Tesla chief in public feud with auto workers union
Feb 11, 2017
A feud between Elon Musk and the United Automobile Workers revved up on Friday as the group denied his accusation they planted a mole to unionize Tesla employees.
Understanding climate change as a social issue
Feb 10, 2017
Earth's increasingly deadly and destructive climate is prompting social work leaders to focus the profession's attention on one of humanity's most pressing issues: environmental change.
Despite few taste genes, honey bees seek out essential nutrients based on floral resources
Feb 09, 2017
Despite having few taste genes, honey bees are fine-tuned to know what minerals the colony may lack and proactively seek out nutrients in conjunction with the season when their floral diet varies.
Trump is 2nd president to tout unfinished Intel factory
Feb 08, 2017
President Donald Trump on Wednesday held up Intel's plan to invest more than $7 billion in an Arizona factory as a win for his economic agenda, but it's also a reminder that not all corporate commitments come to fruition.
'Values gap' in workplace can lead millennials to look elsewhere
Feb 02, 2017
Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to "job hop." Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research from the University ...
Beleaguered bees hit by 'deformed wing virus'
Feb 01, 2017
A wing-deforming virus shortens the lifespan of wild honeybees already contending with a startlingly long list of existential threats, researchers said Wednesday.
Slack's messaging service sets sights on big businesses
Jan 31, 2017
Slack Technologies, a fast-growing startup trying to wean businesses off email by hooking employees on its more informal messaging service, is now hoping to snare the world's biggest companies as customers.
Rarely-seen event of ant brood parasitism by scuttle flies video-documented
Jan 31, 2017
While many species of scuttle flies are associated with ants, their specific interactions with their hosts are largely unknown. Brood parasitism (attacking the immature stages, rather than the adult ants), for example, is ...
South Central Texas residents bewildered by recent bee behavior
Jan 27, 2017
Molly Keck, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist and integrated pest management specialist in Bexar County, has been receiving a number of phone calls from area residents bewildered by recent bee activity.
Soft skills training boosts productivity
Jan 20, 2017
Workers with well-honed soft skills—time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example—tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages.