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MPs ponder why there are so few women in academic science

Last week the Commons Select Committee for Science and Technology produced a report entitled ‘Women in Scientific Careers’, although in fact it focussed solely on academia. Its summary comments<p>It is astonishing that despite clear imperatives and multiple initiatives to improve diversity in STEM …

Do termites dream of robotic bricklayers?

They have little brains, a dismal work rate, and pay no attention to architects' plans. Rather than looking to humans for inspiration, scientists designing robot bricklayers have learned from termites.<p>The researchers, at Harvard University, have shown off their first gang of robotic brickies by …

The surprising love life of ants

Did you know that worker ants are all female? Or that unfertilized ant eggs are all male? Explore the strange love life of these insects in the …

Are Any Animals Monogamous? Fewer Put Their Eggs In One Basket Than You Might Think

It's that time of year again, and as you snuggle up to your loved one, you may wonder how natural it is to only have <i>one</i> partner. For humans, it's tough to say if monogamous behavior is more socialization or biology.<p>In the animal kingdom, however, biology rules. Only 3 percent of species are …

MAP: Here’s How Climate Change Has Impacted Your City

The dead of winter is a hard time for climate journalists. As snow falls from the sky, like it does and will continue to do every winter, climate …

8 industries profiting from this endless winter

Slide 1 of 9<p><b>Winter apparel makers</b><p>The nation continues to be battered with a relentless succession of snow storms, deep freezes, and dire 10-day …

US to relax marijuana banking ban

The US is to let banks deal with marijuana shops under new guidelines being drawn up by the government<p>The burgeoning US marijuana industry is one step closer to being embraced by corporate America, after federal regulators said that companies that sell pot should have access to banking services.<p>The …

America's 20 Fastest-Growing Cities

When New York-based research firm Ipreo was looking to expand into a new office, the company searched nation-wide for the perfect location. “The primary goal was access to talent,” says O’Hara Macken, an EVP and managing director, “and the [Research] Triangle was our top choice in the U.S.” Ipreo, …

The Americans Who Gave Away The Most Money In 2013

Who gave away the most money of any American last year? Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, 29, and wife Priscilla Chan, 28, who donated nearly $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. That gift made up a sizable chunk of the $7.7 billion the top 50 Americans gave away to …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Advertising

These companies illustrate what the future of the business looks like.<p>1. GoPro<p><b>For letting everyone in on the extreme-sports video action.</b> Few companies have built their brand identity on the back of content as completely and entertainingly as the San Mateo, California–based camera maker. It’s no …

The States People Are Fleeing In 2014

More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for Illinois and New York. Those three states top the “outbound” list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last …

How to Prepare Yourself for Big Opportunities | Inc.com

People live in hopeful expectation. Most dream of big opportunities coming their way. It could be the big brand that wants to partner or the corner office job opening up, or maybe it's the call from the <i>Today</i> show. People picture the rewards, the recognition, and the adrenaline rush of a challenge. …

Abraham Lincoln's Brilliant Method for Handling Setbacks | Inc.com

What was the secret of Abraham Lincoln's success in dealing with people?<p>Incredibly, this is not just a question that a business journalist would ask. Dale Carnegie himself--the legendary author of <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>--asked the exact same question on page 8 of that famous …

People Must Be Valued or Innovation Will Leave With Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovators do not view their endeavors as a means to stock options, a promotion or retirement package. It is the vision, the big lightbulb, as well as a sense of integrity and self-respect, that entrepreneurs strive for each day.<p>While it …

Why the Comcast Merger Is Bad for Innovation and You | Inc.com

Just a few weeks ago, the Federal Communications Committee threw net neutrality out the window, effectively allowing cable companies to charge different prices for different levels of access. Now the two largest cable companies in the U.S. announced Thursday they plan to merge.<p>The U.S. Department …

How to Avoid a “Strategy Fail”

Just because you have a plan doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. In fact, there are a lot of ways they might. Here’s a run down on what they are and how to avoid them.<p>You’ve done what you are supposed to do–you have a plan in place and you are ready to follow through. What could go …

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically | Inc.com

What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of research at Management Research Group, a company that creates business assessment tools<b>,</b> it's the ability to plan strategically.<p>He has research …

Management

Secret sauce: What does it take to innovate?

Innovate or die, or so the saying goes.<p>But that’s easier said than done, even for start-ups, entrepreneurs and ambitious careerists. In some cases, countries or companies have the smarts and the people to pull it off innovative businesses or ideas, but don’t always have the infrastructure in place. …

Sparking innovation from the bottom up

Not every investment decision has to be made by a director or vice president.<p>Roberto Henriquez had an intriguing idea. The 30-year-old information technology project manager thought he and his IBM colleagues could work more efficiently if they had an app enabling them to manage projects through the …

Foreigners Share What They Find Most Surprising About America

Foreigners, as well as others who happen to know people who are new to the U.S., have been using this Quora thread to share what they think makes America unique. Their answers to the question "What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?" were pretty …

29 Reasons Why Prospect Park Is The Best In New York

It was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, who had just designed Central Park. While that park is revered around the world, Prospect Park is a considered by many landscape enthusiasts to be their masterpiece.<p>Free from many of the geographical constraints and political interferences …

National Parks

12 Of The Most Remarkable Caves On Planet Earth

Virgin cave systems comprise some of the last unexplored regions on our planet. Late last year, for the first time ever, a group of cavers photographed a cave in China that's so vast it even has its own weather system.<p>But for those who deem caving — or spelunking — a little too adventurous, …

Surreal shapes in Mexico’s cenotes

Underwater photographer Lia Barrett combines free diving, fairy tales and environmental activism.<p>The water surrounding me had the soupy texture of liquid glass. Drifting through the halocline – where cold and warm water converge in layers, their collision blurring the field of vision – was a …

The little state with a big story

Delaware, the first US state – rich in revolutionary history and pastoral splendour – has become the last to join the National Park System.

Underwater gardening in the Maldives

Below the Indian Ocean’s cyan waters are iridescent, rainbow-coloured coral reefs in desperate need of saving.<p>Eyes fixed ahead, the gardener delicately held the spiky-sharp thorn in her gloved hands. It was capable of giving her a deep cut, so she had to be careful. Occasionally, she paused to take …