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Articles from Vol. 147, No. 2879, August

Across the Centuries with the "Art of Native America"
"Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection" will feature 116 masterworks representing the achievements of artists from more than 50 distinct indigenous traditions across North America, ranging in date from the second to the early...
Baby Boomers Writing Memoirs
Baby boomers witnessed and experienced a lot in their formative years, such as the Cold War, space race, political assassinations, Vietnam War, civil rights protests, and Watergate. Now they are reaching an age when many may want to pass along their...
Boys' Interest in STEM Declining
In just one year after first being surveyed, high school age teens' ambitions have shifted further away from careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and the arts, maintains research conducted on behalf of Junior Achievement...
Buyer Beware When Purchasing Tree Care
Summer wind storms, though damaging, often can bring out the best in a community. Neighbors, even strangers, help each other cope with aggravations and property damage left in the wake of a storm. However, storms also bring out the worst in a community--fast-buck...
"Digital Arms Race" Driving Growth
Edge computing is projected to grow at a cumulative annual rate of 46% over the next four years to more than $6,000,000,000 by 2022. With this growth has come a readjustment in planning strategy on the part of CIOs and other IT managers. "For nearly...
Disengaged Workers Cost Companies Plenty
Two-thirds of Americans are afflicted with "presenteeism"--a phenomenon in which employees are at the office, but not truly present and engaged in their work. In fact, while many people take only a limited number of sick and vacation days, workers...
Diversity and Inclusion Not the Same Thing
Workplace diversity is gaining momentum. Linkedln's 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report found 78% of the U.S. companies surveyed are focusing on diversity. The three top reasons were to improve corporate culture, elevate company performance, and to...
Economic Impact of Energy Technologies
With the one constant in the energy industry being change, innovation continues at a rapid pace with ever-evolving technology and environmental health becoming more of a priority, maintains Ted Annis, manager and cofounder of Transducing Energy Devices,...
Improving Experience with a Blink of an Eye
In the burgeoning world of virtual reality technology, it remains a challenge to provide users with a realistic perception of infinite space and natural walking capabilities in the VR environment. A team of computer scientists has introduced a new...
Individual Major No Minor Concern
College freshmen say they are more interested in information about specific majors and minors than details about a school's cost, rank, or admission rate when they are searching college websites, according to a survey by research company EAB, Washington,...
Lapses Occur When in Cahoots with Another
When individuals make joint decisions, they tend to be less ethical than they would have been if they made the same decision alone, according to a study by researchers from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., and the University of Pittsburgh (Pa.)....
Marriage, Divorce, and Do-Overs
In a world of IRAs, bonds, annuities, and investment property, one retirement benefit often gets overlooked, or not discussed at all, by some financial advisors: Social Security. "In retirement, you need to create as much fixed, guaranteed income...
Mental Illness Is an Equal Opportunity Affliction
HUMAN RESOURCES Suicide Rising in the Workplace On the heels of the high-profile tragedies of fashion designer Kate Spade and popular chef Anthony Bourdain, many employers wonder how they best can support their employees and colleagues who might...
Milk Alternatives Gaining Ground
As consumers increasingly seek beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts, and rice--even peas and oats--the dairy industry is responding with niche products of its own, but more changes are ahead as the traditional gallon jug milk business struggles...
Millions Are Refugees within Own Country
Conflict, violence, and disasters caused 31,100,000 internal displacements last year, according to a report released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Norwegian Refugee Council. "One person every second was forced to flee their...
Money Issues Couples Should Agree On
Spouses often harbor different opinions on a variety of subjects. From the style of clothes and haircuts they like on each other to the TV shows they watch every evening, marriage requires plenty of compromise. While choosing among television programs...
Motivating Employees to Act More Securely
Computer users--at home and at work--often engage in behaviors that create security risks and privacy threats, despite having a variety of security options available. Clicking on unfamiliar links, choosing weak passwords, and sharing personal information...
Noteworthy
Not all referrals are equal, indicates PayScale, Inc., Seattle, Wash., a provider of on-demand compensation data and software. While the most-valuable referral is one from a former coworker, colleague, or client, there is a significant difference in...
Recharging Volcano in Yellowstone
A new way to estimate how fast magma is recharging beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park has been found by researchers at Washington State University, Pullman, and the University of Idaho, Moscow. While their findings offer no help...
Report: Flying Cars Available by 2022
Flying cars are set to disrupt the mobility space with at least 10 early entrants expected to launch various versions by 2022, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan, New York. With helicopters and other adaptable aviation playing a vital...
Rose Proves Perfect in Pink
Jim Harbertson sees through rose-colored glasses--finely tuned shades and hues ranging from blush and coral to berry jam. Harbertson, a wine researcher at Washington State University-Tri-Cities, Richland, has become a specialist in the science of pinkesque...
Time to Pack Up for College
It is time to pack your bags, fly the nest, and make it on your own--at least until Thanksgiving so make sure that you have everything you will need for those crazy first months of college. Sock brand Heat Holders provides some suggestions. For...
Utilizing the Earth's Magnetic Field
Certain nocturnally migrating insects can explore and navigate using the Earth's magnetic field, according to an intemational study led by researchers from Sweden's Lund University. Until now, the ability to steer flight using an internal magnetic...
What You Put in Your Mouth
About one-third of the food produced for human consumption is estimated to be lost or wasted globally. However, the biggest waste, which is not included in that estimate, may be through dietary choices that result in the squandering of environmental...
When "Artists" Tag Your Building
Although graffiti often has a negative connotation--associated with gang-related origins and vandalism --in some cases it is viewed as legitimate art created by street artists with local or even national reputations. Graffiti vandalism is a criminal...
White Men Have Best Chance of Getting Raise
Which employees are asking for pay raises and which ones are receiving them? One of the key findings from the "Raise Anatomy" report from PayScale, Inc., Seattle, Wash., is that white men are more likely to get a raise when they ask for it than people...
With Life's Challenges Mother Knows Best
Women have faced many challenges throughout history, and the list is long of those who overcame adversity and became influential, inspirational figures. Often, though, a young girl does not have to read about famous females to find her heroes. Her...
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