After an earthquake killed hundreds in Italy earlier this week, experts warn that an even worse disaster is imminent, as the planet is overdue for high-magnitude earthquakes along Earth's largest fault lines. UTS Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering senior lecturer Dr. Behzad Fatahi warned on Friday that " no one in the world is safe ", and that the question isn't "if" they will occur, but "when".
The operator of Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, and Westin hotels says that it has been targeted by hackers, who for months collected customers credit card information.
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Funerals are being held today for some of the more than 260 killed in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook central Italy reducing many villages to rubble. Relief efforts are underway.
A recent study says that if you really want to achieve your dreams, don’t worry about a safety net. Fine advice for those for whom failure wouldn’t spell disaster
To Plan B or not to Plan B, that is the question. Science finally has the answer and, apparently, it’s “No, absolutely not”. If you want to be successful then you should ditch your backup plan says a recent study. Simply considering a Plan B acts as an “emotional safety net” that decreases your drive when it comes to achieving your real goal.
Honestly, I have never related to a paper in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes so much. Throughout my life I’ve put off pursuing Grand Plans by busying myself with putting robust Plan Bs in place, “just in case”. If only I could throw caution to the wind, I’ve told myself, maybe I’d be the first female secretary-general of the United Nations, a bestselling author and a world-class hacker by now.Continue reading...
The announcement that scientists think they may have found a planet orbiting the star nearest to our sun is potentially big news – even if it would take 70,000 years to get there
What’s all the excitement about?Continue reading...