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Tech companies preparing for battle over impulse purchases

Retailers use impulse items in checkout lines as a last-minute attempt to increase the transaction amount. But, with the increase in e-commerce, checkout lines are not as busy as they once were. Now, Internet-based retailers have created a new form of impulse items —...

source: By Danielle Wegert
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In an interview in The Paris Review in 1958 Ernest Hemingway, made an admission that has inspired frustrated novelists ever since: The final words of "A Farewell to Arms," his wartime masterpiece, were rewritten "39 times before I was satisfied." Those endings have become...

source: The New York Times

Students pay a lot of attention to where they go to college. But the evidence suggests that it's your major, not your college, that makes the biggest difference – at least when it comes to whether you find a job, how much money you make and maybe even how happy you...

source: Vox

For figuring out a way to see things that most scientists thought could never be seen, three microscope specialists have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Stefan W. Hell, and Eric Betzig with William E. Moerner, developed two different techniques for increasing the...

source: Scientific American

It is estimated that as many as half of patients taking cancer drugs experience a decrease in mental sharpness. While there have been many theories, what causes "chemo brain" has eluded scientists. In an effort to solve this mystery, neuroscientists at The University of...

source: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston via The Medical News

Even if chemistry isn't your thing, and even if you fell asleep...

source: Time

Ever since people began painting on cave walls, the way we tell our stories has depended on the "machinery"...

source: NPR

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