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Ranked: The salary bump you can expect from a graduate degree, by major

In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, things were truly dicey for America’s freshly minted college graduates. Many had a tough time finding employment of any kind, let alone in their chosen field of study. A few years makes a big difference, though. Unemployment is falling for recent …

College & University

Soon, A Giant Balloon Could Leisurely Float You To The Edge Of Space

World View sets a new record in the quest to conquer the stratosphere<p>It’s a dream of many to visit the great wide vacuum that is outer space—but getting there can be pretty intense. You know, like the part where you have to strap yourself into a 60-ton rocket accelerating upward at 18,000 miles per …

Analysts are becoming increasingly suspicious of Berkshire Hathaway

But according to Newsweek's Lynnley Browning, Buffett's $517-billion Berkshire Hathaway corporation is actually one of the murkiest around, and analysts are becoming increasingly suspicious of it.<p>A recent Transparency International report ranked Buffett's company 35 out of 100, Newsweek reported - …

Demand for Apple Watch could use up third of world’s gold

We’re still waiting for the final pricing details on the Apple Watch, but if recent reports that Apple plans to sell one million gold Edition units a month are true, Apple Watch could wreak havoc on gold prices and do who knows what to the global economy.<p>Josh Center at TidBits has done some math on …

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall wears stunning tiara at Buckingham Palace ball

The Duchess was wearing what is believed to be her family’s Cubitt-Shand diamond-encrusted tiara as she arrived with Prince Charles at a reception for members of the diplomatic corps<p>The Duchess of Cornwall was in sparkling form at Buckingham Palace in a stunning diamond-encrusted tiara.<p>The Duchess …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Why the US has the most powerful currency on the planet

It must be wonderful to be so desirable at age 100.<p>Yes, it was in late 1914 that the US Federal Reserve note, the official incarnation of the US dollar, first shot from the US Treasury’s Bureau of Printing and Engraving.<p>There’s been little official fanfare. But the dollar itself has spent its …

How the UK became a nation of lager drinkers

For years, British pub-goers were wedded to their UK-brewed ales and bitters. How did the likes of Heineken turn us all into European lager drinkers, asks Barbara Smit<p>For many years the British did not care for lager at all.<p>Insular in their drinking habits, they still mostly drank UK-brewed ales …

James Watson selling Nobel prize 'because no-one wants to admit I exist'

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Logos

This is Google’s incredibly simple hiring formula

Google’s intensive studies on hiring that have changed how it works, leading to the elimination of brainteaser questions and GPA as deciding hiring factors. But the most important rule it follows is remarkably simple: to never once compromise on a high hiring bar.<p>Once you do, each person you hire …

Why a Swordfish’s Sword Doesn’t Break

Wildlife<p><b>A swordfish’s “sword” is its most prominent feature, but scientists have only now discovered the unusual properties that keep the sword strong and ready to slash.</b><p>A study published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> reveals that the fish have an unusual way to …

Mark Zuckerberg sues Paul Ceglia's lawyers

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are suing the lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia, the man accused of trying to cheat Mr Zuckerberg out of half the social network's billions<p>Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are suing several leading law firms who represented Paul Ceglia who claimed to own half of the …

Sweden widens search for 'Russian submarine'

Stealth ships push south through Stockholm archipelago as Netherlands deny Kremlin claim that the craft is Dutch<p>Sweden widened its naval search on Monday for a suspected Russian submarine that intruded close to its capital, as Latvia's foreign minister warned its presence in the Baltic Sea could be …

Russia

The world's best cities - Milan, Vienna and... Salisbury?!

In its list of the world's top 10 cities to visit in 2015, Lonely Planet found room for just one UK city. Not <b>Edinburgh</b>, <b>Bath</b>, <b>York</b> or <b>Brighton</b>, of course. Or even <b>Paris</b> or <b>Rome</b>. In a surprising, some may say eccentric move, the Wiltshire town of Salisbury has taken seventh place, elbowing <b>Vienna</b> and</b> …

The pillow that lets you sleep anywhere

The disc-shaped NapAnywhere pillow is a portable and collapsible foam structure that can be twisted into shape and perched between your head and shoulder, allowing you to sleep while travelling as a passenger on planes, trains, buses and cars.<p>The pillow comes with a strap that is pulled diagonally …

Nobel Prize Goes to Inventors of Blue LED: Why It Was Revolutionary

Blue-light innovation paved the way for a transformation in lighting efficiency.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics went Tuesday to three scientists who gave lighting a makeover by inventing blue LED lights. The award recognizes a seemingly commonplace innovation, but one that has paved the way for a …

The 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneurs Who Lost Out On $250,000 Prove Why 'Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good'

In the latest sixth-season episode of ABC's hit pitch show, San Francisco-based entrepreneurs Lei Yu and Tyler Freeman present their company DrumPants, which sells wearable technology that uses your smartphone's Bluetooth capabilities to turn your body into a full band. Its secondary features, …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

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Canada

Mercedes in China price fix claims

Reports from China that the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of price-fixing have given foreign businesses another reason to question whether they are being unfairly targeted by the government.<p>China is the world's largest car market and other brands like BMW, Audi and Chrysler …

As WeChat’s user numbers approach WhatsApp, here’s how it makes money from messaging

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Wavebreakmedia Ltd / Thinkstock<p>WeChat – the Chinese messaging app giant – is growing bigger by the day. It now has 438 …

Do You Know the Absolute Best Watches on the Market Right Now? The Experts Have Spoken

The dust has settled and the winners of the annual AskMen Watch Awards, as chosen by our readers, have been determined. Our horological experts nominated 50 different watch models across five distinct categories, and suggested brands for the coveted Brand of the Year prize, and your votes did the …

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

8 of the best indoor hotel pools around the world | CNN Travel

The gadget that turns water into wine

Creators of ‘The Miracle Machine’ say it will allow users to create wine from scratch using tap water and a sachet of ingredients. Is it too good to be true?<p>A pair of California-based entrepreneurs have created a kitchen gadget which, they claim, is capable of turning water into high-quality …

Tap Water

In the beginning was the word

THE more parents talk to their children, the faster those children’s vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops. That might seem …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel picture quiz - name the locations in Paris, city of love

Are you a true romantic? Test your knowledge of Paris, the city of love, in our Valentine's Day quiz by seeing how many locations you recognise. Answers here

Win a luxury holiday in Rome

The prize consists of a two-night stay for two people in a classic double room at Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Russie in Rome (roccofortehotels.com). Continental breakfast is also included. It is valid for stays before March 15, 2015, excluding certain black-out dates such as Easter, Christmas and New …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …