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Insects survive the winter through a trick right out of science fiction

BI Answers: Where do insects go in the winter?<p>In the summer, when the air is sticky and hot, insects are everywhere: circling your fruit bowl, marching across your picnic, buzzing in your ear, and sometimes — the worst of times — flying directly into your mouth.<p>But when temperatures drop, icicles …

Insects

The hunt is on for new antibiotics

Global antibiotic resistance is imperilling our existence. We need clever ways to find new bug-beating drugs<p>In 1945, Alexander Fleming, the scientist who first observed the action of a new bacteria-fighting substance on a mouldy Petri dish, sounded a sober note. I imagine it may have clashed …

Microbiology

Chemical space is big. Really big

I want to talk about chemical space – the universe of possible compounds – and I find that there is absolutely no way to do that without quoting …

Quinoa & lentil balls – vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, healthy

Quinoa & lentil balls – vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, healthy<p>These delicious and hearty quinoa balls will make your day. And they are healthy, …

Gluten-Free

Will You Pay Taxes On Retirement Income? -- You Decide

There’s one quote that resonates with me and weaves a thread through my lifelong study of business, finance, investments, and taxation. It’s by investor and successful businessman, Robert Kiyosaki, who perhaps is best known for his ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ series of motivational books. He stated: “It’s …

Who Owns The Most U.S. Debt?

To satisfy the U.S. government’s need for revenue, Washington collects taxes and fees. What happens if this isn’t enough? What happens if the federal government needs more? That is the subject of this article in which we’ll reveal who owns the most U.S. debt and how much of it is owned by foreign …

39 Classic Books Every Modern Gentleman Should Read

The only way to do that, to learn how to make sense of the world with your mind, is to consider a lot of different thoughts. By and large, the best of those thoughts can be found in books that have stood the test of time.<p>We have compiled a list of classics that can teach you how to think — about …

Literature

Voiceprints being harvested by the millions

LONDON (AP) — Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.<p>Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords.<p>"We …

These 3 Paragraphs Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Bill Gates

In the story, it has this description of Bill Gates, which is just about perfect:<p>[Steve] Ballmer might be a complicated character, but he has nothing on Gates, whose contradictions have long fascinated Microsoft-watchers. He is someone who has no problem humiliating individuals — he might not even …

Bill Gates

3 Simple Moves That Will Make You a Networking Pro | Inc.com

So many times, we meet people who seem like natural connectors. They're the ones who everybody attracts to in the room. It looks like meeting and communicating comes so easy to them. In truth, there's some simple tactics great networkers use to separate themselves from the pack. Even if you are the …

Networking

Real life becomes a vector with Adobe’s Shape CC

Quick – grab your iPhone and take a picture of something nearby — the remote control on your coffee table, a pair of Warby Parkers, anything, really. Now take that photo and turn it into a fully editable vector graphic that can be used by a host of drawing and artistic programs across your iPhone, …

YouTube Growth: How to Grow Your YouTube Channel

Shares 5K<p>Do you post videos on YouTube?<p>Are you looking for ways to increase your traffic and subscribers?<p>To explore how to grow your YouTube …

Infographics

9 Advanced -- and Ethical -- Techniques for Spying on Your Competitors Online

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to spy on your competitors? The information you need is publicly available and freely accessible.<p>In this article, I’ll show you the tools and techniques that will allow you to scope out the competition. You can even use these tips to …

Search Engines

9 Sensational Traits of Highly Promotable Employees | Inc.com

One of the most common questions employees ask is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>It makes sense: Often employees assume there is a key initiative, a specific action, a high-visibility project, or a critical role they should take on...and if they do, a promotion is just about guaranteed.<p>Maybe that …

Employment