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The 'Boring' Trait Google Looks For In Its Leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Seven of the world’s most unusual bus stops are in this small Austrian town

In most cities, the bus stop is the lowliest piece of urban infrastructure. Not so in Krumbach, a small, rural town in a region of Austria known as Bucklige Welt (“hunchbacked world”) because of its hilly landscape. Last year, the town’s cultural association invited seven architects from Chile, …

Architecture

Malaysia to Release Satellite Data on Missing Jet

Malaysia has bowed to pressure from the from the families of passengers on missing flight MH370 and will publicly release the Inmarsat satellite data used to narrow down the search area.<p>Some relatives of the 239 passengers on the missing jet plane have demanded raw data from the U.K. satellite firm …

Indian Ocean

Japan paper says Fukushima workers fled during 2011 crisis

<b>About 90% of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant fled at the height of the meltdown crisis in 2011, a Japanese newspaper has reported.</b><p>The Asahi Shimbun said the report was based on transcripts of interviews - stored in the prime minister's office until now - with the plant director.<p>It …

Fukushima

Police investigation of Ford still active

Police have tracked down and interviewed one of two men who detectives believe were trying to sell a recent video of Toronto's mayor smoking what is said to be crack cocaine in his sister's basement.<p>Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux, the officer leading the criminal investigation into Rob Ford's …

Germs on a Plane: Bacteria Can Linger for Days, Study Finds

May.20.2014 / 1:35 PM ET<p>Here’s a new reason to leave that seatback tray table in its upright and locked position: Disease-causing bacteria can linger for days, even up to a week, on most airplane surfaces, new research shows.<p>It’s no reason not to fly, of course, but a team of microbiologists and …

Microbiology