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A Cornell researcher analyzed 961 companies and found that a haphazard approach to talent doesn’t work — but a simple, overlooked change c...

Structured management practices for employee performance reviews and tracking progress toward goals are linked to greater organizational productivity.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and the company's Pepper robot.

Humans react poorly to trash talk, even if it’s coming from a cute robot that’s been programmed to insult them, researchers found

A new study from Carnegie Mellon University shows that people's performance can be affected by insults, even if they're somewhat gentle.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

‘Growth mindset’ cultures like Microsoft’s drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurabl...

Growth mindset affects the way employees fail, work, reward others. Microsoft has grown because of the growth mindset embedded in its culture.
The Apple Watch appeared capable of picking up on a common but serious condition called atrial fibrillation or afib.

An unprecedented study suggests the Apple Watch can help detect heart problems. But very few people actually used it to do that.

The Apple Watch can detect heart problems like afib, according to a recent study. But few of the participants actually finished, suggesting there's work to be done in digital health.
Looks are vital for men and women seeking a casual relationship.

A study of 68,000 people determined what men and women look for most in a casual partner, and it’s not intelligence or kindness

Nearly 90% of women wanted their partner to be taller than them, and men were mostly after an attractive body and attractive face.

This unsettling case that looks and feels like human skin wants you to poke and pinch your smartphone

Instead of tapping on a screen, the case mimics human skin to encourage you to interact with your devices in a more human way.

Researchers from Columbia and Rutgers crunched the data and found no bias from The New York Times in its Trump coverage

Researchers decided to look into accusations of media bias against The New York Times in its Trump coverage. The team found none.

Researchers calculated how much the average person would need to be paid to live a year without services like email and search engines. Here are the f...

The team of researchers found that free digital goods "provide substantial value to consumers even if they do not contribute substantially to GDP."

Jeffrey Epstein had a ‘Frankenstein’-like plan to analyze human DNA in the US Virgin Islands, and it reportedly pulled in $200 million

Epstein pursued an outlandish scheme to launch a 'DNA mining' startup. Scientists said his plan made no sense.

Gender diversity pays off: A new Stanford study finds equitable hiring boosts companies’ stock prices

Those investing in gender-diverse companies believe equitable hiring brings greater morality and innovation, the team of researchers wrote.