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Amazon Wants to Hire 50,000 People, but Only 20,000 Actually Applied Yesterday

With low unemployment and many other options for workers, the online giant faces a recruiting challenge.<p>Amazon held a massive hiring event yesterday, hoping to make on-the-spot job offers that would help the company fill 50,000 positions, in a much-publicized event the company called Amazon Jobs …

Revealed: 1,250 top university staff paid more than £150,000 – as students rack up debt

Labour peer condemns rise in salaries and calls for prime minister to impose a cap.<p>More than 1,250 vice chancellors and senior staff at top …

'I want EU flag outside City Hall forever' – Sadiq Khan says Brexit can be stopped with second vote

Mayor of London suggests leaving the EU is not inevitable and could be overturned.<p>Sadiq Khan has said Brexit could be stopped if the Labour Party's …

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is about to Flip—and a ‘Giant Lava Lamp’ in Earth’s Core Is Driving Force

If you could travel back in time 41,000 years to the last ice age, your compass would point south instead of north. That’s because for a period of a …

Universe

A Teenager Just Built The World's Lightest Satellite - And NASA's Launching It

What a legend.<p>An Indian teenager has won an international competition to build a functioning satellite, and not only has he produced what is …

6 of the Most Gorgeous Kitchen Windows in the World

Boasting natural light in your kitchen is enviable enough, but when your windows are also gorgeous, well, that's when we start to get <i>really</i> jealous. …

Outdoor Spaces

Coffee Milk Is Rhode Island's Secret Local Drink You've Got To Try

And now Trader Joe's is helping take it nationwide.<p>Coffee milk is the official state drink of Rhode Island.<p>No, seriously, it was made official in 1993. If you’re from anywhere outside America’s smallest state, or aren’t dining buddies with any Rhode Islanders, you may be scratching your head, …

What Will Happen to Earth in the Next Billion Years?

Even in the best case scenario, humans won't be around for all of it.<p>There isn't one definite answer to what will happen to Earth in the next billion years but rather a grab bag of facts about what may become of our planet, humanity, and our solar system in that unfathomable time. Obviously there …

Elite dating app The Inner Circle is going after 'Tinder-tired' people in the US

The app, which vets people's LinkedIn profiles before letting them use the platform, went live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston this week as it continues its expansion across the US. It launched in New York City last October and signed up 32,000 people within the first three months.<p>"The …

San Francisco

Microsoft to turn Windows 10 PCs into smart home hubs

Microsoft is planning to turn Windows 10 PCs into smart home hubs in next major update, scheduled for September. According to internal documents seen by The Verge, HomeHub will support devices from Philips Hue, Nest, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink.<p>The update is aimed primarily at ‘kitchen-PCs’ that …

'Accidental hero' halts ransomware attack and warns: this is not over

Expert who stopped spread of attack by activating software’s ‘kill switch’ says criminals will ‘change the code and start again’<p>The “accidental hero” who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack by registering a garbled domain name hidden in the malware has warned the attack …

Cybersecurity

The Isle of Wight … kids dig it

With buckets, spades, farm animals and dinosaur remains, a short break on the Isle of Wight is a predictable hit with kids, but there are unexpected delights for grown-ups, too<p>‘Dinosaur poo!” I screeched, sounding like an overexcited nature presenter. I was trying to enthuse my seven-year-old son, …

Isle of Wight

Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors

Fintech is booming around the world. Global investments in fintech companies have continued to rise during the last two years. After international financing for fintech startups hit $19 billion in new funding rounds at the end of 2015, the volume cranked up even higher.<p>Fintech investments reached a …

Latin America

Macron to visit Germany to seek support for a beefed up eurozone

Emmanuel Macron, inaugurated as French president on Sunday, will fly to Berlin the next day<p>Emmanuel Macron will take power as French president on Sunday and immediately face the twin challenges of European Union reform and loosening strict labour laws in France.<p>After walking up the red carpet to …