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Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Finance
Amazon will soon have more than 50,000 jobs to fill. The company announced this month it will open two new headquarters, one in New York City, and the other in northern Virginia, and that the average salary will be more than $ 150,000. Wondering if you could be a contender? CNBC talked with former recruiters at the e-commerce giant about what candidates should expect. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they're bound by agreements not to speak publicly about their time at the company. ...
Newly named dinosaur species named largest land animal of its time

Newly named dinosaur species named largest land animal of its time

Science
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered a new giant dinosaur species in South Africa's Free State Province. The plant-eating dinosaur weighed 12 metric tons and stood more than 13 feet tall at the hip, roughly twice the size of an African elephant. Scientists named the species Ledumahadi mafube, Sesotho for "a giant thunderclap at dawn." The Sesotho language is indigenous to the region where the species was discovered. "The name reflects the great size of the animal as well as the fact that its lineage appeared at the origins of sauropod dinosaurs," Jonah Choiniere, a professor of paleontology at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, said in a news release. "It honors both the recent and ancient heritage of southern Africa." The proportions of the newly named species r...
Japan's hopping space rovers land on asteroid

Japan's hopping space rovers land on asteroid

Technology
Two mini space rovers have landed on an asteroid and sent images back to Earth. Japan's space agency, JAXA, launched the rovers on the Hayabusa2, and they released from the craft on 21 September.The team behind the expedition faced a nervous two-day wait for the Minerva-II rovers to send back information, but on Sunday, they confirmed the rovers landed. Image: Rover-1A, on the right, lands on the asteroid's surface A statement from JAXA read: "The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data. Analysis of this information confirmed that at least one of the rovers is moving on the asteroid surface."The rovers hop across the surface, because the gravity on the Ryugu asteroid makes it impossib...
No-deal Brexit threatens Jaguar Land Rover UK future

No-deal Brexit threatens Jaguar Land Rover UK future

Business
UK plants and at least 40,000 jobs are at risk if the country leaves the European Union without a free trade deal, Britain's biggest carmaker has warned. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has told the government that, while its "heart and soul" are in the UK, a bad Brexit could force a re-think, with a "no-deal" scenario forcing it out of the UK because of an expected £1.2bn surge in tariff costs.JLR exports 80% of its cars worth £18bn annually.Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive of JLR, said: "We, and our partners in the supply chain, face an unpredictable future if the Brexit negotiations do not maintain free and frictionless trade with the EU and unrestricted access to the single market."We urgently need greater certainty to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard ...
Fish farming can help relieve pressures on land resources, study shows

Fish farming can help relieve pressures on land resources, study shows

Science
April 30 (UPI) -- As population growth accelerates in much of the world, demands for meat are putting added pressure on natural resources. New research suggests some of the pressure can be relieved by fish farming.Scientists with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization estimate an additional 10 billion people will be hungry for protein by 2050 and that a 52 percent increase in animal production will be required to meet their needs.According to the latest calculations by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, if those protein needs are met with an increase in farmed aquatic animals, humans can conserve land. Recent studies have suggested as much as 75 percent of the planet's land and soil has already been significantly degraded."While aquaculture can add s...