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At 28, bestselling author Christopher Paolini is ready to move on Christopher Paolini spent nearly half of his life writing the epic Inheritance cycle, which has sold 25 million copies to date. And he's still yet to celebrate his 30th birthday. Home-schooled in Montana and a high school graduate at 15, Paolini set to work on his debut novel, a fantasy tale called Eragon, which was initially self-published. How Doctors Die By Ken Murray, MD Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country. He had even invented a new procedure for this exact cancer that could triple a patient’s five-year-survival odds—from 5 percent to 15 percent—albeit with a poor quality of life. Charlie was uninterested.
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Every iPad mini rumor there's ever been Lately there's been no shortage of rumors that Apple's got a smaller iPad on the way. The only problem is that we've heard this song and dance before. Don't believe us? CNET has rounded up just about every claim that a smaller iPad is on the way, going back to before the original iPad was announced. It's a collection we plan to keep lovingly updated, and also one that should serve as a tasty grain of salt to take with any rumors that make their way out in the next few months. (Editors' note: This roundup was originally published May 18, 2012.
11 Questions and Answers with Christopher Paolini « Random Acts of Reading More than a decade ago a young man wrote a book called Eragon. It became an international bestseller, followed by three more volumes in The Inheritance Cycle. Tomorrow the paperback and deluxe hardcover editions of the final volume, Inheritance, will be available. Christopher Paolini joins us today to talk about some of the events of the last ten years, what he’s reading, where he’s been, who he’s met and even shares some advice for aspiring writers. What is one thing you’ve learned as a writer since you wrote Eragon? 8 Types Of Imagination Imagination is critical to innovation and learning–but what exactly is it? Dr. Murray Hunter of the University of Malaysia Perlis discusses the 8 types of imagination we use on a daily basis, with explanations for each.
SIN Graph - Countdown to SIN Logarithmic Chart Countdown to Singularity, Events expressed as Time before Present (Years) on the X axis and Time to Next Event (Years) on the Y axis, Logarithmic Plot Page 17, Linear Plot page 18. Source: M.T. Rosing, "13C-Depleted carbon microparticles in >3700-Ma sea-floor sedimentary rocks from west greenland," Science 283.5402 (January 29, 1999): 674-6, See also H. Furnes et al., "Early life recorded in archean pillow lavas," Science 304.5670 (April 23, 2004):578-81; M.T. Animated Video Production Animated video production has gained significance over the last few years as animation-rich explainer product and service videos are the need of every business now. Videos have an edge over any other web content providing business owners with some clear benefits, including better user-engagement on social media channels, better user-retention on web properties, improvement in conversion rates due to better communication about products or services, and more visits from search engines due to videos appearing in search results and better search engine rankings due to higher time spent on sites and lower bounce rate. Animated videos need to be weaved into the overall marketing strategy as they can effectively communicate product or service value in a format that the audience loves to consume. And then, there are other obvious benefits like securing an edge over the competition as animation video marketing is still at a nascent stage and competitors need to catch up.
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