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Turned down for a job? You are now one rejection closer to success

March 20, 2017 |

You’ve resolved to find a new job. You’ve sent resumes. Done interviews. But sometimes you just don’t land the job. Hearing “no” from potential employers can impact you mentally, psychologically, even physically. But keep your chin up: You can deal with the rejection and the setbacks.

I was recently…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk’s wager that Tesla can fix South Australia’s blackouts brings the energy future closer

March 11, 2017 |

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk’s latest gamble may be less futuristic than a Mars trip, but it signals that the energy industry’s long-sought vision of large-scale electricity storage may not be that far off.

Musk made a bet that his company can get a grid-connected battery system in South…


L.A. Times – Business

We’re One Step Closer to Test Predicting Baldness

February 16, 2017 |

Guys, if you’ve ever wished you could look into a crystal ball and see if hair plugs are in your future, scientists have good news. Using data from 53,000 men in the UK, they’ve come up with a DNA-based algorithm that could someday predict whether one is likely to…
Newser

California gets closer to requiring cancer warning label on Roundup weed killer

January 27, 2017 |

California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat even though the chemical giant insists it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.

California would be the first state to order such labeling if it carries out the proposal.

Monsanto…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Doomsday Clock: Why humanity might be edging closer to its end

January 27, 2017 |

Humanity might well be edging closer to annihilation than ever before.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Snowden One Step Closer to Russian Citizenship

January 18, 2017 |

Comrade Edward Snowden? Per Reuters , the NSA whistleblower just inched closer to that possibility with a three-year extension of his residency permit in Russia, meaning he may be eligible to apply for Russian citizenship next year, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted his Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, as saying Wednesday….
Newser

Ecstasy Moves Step Closer to Becoming Prescription Drug

November 30, 2016 |

More than 30 years after it was outlawed as a widely abused party drug, researchers are once again using ecstasy to treat people with mental health problems. The FDA gave the green light Tuesday to large-scale trials of the drug, which is the last step before it can be approved…
Newser

Math Moves Scientists Closer to Perfect Coffee

November 18, 2016 |

One plus one equals … brew? Scientists out of Ireland’s University of Limerick tapped into math and a computer model in their quest to come up with a cup of coffee that would satisfy even Twin Peaks’ Special Agent Dale Cooper , the CBC reports. And while it was impossible to…
Newser