Melinda Starich

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Architects Want To Turn A Nigerian Slum Into A City That Floats On Water

Lagos, Nigeria is one of the world's ever-expanding "megacities"—urban centers with populations of more than 10 million.<p>Places like this are increasingly demanding the attention of forward-thinking architects and urban planners who can help address the demands arising from this rapid expansion, …

Mega Cities

The Collapse Of The Honeybee Industry Could Cost Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars

One-third of the food we eat depends on insect pollination, mostly by honeybees that are raised and managed by beekeepers.<p>The value of insect pollinators on world agricultural production, which accounts for their role in producing better quality and quantity of harvests, was estimated at $208 …

Ecology

The most persuasive word you can use in a meeting is “yeah”

Words have power, especially in meetings. A new study from MIT’s Sloan School of Management finds that saying “yeah”, “give”, “start” and even “meeting” can boost a person’s persuasive powers among co-workers.<p>Statisticians Cynthia Rudin and Been Kim studied 95 meetings for the vocabulary used in …

MIT Sloan

Sony puts micro ads on Wimbledon player, ushers in an era of 4K marketing

Sony is shipping its Bravia X9 line of 4K TVs in the UK this week, and it wants to convey the advantages of all those extra pixels. The solution? Advertising that's as finely detailed as the screens themselves. It's putting micro ads on the fingernails and uniform of tennis player Anne Keothavong …

Sinopec agrees $1.5bn Angola oil field stake deal

<b>China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, has agreed a deal to buy US firm Marathon Oil Corporations's stake in an Angolan oil and gas field.</b><p>Under the terms of the deal, Sinpoec will pay $1.52bn (£985m) for Marathon's 10% stake in the field.<p>Sinopec had purchased a 5% stake in the …

Oil & Gas Industry
China

OECD warns UK over high unemployment rates for under 30s

Young people can expect to spend more than two years out of work before they reach the age of 30, a major international study has found.<p>Britain’s high drop-out rates from education and employment represent the country’s “biggest challenge,” the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development …

Scottie Pippen released after fight at restaurant

The former Chicago Bulls forward was released after questioning from police.<p>Scottie Pippen was released Monday afternoon after being questioned by police for his involvement in a fight which occurred outside a Malibu sushi restaurant.<p>The fight broke out at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, …

Bergeron played with broken rib

BOSTON -- Following Monday night's Stanley Cup finals loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron told reporters that he had been …

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - While the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is capturing the country's imagination once again, ...

Ice Hockey