The coolest innovation event of 2007 (now that the FORTUNE Innovation Forum is dead)
This has to be one of the most interesting events of the year - the first-ever New Yorker conference on innovation. The tab ($1,200), though, is a bit steep, unless there's a high probability of actually mingling with the likes of James Surowiecki (The Wisdom of Crowds), Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink), and David Remnick (Lenin's Tomb). Anyway, I'll see if I can weasel my way into the conference somehow.
Firefighters in California are still struggling to contain several wildfires nearly one week after they broke out.
- Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.
- 48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.
- On Tuesday night, a fourth wildfire broke out, though it's mostly contained.
We know the dangers of too little sleep. Now for the other side of the story.
- Western University researchers found that sleeping over eight hours per night results in cognitive decline.
- Oversleepers suffer similar difficulties on certain cognitive tests as those who sleep under seven hours.
- Not all the news is bad: One night of oversleeping results in a cognitive boost.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
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