Science

  • Healthy workplace tied to fewer obese young workers

    By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Workplaces that encourage healthy lifestyle practices are tied to fewer obese employees among millennials, according to a new study. About 17 percent of young employees in workplaces that encouraged several healthy lifestyle practices were obese, compared to…

    Reuters
  • Many psychology experiments aren't replicated, study shows

    Technically Incorrect: A research study involving attempts to confirm the results of 270 studies in the top-ranking scientific journals of 2008, 64 percent of studies weren't confirmed.

    CNET
  • Why Stantec is acquiring this 101-year-old Mass. engineering company

    Canadian architecture and engineering firm Stantec (STN) has plans to acquire Burlington-based engineering and planning firm Fay, Spofford & Thorndike by October. FST was founded more than a century ago and specializes in large-scale transportation and water infrastructure projects, recently…

    American City Business Journals
  • Bringing the Fire: A Q&A with Bioinspirationalist Jeff Karp

    Jeff Karp, a leading biomedical engineer, discusses where, why, and how academic-business ventures can be most successful.

    Fortune
  • Facebook Milestones Leading to a Billion Users in a Single Day

    One billion people -- that's 1 in 7 people on Earth -- logged onto Facebook in a single day. Here's a look at how Facebook reached this milestone.

    ABC News
  • Catastrophic Volcanoes Blamed for Earth's Biggest Extinction

    Geologists hauling hundreds of pounds of 250-million-year-old rocks from Siberia, through Russian and American customs, say luck was on their side. Not only did they successfully transport the huge haul, but they also may have confirmed the cause of Earth's worst mass extinction. Catastrophic…

    LiveScience.com
  • Beyond Pluto: 2nd Target Chosen for New Horizons Probe

    NASA's New Horizons probe, which flew past Pluto last month, now has a second target to aim for. The New Horizons team has selected an object named 2014 MU69, which lies roughly 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto, as the next target for up-close study by the spacecraft, NASA…

    SPACE.com
  • Ashley Madison Hack: CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down

    Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed.

    ABC News
  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

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  • How to use data to connect talent management to business results

    Talent management issues are front and center on the C-suite agenda in an era of increasing government regulation, rapidly evolving customer preferences, and the demands of a changing workforce. Against this backdrop, HR executives have a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the value they add to…

    American City Business Journals
  • This is how science can finally start to fix itself

    In the popular imagination, the work of scientists is marked by a series of “Eureka!” moments. But most science is not about glorious flashes of insight. Instead, its humble aim is to be less wrong about the theories that govern our understanding of the universe. The best way to judge new theories,…

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  • Taylor Devices planning $1.1M expansion

    Taylor Devices Inc. is planning a $1.1 million, 10,000 square-foot expansion at its North Tonawanda manufacturing facility and headquarters. Construction is expected to begin this fall at 90 Taylor Road. “We have architectural and engineering drawings done, and we’re ready to proceed,” said…

    American City Business Journals
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    This Is Your Brain on Stocks: The Investor's Fear Factor

    Aug. 28 -- Richard Thaler, professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago, discusses investor sentiment with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Bloomberg Markets."

    Bloomberg Video
  • Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

    Co-authored by Jake Anderson-Bialis, co-founder of FertilityIQWe know that age plays a major factor in in vitro fertilization success rates. But how about race? New data from a well-regarded fertility clinic suggests white and Hispanic patients enjoy far greater success with IVF than Asian and…

    Huffington Post
  • A surprising number of psychology studies can’t be reproduced

    Researchers ought to be able to duplicate the findings of other scientists’ work, but a new study suggests that many published psychology results can't be recreated. A huge, collaborative research project attempted to recreate 100 studies that were recently published in major psychology journals,…

    The Verge
  • Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death

    Knut, the star polar bear who was hand-reared at Berlin zoo after his mother rejected him, had a type of auto-immune inflation of the brain that is found in humans, scientists said on Thursday. Knut, who was just four when he drowned at the zoo in 2011, was reared by his keeper Thomas Doerflein.…

    Reuters
  • Aqua Bio Technology ASA : Neutral outlook but great fundamentals

    Aqua Bio Technology ASA relative valuation is now NEUTRAL. It was previously rated UNDERVALUED, and has a fundamental analysis score of 69.Our analysis is based on comparing Aqua Bio Technology ASA with the following peers – Bionor Pharma ASA, Biotec Pharmacon ASA, Weifa ASA, NORDA ASA and…

    Capital Cube
  • 21 First Drafts: 21 First Drafts: Santiago Calatrava's Ernstings Warehouse

    First Drafts is a series exploring the early work of our architectural icons, examining their careers through the lens of their debut projects. Occasionally unexpected but always insightful, these undertakings represent their initial, finished buildings as solo practitioners. While anecdotes...

    Curbed
  • Apple Ready For September Event

    Apple today confirmed it will hold an event September 9 in San Francisco where it is widely expected the company will show off an iPhone 6S.

    ABC News
  • Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars within 25 years

    Man first stepped foot on the moon in 1969. Seventy years later, in 2039, humans will colonize Mars. That’s if Buzz Aldrin has his way. The 85-year-old former NASA astronaut, who was the second man to walk on the moon on that historic day in 1969, is leading the charge to send humans to Mars.…

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