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Bloomberg’s culture is all about omniscience, down to the last keystroke

At Bloomberg, omniscience is a feature not a bug.<p>The company’s New York City skyscraper unfurls around its courtyard like a panopticon. Inside, the decor is punctuated at every turn with fish tanks. No one has an office to hide in, and the meeting rooms are enclosed in clear glass.<p>Visit any of …

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165,000 Jobs Added In April, Jobless Rate Fell To 7.5 Percent

(Most recent update: 10 a.m. ET.)<p>The nation's jobless rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March and employers added 165,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.<p>The news was better than economists were expecting. Before …

Clashes at Guantanamo over hunger strike prisoners

<b>Prisoners and guards have clashed at Guantanamo Bay as authorities moved inmates, many of whom are on hunger strike, out of communal cellblocks.</b><p>The move came after detainees covered surveillance cameras and windows, a US Army spokesman said.<p>He said some prisoners used "improvised weapons" and in …

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists

Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, …

Kobe Bryant Did Some Serious Soul-Searching On Facebook After His Season-Ending Injury

Bryant has zero filter this year and has been using social media as his outlet. At 3:30 a.m., he took to Facebook and wrote a long post about what he thought this injury meant for his future and showed just how upset he is about this.<p>There's really nothing more Kobe Bryant than this:<p>This is such …

11 Things to Notice Around the Office When You Go For a Job Interview

When you visit a company for a job interview, you should be keenly observant from the time you arrive until you say your goodbyes. I spoke to career experts Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo, a site for marketing, advertising, and digital professionals, Dr. Katharine Brooks, director of Liberal …

Dennis Rodman Will Return to North Korea on August 1

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dennis Rodman, the pierced and pugnacious former Chicago Bulls star, says he's excited to hang out …

First Alleged Part Leaks Surface for Apple’s ‘Budget’ iPhone

- Apr 11, 2013<p>While supposed leaked parts have already surfaced for Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5S, and even the claimed “redesigned” 5th-gen iPad, …

8 Travel Apps To Make Your Next Trip Less Stressful

We know how stressful travel can be: Flight delays, lodging mishaps, language barriers can easily turn what was meant to be a relaxing trip into one big headache. But of course, there's an app for every travel annoyance, and equipping your smartphone before a big trip can make each step of your …

US electric utilities predict their own downfall—thanks to solar panels

In January, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade group of US investor-owned utilities, released a singularly amazing report that the press missed at the time, says David Roberts at Grist. The report is a blueprint for the financial collapse of the North American utility industry—and all …

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SILICON VALLEY: Americans Aren't Skilled Enough To Do The Jobs We Need

"We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants," Zuckerberg wrote in a <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed announcing his new group, FWD.us. "And it's a policy unfit for today's world."<p>FWD.us has offices in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and is led by entrepreneurial and technology stars, …

NASA Announces Plan for Capturing Asteroid

The space agency wants to tow an asteroid back to our planetary neighborhood.<p><b>NASA wants to identify an asteroid in deep space, figure out a way to capture the spinning and hard-to-grab orb, nudge it into our planetary region, and then set it into orbit around the moon, the agency announced</b> …

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but …

New Timelapse Video: Comet Dances with Auroras

Changing Planet<p>An amazing astronomy video is making the rounds on the web this week showing comet PanSTARRS joined by a magnificent display of northern lights. Veteran astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi has trained his camera lens on a unique convergence of two cosmic events: the display of the icy …

Awesome 2013 Summer Movie Video Montage!