, the Interior Ministry said, five months after closing transport links in August to prevent the spread of the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. Senegal had already lifted in November a ban on air and maritime traffic with…

    Reuters
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    Water fleas prepare for Space voyage

    Scientists are preparing a group of water fleas for a unique voyage into space. The aquatic crustaceans, known as Daphnia, can be used as a miniature model for biomedical research, and their reproductive and swimming behaviour will be tested for signs of stress while on board the International…

    Reuters Videos
  • Severe La Nina weather events in Pacific may double due to warming

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Extreme "La Nina" weather events that cool the Pacific Ocean and can disrupt weather worldwide will paradoxically happen almost twice as often in a warming world, an international team of scientists said on Monday. Severe La Ninas, linked to both floods and…

    Reuters
  • Mountain-Size Asteroid Flies By Earth Today: Watch It Online

    A huge asteroid will become the largest space rock of its kind to pass closest to Earth until 2027 today (Jan. 26) when it zooms safely by Earth beyond the orbit of the moon, and you can see the space rock's flyby live online. The mountain-size asteroid 2004 BL86 will star in a live webcast at 11…

    SPACE.com
  • Elon Musk debunks electric space rockets after Simpsons lampooning

    His dedication to saving the planet for future generations does end up putting current Springfielders out of work however, and Musk is soon given his marching orders by Homer — blasting off once again in the Dragon spacecraft.

    The Verge
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren Has Big Pharma In Her Crosshairs -- But Her Aim Is Off

    Sen. Warren’s position is based on common political rhetoric and not a hoped-for enlightened discussion.

    Forbes
  • Float Down Colorado's Wild Yampa River with Google Street View

    The virtual river trip, organized by nonprofit conservation organization American Rivers, travels through Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah, showcasing dramatic canyon walls with sedimentary rocks layered like a birthday cake and twisted by tectonic forces. The American Rivers team…

    LiveScience.com
  • Why data science matters and how technology makes it possible

    When Hilary Mason talks about data, it’s a good idea to listen. She was chief data scientist at Bit.ly, data scientist in residence at venture capital firm Accel Partners, and is now founder and CEO of ...

    Gigaom
  • Comet 67P is brushing dirt off its shoulder as it moves closer to the Sun

    It’s almost showtime: Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the target of ESA’s Rosetta mission, is finally shedding its outer coating of dust. Particles collected by Rosetta will offer new information on the composition of comets, according to a study in the journal Nature. This shedding also sets the…

    The Verge
  • Zigzag Physics: Loophole Makes Light Particles Act Drunk

    A universal rule of thumb may need to be rewritten: Light moving freely through empty space does not necessarily travel at the speed of light. As physicists have come to know, light particles traveling through empty space should zip along at exactly 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per…

    LiveScience.com
  • Europe's food fight shifts after GM crop vote

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Campaign groups and the biotech industry are digging in for a new round of conflict, following the European Union's decision to allow member states to set their own rules on growing genetically modified organisms. Environmentalists who favor a…

    Reuters
  • Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water.

    Associated Press
  • How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Fractal pattern?

    Read about some common and simple trading strategies to employ after spotting a fractal pattern, and learn which systems are best suited for fractal analysis.

    Investopedia