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Is The Future Of Business A Company Without Workers, Managers, Or A CEO?

Don Tapscott | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Don Tapscott

These days, it's hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for "decentralized autonomous organization") is not your average startup.

From Diamond Marketing to Transparent Wood: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered a one-house town in Alaska, the ill-fated NHL glow puck, and how marketers got us to love diamonds.

From Bad Eye Surgeons to Cat Fancies: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Painkiller Perils to Exploding Whales: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Gaming Spotify to Licking Rats: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 05.13.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

Peeling Back the Curtain On Monsanto

Paul Thacker | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Paul Thacker

From her home in the key farm state of Kansas, business reporter Carey Gillam spoke with me about her coverage of hotly debated issues and how pressure from Monsanto has gotten much uglier in recent years.

From Pigment Collections to Casino Carpets: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Surf Gangs to Segmented Sleep: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered surf gangs, Game of Thrones statistics, and the passing of Silicon Valley coach Bill Campbell.

From the History of OK to Curio #1,000: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Tumbling Cats to Musical Roads: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.15.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Arbol de la Muerte to Zapf Dingbats: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Berserk Llama Syndrome to Acoustic Pest Detection: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Kindergarten Math Geeks to Spring Break Economics: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered kindergarten math geeks, dancing grannies, and the correlation between Nicolas Cage movies and drowning deaths.

From Ancient Egyptian Anomalies to Old-School Dating: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 03.19.2017 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Artful Money Laundering to Dehydrated Cheese Powder: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 03.12.2017 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Travel Hacking to the Science of Lightning: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 03.05.2017 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From World Cup Trophy Capers to Violin Design: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.26.2017 | Media
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered Excel art, dark matter, and how soccer's most prized trophy went missing.

From Mysterious Manuscripts to Superb Selfies: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.19.2017 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

Lucia Perez, Aspiring Astrophysicist

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.21.2017 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Lucia Perez and Dr. Medupe with the 16" telescope at North West University in Mafikeng, South Africa. In my last blog post, New Year, ...

From the Economics of Love to Robot Gamers: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.12.2017 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Hippos in Britain to Confiscated Avocados: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the cost of a Super Bowl ad, what happens to all of the food that gets confiscated at airports, and why swearing might be good for you.

From Sleeping Positions to Healing Musicians: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 01.29.2017 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the perils of sleeping on your left side, the healing power of music, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.

4 Mistakes Scientists Make When They Communicate

Tim Ward | Posted 01.12.2017 | Science
Tim Ward

We have worked with scientists for 15 years, and we've noticed some common mistakes scientists make when they communicate. Here are the top four, and what scientists can do to fix them.

From Pineapple Rental to the Science of 'Dad Bod': This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 01.08.2017 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the 18th century practice of renting pineapples, why school buses are painted yellow, and the science of 'dad bod'.

Our Ephemeral Periodic Table

Melanie Fine | Posted 01.06.2017 | Science
Melanie Fine

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, better known by its acronym IUPAC, has announced that four new elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 will receive their permanent seats at the Periodic Table, thereby completing the heretofore incomplete seventh row.