Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels without a painful finger prick
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of ...
$57-million pay cut for lab contractor
The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely because of a costly nuclear waste accident last year.
Sony Pictures CEO: call to Google got 'The Interview' out (Update)
The network was crippled. Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees had logged onto computers that flashed a grim message from a hacker group calling itself Guardians of Peace. Soon personal information ...
Developing soil management strategies for every corner of Europe
Soil performs a vital if somewhat underappreciated role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, which is why the UN has designated 2015 to be the International Year of Soils (officially launched on World Soil ...
Salvaging the ecosystem after salvage logging
After a forest fire burns a large swath across timberlands, logging companies often are not far behind. They come in to do what is called salvage logging—salvaging the timber that has not been completely ...
Project cuts phosphorus levels in river
Conservation experts and farmers alike are rather pleased with the news out of southwestern Wisconsin.
Muddy forests, shorter winters present challenges for loggers
Stable, frozen ground has long been recognized a logger's friend, capable of supporting equipment and trucks in marshy or soggy forests. Now, a comprehensive look at weather from 1948 onward shows that the logger's friend ...
Even in restored forests, extreme weather strongly influences wildfire's impacts
The 2013 Rim Fire, the largest wildland fire ever recorded in the Sierra Nevada region, is still fresh in the minds of Californians, as is the urgent need to bring forests back to a more resilient condition. ...
Younger workers more likely to 'fake a sickie', says new national poll
As many as 39 percent of workers aged 18-24 and 43 percent aged 25-34 admitted to faking a sick day in the past 12 months, according to an online poll of 1,035 Australian workers.
Workplace leaders improve employee wellbeing
Researchers from The University of Queensland have found managers can increase productivity levels and prevent burnout by helping employees feel part of a group.
Former Guatemala gum growers live off sustainable jungle
Waving his hands as if conducting an invisible orchestra, Juan Trujillo sings an old song known to Carmelita settlers living deep in northern Guatemala's Mayan jungle.
Companies do not use online HRM effectively
Professor Tanya Bondarouk of the University of Twente thinks it's embarrassing : many companies and organizations are still not making effective use of e-HRM systems. These online systems can be used for a wide range of HRM-related ...
Happy-go-lucky CEOs score better returns
A CEO's natural sunny disposition can have an impact on the way the market reacts to announcements of company earnings, according to research from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.
Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms
Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, ...