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Want to Double Your Employee Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenues and profits over 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel safe. "I …

3 Meditation Apps That Will Clear Your Mind In As Little As Two Minutes

To say I’m a worry wart would be a <i>serious</i> understatement. I’m constantly telling myself to breathe (I even have it tattooed as a reminder) or to take …

Meditation

Why Isn't Edward P. Tryon A World-famous Physicist?

<i>Creative</i> <i>Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The History of the Universe</i><p>Why is there a Universe? Scientists simply don't know how to address why questions. They are out of the present formulation of modern science....Nor do we know, or have any prospect of ever knowing, why there is a Universe.<p>Eric …

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Apple’s Latest Design Could Be A Premium Internet

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

Liberland, the world’s newest micro-nation, is already a leader in nation branding

Not a single state has officially recognized the Free Republic of Liberland, the world’s newest self-declared country. But with a bright yellow flag in the ground, the Czech politician and former financial analyst Vít Jedlička staked his claim on a 7-square-kilometer (2.7-square-mile) patch of …

Microsoft turns 40: here's every milestone since 1975

1975<p>Although the date that Microsoft is generally considered to have started is April 4, 1975, the seeds were sown on the first day of the same year …

Australia hope for fast pitch in Cricket World Cup semi-final against India

Australia’s World Cup semi-final against India is still four days away but the mind games are already in full swing. With the stakes so high, neither side is wasting any opportunity to get an edge.<p>The Australians flew into Sydney on Sunday, two days after their emphatic win over Pakistan in …

Cricket World Cup

How I went to MWC 2015 without leaving home

This week at Mobile World Congress, we've seen HTC and Samsung launch their hottest flagship smartphones for 2015. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to …

The official and unofficial stories of Google in space

A week ago, Elon Musk launched his new SpaceX satellite lab in Seattle. He plans to provide satellite internet access via a constellation of 4,000 satellites flying at 750km above the earth, each weighing hundreds of kgs. The announcement came two days after Richard Branson and Qualcomm invested in …

Space Travel

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Best of 2014

Samsung beats Apple in consumer satisfaction smartphone study

For years now, the press and consumers alike have been on Samsung’s case about plastic parts on its flagship phones. While things are changing dramatically these days, it seems that when push-comes-to-shove, the presence of plastic has little effect on consumer satisfaction, at least according to a …

Lytro's Illum camera is expensive, but less gimmicky than we thought

Back in 2012, Lytro's first camera introduced folks to its light-field imaging tech -- letting users tweak focus, perspective and depth of field after a photo is taken. However, that first-gen camera's peculiar body and low-res output limited its appeal. Now, with the $1,599 Illum, Lytro's back, …

Readers' travel photograph competition: 2014 winners

Over the last year, Guardian readers have entered thousands of fantastic pictures to our monthly readers’ travel photography competition. Here are the best from each month’s theme, and scroll down to see the overall winner and runners-up. The winner’s prize is a fantastic 11-night trip to Kwa-Zulu …