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How Coworkers Impact the Value of Your Skills
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How Coworkers Impact the Value of Your Skills

Research at Harvard's Growth Lab finds that skills of coworkers may matter as much as a worker's own skills in achieving higher income.

Skip the Résumé Race, Crack A Hackathon to Land That Dream Job
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Skip the Résumé Race, Crack A Hackathon to Land That Dream Job

Tech companies are finding hackathons a useful channel for hiring and introducing new products.

More Chinese Scientists In America Are Going Back Home
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More Chinese Scientists In America Are Going Back Home

A growing number of Chinese scientists working in the United States and other parts of the world are returning to their homeland, enhancing China's research productivity...

Tech Giants Hunt for AI Startups – And the Brains Behind Them
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Tech Giants Hunt for AI Startups – And the Brains Behind Them

Technology giants are opening their checkbooks to purchase artificial intelligence startups to land talent and keep pace in the hot field.

Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work
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Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work

A former contractor for Siemens planted logic bombs in projects he designed that caused them to periodically malfunction. Then wait for a call to come fix things...

Scientists Create Color-Changing Chocolates
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Scientists Create Color-Changing Chocolates

ETH researchers are making chocolates shimmer in rainbow colors without the addition of colorants.

'Regret Clause' Most Effective Anti-Cheating Method for Harvard's Intro CS Course
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'Regret Clause' Most Effective Anti-Cheating Method for Harvard's Intro CS Course

A report on cheating in Harvard's "CS50: Introduction to Computer Science" course found that a "regret clause" introduced in 2014 to reduce referrals to the university's...

Rude Paper Reviews Are Pervasive and Sometimes Harmful, Study Finds
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Rude Paper Reviews Are Pervasive and Sometimes Harmful, Study Finds

Unprofessional peer reviews likely have and will continue to perpetuate the gap in STEM fields for traditionally underrepresented groups, a PeerJ study says.

Tech Workplaces Are Less Popular This Year, Glassdoor Finds
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Tech Workplaces Are Less Popular This Year, Glassdoor Finds

A number of tech names have seen their rankings fall in Glassdoor's annual "Best Places to Work" list. The techlash could harm Big Tech's recruiting and employee...

Amazon Retrains More of Its Staff For Digital Future
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Amazon Retrains More of Its Staff For Digital Future

Amazon is in the midst of retraining a third of its U.S. workforce to prepare for new types of work. One of the challenges, management experts say, is determining...

A Few Cities Have Cornered Innovation Jobs. Can That Be Changed?
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A Few Cities Have Cornered Innovation Jobs. Can That Be Changed?

A report found that 13 innovation industries were mainly sited in a handful of urban areas in the U.S.

Vacancies for IT Specialists in Germany Doubled Within Two Years
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Vacancies for IT Specialists in Germany Doubled Within Two Years

A study by digital association Bitkom found vacancies for IT specialists in Germany more than doubled to 124,000 over a two-year period.

How One Tech Company Is Tackling The STEM Talent Shortage
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How One Tech Company Is Tackling The STEM Talent Shortage

Email marketing company AWeber invites local high school, middle school, and college students to its offices for educational events throughout the year to teach...

CEO Founded Nonprofit to Trains Teens In Tech
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CEO Founded Nonprofit to Trains Teens In Tech

Brad Zepecki, president and CEO of Octavian Technology Group, leads a nonprofit organization that trains high school students in software development while providing...

The Top 10 Most Popular Tech Skills of 2020
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The Top 10 Most Popular Tech Skills of 2020

Python programming is the most sought-after technology skill, and interest is surging in artificial intelligence and data science, according to Udemy's 2020 Workplace...

Six Lessons for the New Employee
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Six Lessons for the New Employee

Workers in a new job should focus on teamwork and handling professional relationships, says Professor Joseph Harder at the University of Virginia.

Want More Women and Minorities in STEM? Classroom Addresses Social Oppression
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Want More Women and Minorities in STEM? Classroom Addresses Social Oppression

A five-week social entrepreneurship program implemented through one of the largest community college systems in the United States  aims to instill entrepreneurial...

Raspberry Pi Opens Up Its Gender Balance in Computing Program
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Raspberry Pi Opens Up Its Gender Balance in Computing Program

Raspberry Pi is opening its gender balance in computing program to general recruitment, which will make it available to all primary and secondary schools in England...

Predicting People's Driving Personalities
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Predicting People's Driving Personalities

An algorithm developed by MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as either selfish or selfless, which could help self-driving cars make better predictions and operate more...

Some Tech Workers Feel Underpaid, Despite Rising Salaries
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Some Tech Workers Feel Underpaid, Despite Rising Salaries

Despite rising salaries and large paychecks, job seekers in the Bay Area feel underpaid due to the area's high cost of living and sky-high real estate prices, according...
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