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NASA Hosts Media Briefing to Announce New Earth-Observing

NASA Hosts Media Briefing to Announce New Earth-Observing Role for International Space Station

NASA opens a new era this month in its exploration of our home planet with the launch of the first in a series of Earth science instruments to the International Space Station.

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NASA Invites Public to Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission

NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016.

Sometimes Feeling Bad At Work Can Produce Positive Outcomes

Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes.

Hungry Workers Feel More Entitled Research Suggests

Bosses, do yourselves a favor. Spring for lunch at those late morning meetings with workers. Chances are, they’ll think more like team players when they’re not hungry as you power through the agenda.

Abusive Leadership Can Infect The Entire Team

Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, finds new research led by a Michigan State University business scholar.

Samsung Acquires Smart Home Startup For 200 Million

The South Korean electronics giant Samsung has pushed itself to the forefront in the booming smart home market with its acquisition of SmartThings, the “connected homes” startup.


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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.

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