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Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts

Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results—you’ll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out “legitimate” virtual jobs.<p>But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work …

ATLAS experiment takes its first glimpse of the Higgs boson in its favourite decay

Previously, the Higgs boson has been observed decaying to photons, tau-leptons, and W and Z bosons. However, these impressive achievements represent …

What Medicine Is Learning from Animals That Resist Cancer - Facts So Romantic

<i>Beating cancer might come from animals that evolved defenses against it.</i>Photograph by Patrick Bouquet / FlickrIn recent years, naked mole rats, …

Einstein's Riddle

This is Einstein's riddle: There are five houses of different colors next to each other on the same road. In each house lives a man of a different …

Millennials only want to spend money on one thing — and it's killing Macy's

Millennials prefer to spend their money on experiences, not the apparel that is Macy's bread and butter.<p>The younger generation does buy clothes, but when they do, it's often in the form of something quick, cheap, and fast.<p>And as Jason Dorsey, cofounder and millennials expert at The Center for …

Synthetic cannabis causes mass drug overdose in New York

33 New Yorkers were struck down by a mass drug overdose on Tuesday morning, after reportedly taking a “bad batch” of synthetic cannabis.<p>The incident, which took place on a Bedford-Stuyvesant street corner, apparently saw the victims shaking, urinating, lying on the pavement, and leaning against …

Before the spread of the Zika virus, the Vatican allowed contraceptive use in limited situations

On his flight from Mexico back to the Vatican in February, Pope Francis made an unexpected comment about the Zika virus, saying that the outbreak — blamed for serious birth defects around the world — may justify the use of contraceptives.<p>A reporter had first asked if the church would allow an …

So, Mike Pence has been a huge supporter of the thing Donald Trump says is terrible for America

<i>Donald Trump's allies are signaling the Indiana governor is likely to be his vice presidential pick. There's one problem that may immediately shadow the relationship, if Trump indeed picks Pence. That's that the Indiana governor has been a robust supporter of free trade and trade partnerships,</i> …

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Referendum result adds to Italian banks' woes

<b>The referendum result makes life even more challenging for Italy's banks, after the country voted against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's proposed constitutional reforms.</b><p>Several banks are trying to raise new money from investors to reinforce their financial foundations.<p>Attention is focused especially …

China inflation up 1.9 percent in June, slowest in 6 months

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese government data showed consumer prices in June rose at the slowest pace in six months, suggesting the world's second-largest …

Liberals promise more than $150 million per year in aid to Afghanistan to battle escalating insurgency

WARSAW, Poland — Canada is promising more cash to Afghanistan — while some of its allies plan to keep troops in the country to help it deal with an …

North Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile

North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Saturday, the U.S. and South Korea said, the latest in a string of tests that are part of efforts by the North to advance technology capable of delivering nuclear warheads.<p>The missile was fired from a …

A Brief Explanation of Planck's Constant and the Birth of Quantum Physics

Planck's constant put the "quantum" in "quantum mechanics."<p>Planck's constant is a pretty important part of modern physics, but it's also pretty confusing. Maybe you were wondering what it was while reading about the new kilogram definition. Well never fear, because this video from PBS Space Time …

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Peter Thiel’s Secretive $20 Billion Start-Up Is Buying Back Employee Stock—but There’s a Catch

Palantir employees who take the buyback offer must agree not to talk to the press.<p>Palantir, the C.I.A.-backed $20 billion start-up co-founded by Gawker antagonist and early Facebook investor <b>Peter Thiel</b>, has been experiencing some growing pains. The big-data company, whose clients include the F.B.I. …

PC Sales Are Worse Than You Think

PC shipments are expected to fall 7.3% in 2016 compared to a year ago, according to new estimates from IDC, in what is a steeper decline than …

Iraqi forces uncover mass grave near Fallujah

Iraqi forces involved in operations to retake the city of Fallujah on Sunday found a mass grave believed to contain 400 bodies, a provincial official and a senior officer said.<p>A colonel in the police of Anbar, where Fallujah is located, said the mass burial site was discovered in the town of …

Fallujah and the Failed Iraqi State

As Iranian influence in Iraq continues to grow, the chance to pull the country together grows slimmer by the day.<p>A fortnight before the battle got …

Sunni fighters say militias, not army, should liberate Fallujah and Mosul

<b>BAIJI, Iraq</b> - As Iraqi troops and allies almost completely surrounded the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah on Sunday, top Sunni tribal fighters …

Allegations of human rights violations in Fallujah fight

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi security forces tighten their grip on the outskirts of militant-held Fallujah allegations of human rights violations are surfacing on both sides of the operation.<p>On Monday, hundreds of civilians, many bearing marks of torture were released north of Fallujah after …

Clinton wins Puerto Rico, marches ever closer to clinching the Democratic nomination

LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton moved closer to the Democratic presidential nomination with two contests this weekend as she and Sen. Bernie Sanders continued a fierce contest in California ahead of voting Tuesday that is likely to make Clinton the winner of a bruising primary battle.<p>Late Sunday, …

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Poverty linked to epigenetic changes and mental illness

Impoverished adolescents acquire DNA marks, brain changes and depression over time.<p>Children from impoverished families are more prone to mental …

Lena Dunham will destroy Donald Trump: Millennials are now the largest generation, and their power is enormous

Don’t move to Canada, Lena! The Left needs you and your generation’s politics now more than ever<p>By now, Millennials have absorbed so much insulting and stereotyping it’s amazing that it’s a wonder any of them still talk to their non-Millennial friends. Hoverboards, entitlement, constant texting – …

China's Sovereign Wealth Fund Wants a Piece of Yum! Brands

China Investment Corp, China’s state-owned sovereign wealth fund, is backing a group of investors who have expressed interest in buying a majority …

Oil Rises as Kuwaiti Oil Workers Strike Cuts Output

Oil rose around two percent on Tuesday as a strike by oil workers in Kuwait nearly halved crude production from the OPEC member, overshadowing bearish sentiment following Sunday's failure by producers to agree to freeze output levels.<p>Thousands of Kuwaiti oil workers downed tools for a third day on …

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Dozens killed and 300 injured as Kabul hit by Taliban suicide attack

Dozens were killed and more than 300 injured on Tuesday in a Taliban suicide attack on the headquarters of an elite military unit in central Kabul, one of the group’s bloodiest ever attacks in the Afghan capital.<p>The violence marked the start of the Taliban’s annual “spring offensive”, named this …

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A student was removed from a flight after telling his uncle, in Arabic, about the question he asked the UN secretary general

Khairuldeen Makzhoomi, a researcher at UC Berkeley's Department of Near Eastern Studies who's majoring in political science, had been speaking on the phone to his uncle, who lives in Baghdad, about a dinner he had attended the day before at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.<p>UN Secretary General …

Trump massacred in delegate fights once more

More than 90 delegates were up for grabs Saturday. And Ted Cruz grabbed most of them. Again.<p>The weekend was another delegate bloodbath for Donald Trump.<p>In Georgia. In Wyoming. In South Carolina. In Kansas. In Florida. Ted Cruz put on a clinic, mobilizing his GOP activist base to capture at least 50 …

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Bill Gates: There's a simple way the next president can create jobs

But exactly how they do that is a bit of a conundrum in a capitalist society, where most of the nation's jobs are in the hands of businesses, not the control of government.<p>The federal government is, of course, itself a very large employer of over 4 million people. Still, candidates don't tend to …

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