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Four Sure-Fire Ways To Shine When You Start A New Job

First impressions last.<p>That’s why it is so important to make an impact the moment you arrive at your new job. It’s not about making a grand entrance; it’s simply about distinguishing yourself. The connections you create, the relationships you build and the impressions you deliver during that …

Leadership

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Quantum Physics

Tickets for Sony's PlayStation gaming show go on sale Friday

So, you put in for the time off from work to hit December's PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. The next logical step, of course, is buying tickets and come Friday you can do just that. As previously reported, a single day pass will set you back $50, and it's $90 for a two-day ticket to get …

How the 'Destiny' Design Team Built Their Immersive Worlds

<b>Despite the fact that Destiny is post-apocalyptic, in a lot of its landscapes the design never feels like your typical bleak or empty wasteland; they somehow feel full of life. What was the intention behind that?</b><p>We wanted to create a place that players want to play in. We want players to come back …

Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds

When a customer service call is described as "Kafkaesque" and "hellish," you pretty much know how it's going to go down before even taking a listen. But in case you haven't heard the condescending, tedious call that's lit up the Internet, here it is:<p>The recording starts after the call has already …

Cool Tool: Wrench for Removing Faucets

This faucet wrench removes stubborn faucet nuts quickly and easily<p>Slide the open end of the wrench over the supply tube and push it up to the faucet …

Home Improvement

500 Startups is crowdfunding its new $100M fund, with help from SeedInvest

If crowdfunded investments become the norm for startups trying to raise capital, accelerator/investor group 500 Startups will definitely be at the forefront.<p>Today, 500 announced a new $100 million investment fund that will come in part from public fundraising.<p>News of 500 Startups’ new fund, its …

How Your E-Commerce Store Can Outpace Amazon

Since Amazon is such a large organization with an extensive website, it’s limited in how quickly and extensively it can update its site to be both user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.<p>An organization smaller than Amazon, which many are, has the opportunity to outperform the company when it …

The male fertility crisis: five easy ways to boost your sperm count

Modern life really is rubbish – if you're a sperm, that is.<p>According to a major new study, sperm counts have fallen by almost 60 per cent since the 1970s – and the finger of blame is being pointed at our 21st century lives. High stress levels, plus the increasing existence of chemicals and …

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Rare byproduct of marine bacteria kills cancer cells by snipping their DNA

(Phys.org) —Yale University researchers have determined how a scarce molecule produced by marine bacteria can kill cancer cells, paving the way for …

Can a Battery Change the World? This One Might

Storage is the last big barrier preventing mass adoption of solar and wind energy. If Ambri is successful, though, it won't be a problem for long.<p>When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway …

Clean Energy

A physics lesson brought to you by a minivan and a balloon

It may look like kid's play, but this is really a fluid dynamics demonstration.<p>Once you hear the explanation, courtesy of the host of the YouTube series <i>Smarter Every Day</i>, the counterintuitive behavior of this balloon moving around in a minivan under acceleration and deceleration won't seem so …

The Top 10 Video Games Of 2013 (January - June)

<i>The very best video games of 2013 all in one handy list.</i><p>This has been a good year for video games, and 2013 promises to remain a very interesting year as both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One prepare for holiday release.<p>A reasonably long list of games for both these systems, the …