Curiosity Killed the Cat

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." - J.K. Rowling

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  • How do you investigate hypotheses? Do you seek to confirm your theory - looking for white swans? Or do you try to find black swans? I was startled at how hard it was for people to investigate number sets that didn't follow their hypotheses, even when their method wasn't getting them anywhere.
  • Whats going on in your body when you're anticipating a big win? By Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown at ScienceSays.
  • Automated construction crew, inspired by termite colonies, needs no foreman
  • Health care data needs a "Henry Ford" moment to move from a realm of unconnected and unwieldy data to a world of connected and matched data with a common support for licensing, legal, and computing infrastructure.
  • The "lost" Steve Jobs Speech from 1983 at the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA). Steve on computers: "We're 10-15 years away from connecting people together". Foreshadowing Wireless Networking, the iPad, Google maps, and the App Store.
  • The 40-year history of the mobile cell phone, starting with the DynaTAC in 1974 and ending with a side-by-side comparison between the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy Note.
  • Does human performance follow the bell curve? Research says no.
  • If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? Mark Miodownik melts the scientific secret behind amorphous solids.
  • A small educational cartoon about how trees survives the winter. Great explanation!
  • The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations
  • Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him?
  • It begins with a growl. Then there's a crack — a slurpy, sucky, crunchy noise.
  • Wanna Create A Great Invention? Creating something innovative is a risky undertaking. To do it, you have to crash often before you are able to fly.
  • Self-serving bias - Biased attribution on success and failure to preserve self-esteem.