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Moonlighting on company time? It's wise to keep offenses that constitute just cause for dismissal on the down-low. Virtual desktops can save you by creating mini-workspaces, each one running its own suite of apps. Think of them as parallel universes. Mac OS X (starting with version 10.5), Linux and Unix all provide native support for virtual desktops. Windows users should seek out a third-party utility such as WindowsPager, which integrates nicely with the Windows taskbar. (To jump to a new window, simply click its icon in the taskbar.) Other virtual desktops include Desktops, Dexpot, and VirtuaWin.
More and more, farmers are managing pests with biopesticides, natural combatants that come from sources like bugs, plants, and bacteria. In the 1970s a... More More and more, farmers are managing pests with biopesticides, natural combatants that come from sources like bugs, plants, and bacteria. In the 1970s and '80s, scientists used a parasitic wasp from South America to manage a mealy bug infestation threatening Africa’s important cassava crop. By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com. Watch more Food by the Numbers videos: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodbynumbers/
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