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New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals

Newly discovered fossil evidence from Namibia strengthens the proposition that the world’s first mass extinction was caused by “ecosystem engineers” – newly evolved biological organisms that altered the environment so radically it drove older species to [...]

Scarcity of prey and competition led to extinction of ancient monster shark

The following press release comes from the Uniersity of Zurich. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know Jaws, the film about the great white shark and the devastation it wreaked? But there have been even [...]

Top Ten Business Analysis Trends for 2016

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution has released the Top Ten Business Analysis (BA) Trends for 2016. This year’s trends examine the evolving ways in which BA practitioners can help organizations realize better business value and the shifts needed [...]

Electricity Costs Expected to Rise in 2016

A report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that residential electricity prices spiked 3.1% in 2014. This was 1% higher than the increase from 2012 to 2013 and was the biggest price surge since 2008. In [...]

Time to ‘Rewrite History’ of North America? Romans in North America Before Columbus, Report Says

Researchers say a major discovery strongly suggests ancient Roman mariners were in Nova Scotia, Canada in second century AD or earlier — long before Columbus.  Photo Courtesy of Ancient Artifact Preservation Society In an upcoming peer-reviewd [...]

Top 25 Black Friday Deals Leaked by Online Coupon Company

Couponer, FattWallet has leaked its Top 25 Black Friday Deals List.  The company reviewed more than 50,000 sale items from Black Friday ads and Thanksgiving Sales that have leaked publicly. “Stores are incentivizing Black Friday deals [...]

10 POST-INTERVIEW FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS

“Why doesn’t the company call me back?” or “I feel like I have no power; all I can do is wait for an answer,” or “Can’t I do anything to make the employer say YES?” These [...]

Living Abroad in China – An English Teacher’s Experience

Editor’s note: Sophia Sou is an American teaching English to students in China. She has agreed to share some of experiences there.  With over 24 million people in one of the world’s largest metropolitan city, Shanghai [...]

5 Tips to Find the Right Direct Marketing & Fundraising Conference for You

As we long for warmer, sunnier spring days, Direct Marketing and Fundraising conference season is in full swing. And just as spring blossoms renew our souls, conference season reinvigorates those of us who toil in the [...]

3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Allows Teen to Play Guitar

3D printing is the latest hot topic in the world of prosthetics. While 3D printing doesn’t eliminate the need for traditional prostheses, it does creates a new opportunity for prostheses to be developed in ways that [...]