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At 4.4 Billion Years Old, Oz Crystals Confirmed As World's Oldest

Scientists have used a powerful new technique to prove that some tiny crystals found in Western Australia are indeed the oldest known materials formed on Earth.<p>Back in 2001, scientists reported that one of the zircon crystals was about 4.4 billion years old — so old that not everyone believed …

Tech and Science

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Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier

One thing many <i>Pokémon</i> fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries we could capture if we …

Pokémon

The 25 Highest-Paying Companies For Interns

Not all internships are created equal.<p>At the same time that some former interns are suing their past employers for paying them below minimum wage, other companies are paying their interns so much that, if their pay were turned into an annual salary, they would be making over $75,000 — about 50% …

Sallie Mae Student Loan Horror Stories Bring a Slap on the Wrist

When I put out my own call for stories from Sallie Mae borrowers about its collection practices, my inbox flooded instantly with angst-ridden …

What Facebook can learn from tech’s one-time acquisition champion

One of the biggest questions following an acquisition is how the acquired company will operate in relation to its new owner. After buying WhatsApp, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly emphasized that the startup would remain autonomous. But, as the history of technology dealmaking shows, that …

Startups

Netflix mocks Amazon Prime Air with hilarious 'Drone 2 Home' video

Netflix's not-Qwikster DVD-by-mail business doesn't get the same amount of attention as the company's streaming arm, but as this video (embedded after the break) shows, it still has some imagination. Dug up by <i>Hacking Netflix</i>, the Drone 2 Home demo video imagines Netflix's famous red envelopes being …

At 4.4 billion years old, these tiny blue crystals are the oldest on Earth

The oldest thing on Earth is smaller than a piece of human hair. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have determined that blue zircon crystals found in a remote part of Australia are 4.4 billion years old, just 160 million younger than the formation of our solar system. The …

Relationship Red Flags for Men: 14 Red Flags to Look for in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

You’ve probably had a friend who started dating a woman that really made you scratch your head. She was flaky, possessive, and high-drama. Everyone …

Beer Delivery Drone, We Welcome Thee

The perfect solution to so many problems<p><b>Amazon's yet-to-be-released drone service just got hijacked for the greater good</b> – getting beer to a bunch of drunken fishermen. Dreams are coming true with a beer delivery drone service, courtesy of Lakemaid Beer. Several test runs "have been very …

Drones

It's A Great Time Not to Own a House: The 3D-Printed Housing Market is About to Kill a Bunch of Banks and Make Houses Actually Affordable

Know that old saying about housing always appreciating? Not anymore<p><b>If 3D printing makes homes suddenly cheap</b> and abundant we could have another financial crisis on our hands. But once we're past that nasty bit, we'll be better off for it.<p>Exploring the academic literature surrounding 3D printing …

3D Printing

Youth Unemployment Is Costing The World Billions

NEW YORK -- Every morning Brett Lalli wakes up and spends two to three hours searching for jobs. The 22-year-old has sent out about 50 resumes over the past several months, but has received just one request for an interview.<p>For a few months after graduating in May, Lalli did have an internship at a …

New Discoveries Bring New Hope for the Possibility of Alien Life

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists who are always on the lookout for some small sign that we are not alone in the universe …

Scientists turn table salt into forbidden compounds that violate textbook rules

In the field of exotic new materials, we've examined one of the strongest ones and another declared to be impossible; scientists now report creating …

Testing Out of College: How to "Moneyball" Your College Degree | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jay Cross</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the ancient “college savings tips” so-called experts …

Why the Free Internet Is Not a Partisan Issue

The Internet will now be controlled by a handful of companies.<p><b>Say you're an NRA Republican</b>. You're from Tennessee. The websites you go to on a daily basis are Yahoo for your email and news, ESPN for your sports, and TNGunOwners.com, a message board to talk about your day at the range.<p>What if one …

Net Neutrality

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5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

The Workplace

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

Cause of aging reversed in mice: Human trials may start next year

With the wide-ranging benefits of reducing disease and enabling a longer, healthier life, reversing the causes of aging is a major focus of much …

Swiss to vote on incomes for all - working or not

<b>Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, is engaged in an intense process of soul searching - about money.</b><p>This year alone there have been two nationwide referendums on executive pay, one of which approved strict limits on bonuses and banned golden handshakes.<p>Now two more votes are on …

Income Inequality

‘Doctor Who’: Matt Smith’s pals croon a repurposed ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

The 11th Doctor’s companions try to persuade “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith to stay just a little longer in a new take on Frank Loesser’s classic winter carol, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”<p>The “Regeneration Carol” fan video, from comedy and musical troupe Not Literally, features Smith look-alike Matt …

For Game Industry, Nvidia's G-Sync Technology Is Truly Next-Gen

<i>After extensive hands-on time with Nvidia’s upcoming G-Sync enabled monitors, this much is certain: These will accomplish much more than pleasing PC gamers — they’ll mark the beginning of a decisive win for Nvidia in the desktop GPU space.</i><p>The term “next-gen” is tossed around liberally these days, …

Taking photos impairs the ability to remember events say researchers

New research has been published that claims taking photographs of events rather than paying attention to them hinders our ability to remember the …

Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

Today, it’s becoming expected that a smartphone should be able to do anything and everything useful, well beyond the gimmick of a few years ago, …

Andreessen Horowitz

How a 26-Year-Old Founder Landed Mark Cuban's Money | Inc.com

It all started with a cold email. Subject line: "Want to disrupt the insurance industry?"<p>That's the message Adam Lyons sent to Mark Cuban about his new startup The Zebra, a little more than a year ago. Today, having closed a $3 million extended seed round from Cuban, among others, the company is …

Auto Insurance

This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

Goldman Sachs

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing | Inc.com

I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of rambling or confusing letters, memos, and other professional materials. Here are seven bits of simple advice for clear and …

Creative Writing

Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …