Amanda Harland

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The Goog Life

The Goog Life: how Google keeps employees by treating them like kids<p>I was talking with a friend the other day about that perennial subject of …

How Rare Am I? Genographic Project Results Demonstrate Our Extended Family Tree

Most participants of National Geographic’s Genographic Project can recite their haplogroup as readily as their mother’s maiden name. Yet outside consumer genetics, the word haplogroup is still unknown. Your haplogroup, or genetic branch of the human family tree, tells you about your deep …

Can Korea’s new culture of business creativity rival Silicon Valley?

<i>It may be time to say goodbye to a well-trodden cliche. Young entrepreneurs are proving that Korea can do more than copy. The number of tech startups has surged by 80 per cent since 2011. The number of accelerators went from one to more than 50. Here marketing consultant Mario Gamper, who has</i> …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

Because it remains green year round, this parasitic plant has long been associated with fertility.<p>To the best of my knowledge, I never saw live mistletoe until after relocating to Europe. But the leafless trees in Germany make it plain that mistletoe is everywhere here.<p>European mistletoe, <i>Viscum</i> …

Russia to host talks on eliminating Syria chemical arsenal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will host international talks on Friday on the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.<p>A U.N. chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical …

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

We're only at halftime for the 113th Congress, but if current trends hold, it's well on track to being the least productive lawmaking effort in the nation's history.<p>During this Congress' first yearlong session, just 58 bills became law — and many that did were about naming post offices or …