• PODCASTS
    13 science podcasts for short attention spans

    These podcasts aren’t your average science class: These mini-lessons are an inquisitive guide to the natural and technological world of observation, research, and discovery. 1. “60-Second Science” One-minute daily doses of interesting developments in the world of science. 2. “Babes of Science” Go beyond Marie Curie with short biographies of women in science, technology, engineering […]

  • MOTIVATION
    How To Stay Motivated Longer, With A Little Help From Science

    We have more motivation available to us than we think, suggests a new study, but finding it requires challenging a few assumptions and rethinking how we organize our time. The study kept daily tabs on about 16,000 volunteers who completed a series of tasks over several months using an online learning platform. Observing how the volunteers engaged the tasks throughout […]

  • Uncategorized
    The Science Behind Success And Motivation

    When Stanford GSB professor Jeffrey Pfeffer studied successful executives and analyzed the qualities they all had in common, the #1 thing was not smarts, talent, or people skills. It was energy levels. If you’re tired and unmotivated, it almost doesn’t matter what other strengths you have. People who do nothing tend to achieve nothing. So […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Infosys, Wipro join Barack Obama’s $4 billion ’Computer Science for All’ education plan

    Photo: Jason Henry/The New York Times Washington: Three major Indian information technology firms—Infosys Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), and Wipro Ltd—have joined US President Barack Obama’s “computer science for all” initiative as part of a public-private collaboration, pledging thousands of dollars in grants. Obama announced the plan in his weekly address on Saturday as […]