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The difference between who you are and want to be is what you do.

- Unknown (via psych-facts)

montereybayaquarium:

Study Documents Crude Oil’s Toxic Impact on Tuna Hearts
Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with tuna heart cells in ways that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.
The study, published February 14 in Science, looks at some of the impacts of the massive Deepwater Horizon crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
The specific mechanism behind the cardiotoxic effects of crude oil were documented for the first time in work by the Stanford team at the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a 10-year collaboration between Stanford and the Aquarium.
Because heart function in tunas is similar to that in humans, marine mammals and other vertebrates, the Stanford team is recommending further study to determine if human hearts are at risk when they’re exposed to the same hydrocarbon compounds in polluted air. 
The Aquarium, Stanford and NOAA funded the research project.
Learn more about the work of the Tuna Research and Conservation Center.

montereybayaquarium:

Study Documents Crude Oil’s Toxic Impact on Tuna Hearts

Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with tuna heart cells in ways that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.

The study, published February 14 in Science, looks at some of the impacts of the massive Deepwater Horizon crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

The specific mechanism behind the cardiotoxic effects of crude oil were documented for the first time in work by the Stanford team at the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, a 10-year collaboration between Stanford and the Aquarium.

Because heart function in tunas is similar to that in humans, marine mammals and other vertebrates, the Stanford team is recommending further study to determine if human hearts are at risk when they’re exposed to the same hydrocarbon compounds in polluted air. 

The Aquarium, Stanford and NOAA funded the research project.

Learn more about the work of the Tuna Research and Conservation Center.

fastcompany:

We’re thrilled to introduce the 1000 Most Creative People In Business, including Diane von Furstenberg, Dennis Crowley, Elon Musk, and more. 

The Most Creative People in Business 1000, a new resource that defines an influential, diverse group of modern Renaissance men and women across the economy and around the globe. This is more than just a list: It is a rising community, an explosion of creative inspiration, the spur for so much breaking news across the quickly changing industries that Fast Company covers.

Why I Turned Down Apple For A Startup

fastcompany:

On Sunday nights, will you dread going back to work on Monday? In three years, will you want to be at the same company? These are all small, but important things. When ‘work doesn’t seem like work,’ quality of life soars.”

True

jumbiz:

Photos of the Day - Thai Protest Leader Shot Dead - WallStreetJournal

How does Apple keep secrets so well?

Answer by Mark Wang:
On the software side, apparently they use API names that are disguised.

For example, still image stabilization was one of the new features of the iPhone 5S camera announced today.  And yet, iOS 7 beta has been out for a while.  They would have had to have development support for that feature somehow in the OS that thousands of other developers also need to get their hands on.

The answer lies in cleverly hidden names.  For instance, in iOS 7 betas released before the iPhone 5S announcement, there was this API:

- (BOOL)isYoMamaWearsCombatBootsActive;


And today, it’s been changed to:

- (BOOL)isStillImageStabilizationActive;


[1] iOS7-Runtime-Headers
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Pick the right metric to incentivize the behavior you want

Post by Edmond Lau:

Pick the right metric to incentivize the behavior you want
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How do you size up opportunity cost when deciding to start a startup?

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chicagobusiness:

arqbto:

Lake Shore Drive — Mies van der Rohe (1951)
Mies fotografiado por Slim Aarons, en 1960. Chicago, Estados Unidos.

Mies with his 860–880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments in the background

chicagobusiness:

arqbto:

Lake Shore Drive — Mies van der Rohe (1951)

Mies fotografiado por Slim Aarons, en 1960. Chicago, Estados Unidos.

Mies with his 860–880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments in the background

Man is both the marble and the sculptor.

- Alexis Carrel (via whatyouseekiswithin)