Month: April 2017

Thieves Steal World’s Biggest Gold Coin Worth Millions — Fortune

There are massive coin thefts, and then there are thefts of massive coins. A giant 220-pound solid gold coin worth around $4.5 million was stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin Monday, according to the New York Times. Nicknamed the “Big Maple Leaf” for its picture of the Canadian national symbol on its back, the…

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Corporate Scientists Go to Washington — Fortune

On Earth Day–Saturday, April 22–employees from DSM, an $8 billion Dutch nutrition and materials firm, will hit the streets of Washington, D.C. (among other cities around the world), to celebrate science. Some will teach lessons on the National Mall; others, in the spirit of the day, will simply show up, proudly bear their corporate logo,…

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The right music in a restaurant can make you linger for dessert. The wrong kind will make you leave — Quartz

Restaurants agonize constantly over ways to eke the most money out of their customers. Dimming lights, deploying seasonal menus, and up-selling (more famously known as “Do you want fries with that?”) are all psychological tricks that many employ—and new research suggests there is another potent strategy to add to the mix. Soundtrack Your Brand, a…

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The Patent Battle Over Revolutionary CRISPR Gene-Editing Tech Just Went Global — Fortune

In December, the life sciences world witnessed a milestone in the intellectual rights battle for the groundbreaking CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology in the U.S. Back then, the big winners were the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University and scientist Feng Zhang, along with their various affiliated biotech partners (such as Editas Medicine, whose shares have…

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