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  • The Triumph of Politics Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:51 PM ET

    In Europe, China and America, the major determinants of economic and market performance in the year ahead are political, not economic.

  • A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    A California businessman chartered a fishing boat in July, loaded it with 100 tons of iron dust and cruised through Pacific waters off western Canada, spewing his cargo into the sea in an ecological experiment that has outraged scientists and government officials, The New York Times reports.

  • Vanquishing Software Viruses and Maybe Your Rivals Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    The startup  Bromium is taking a completely new approach to  security software, using virtualization technology. But will it shake up the $60 billion market?

  • Video Game Industry: No Rules Left to the Games Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:03 PM ET

    The video game industry is under attack, with both established and new players chasing a variety of disparate technologies and strategies that might yield a winning combination.

  • Disruptors Reinventing the Retail Marketplace Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    While there’s been an explosion of apps and websites bringing retail online, the latest wave of innovation is focused on bringing mobile technology into brick-and-mortar retailers.

  • Staving off a disruptive competitor is difficult. Just because a company’s disruptive nature gives it an advantage doesn’t mean its reign will last forever.

  • The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris,  says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.

  • DNA

    The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.

  • 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.