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Forget Summer Fridays. These companies offer cool summer perks

Forget Summer Fridays. These companies offer cool summer perks

Finance
Another strong jobs report. Here's why unemployment went up Summer Fridays are nothing new. And in a tight job market where employers are struggling to find workers, companies are getting more creative with the seasonal perks they offer in order to stand out from their competitors. Around 72% of companies that increased benefits cited worker retention as the reason, while 58% wanted to attract new talent, according to the 2018 employee benefits survey from the Society for Human Resource Management. "Every single person we make an offer to has another offer," said Michelle Wagner, senior vice president of people operations at Evernote. "People really care about how and where they work — that matters to them. That puts more pressure on us to hire well and create ...
Boulders offer new clues about early human migration to the Americas

Boulders offer new clues about early human migration to the Americas

Science
June 1 (UPI) -- Recent archaeological evidence has sparked a new theory of when and how the first people came to the Americas. Scientists now theorize that the first Americans took a coastal route along Alaska's Pacific border to enter the continent. This new theory casts doubt on the conventional one that says the earliest settlers came from Siberia, crossing the now-defunct Bering land bridge on foot and then moving through Canada when corridors opened between massive ice sheets at the end of the last ice age. A new geological study published this week in the journal Science Advances offers compelling evidence to support the new theory. A research team led by the University of Buffalo analyzed boulders and bedrock, traveling by helicopter to four remote islands within the Alexander Arc...
Clinical trial to offer free 3D-printed prosthetic arms to children

Clinical trial to offer free 3D-printed prosthetic arms to children

Health
May 16 (UPI) -- For the first time, children will be fitted with 3D-printed bionic arms produced as part of a clinical trial. Oregon Health & Science University is collaborating with Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit based at the University of Central Florida, for the trial, which aims to test the limbs for market approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The two schools announced Wednesday at a news conference in Orlando that a total of 20 children between age 6 and 17 will be fitted with the devices by the end of this summer at the two schools. The arms will be 3D-printed at UCF for around $ 1,000 each, compared to ones that traditionally cost up to $ 100,000 and need to be replaced as children grow. "This is really like the next level for us," Dr. Albert Manero, CEO of Limbit...
Engraved stones offer proof of Neanderthal symbolism, new study claims

Engraved stones offer proof of Neanderthal symbolism, new study claims

Science
May 2 (UPI) -- Researchers in France believe a new interpretative framework can be used to show engraved flint stones were carved with symbolic or communicative intent by Neanderthals.Stones artifacts with etched markings have been recovered from 27 different Middle and Lower Paleolithic sites across Europe and the Middle East, but archaeologists have struggled to confirm the intentionality of the engravings.A team of researchers at the University of Bordeaux have developed a methodology with which to determine whether the markings are a symbolic act or an accidental scrape.Researchers used their new interpretative framework to analyze an engraved stone flake recovered from an archaeological site in Crimea called Kiik-Koba."The microscopic analysis and 3D reconstruction of the grooves on t...
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan places offer to buy Wembley Stadium

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan places offer to buy Wembley Stadium

Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has placed an offer to purchase Wembley Stadium, England's premier soccer field and the home of several NFL international games. Khan insisted that his purpose for the potential transaction is not to send the Jaguars to London, rather to strengthen the franchise. Khan also owns the Fulham Football Club. "The Jaguars have played regular season home games at Wembley Stadium in each of the past five NFL seasons and will continue to do so at least through the 2020 season," Khan said in a statement. "The games the Jaguars play at Wembley are essential to the financial stability of the Jaguars in Jacksonville, which is one of the smallest markets in the NFL. If my ownership interests were to include Wembley Stadium, it would protect the Jaguars' position in L...