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Corporate diversity programs don't work, and a new study shows why

Companies have been aware of this lack of diversity comes with a price tag for some time.<p>In the last 15 years, Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) has paid out nearly $500 million to settle lawsuits related to either racial or sexualdiscrimination.<p>Diverse workplaces are also more …

Researchers Have Made a Prosthetic Arm Based Off Luke Skywalker's

A new hope.<p>A US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded prosthetic arm will be released for commercial use beginning in late …

Prosthetics

Syrian refugee kills pregnant woman and wounds two others in machete attack in Germany

BERLIN — A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others Sunday outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen …

Canada to send 450 troops to Latvia as NATO faces off against Russia

Canada is sending hundreds of troops to Latvia for the long haul.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at the NATO leaders' summit in Poland on Friday that Canada will take command of a 1,000-strong multinational force in Latvia, as the alliance beefs up its presence in the Baltics and Poland in …

Is video gaming bad for you? The science for and against

"They're melting your brain". "They're ruining your eyes". "They're turning you into a violent person".<p>The criticisms levelled against video gaming are so common, so ubiquitous, that some can border on clichés. But are these worries founded in actual science?<p>A new study suggests some concerns may …

Listen To The Sounds Of Some Of The Universe's Oldest Stars

Music of the spheres<p>If you look into the night sky and picture silence, you're not entirely correct. Space isn't silent, but it can be kind of creepy when it makes noise.<p>Using acoustic oscillations from the Kepler telescope, researchers from the University of Birmingham have been able to recreate …

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of the tech world. But what about what AI can teach <i>us?</i><p>Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added “Jill …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch Scientists Demonstrate the Anti-Aging Powers of a 'Second Skin’

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a tunable crosslinked polymer layer.<p>Aging stinks and most people hate it, which means there has never been any lack of products that claim to combat wrinkles and saggy skin. But a new "second skin," devised in part by scientists based at the Massachusetts …

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.

Atheism older than Christianity or Islam, but Romans erased it from history, new study finds

To its adherents it is the antidote to centuries of ignorance and superstition, while to its detractors it is the product of latter-day decadence and …