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Commercial air travel is safer than ever, says new study

It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease...

Economic downturn looms, but may not swing election

Could an economic slowdown sway the outcome of this year’s presidential election? Don’t bet on it, said Steven Kyle, associate professor of applied economics and...

Faking emotions at work does more harm than good

The adage "Fake it until you make it" - the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits - often...

YouTube’s new ad policy is designed to protect kids. Will it drive them away...

This week, YouTube announced changes to its advertising policies for children viewing videos on the site. The changes are designed to protect against the collection...

How are blockchain and algorithms affecting the world of finance

On 6 May 2010, the Dow Jones Index dropped over 1,000 points in the space of a few minutes. The biggest stock market crash within...

Scientists create new model that could beat Wall Street analysts

Knowing a company's true sales can help determine its value. Investors, for instance, often employ financial analysts to predict a company's upcoming earnings using various...

The dirty tricks of online shopping, designed to make you spend more

As millions of people begin their holiday shopping, they’ll come across many familiar tricks online. In some cases, sites will hype limited-time deals with a...

Carbon dioxide capture and use could become a new global business

Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a...

How your speech could impact your salary

Most Americans are aware that English sounds different throughout the country, and that those regional differences can contribute to widely held stereotypes. But a leading...

Why the Hollywood majors have been so slow to take on Netflix at TV...

The long anticipated battle royale over TV streaming is finally becoming real: Apple TV+ has just launched in over 100 countries, kicking off with broadcast...