17,000 AT&T workers will come back on the job Thursday
Mar 23, 2017
Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees.
Making 'mulch' ado of ant hills: Ant hill mulch improves soil moisture
Mar 22, 2017
Ants can be annoying little insects. In your home, they make army-like lines to any crumbs on your floor. In your home's frame, carpenter ants can do a job of eating away your walls. But what about outside? Do ants play a ...
Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G
Mar 22, 2017
A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network.
Striking workers delay French rocket launch
Mar 21, 2017
The launch of a French rocket called Ariane 5 which would have placed two communications satellites for Brazil and South Korea into orbit was delayed on Monday by striking workers.
OutoBot, an innovative robot to wash and paint high-rise buildings
Mar 15, 2017
An innovative robotic system that can clean building exteriors using water jets or give new coats of paint is now ready to serve customers in Singapore.
Slackers turned saviours
Mar 13, 2017
Japanese scientists show that lazy ant workers step in to replace fatigued workers, improving colony long-term persistence.
Casual jobs can lead to a permanent wage cut
Mar 09, 2017
The real hourly wages of men who have a history of casual jobs are generally 10 per cent lower over the long-term than men who have mostly worked in permanent employment, according to new research from the University of Melbourne
Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video
Mar 01, 2017
Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.
Stingless bees have their nests protected by soldiers
Feb 23, 2017
Although stingless bees do not have a sting to fend off enemies, they are nonetheless able to defend their hives against attacks. Only four years ago it was discovered that a Brazilian bee species, the Jatai bee, has a soldier ...
What do your co-workers really think of you?
Feb 22, 2017
Everyday in the workplace, colleagues actively compete for a limited amount of perks, including raises, promotions, bonuses and recognition. But new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that, more than often ...