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Telecommuting Is Good News All Around

Sep 23, 14 Telecommuting Is Good News All Around

Posted by in An English Angle, Science, Technology

The way we work is changing rapidly, and not always for the better. Already an estimated 34 million Americans work from home. But the steady growth in the numbers of employees working remotely from home or elsewhere, known as “telecommuting,” seems to be a win-win situation for all concerned.

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Internet Trolls Really Are The Worst People — Science Says So

Sep 23, 14 Internet Trolls Really Are The Worst People — Science Says So

Posted by in Science, Technology

The comments section of webpages are usually filled with opposing views, stories, and jokes, but the most entertaining comments usually come from the Internet troll, that person who deliberately posts a provocative comment to elicit an argument and disrupt potentially informative conversations. What kind of horrible people would do this? A new study knows exactly who.

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Who Controls Real Estate On The Moon And Other Planets?

Sep 23, 14 Who Controls Real Estate On The Moon And Other Planets?

Posted by in Space

The law of outer space is governed primarily by the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. Commonly referred to as the “Outer Space Treaty,” the agreement was opened for signature in 1967 and entered into force that same year. At the present time, the Outer Space Treaty is considered customary law and as a consequence applies to all nations.

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Is Free Will An Illusion Created By Our Brains?

Sep 23, 14 Is Free Will An Illusion Created By Our Brains?

Posted by in Science

Scientists have vehemently argued the theory that free will is simply an illusion, and that our brain's activity predicts our behavior before it even happens, sounding eerily similar to Tom Cruise’s movie Minority Report. But the researchers from Georgia State University have a new compelling study that sheds light on the inaccuracies of such a claim.

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Better Mental Health For Students? There’s An App For That

Sep 23, 14 Better Mental Health For Students? There’s An App For That

Posted by in Mental Health, Technology

Taylor Swift may be happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time, but so is your average college student. And researchers from Dartmouth University in Hanover, N.H., have figured out a way to measure how this affects their academic performance via an Android app.

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The “Online Country Club” – Social Media For The Insanely Wealthy

Sep 22, 14 The “Online Country Club” – Social Media For The Insanely Wealthy

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

They may occasionally be distracted by helicopter rides and Michelin starred meals, but the super-rich love to social-network too. The only problem is that they seem to find, even if Facebook is often considered to be a breeding ground for egocentricity and passive-bragging for all of us, that a lot of the people they are connected to do not take kindly to their talk of the finer things in life.

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Mousestronauts Ride SpaceX Dragon To International Space Station

Sep 22, 14 Mousestronauts Ride SpaceX Dragon To International Space Station

Posted by in Space

After a weather delay, SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station Sunday. The spaceship lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and will make it to the space station Tuesday.

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NYC Climate Change March Rallies Over 310,000

Sep 22, 14 NYC Climate Change March Rallies Over 310,000

Posted by in Science

On a cloud-heavy Sunday morning, hundreds of thousands of people snaked down Manhattan’s west side for a march calling attention to the impact of climate change. Dozens of marching bands, two-story-tall puppets and banners of all kinds flanked a diverse range of marchers.

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Pacific Islanders Used To Be A Lot Less Obese — Then Colonists Came

Sep 22, 14 Pacific Islanders Used To Be A Lot Less Obese — Then Colonists Came

Posted by in Health

In 2012, Ricky Naputi, a Pacific Islander from Guam and one of the world’s heaviest men, died from obesity-related complications. Weighing in at over 900 pounds, he was confined to his bed and couldn’t even stand up by himself. Unfortunately, Naputi's case isn't the only one; Pacific Islanders are some of the most obese people in the world. A new study may have determined why.

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New App Lets You Have Birth Control Delivered To Your Door

Sep 22, 14 New App Lets You Have Birth Control Delivered To Your Door

Posted by in Health, Technology

Whether you want food or furniture delivered to your front door, there's an app for it. If you live in Washington state or Minnesota, you can now receive care from health professionals and birth control medication from your couch, too. Planned Parenthood launched a pilot program this week enabling residents to receive online consultations and have meds delivered in unmarked packages.

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