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Science Says This Is How to Make the Perfect First Impression | Inc.com

Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the contrary, a negative first impression can obviously be much more damaging. Have no fear, …

Self-help

Artificial-Leaf Inventor Slams New Energy Finance, Blames Universities

Daniel Nocera has given up on the American system for financing energy startups. It brings innovations to market too slowly, he said in Chicago this month, in part because the system is rigged to make professors wealthy.<p>“I’m starting to hate my community where a professor makes a discovery and they …

University of Chicago

America’s ‘recovery’ is baloney — we’re actually broke

The Federal Reserve last week confirmed what most Americans already know.<p>We’re broke!<p>In its latest report on the state of the US economy, the central …

Stock Markets

The sticky note that made Canada Post think like a startup

<i>Deepak Chopra is chief executive officer of Canada Post.</i><p>Five years ago, I was barely 30 days on the job when I found myself reading a proposal to downsize a small innovation team. A yellow sticky note on the cover said, "Sorry, this proposal got caught in the transition, please sign and return back …

Innovation

America's utter failure in Afghanistan, in one depressing statistic

A new government report on Afghanistan reconstruction includes a startling fact: The US has spent more money — a lot more money — trying to rebuild Afghanistan than we did rebuilding Europe after World War II.<p>The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) submitted a statement …

Afghanistan
Economics

Alibaba in Talks With Banks for up to $4 Billion Loan

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding is in discussions with banks for a loan of up to $4 billion to fund expansion plans, including acquisitions, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Alibaba's plans to add to its war chest come after it spent billions of dollars on investments and …

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

To detect some of the biggest mysteries, you need some of most colossal facilities on Earth.<p>To do big research, sometimes you need some massive machines. Here are 16 facilities that have done out-there work in the last decade, whether hunting for mysterious particles, looking for distant stellar …

Why Russia Stopped at Crimea

President Vladimir Putin has boasted that Russia took over Crimea "without a single shot being fired." There's even a propaganda movie that presents …

Russia

Fidelity’s $55-billion money manager says worst over for loonie

After avoiding Canada during its currency's historic three-year collapse, Fidelity Investments is sensing the rout is nearing an end.<p>David Wolf, who manages $55-billion ($40-billion U.S.) for the world's second largest mutual-fund company, is starting to put on hedges protecting against …

Business (Canada)

Afghanistan: the war they hid for too long

Many of the soldiers featured in the ABC's new documentary series <i>Afghanistan, Inside Australia's War</i> have been interviewed extensively in the past, …

China seeks to assure G20 over its economy

<b>China has sought to assure global finance ministers about the state of its slowing economy, as the G20 meeting gets under way in Shanghai.</b><p>Chinese finance minister Lou Jiwei said the country could tackle the pressures it is currently facing.<p>Separately, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said he …

Economics

Kerry: Iran ‘significantly reduced’ troops in Syria

Iran has withdrawn a “significant number” of its Revolutionary Guards troops from the Syrian battlefield, US Secretary of State John Kerry said …

Middle East

India headed for slowdown, govt signals in Economic Survey

The Indian economy is poised to grow at 7 to 7.75% in 2016-17, the government said in a guarded forecast on Friday in signs that it was looking to …

Economy

We Finally Know How Much the Dino-Killing Asteroid Reshaped Earth

More than 65 million years ago, a six-mile wide asteroid smashed into Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, triggering earthquakes, tsunamis and an explosion …

Ancient chimpanzee 'Adam' lived over one million years ago, research reveals

Chimpanzees have an ancient common ancestor—or genetic 'Adam'—that lived over one million years ago, according to University of Leicester geneticists.

Chimpanzees

'World will be watching,' Obama warns Russia ahead of Syria ceasefire

Hours before a partial ceasefire is to be implemented in Syria, US President Barack Obama has warned Russia and Damascus that the "world will be …

Middle East

Japan's population declines for first time since 1920s – official census

Fall of nearly one million in official figures shows that demographic problems will be a reality for country in the future<p>Japan’s population has fallen by nearly one million, according to new statistics – the first decline since official census records began in the 1920s.<p>The country lost 947,345 …

Geography

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 26 February

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, Apple has filed its official response to the FBI's request for help cracking the San Bernadino shooter's …

Mark Zuckerberg

Friend or foe? State Dept, Pentagon split on whether Russia poses threat

As the US-Russia brokered Syrian ceasefire looms, Secretary John Kerry has been displaying a warm attitude towards Moscow, stressing mutual goals and …

Fed's Economic Model Says Oil Will Drop to $0 By 2019

The Fed’s economic views on inflation, sentiment, growth, economic drivers, and Keynesian stimulus have been proven wrong so many times, in so many …

Economics

We can't keep losing farmland and agriculture students

A report released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed that total farmland in the United States has decreased by 1 million …

Agriculture
Afghanistan

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Artificial Intelligence

When Earth’s continents rose above its oceans

Earth’s thick continental crust – the land under our feet – may have risen from the oceans half a billion years earlier than scientists previously …