Friday, November 14, 2014

Quick notes: Solar roads, Smog deaths...

  • They are here: Solar road opens in the Netherlands

  • Metro Man: E Sreedharan to head one-man rail panel

  • High cost of development: China suffers 670,000 smog-related deaths each year

  • Sudarshan Kriya for US Soldiers: “I did something that clearly reduced my stress levels and contributed to the healing process.” His blood pressure and cholesterol also stabilized.

  • Soft plastics disrupt sex drive: Phthalates disrupt hormones and are already known to affect sexual function in men. But it is the first time that the link has been made in women.

  • Misuse? 22 Brahmins from Karnataka conduct homa for Sultan of Oman

  • Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates: Google looks for the ability to step back and embrace other people’s ideas when they’re better. “It’s ‘intellectual humility.’ Without humility, you are unable to learn. Successful bright people rarely experience failure, and so they don’t learn how to learn from that failure.”

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