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first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Hangout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Here are the links to the stories and topics we talked about:TorrentFreak: BitTorrent Traffic Increases 40% in Half a YearDan Lyons: The Streaming Video Market Is So Messed Up It’s ScaryDan Frommer: Twitter Is Now The Best Way To Follow Election ResultsReadWrite PauseTim McCormick: How To Drop Your Data Plan And Keep Using Your SmartphoneTim McCormick: What Life Is Like For A Smartphone User Without A Data PlanBrian Proffitt: Why I’m Joining The Movement To Stop Answering After-Hours EmailJon Mitchell: Do You Need To Go Cyborg To Keep Your Job?Reader’s response to Do You Need To Go Cyborg To Keep Your Job?center_img jon mitchell 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Roku Strikes Back Against The Chromecast Menace

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#chromecast#connected TV#Roku#streaming adriana lee Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App The battle for the living room heated up this summer, when Google’s Chromecast streaming-video gadget hit the scene, sold out immediately, and put competitors like Roku on notice. Now, Roku is striking back with a revamped lineup of TV-streaming devices.Roku’s hardware now features a curvier, less boxy look, better video quality and new audio options, while software changes directly address one of the biggest complaints about Chromecast: Its inability to handle local streaming from mobile devices. Here’s how.What’s New In The LineupRoku’s hardware updates are fairly straightforward, though it’s notable that none of its retail prices have changed. The $60 Roku 1 now offers 1080p video quality, up from 720p, while the $80 Roku 2 features improved dual-band WiFi and radio frequency remote control with integrated headphone jack. (The $50 Roku LT still only streams at 720p.) On the software side, Roku devices have a new interface that offers premium placement to the new streaming service M-Go, a relatively recent partnership between the DreamWorks studio and the monstrous hybrid entertainment technology company Technicolor. M-Go sells and rents movies and TV shows, then streams them to viewers. Roku will handle billing for M-Go, and will share in the revenue generated by its sales.center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Roku also recently revamped its iOS and Android apps, upgrading them in order to allow users to send local video from their mobile devices to their Roku boxes. That “Play On Roku” feature previously only streamed music and images.Coincidentally or not, that change gives Roku a definite leg up on Chromecast, which at the moment can’t send any kind of local media files from mobile devices to connected televisions. We Will, We Will Roku Interesting findings emerge when you pit Roku against Google’s Chromecast. For example:Price: Chromecast wins. $35 is a tough price to beat, and the cheapest Roku is still $15 more expensive than Google streaming media stick.YouTube streaming: Chromecast, hands down. There’s still no straightforward or easy way to stream YouTube on the Roku. Streaming your own local media: Roku. You can easily sign up for the cloud-based media server Plex, which makes easy work of streaming from laptops to Roku. Now Roku’s mobile apps do the same thing.Google, however, has so far blocked indie developers from reverse-engineering its SDK to do something similar, although it claims to welcome such offerings in the future—so long as devs follow its guidelines. In the meantime, you can cast local media from a laptop via a tab in the Chrome browser (assuming it’s in the right format). Third-party apps: Roku. When it comes to third-party applications and services, none work on Chromecast (except for Netflix, which does stream beautifully). Numerous companies have gone on record to say they are interested in developing for Chromecast, but none actually support it yet. Meanwhile, Roku’s Channel Store is bursting with offerings from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go and many others.In light of comparisons like these, you might think that Roku views Chromecast as public enemy number one—but it doesn’t. In fact, when I mentioned the Google device to Lloyd Klarke, Roku’s director of product management, he smiled and said, “Actually, our sales have gone up nicely after Chromecast launched.” His reasoning: Chromecast piqued consumer interest in streaming to TVs, but when people dug into it, “they researched and found Roku.”If the company does have an arch nemesis, it’s not Google (at least not yet). The Chromecast may be popular, but it’s still a nascent phenomenon. If anything, Roku’s true foil is Apple and the Apple TV. After all, the iOS television set-top owns 56% of the streaming devices market. The new Roku lineup of products, which launches October 1, is available for pre-order online. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Will Delphi and their self-driving supergroup create autonomous hits?

first_imgFollow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Cate Lawrence Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… A collaborative, industry-wide approach to success Image: SAE International Automated Driving Standards | SAE InternationalAccording to Richard Rau, a BMW director of product development, the group is collaborating to develop Level 4 and 5 self-driving technology that can be used across the industry for not only BMW but also other OEMs. He believes that a  small number of platforms will represent the market in the long term explaining “That’s why we believe it’s so important to not just build an exclusive BMW solution, but really to open this approach to as many OEMs as care to join. More carmaker partners are actively discussing joining the group in the next several weeks”.““This is not just a platform for BMW,” said Delphi’s Chief Technology Officer Glenn De Vos. “It’s a platform for the market. We recognize how complex these systems are, and when you’re talking about automated driving where the vehicle is in control, you have to have the most robust, best technology at every link in the chain of that platform. You’re going to see a number of companies that are trying to do everything on their own or in a very closed system are going to really struggle.”Vos further explained that Delphi brings the work they have been undertaking on a separate self-driving platform with Intel and Mobileye NV. Delphi may also provide radar and other sensors to the BMW self-driving platform, which is targeted for production in 2021.Volvo and Google also working togetherThis week also saw the announcement of a partnership between Volvo Cars and Google to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. The large catalog of popular Android apps – developed by Google, Volvo, or third-party app developers – will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car.It will launch on new Volvo models within two years. Related Posts In July 2016, the BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye announced that they would join forces to deliver a highly and fully automated driving system for serial production by 2021. The companies have since developed a scalable architecture that can be adopted by other carmakers and mobility providers in pursuing state-of-the-art designs and to create brand differentiation.See also: Study shows just a few driverless cars ease trafficThe group this week announced that Delphi will become a systems integrator and development partner for their joint automated vehicle effort in an announcement this week.Delphi will leverage its expertise in automated driving and system integration to assist the cooperation in the development and initial deployment of their automated driving technology. According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich:“ In less than one year the joint teams have made substantial progress to deliver a scalable platform for autonomous driving and are on path to deliver 40 pilot cars in the second half of this year. Adding Delphi as an integration partner will help to accelerate the introduction of autonomous cars on the streets from multiple carmakers and offer differentiation to customers.” Tags:#autonomous cars#BMW#Delphi#Google#Intel#Mobileye#self-driving vehicles#Volvo  With car makers talking of goals of 2020 and 2021 for different components of autonomous vehicles, it stands to reason that the only way they can come anywhere near these timelines is by collaborating across the industry vehicles. As De Vos noted this week:“We recognize how complex these systems are, and when you’re talking about automated driving where the vehicle is in control, you have to have the most robust, best technology at every link in the chain of that platform. You’re going to see a number of companies that are trying to do everything on their own or in a very closed system are going to really struggle.” Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Tesla to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia

first_imgDavid Curry Related Posts Tesla has won a contract to build the largest lithium-ion battery in the world in South Australia, which, at 129MWh, will be three times larger than the current holder, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.The battery will be supplied renewable energy from French utility Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm. The framework used will be similar to Tesla’s Powerpack, the company’s industrial energy storage solution announced in 2015.See Also: Seat adjustments still manual, as Tesla shuffles Autopilot execsIn March, Musk said Tesla could get the system running in 100 days or it’s free, an audacious offer that is in the final contract. The company recently completed a 80MWh test run in California, managing to build the battery farm in 90 days.The battery will form part of South Australia’s $550 AUD million ($380 million) energy plan, drawn up after a statewide energy blackout in the region. Some Australian politicians have accused the state government of moving too quickly to renewables, while others suggest rising demand is the cause.This will be the highest power battery system in the world by a factor of 3. Australia rocks!! https://t.co/c1DD7xtC90— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 7, 2017“You can essentially charge up the battery packs when you have excess power when the cost of production is very low… then discharge it when the cost of power production is high, and this effectively lowers the average cost to the end customer,” said Musk.Tesla already has the largest battery factory in the world, with the Gigafactory, so adding the biggest battery to the list of achievements seems only natural. The announcement comes amid a whirlwind of bad press for the company, its stock price plummeting to $310 from $365 at the start of the month. Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu… The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D…center_img Tags:#battery#Elon Musk#energy storage#Powerpack#renewable#South Australia#Tesla How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruptionlast_img read more

Nearshoring in Latin America – Ecuador

first_imgServerless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#cloud computing#enterprise#international#Internet of Things#Location 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Related Posts CEO at Webcreek. WebCreek is a digital and consulting firm specialized in delivering through a nearshoring model as turnkey projects or consultants to supplement existing projects. WebCreek helps organizations accomplish both their short and long-term goals by developing and implementing digital solutions to improve our businesses’ productivity and efficiency. 5 Essential Skills all Entrepreneurs Need to B… Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Nearshoring is a way to increase a company’s capacities while avoiding problems implicit in a typical offshoring relationship. We’ve covered the advantages and downsides of offshoring for the software development industry in another article. For more context, this article is the first in a series on nearshoring in the diverse countries of Latin America. We compile as much data as possible to help guide you on the best choice for your business.Background of NearshoringThe first country we’ll be profiling is Ecuador. Full disclosure — we have an office in Quito, the capital. That may make us seem biased, but our intention is to analyze both the good and the bad in as balanced a way as possible.General informationEcuador is a relatively small country in South America about the size of Nevada. It is located on the northwest coast of the continent between Peru and Colombia. Situated on the equator, it possesses extreme biodiversity owing to a variety of landscapes that allow a multitude of microclimates. It goes from the blazingly hot coast to the cooler mountainous climes of the Andean interior, then east to the tropical lush Amazon rainforest. It attracts a high degree of tourism owing to its rich history and adventure travel.DemographicsThe population of 16.9 million people is about 60% urban, living mostly in one of three major cities, Guayaquil, Quito, and Cuenca. Guayaquil is the most populous and, as the main commercial port, is the economic driver for the country. Quito is the 2nd most populous city and is the center of administration. Being at high altitude, it boasts spectacular mountain vistas. Cuenca, a smaller city, known for its combination of traditional living and a large expat community is very tourist friendly and has an active nightlife and arts community.PoliticsThe government is a representative democracy with a president, a unicameral Congress known as the Assembly, and a high court. At the time of writing, the party in power is leftist leaning but has a president, Lenin Moreno, who appears to be trying to address criticisms of the hubris that indebted the country. He seems to be shrinking aspects of government and acknowledging charges of corruption, including against his Vice President-elect. At the moment, the government is relatively stable, having experienced bouts of crisis, exemplified by the ouster three of four presidents in the previous two decades.EducationThe country is about 90% literate and had benefited in recent years from a government push, based on windfall oil revenues, to provide funding for post-secondary education to its young population. For the purpose of software development, we’re grateful for that since many Ecuadorians, a pragmatic people, chose to go into computer science, providing a healthy pool of highly-qualified computer engineers. Oil prices have since collapsed, but the genie has already been let out of the bottle, with the society at considerable understanding the importance of education.Advantages of Nearshoring in EcuadorIn terms of overall statistics compared to other countries of Latin America, Ecuador is in the middle of the pack. In some ways that in itself is an advantage because things move gradually forward, meaning more stability. The following data provides some insight into why Ecuador makes a good place for nearshoring operations:Time zonesWhen I thought of Latin America, I tended to think of it as further west than it actually was, maybe because so many of the Spanish sounding state names start in more western parts of the U.S. In reality, Ecuador shares a time zone with the East Coast of the U.S for half the year from, November to March; and spends the other half of the year on Central Time. This means that it shares a time zone for at least part of the year with 38 states of the US, and is only a couple of hours away from the rest.DollarizationEver since Ecuador’s currency crisis of the late ’90s, this country has used the U.S. dollar as its currency. Using U.S. dollars makes calculations and transfers of funds from the U.S. more accessible and more predictable. It also means never having to exchange money when coming to visit and certain irresponsible monetary practices impossible.Young workforceThe median age in Ecuador is 27, which means there are many young people interested in technology. More and more young people are majoring in or doing master’s degrees in IT or Systems, which means the talent pool for software development is growing. The previous government provided scholarships to those who studied abroad, with the contingency that once students finished their degrees, they must return to the country to contribute to the workforce for a certain number of years.English proficiencyMany skilled workers are highly proficient in American English. Collaboration and service support for a US clientele is that much better as a result. British English is the norm in the traditional offshoring countries of India and the Far East. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it may add a layer of cultural distance.Good Business environmentOn the US News and World Report’s Best Countries Ranking, Ecuador actually scores higher than the U.S. in the “Open for Business” category. Doing business here has lower costs and relative to the US, less bureaucracy.Disadvantages of Nearshoring in EcuadorOf course, there will always be disadvantages to doing business in any environment, but being aware of what they can help mitigate those problems.WorkstylesEcuador was once known for its ridiculous number of holidays per years. It’s no wonder the country is high on the happiness index. The government has reined that in recent years, but there remains a leisurely approach to work that may give pause. The good news is that a company with the right structures can solve these issues and align the different work cultures. Indeed, the mixture of structured and unstructured work can help the creative process along.SecurityRelative to other Latin American countries Ecuador is safer, but there are still issues with petty crime, robberies, and pickpocketing. This drives up the cost of security and creates mistrust in public areas.Final commentsEcuador is a country that is high on the quality of life index, and it shows in the friendly, cheery attitude people have. The office we’ve nurtured overlooks the beautiful Carolina park that functions as a kind of Central Park where people congregate, exercise, or just plain hang out. Our 40 or so developers, writers, QAs, or leads take their breaks on the sunny roof deck, and come back down to do the critical work of building apps, websites, or providing crucial technical support.As far as we’re concerned, Ecuador is a great place to do business. Other factors may be salient to your business that requires it to do business elsewhere. This series focuses on providing you with enough information to make the right choice. If you’re curious about nearshoring services, or advice, feel free to contact us at contact@webcreek.com. Jason Bottlast_img read more

Factual Friday

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Is it Time to Stop Forfeiting Vacation Days?

first_img Photo credit: Project Time Off Created in Canva by Alicia Cassels Return to article. Long DescriptionWritten by Alicia Cassels, MA, MFLN Military Caregiving Blog ContributorAn American Worker’s DilemmaTo use, or not to use? When it comes to vacation, that is the question faced by millions of American workers each year. Taking hard-earned vacation time is a no-brainer for most workers, right? -Not actually. Results of the 2018 State of American Vacation annual tracking survey indicate that the majority of American workers forfeited vacation time in 2017. According to their most recent report, 52% of workers left a total of 705 million unused vacation days in 2017. Oxford Economics analyzed the dollar value associated with this forfeited vacation time, finding an estimated $62.2 billion dollars in lost benefits. In effect, these workers donated an individual average of $561.00 dollars to their employers in 2017.Why do American Workers Forfeit Their Vacation Time?While a great number of factors influence whether an employee chooses to use their vacation time, the 2018 report examines three specific areas impacting worker decisions to leave time unused.Employees concerned about appearing less dedicated or replaceable if they took a vacation were much less likely to use all their vacation time. In total, 61% of these employees left vacation time unused as compared to 52% overall.Employees who reported that their workload was too heavy to get away were more likely than average to have unused vacation time, with 57% of these employees forfeiting time as compared to 52% overall.Employees who reported a lack of coverage at work, or that no one else could do their job were also more likely to forfeit vacation time, resulting in 56% with unused vacation days as compared to 52% overall.The Case for TravelWhile those who fail to use vacation time may report fear about negative impacts on their careers, American Vacation annual tracking survey results indicate that the opposite is true. Most striking are the results indicating that workers who use their vacation days to travel tend to be more likely to make higher salaries and receive a promotion than non-travelers.“More than half (52%) of mega-travelers reported receiving a promotion in the last two years compared to Americans who use some (44%) or little to none (44%) of their time to travel.”Those who use the majority of their vacation time to travel also report,“higher likelihood of receiving a raise, bonus, or both than homebodies. Employees who used little to none of their vacation time for travel were five percentage points less likely than those who used all or most of their vacation time for travel to report a raise or bonus in the last three years (81% to 86%).”A Promising TrendAmericans are beginning to use more of their vacation time. The 2018 report indicates that America’s vacation culture seems to be changing for the better. In 2017, more employees expressed confidence about using the vacation time they had earned, and more employers encouraged workers to utilize their vacation time. While 52% left unused vacation days on the table, that number represents an improvement over 54 percent in 2016 and 55 percent in 2015.center_img Return to article. Long DescriptionIs it Time for Change?If you have tended to be in the majority, the group of American workers who leave vacation time unused each year, it may be time to rethink that stance. Through experimentation with taking time off for travel you may find that, rather than hindering success at work, using the vacation time you have earned may have a positive effect on your career.Reference:Ustravel.org. (2018). State of American Vacation 2018. [online] Available at: [Accessed 21 Mar. 2019].last_img read more

The Shreditor’s Guide to Do-It-Yourself Post-Production

first_imgVideo Hosting / Client Review / File Sharing ResourcesImage via Shutterstock.Once you’ve worked through your edits and have drafts to share with clients, you’ll need to put back on your producer hat and give them everything they need to review and make suggestions (read: demand changes) for you to dive back into before exporting. There are a couple of options for this, including some new peer review services which can be super helpful.Both Vimeo and YouTube offer video uploads in private mode where you can share password-protected private links with clients. Vimeo Pro is a great option for better upload speed and quality — as well as recently adding client review features.You can also use software services like Wipster, Screenlight, and Frame.io for more interactive review sessions and more in-depth track changes and notes. Here are some reviews, write-ups, and tips to consider.Wipster Aims to Make Video Critiques Easy for Editors and ClientsVimeo Launches Built-in Video Review ToolsGet Feedback Directly in Premiere With the New Wipster Add-OnCollaborating in Real-Time: An Editor Reviews the Frame.io-Premiere IntegrationOnce you’re finally finished (and believe us, just sending a file called “Final Draft” does not count), you’ll need to export and send final videos with all the assets. This is easier said than done. Sending footage is no small task these days. We recommend using a file sharing service like WeTransfer or Dropbox. — The monthly Pro accounts are definitely worth the investment.That’s it! Hopefully you can take these resources, gear recommendations, and production tips with you as you continue your journey as a producer, shooter, and editor. Stay tuned for more helpful updates on across-the-board production resources. External Hard DrivesImage via Shutterstock.No video editing workstation would be complete without a ready stable of fast and reliable external hard drives to store and manage your growing piles of footage and data. Since you are also a producer, you may want to keep backups of all your projects and shoots should you or your clients need them in the future.Here are some of the best external hard drives currently on the market.G-Technology G-RAID 4TB — $179Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB — $179LaCie 4TB (2 x 2TB) Rugged RAID — $365WD 6TB My Book Pro Professional RAID Storage — $546Glyph Technologies StudioRAID 8TB — $479You can read more about the above external hard drives here.Learn Your Editing ProgramsImage via Shutterstock.As we mentioned before, your workstation should be ready to go with your editing software of choice. For this article, we recommend utilizing Adobe’s Creative Suite with Premiere Pro and After Effects being your main options for NLE editing and motion designs. Subscribing to the Creative Cloud also gives you access to programs like Photoshop and InDesign, which can help out with any image tweaks, format conversions, or graphic design needs that may pop up.Another great program to consider is Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve for more in-depth color correction and color grading projects. It also wouldn’t hurt to explore some 3rd-party plugins like Red Giant’s suite of PluralEyes, Magic Bullet Looks, and keying/compositing tools.Here’s a huge round-up of great resources for learning the above programs (as well as FCX).Manage Project Files and Assets Online in the Creative CloudSetting Custom Composition Displays in After EffectsBlack Magic Design’s Final Release of DaVinci Resolve 14Take Control Of Your Transitions with The Effects PanelImprove Your Edits with Better Audio in Premiere ProUsing a Track Matte Key for See-Through Graphics in Premiere ProShutterstock’s Free Plugin Brings 8 Million + Clips to Premiere ProYou should also stay tuned and dive back through the PremiumBeat video editing archives here or on RocketStock’s blog.Ready-To-Go LUTsDepending on what cameras you shot on, when diving into your footage, it can help to have some ready-to-go LUTs (Look up Tables) to quickly correct and grade your shots. You can create some options on your own by experimenting with your go-to cameras, or you can check out some of these free ones below to tweak as you see fit.How to Add LUTs in Premiere Pro (And 35 Free LUTs)Hollywood Color: 14 Free Premiere Pro Lumetri LooksWanderlust: 17 Free LUTs to Use on LOG Footage29 Free LUTs for VideoVideo Editor Toolbox: Over 1,000 Free Video Assets, Plug-ins, LUTs, SFX, and More! Putting your video project together is the final step in the shreditor’s process. Learn how to do it the right way.Cover image via Shutterstock.If you’ve already read through “The Shreditor’s Guide” on pre-production and on shooting, then this article on editing will wrap up our series on helping you become an ultimate producing, shooting, editing, video production Shreditor.For many, editing can be the most tedious part of the video production process, but if you have the right attitude and a good supply of post-production tools, it can actually be the most fun (and in a way, the most important).Here are some tips, tricks, and resources to give you the editing chops to solve problems and add that extra shine to your videos.Build Your WorkstationImage via Shutterstock.While it may be tricky as a shreditor, once you wrap your production and sit down to edit, you need to clear your mind (and close your distracting tabs of emails and calendars) to focus on your final task. A good way to do this is to build your editing workspace into your dark, cool, and quiet sanctuary.Besides a quiet space where you won’t get too distracted, you also need to build a workstation that can handle all your post-production needs. A solid, up-to-date computer is a good place to start. Here are the system requirements for running Adobe’s Premiere Pro, After Effects, Apple’s Final Cut X and Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve (all programs you may want to use).Some recommendations for desktop macs and PCs here. (Note: these are all new machines, be sure to explore older or refurbished models if you’re interested).HP Z240 Workstation — $879Dell XPS 8900 Desktop — $1,068iMac 27-inch 3.5GHz — $1,999MacPro 3.5GHz 6-core — $2,999While an iMac or PC would be an ideal, it’s also important to note that many shreditors don’t always have the luxury of a home base workstation. For those shreditors on the go, you can build a solid mobile workstation with a good top-of-the-line laptop. Here are some laptop recommendations.HP Pavilion 15 — $499Dell XPS 15 — $999MacBook Pro 13-in 2.3GHz — $1,299Lenovo Yoga 720 — $1499MacBook Pro 15-in 2.9GHz — $2,799Here are some more resources for everything else you’ll need to keep in mind for your workstation.10 Things for Your Video Editing Suite Under $200Build A Monster Computer for Video Editing & Post ProductionBuild a Mobile Suite to Edit Your Projects on Locationlast_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Why Hustlers Succeed

first_imgHustlers succeed where others fail. There are a few difference that make the difference in their results, all of which are worth noting (and emulating).Not LazyHustlers aren’t lazy. They don’t try to avoid work or working. They don’t try to hide from the tasks and outcomes they need to produce in order to move things forward. They aren’t always looking for ways to take it easy. They don’t sit in front of the television (or any other screen) avoiding what they should be doing.When hustlers do relax and kick back, they meticulously schedule it and avoid working, knowing that the hustle gives them the freedom to get away from work when they need to.Hustlers are never lazy.Always Taking ActionA hustler has a strong bias for action. The reason hustlers succeed where others fail is that they take more action, more deliberately, over a longer period of time. This strong bias for action let’s a hustler stack outcome on top of outcome, producing more results than those who wait and wonder what to do next.Results are produced by action. Hustlers count outcomes, not hours. They keep moving.No Fear of FailureHustlers don’t fear failure. The hustler is very different from the non-hustler when it comes to failing.The non-hustler sees failure as something negative, something bad, something to be avoided. The non-hustler is prone to believing that the event we call failure is really an identity, that it is something they will become when they fail.The hustler sees failure as a learning process. Because the hustler takes action without the fear of failure, they have the benefit of gaining experience and feedback. Failure equals learning. Ask any entrepreneur what they learned from their failures and they’ll recite a long list of their real life experiences and the lessons they learned.The reason hustlers succeed where others fail has nothing to do with how smart they are, how well or poorly educated they are, or the resources they were or were not born with. The belief that they succeeded because of one of these factors is terribly unhealthy and debilitating.Hustlers succeed because they aren’t lazy and they don’t seek comfort. They succeed because they are always taking action. And they succeed because their failures don’t prevent them from taking future actions.QuestionsWhat work are you avoiding?What actions should you be taking right now?Are you taking enough action deliberately to produce your best results?How do you define “failure?” What transforms the word failure from an event to an identity?last_img read more

When You Can Fire Someone – Episode 199

first_imgYou are being watched. How you treat people is indication of the culture you are creating, and it sends a strong signal to others as to how they can expect to be treated. Until you have done everything in your power to help, you cannot fire someone.last_img

Protect Yourself from Negative Infections!

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now First, a disclaimer. I am not political, nor is the point I want to make here.A company called Cambridge Analytica, a firm that “harvested private information from the Facebook profiles of 50 million users without their permission . . . developing techniques that underpinned its work on President Trump’s campaign in 2016.” The psychographic information obtained, in what may have been the largest data breach to date, was used to design political messages to speak to segments of the population directly based on their self-disclosed, private information.Most everything you believe is an infection, as ideas are very similar to viruses, traveling from one mind to the next. What you believe is a complicated mix of the values and beliefs your parents imprinted on you, what society imposed on you through school and culture, what you learned from others at work and in the community settings, what you picked from your friends and acquaintances, and some part of what you chose to explore for yourself.Perhaps one of the greatest carriers of ideas and beliefs that have infected you is the media. (Read Douglas Rushkoff’s Coercion). For as long as advertising has been around, much has been done to figure out how to manipulate human behavior. Now, because there is so much self-disclosed information and a medium for communication that by all appearances seems to be more addictive than even television, you are at greater risk of picking up negative beliefs and, apparently, are subject to greater manipulation (something I believed to be true before reading the link above).In 2009, I went on a Negativity Fast, eliminating all forms of negativity from my life for 30 days. I ended up going 90 days without watching news, listening to the news, or taking in anything negative. Instead, I listened to Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Stephen Covey, Les Brown, Anthony Robbins, and Don Miguel Ruiz (as read by Peter Coyote). I did this in hope of inoculating myself against negativity and infecting myself with beliefs that would better serve me. It worked even better than I hoped, and it transformed my life in the most positive of ways.When you look at the beliefs being presented to you on social sites (and in all other forms of media), ask yourself “cui bono,” or in English, “who benefits?” The best advice here is the advice given to a boxer by the referee at the beginning of a fight: “Protect yourself at all times.”Don’t allow others to infect you with beliefs that don’t serve you, that feed your fears or the fears of others. And don’t believe things that disempower you.last_img read more

‘Name bridge after Hazarika’

first_imgAhead of the inauguration of India’s longest bridge this Friday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there are calls to name it after the legendary Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika.Travel timeMr. Modi will inaugurate the 9.15-km Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, on Friday. The bridge will bring upper Assam closer to eastern Arunachal Pradesh and is estimated to reduce travel time by four hours. The bridge will also make it much easier for Army convoys to reach outposts near the China border. The bridge in Tinsukia district is located over 500-km from Assam’s Capital Dispur and 300-km from Arunachal Pradesh’s Capital Itanagar. Stating that Hazarika was born in the region (in Assam’s Sadiya), the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) had recently issued a statement saying that the “cultural icon can be identified as a man of assimilation, who connected various big and small communities of the region like a golden thread”. The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) too agreed with this statement.Letter to PMO In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, the APLS had said that Sadiya had served as one of the administrative headquarters of the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA), as Arunachal was known as earlier, when Hazarika was born in 1926 until the devastating earthquake in 1950.The APLS said, “Although Sadiya falls under Assam at present, Hazarika’s birthplace is said to be at Bolung village of Lower Dibang Valley district in Arunachal”.last_img read more

Trans student to meet Canada PM Trudeau

first_imgPanjab University’s first transgender student Dhananjay Chauhan has been invited to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a dinner-reception celebrating Canada-India ties on February 22.Dhananjay, a transfemale, is a student at the Department of Human Rights and Duties, who shot into the limelight after her fight for separate toilets for transgender students.last_img

Parrikar hospitalised

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital here on Sunday evening after he complained of uneasiness, a GMCH official said. Mr. Parrikar was discharged from Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on February 22 after undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment.last_img

EC to hear AAP legislators

first_imgFollowing the Delhi High Court order setting aside the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs last month, the Election Commission (EC) will on May 17 resume an “oral hearing” on the office-of-profit allegations against them.The EC on Friday issued instructions to the AAP legislators to appear before it — either in person or through authorised legal representatives. The hearing would be conducted before Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat and the two Election Commissioners, Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa. On March 23, the High Court quashed the notification issued by President Ram Nath Kovind, on a recommendation from the EC to disqualify the MLAs.last_img read more

Kerala floods: thousands return home

first_imgJust a few minutes before Wednesday midnight, the Ernakulum-Santragachi Express arrived at a platform at Santragachi station in West Bengal’s Howrah district. Nazmul, a resident of Malda, was among the hundreds of young men who got down at the station.“I had gone to work there [Kerala] almost six months ago. When the floods struck we had no idea where to seek shelter. Finally after spending days without food, I got into the first train to West Bengal,” he said. Nazmul has still not heard about his cousin who was also working there.Mohd. Hakim Sheikh from Domkal in Murshidabad was upset that he had to pay for his train ticket. He said that the first time he got food since the floods stuck was when he reached Ernakulum station. “Some have come back but there are many who are still stranded in Kerala,” he said.With the flood situation in Kerala easing, thousands of labourers from West Bengal have returned in the last 24 hours. A majority of those who returned had little or no luggage. Most were in their twenties and thirties, hailing from Malda and Murshidabad district.Sanjoy Ghosh, Chief Public Relations Officer, South Eastern Railway, said in the last 24 hours four trains from Kerala had arrived in West Bengal — three at Santragachi and one at Howrah. “In the first three trains, according to our estimate, about 6,000 people have returned. The fifth train is headed to Silchar via Howrah,” Mr. Ghosh said. He added that the Southern Railway was coordinating with the South Eastern Railway in running special trains from Kerala. Students’ gesture Very few of those who returned had their family members waiting for them at the station, but a group of students from different educational institutions were present there in the night and early hours of morning to help those who had returned.“Most of them were hungry and had travelled for almost three days before arriving here. We provided them with food and guided them on how to return to their villages,” said Chhandok Guha, a PG student from Presidency University. More than a hundred students have formed a group ‘Kerala pashe’ (with Kerala) to help those returning from Kerala.Deborshi, another student, said that the number of migrant workers who could be stranded in Kerala could be much more and the West Bengal government should also try to help them. “In the first two trains which arrived at Santragachi, we found that more than 500 workers were from Assam,” he said.last_img read more

Parkash Badal indulging in theatrics, says Amarinder

first_imgA day after Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal accused the ruling Congress of “political witch-hunt”, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said “Badal senior” was indulging in theatrics after finding himself cornered on the issue of sacrilege cases. “Why is he so rattled if he has nothing to hide?” asked Capt. Amarinder, pointing out that the former CM was in the habit of indulging in theatrics, especially when faced with an uncomfortable situation. Capt. Amarinder said he had never mentioned Mr. Badal, or anyone else for that matter, in connection with the Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firing incidents and desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib. Capt. Amarinder wondered if Mr. Badal’s reaction was because of a sense of guilt. Rejecting the allegation of political witch-hunt by his government, Capt. Amarinder said, “such shameful and petty tactics were the domain of the Akalis and the Congress leadership never believed in indulging in such acts”.last_img read more

Research on Hardware and Histones to Receive 2014 Japan Prizes

first_imgTOKYO—Advances in semiconductors and epigenetics are being recognized by this year’s Japan Prizes.Yasuharu Suematsu, an honorary professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, was chosen for the electronics, information, and communication prize for conceiving and developing the semiconductor lasers at the heart of the optical fiber networks that now carry voice and data communications around the globe. Hideo Miyahara, a computer scientist at Osaka University in Japan and chair of the communication prize selection committee, said that Suematsu, an engineer, worked out everything from the basic theory to the specifications of the ideal light source to the materials needed for a semiconductor laser exquisitely tuned for an optical fiber communications system. The impact of Suematsu’s work is still being felt, Miyahara added: “The internet would not have been possible without this technology.”David Allis, of Rockefeller University in New York City, will receive the life science prize for showing how histones, proteins that form a core around which DNA winds in cells, contribute to the regulation of gene expression. Histones were once thought to be just a passive structure, but Allis “proved for the first time that modifications of histones are actually regulating gene activity,” said Makoto Asashima, a developmental biologist who chaired the life science selection committee. Asashima, of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, noted that the work set the stage for the development of epigenetics, the study of changes in gene activity that result from factors outside the DNA sequence.  Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Each laureate will receive a certificate, a commemorative gold medal, and approximately $481,000 at a ceremony here in April. The Japan Prize categories change each year within broadly defined fields of science and technology. The categories for the 2015 prize are “Resources, Energy and Social Infrastructure” and “Medical Science and Medicinal Science.”last_img read more

New Doping Substance May Be Circulating in Sochi

first_imgAs the Winter Olympics open today in Sochi, the race is on between athletes who try to get an artificial advantage from banned substances and the anti-doping experts trying to catch them. A new substance may be in the mix: On 2 February, television reporters for the German WDR network broadcast their undercover investigation (link in German) of a Russian scientist willing to sell them 100 milligrams of something called “full-size MGF” for $100,000. The reporters brought a sample to anti-doping expert Mario Thevis, a forensic chemist at the Center for Preventive Doping Research at the German Sport University Cologne. He confirmed the sample contained mechano growth factor (MGF), a variant of the human insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) protein, which can prompt muscle growth. It would be undetectable by current testing methods.Thevis spoke with ScienceInsider from Sochi. The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.Q.: What is the substance you found in the journalists’ sample?Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)M.T.: The closest way to describe it is human IGF-1 isoform 4. It’s a splice variant of the IGF-1 gene. The reason it’s called MGF—mechano growth factor—is that the mRNA [messenger RNA] of isoform 4 is elevated when mechanical stress is applied to muscle tissue.Many gray market manufacturers offer something called MGF, but that usually refers to just a short peptide [at the end of the full protein]. That was claimed to be biologically active 15 years ago, but more recent studies have shown it has no biological effect. The full-size MGF is a molecule that according to the literature is biologically highly active, similar to IGF-1, but with different molecular weight and different size.Q.: Can current doping screens detect it?M.T.: Since we are using antibody-based or mass spectrometer-based detection assays, it has been more or less invisible. It has been under the radar of the doping control methods.  Even though we’re looking for modified IGF versions [and we can detect many of them], this particular version was not included with its particular structure and molecular weight. So if it has been misused, it might have gone undetected.Q.: How were you able to tell what was in the sample?M.T.: We have been looking into the literature—trying to keep track of what might come up. When we were confronted with a substance which should be related to IGF-1 but whose authenticity was not certain at all, we could deduce from the information we got from our analytical methods that we were dealing with a highly pure and therefore probably highly dangerous substance.Q.: Highly dangerous?M.T.:  There has been no clinical trial. There is no scientific data on long-term risks associated with injection or other use of this substance.Q.: What might the side effects be?M.T.:  We don’t know. There could be [immune reactions]. It could cause any of the side effects associated with IGF-1, such as cardiovascular issues.  Some of the growth factors also have cancer-causing effects. We can’t prove or rule out any of these. As far as the scientific literature goes, it has not been investigated in that regard.Q.: Now that you know this might be in circulation among athletes, why can’t you add it to your battery of tests right away?M.T.:  Practically we can, but we have to demonstrate that our test is fit for the purpose. We have to evaluate and assess whether our detection limits are in the range for physiological or therapeutic amounts, even though we have no idea how much that would be.Since we do full-scan spectrometry on all our samples, it might well be that we have already captured it [in some samples], but we have to go back to our data and extract the molecular mass and see whether we see an indication for the presence of that molecule or not.Q.: Could it occur naturally in athletes who are exerting their muscles to the extreme?M.T.:  No. At least not according to the scientific literature that is available. It is a potentially naturally occurring substance, but it has never been seen in blood or serum, and you wouldn’t expect it to be in urine as it’s naturally produced.But it’s true that if we see something that is positive, we would have to rule out that it could be a natural artifact.                                                                                                             Q.: How clean will the games be?M.T.:  Good question. The only thing I can say is that we have exceptionally good conditions here. The things we’re aware of, that we are testing for, can be very well detected. Any substance that would be known to provide an advantage and be misused in competition can be tested here on site.last_img read more

ScienceShot: Why Asian-American Students Outperform Their White Peers

first_imgWhen it comes to academic achievement, Asian-Americans outclass every other ethnic group, with more than half over age 25 holding a bachelor’s degree—well above the national average of 28%. To find what gives Asian-Americans a leg up, a team of sociologists scoured two long-term surveys covering more than 5000 U.S. Asian and white students. After crunching test scores, GPAs, teacher evaluations, and social factors such as immigration status, the team reports a simple explanation online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Asian-American students work harder. The team found that students from all Asian ethnic groups put greater importance on effort than on natural ability. This outlook, the team argues, causes students to respond to challenges by trying harder and has a greater impact on Asian-Americans’ academic achievement than does cognitive ability or socioeconomic status. However, the team says Asian-American students reported lower self-esteem, more conflict with their parents, and less time spent with friends compared with their white peers. The team suspects the high academic expectations or their “outsider” status in American society could be to blame.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more