Jan 14, 2013 Is this a regular flu season or one for the record books? It depends a bit on whether your metric is the official numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or Google. In China, the government is requiring each new home close to necessary infrastructure to get a fiber optic cable hookup.
Jan 10, 2013 Up to half the world’s food is wasted -- that’s the conclusion of a study by Britain’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Jan 10, 2013 Supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia are reporting a shortage of the baby formula Karicare due to stockpiling by Chinese customers.
Jan 9, 2013 The U.S. is importing less oil, and that will continue into next year. The Energy Information Administration expects the lowest oil import levels in 25 years.
Jan 8, 2013 Chinese journalists protesting against government censorship hold a second day of strikes in the southern province of Guangdong.
Apr 19, 2013 The biggest barrier to renewable energy such as solar and wind is storing the electricity it generates. In a university laboratory, a scientist painstakingly re-imagines the battery.
Dec 27, 2012 The automaker Toyota has agreed to one of the largest settlements in automotive history. Pending court approval, the company will pay more than $1 billion to resolve a class-action lawsuit related to unintended acceleration.
Dec 26, 2012 The world's longest high speed rail link opens in China.
Dec 26, 2012 A tax credit expires at the end of December. To earn it, wind farm operators have to have their turbines up, running and plugged in.
Dec 25, 2012 Distillery stocks in China tumble this week after the government announced a ban on high priced spirits at state events.