33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030

Futurist Thomas Frey: Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history. By 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in a driverless car, use a 3D printer to print hyper-individualized meals, and will spend most of their leisure time on an activity that hasn’t been invented yet. The world will have seen over 2 billion jobs disappear, with most coming back in different forms in different industries, with over 50% structured as freelance projects rather than … Continue reading 33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030

Multivitamins are a complete waste of money: Study

Multivitamins don’t contain any proven health benefits. If you take multivitamins, you may want to reconsider your morning routine. The latest issue of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine, looks at the research and clinical trials and penned an editorial with a headline worth reading: “Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Mineral Supplements.” The message may come as a surprise to many Americans—40% of us reported taking some sort of multivitamin or mineral between 2003 and 2006. That’s helped create a global vitamin industry, which sold $23.4 billion of the stuff last year, the Wall Street Journal reports. … Continue reading Multivitamins are a complete waste of money: Study

How DARPA’s Robotics Challenge Works (Infographic)

by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist|December 19, 2013 09:23am ET Inspired by the disaster response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the DARPA challenge tests some of the mobility, manipulation and perception skills a robot would need in an emergency situation. First, robots must drive and exit a utility vehicle. Then they walk across rough terrain and remove debris from a doorway. The robots open a series of doors, climb an industrial ladder and cut through a wall. Then they carry and connect a firehose. Lastly, the robot must locate and close leaking valves. These test check a robot’s perception, … Continue reading How DARPA’s Robotics Challenge Works (Infographic)

Recurrent Brain Cancers Follow Distinctive Genetic Paths

Brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas can be treated with surgery, sometimes in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, with some patients living for decades after treatment. But because these tumors infiltrate normal brain tissue, it is difficult to remove them completely, and more often than not, gliomas recur at the same site in the brain, in some cases many years after surgery. Now, a team led by scientists from UC San Francisco has discovered that recurrent gliomas may have genetic profiles that are markedly different from those of the initial tumors that spawned them, and has shown that these … Continue reading Recurrent Brain Cancers Follow Distinctive Genetic Paths

How to charm anyone: One of the most valuable skills you’ll ever learn

From Mark Morgan Ford in The Palm Beach Letter: Motivational speaker and author Brian Tracy knows something about charm. As a speaker a few years ago at a wealth-building conference that I attended through Early to Rise, he charmed his audience with a friendly, low-key talk about what it takes to succeed in life. He charmed the crowd so much, in fact, that attendees rated him the event’s best speaker. Afterward, at a local restaurant, he charmed a small group of fellow speakers and conference staff by showing a genuine interest in what was said and who was speaking. He … Continue reading How to charm anyone: One of the most valuable skills you’ll ever learn

6 Food Combining Rules for Optimal Digestion

The following food combining chart gives a visual representation of the rules expressed above. By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Now that you’re a pro determining what types of foods are best to eat (whole foods, predominantly plant-based, high-quality, and as un-processed as possible!), it is essential to learn how to consume your foods to ensure optimal digestion. Food combining is a topic which has gained increasing awareness in the last decade. It is recognized that the human stomach digests food at varying rates and by using different enzymes. If you’re looking to further reduce weight, eliminate bloat, feel good overall, … Continue reading 6 Food Combining Rules for Optimal Digestion

“Invention of the Century” Allows You to Drink Out of the Toilet

One rarely considers how valuable clean, purified water is until they are in a third world country, hiking and in search of fresh water, or without electricity and a flowing supply of aqua. But for the 884 million people in the world that live without safe water to drink, becoming sick from a contaminated stream is a daily concern. Many third world countries suffer the burden of unclean water and pay drastically for the luxury easily taken for granted in developed nations. It is estimated that nearly one in five deaths (1.5 million) is due to diarrhea-related sicknesses that may … Continue reading “Invention of the Century” Allows You to Drink Out of the Toilet

The color of the Sun

A beautiful, informative, and surprising video from NASA. This video of the sun based on data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, shows the wide range of wavelengths — invisible to the naked eye — that the telescope can view. SDO converts the wavelengths into an image humans can see, and the light is colorized into a rainbow of colors. As the colors sweep around the sun in the movie, viewers should note how different the same area of the sun appears. This happens because each wavelength of light represents solar material at specific temperatures. Different wavelengths convey information … Continue reading The color of the Sun

4 tech tools that are disrupting the doctor’s office (and replacing more humans from jobs!)

Need to take an ECG? There’s an app for that now. By Carmel Lobello In 2013, technology permeated health care like never before. Diagnostics came to our smartphones, robots came to our surgery rooms, and Dr. Phil invested in a startup that wants to facilitate online doctors’ visits. Here are four groundbreaking medical tools that either hit shelves or revved up development this year:   AliveCor A smartphone case that can charge your phone is handy, but a smartphone case that can record and transmit an ECG takes the cake. This spring, the FDA approved AliveCor, a black case with … Continue reading 4 tech tools that are disrupting the doctor’s office (and replacing more humans from jobs!)

Time Travel is Possible, Say Scientists

19 December 2013 (Unknown Country) – The subject of time travel has intrigued both scientists and science-fiction writers alike for centuries, but now scientists are suggesting that the concept is theoretically sound. Back in September of this year, UK physicist, Professor Brian Cox, declared that time travel was certainly possible, but only to the future and not to the past. “The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is yes, you can go into the future,” the University of Manchester professor told the audience during a speech given at the British Science Festival. “You’ve got almost … Continue reading Time Travel is Possible, Say Scientists