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Alibaba Needs To “Globalize,” Says Its New CEO

The bulk of Alibaba’s revenue still comes from China, but the e-commerce giant will focus aggressively on growing its global business this year. Daniel Zhang, who took over as chief executive officer last week, told employees in in a recent speech that not only will Alibaba pour money into its …

eCommerce

My dad asked me to eat McDonald's for 10 days. This is what happened

Genetics student Tom Spector explains why his father asked him to eat junk food for every meal - and what the effects were on his body<p>The idea was hatched on a family holiday in Brazil, two Christmases ago. My father was researching microbes in the gut, which make up as much as three pounds of our …

This is how BMW became the top selling luxury car company in the U.S.

In 1975, when Bayerische Motoren Werke AG opened its first dealership in the U.S., the German maker of sporty cars and motorcycles was barely known …

General Motors

The troubling flaws in forensic science

DNA, fingerprint and hair analyses may seem invincible – but they can be swayed by a scientist’s preconceptions. Linda Geddes reports on a crisis in criminology.<p>“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” So said the fictional detective, Sherlock …

Forensics

Häagen-Dazs Doesn't Come From Where You Think It Comes From

You think you know somebody: you spend long hours on the couch watching TV together, you celebrate birthdays with one another, you even cry to them on occasion. Then this somebody goes and <i>completely</i> surprises you. Sound familiar? Allow us to introduce you to Häagen-Dazs: the ice cream company you …

Ice Cream

The Rich Spend More on Mass Transit than the Poor

The US Energy Information Administration (USEIA) recently released an analysis of household spending on gasoline and public transit, taken from the most recent data available (2013) from the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Many of the results …

Fed says US wealth inequality hasn’t increased quite as much as you think

2015-05-13T07:15:17.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Some private equity tycoons may enjoy giving nine-figure sums to their colleges because they had a nice …

Income Inequality

Hey dude, are you angry? Or is it just your red shirt?

Heads up, men: Pulling on a bright red shirt in the morning may change the way people perceive you throughout the day.<p>According to a new study, most of us think men dressed in red look more aggressive, dominant and angry than if they were clad in gray or blue.<p>The research was published Tuesday in …

The professor who thinks video games will be the downfall of men

Philip Zimbardo is worried that excessive gaming or porn watching is crippling masculinity. But the evidence just doesn’t back up these sorts of claims<p>Suzi Gage: If men are ‘failing’ we need to look to the future, not at lazy stereotypes<p>Philip Zimbardo is a superstar mainstay of introductory …

Psychology

The 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

We've come a long way since the stealth bomber.<p>Just as smart gadgets have invaded our homes and revolutionized our lives over the last 15 years, next-level weaponry has transformed the military.<p>The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological …

Military