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Rich People Literally See the World Differently

The way you view the world depends on the culture you come from — in a granular, second-by-second sense. If you present a Westerner and an East Asian …

Mr. President, I'd Like to Introduce You to Andrew Jackson

Populism produced these two presidents. That's the main thing they have in common.<p>I've never met Steve Bannon and find most of his reported views repugnant. But I owe him: He caused me to reread Jon Meacham's biography of Andrew Jackson, “American Lion.”<p>Bannon, President Donald Trump’s provocative …

Imagining a World of Massive Cities That Crawl Across the Earth

An architect dreamed up these hulking biostructures that humans exploit for energy.<p>If you wanted to enjoy the paradoxical lifestyle of always moving in a permanent residence, you could buy a houseboat. Or, if you live in fantasyland, you could hitch a ride aboard one of the hulking, sentient “City …

20 Powerful Quotes From Frederick Douglass

In his 1845 memoir, <i>A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave</i>, the famed abolitionist wrote that, “I have no accurate knowledge …

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

Employee Engagement

Scientists have achieved a 60-year-old dream to engineer life with an alien genetic code

All of life, as we know it, is created from the same four letters: A, T, G, and C. These letters form the basis of DNA, and the way they are laid out in our genetic code is what makes you unique from the trillions of other life forms on Earth.<p>But what if we were to add just two more letters to the …

Biology

South, southeast face Europe's most adverse climate change impact: agency | Reuters

(Reuters) - Southern and southeastern regions of Europe will face the continent’s most adverse effects from climate change as heatwaves and droughts become more intense and frequent, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday.<p>Snow covers a statue of a bull during a snowfall outside a …

Carbon dioxide spike in Earth's atmosphere 'exploded' to new record in 2015 say US scientists

An "explosive" new level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere in 2015 shattered all previous records, report scientists from the the US …

This is What A Fossil Fuel Dystopia Looks Like — The Arctic Sea Ice is Breaking Up North of Greenland in June

The Arctic sea ice is breaking up to the north of Greenland during June. It’s <b>the fossil fuel burning global dystopia</b> phrase of the day. Another …