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Happy H-1B Visa Day

Is the Big Tech lobbying effort for immigration reform just a ruse to keep wages low?

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The STEM Talent Shortage Debate

Do today’s high school students prefer to take the AP Art History exam over AP Biology?

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Talent Is the New Oil: OPEC of Tech

Silicon Valley and Chesapeake Energy face the same problem: the cost of extraction. The technology industry needs to get smarter about workforce development, and fast.

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Friends With Benefits: Inside Facebook’s Compassion Research Day

Psychologists, sociologists, and neuroscientists like Facebook—and Facebook likes them back.

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In Defense of Studying the Duck Penis

Duck penis expert Patricia Brennan offers a catalog of all the amazing things that would not exist without the pursuit of “oddball” biological research.

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What Makes a Product ‘Cool’?

Researchers argue that it can’t just be slick and original, it also needs subcultural appeal.

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Why Technology Firms Are Moving Downtown

Young and inexperienced (and cheap) talent has never wanted to live in the suburbs. It’s just not cool.

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Should We Be Allowed to Choose the Sexual Orientation of Our Children?

Imagine a prenatal test that, like the one for trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome), could show a predisposition to gayness.

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The Way We Mourn Now

Could this code be the new way to remember the dead?

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Why You’re Able to Spot a Friend in a Crowd, Even When You Can’t See Their Face

And how new research on this common phenomenon will be used to improve controversial facial-recognition technology.

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Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

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Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

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Bringing a Therapy Dog Into a Children’s Hospital Might Be a Terrible Idea

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Simply moving toward or away from something alters the way you think about it, according to a new study.

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