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Infographic Friday: The Case Against Billable Hours

Data suggests that smaller firms are more inclined to structure alternative fee arrangements (AFA) than larger firms. However, as so often in law, …

Inefficiency: The Silent Law Firm Killer

“There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.”<p>So said Peter Drucker, as conveyed by …

UpCounsel Launches Outside General Counsel Program For Companies Needing Long-Term Legal Help

Attorney marketplace UpCounsel has spent the last several months helping startups and other small businesses get affordable legal help. But for the most part, that help has mainly been focused on short-term projects that don’t require a ton of assistance over a longer period of time.<p>The startup …

Lucetta Magnetic Bike Lights

While many brands have begun to offer attractive bicycle lights in recent years, few offer the ease of use that Lucetta does. Designed by Helsinki-based Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Italian design company Palomar, Lucetta is a set of small LED lights that secure to your bicycle—or any metallic …

Oops: Big Data Baffles Most Marketers

Now more than ever before businesses have tons of data on what customers want. Too bad they don't have a clue what to do with it.<p>Compiling massive sets of data and analyzing them--so-called big data--was supposed to be a boon for business. (And a PR nightmare for the NSA.) But according to a survey …

Marketing

Plants 'do maths' to control overnight food supplies

<b>Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests.</b><p>UK scientists say they were "amazed" to find an example of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation in biology.<p>Mathematical models show that the amount of starch consumed overnight is …

Dogs Interact With Pointing PeopleBot in Experiment

Researchers say dogs may be a good tool for testing social robots. Gabriella Lakatos of the Hungarian Academy of Science and Eotvos Lorand University …

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes: Drunk People Feel Sexy, And More Of The Year's Silliest Science

The Ig Nobel Prizes are in! Here are the winners of the strangest science awards of the year.<p>Last night were the Ig Nobel Prizes, the most important of Nobel Prize ceremonies. The ceremony honors the year's strangest--but also very good!--scientific research, in 10 different categories. Past …

The Secret World of Sleep: 4 Weird Things About Catching Zs

What happens after we head to bed each night? Do we simply snooze, or do we enter into a dimly lit place of wonders, terrors and peculiar science? …

Weird

11 Common Words with Very Specific Meanings on Food Labels

One of the responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration is to assure that foods are labeled properly. It provides regulations on what, where, …

Researchers find gears in nature – on planthopper insects

Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanismfound inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects.<p>The discovery, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, provides …

Exclusive Infographic: Should You Buy A New iPhone?

Everyone wants to know: should I spring for a new iPhone? So we made an infographic that'll guide you through that thorny question.<p>Well, the day is finally here! Right now, you can head on over to Apple's site and buy the brand-new iPhone 5S. But that also means one persistent annual question is …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

12 Genius Ideas for Window Treatments

The right window treatment can make a world of difference.<p>The right curtains, shades, or shutters can turn any window into a stunning focal point.

Interior Design