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The Football Team Full of Ph.Ds

The women on Brigham Young University’s faculty flag football team are no slouches on the field or in the classroom. The team includes lawyers, astrophysicists, political scientists and psychologists.<p>“Most of the people on the team have at least three degrees,” says team captain Denise Stephens, an …

Operation Car Wash: The biggest corruption scandal ever?

What began as an investigation into money laundering quickly turned into something much greater, uncovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering. By Jonathan Watts<p>On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport to meet the …

Brazil

The CEO of a $30 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.<p>He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.<p>Literally preaching. He's a dedicated Christian that goes to church …

Radio, rediscovered.

Meet The LinkedIn For The World's Most Successful People

Life can be a struggle when you’re a successful asset manager worth tens of millions of dollars.<p>In between your busy schedule you’re obliged to maintain a vibrant online reputation, and there’s a plethora of social media profiles demanding your attention. There’s dozens of inbound requests for …

Social Media

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

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