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  • Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Reaches 8     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    According to the CDC, the death toll has now reached 8 from a contaminated steroid used to treat back pain that came from a Massachusetts Compounding pharmacy. The next update from the CDC will be at 2PM EST today.

  • Qualcomm's Jacobs: Mighty Payoff to Mobile Medicine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.

  • Stakes for Alzheimer's Cure Rise as America Ages Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.

  • Skin Cancer Thrives as Tanning Culture Survives Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET
    Doctor examining skin cancer

    Despite piles of research on the skin cancer risks of sun exposure and tanning beds, dermatologists and cancer groups struggle to persuade people to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.

  • As Waistlines Grow, So Do Refrigerators Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?

  • Food Allergy Business Booms Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
    Strawberry Shortcakes

    With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.

  • Your Desk Is Making You Stupid Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Scientists once revealed that sitting all day leads to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Now there's new evidence that not only is it making you fatter, but it might also be making you dumber.

  • In a word, the tech rankings this year are stunning, with a major shake-up of the top ten. California falls from the top, while two other states join the elite.

  • The Top 10 States For Technology Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    2011 Ranking: 1 2010 Ranking; 1 This year, California lost its reign as the leading state in technology. Home to Silicon Valley and some of the largest technology companies -- Intel, Facebook, Google and Apple – California slipped to the number-three spot this year because of a slowdown in high-tech business formation. The Golden State still claimed the top spot, however, for most patents awarded and the most research grant money. The state also has the top-ranked broadband connectivity.

    As part of our annual study, America’s Top States for Business, we grade states on several criteria in this important category of Technology & Innovation.

  • E.T. Tweet Home Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    The National Geographic Channel is preparing to beam tweets into space, in response to the "Wow! signal," a transmission received from space.

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

  • US Navy Floats Underwater Solar-Cell Solution Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    USS Mount Whitney

    The breakthrough may prove important to the development of underwater autonomous systems — which provide situational awareness and long-term environment monitoring — a growing market.

  • Scotland Makes a Play for Smart-Grid Leadership Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 2:53 PM ET

    The government says its plan could create as many as 12,000 jobs  by 2020.

  • NASA Kills X-Ray Telescope, Blames Project's Cost Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    NASA killed a new X-ray telescope mission on Thursday, two years before its planned launch.

  • Better, Faster, More (Jobs) Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    Gorilla Glass is, well, not your ordinary glass. It's also an example of how advanced manufacturing can drive  innovation, efficiency, cost-savings and job creation.

  • More than a few CEOs say it's the sad reality that jobs go unfilled. Skeptics say its a smokescreen for wanting to send jobs offshore and pay less in wages.

  • SpaceX

    Elon Musk's SpaceX is scheduled to launch a rocket and space capsule filled with supplies bound for the International Space Station on May 7. If the launch is successful, it will be the first time a private company, not a government agency, has accomplished such a feat.

  • Fiorina: How We're Going to Win the Space Race 2.0 Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:02 AM ET
    Astronaut

    In this Guest Blog, former CEO Carly Fiorina shares her thoughts on the announcement that several tech billionaires are going to bankroll a venture to mine asteroids writing, "thank goodness America still has visionaries who understand that we must lead in space."

  • Zhukov: Innovation in the Final Frontier Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    The science fact is that the only way to keep progress alive, in the midst of our global economic challenges, is to approach these programs collectively.

  • Jobs Employers Can't Fill Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    The U.S. gross domestic product has been climbing, according to the  While this is good news for the overall economy, it represents a problem for the trucking industry, which  to haul the nation’s goods.Transport Capital Partners’ fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey indicated that the driver shortage had improved ever so slightly since August, which TCP’s Richard Mikes attributed to aggressive recruiting on the part of carriers. However, 70 percent of carriers still reported persistently

    Despite the perception about a lack of work, there are jobs that employers can’t fill. Applicants may lack training, or the jobs may not pay enough. Whatever the reason, jobs in many major sectors going unfilled.