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February 4, 2013
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  • Remains are identified as belonging to 15th-century English king
    Skeletal remains found under a parking lot in England have been proven "beyond reasonable doubt" as belonging to King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485 and was later depicted in a Shakespeare play. Lead archaeologist Richard Buckley announced today that the bones were "indeed Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England." DNA samples connected the remains to the monarch's descendants, and wounds found on the skull are consistent with battle accounts. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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  • Researchers say camel urine contains key to curing cancer
    Scientists in Saudi Arabia say they've managed to extract a substance from camel urine that can target cancer cells and could be used in a potential treatment. Further research has been stalled pending approval from the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, but scientists say they've already successfully conducted initial trials on people with tumors. The findings will be presented this month at the second Biotechnology World Congress in Dubai. SciDev.net (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Researcher clarifies 150-year-old stellar mystery
    New research has debunked astronomer John Herschel's claim that an 1866 supernova was a recurrent stellar explosion. Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University used old records and charts to conclude that Herschel's observations in 1842 were actually that of the star BD+25°3020, and not the T Coronae Borealis supernova that Herschel believed he saw. Space.com (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

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