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Why are planets so darned important to culture?

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Why is Pluto no longer a planet? The question perplexes physicist, former ABC News science editor, author and teacher Dr. Michael Guillen. He contends this science silliness must change. The is-or-is-not-a-planet dust up also bugs...
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Fixing Photography

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Deep Domain Expertise Weighs In to Reinvent a Broken Business Introduction Have photographs lost their economic value? One might make that case by connecting the dots, from photo agency consolidation and the transition from film to digital...
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Hurtle diversity barriers with eyes wide open

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Women in tech is one of Tiffany Horan’s passions, starting as host of Women in Tech Chat on Twitter. She is also a growth hacker and engagement manager at humane product company Mudita and...
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Economy is all about including people

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Modeling, data and above all, people -- Dr. Tayo Oyedeji mixes in all of these ingredients in his recipe for an all-inclusive economy. "Economic inclusion, the opening up of economic opportunities to under-served social groups,...
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Another Engineered Global Economic Crisis Looming? Not if Our Data Economy Can Help it

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The development of our DApp, called DECENTR, is currently progressing in lockstep with our R&D as part of our upcoming H2020 bids. This continues to excite significant industry and investor interest in the decentralised...
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Digital Identity for Noobs

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How SMART people are creating identity value in an augmented reality. I recently turned 40 years old.  As a biologically born female, significant changes occur hormonally, but besides that milestone, my psychological and spiritual growth...
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Blockchain: Answering a Charge of “Crappy Technology”

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A recent article on Medium denounced blockchain for its current flaws, not least of all its claims to trustlessness, summarily dismissing the technology as “crappy technology (and) a bad vision for the future” (in...
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Rogue genome editing twists DNA ethics

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Genome editing is on the cutting edge of science. It’s also morally questionable and possibly illegal in many jurisdictions. Despite that, a Chinese scientist announced that he edited the genomes of two human embryos to...
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What happens when platforms determine bias?

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Content Creation and The Divide. Lately, the prevalent formula for success has been; you produce content which people find most agreeable and ride the train of like-ability. Whereas, what it used to be; you expressed about what...
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Falling isn’t failing.

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You only fail when you give up. Every hero must fall, we live for the moments that the underdog emerges; rising to the challenges in the face of adversity, succeeding as a result. In its very...
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‘We learn more from failure than from success’

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Successful entrepreneurs build their businesses from failures large and small. As Yvette Aloe knows, failures set back everyone from infants to experienced professionals. Those who succeed have profited from mistakes. Aloe is a certified life...
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Will The Future Of AI Be Good Or Evil?

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As with any emerging technology, disruptive ideas are vilified; whether out of misunderstanding or even fear, AI is on the receiving end of these particular criticisms. But while many of us are concerned over...
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China’s Daredevil: The suggestive art of algorithms.

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Do you have a highly suggestive personality? Inception, what a marvellous cinematic experience, many of us who watched it were left confused, intrigued, wondering if it was all a dream. One of the main takeaways that...
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A Code of Ethics Does Little to Correct the Issues with Today’s Software

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Malicious software stories fill many publications. Bleeping Computer is practically an active record of malware and security holes. Bulletins such as The Daily WTF are a constant reminder of the general bugginess of applications.  The...
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Admit when you’re wrong.

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Great leadership requires a solid foundation of self-esteem. It’s not the ones that are always wrong that we need to be worried about, it’s the ones that believe they never can be. Believing what you say,...
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An Uphill Battle: Investment Culture Finds Its Match in Germany

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By Claudio Brocado and Anthony Claudio Brocado This is the second installment in my new approach of collaboration with friends and family to supplement my own (admittedly still relative meager) knowledge base. After the piece...
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If you wish to discipline an employee, do it in private.

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Leadership through “Trust”, not “Fear”. Far too often I’ve seen great businessmen fail as being great leaders, the problem is their ego becomes too inflated and they forget what makes the business successful — It’s the...
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Decentralized Cryptocurrency? …in your dreams

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The Fight for Bitcoin Cash Supremacy. Preface: Before we get started. This is not FUD, it’s inspired by my observations of the last few days, weeks and months, and my disgust in the conduct of the...
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Good Talk Yields Good Profits

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The more people talk about your business, the greater your chance for success. More chatter translates to more income. Good word of mouth spreads best with a positive push, which is where Jay Baer lends...
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EU’s Article 13, and how it affects “you” as a creator.

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The Copyright Law that is about more than just “Meme-Control”. Let’s unpack this subject in a manner that we can all comprehend, since I’m sure we’re not all lawyers and copyright specialists; we’re creators. Hence, I’ll...
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