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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:01am

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:00pm

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:00pm

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:56pm

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:56pm

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

A field experiment in Kentucky, Kansas and Wisconsin finds that shaming tax cheats is a more effective way to get scofflaws to pay up rather than threatening them with fines.

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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

A field experiment in Kentucky, Kansas and Wisconsin finds that shaming tax cheats is a more effective way to get scofflaws to pay up rather than threatening them with fines.

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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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Severe Pollution In India Shortens Life Expectancy, Study Says

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Nobel Prize winner Al Gore was in India this week training some 500 people to evangelize about global warming and convince India to get on board with commitment to cap emissions.

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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

A field experiment in Kentucky, Kansas and Wisconsin finds that shaming tax cheats is a more effective way to get scofflaws to pay up rather than threatening them with fines.

» E-Mail This

Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:50am

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.

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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:50am

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.

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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:50am

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.

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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:53pm

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove bubonic plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.

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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:53pm

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove bubonic plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.

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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:53pm

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:57pm

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:57pm

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

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