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The economy of bitcoins

The massive spread of the cryptocurrency or digital currency, Bitcoin, opens up new pathways for researchers to study social action on markets. This reveals interesting feedback between the exchange rates ...

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Web-surfing at work has its benefits

A new e-memo for the boss: Online breaks at work can refresh workers and boost productivity. Early findings from a University of Cincinnati study will be presented on Aug. 5, at the 74th annual meeting of ...

Rural loss and ruin can be avoided

An Australian Reconstruction Development Board needs to be established to help avoid more needless forcing of Australian farmers from their land, a QUT economist has said.

Narcissistic CEOs and financial performance

Narcissism, considered by some as the "dark side of the executive personality," may actually be a good thing when it comes to certain financial measures, with companies led by narcissistic CEOs outperforming those helmed ...

FIXD tells car drivers via smartphone what is wrong

Drugmaker GSK slashes annual profits forecast

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday slashed its 2014 profits forecast as second-quarter earnings sank on the back of weak US trade, adverse currency moves and a Chinese bribery probe.

Murders deflate local house prices

When Ellen Lin and Derek Kwok discovered a vicious murder had been committed in the North Ryde house they were about to buy, they did not want to go through with the deal.

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HIV lessons from the Mississippi Baby

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Team defines new biodiversity metric

Mysteries of space dust revealed

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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

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