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How getting a full night's sleep is good for business

Aug 31, 2012
We spend a third of our lives doing it -- or at least, we're supposed to. Eight hours a night -- we've been hearing that for years, but come on -- who can do that?
Posted In: Books, Science

Scientists question Draghi's bumblebee metaphor

Aug 3, 2012
In his remarks yesterday, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi compared the evolution of the euro to that of a bumblebee. Entomologists say that's a confusing metaphor.
Posted In: Mario Draghi, euro, Science

The latest Times Square attraction: Mars

Aug 3, 2012
If you want to be surrounded by other earthlings as you watch NASA's Mars rovers land on the red planet, head for Times Square. The rovers, the space agency's biggest hits, will be live on the big screen.
Posted In: space, mars, Science, NASA

Physicist Alan Guth wins major $3 million science award

Aug 1, 2012
The Fundamental Physics Prize is brand new and recognizes "transformative advances in the field." One of the winners, Alan Guth, talks about the big win.
Posted In: jackpot, Science, prize, award, million, Tech, physics

Measuring women's progress in science since Sally Ride's flight

Jul 24, 2012
The passing of astronaut Sally Ride is occasion to mark the gains women have made in math and science since her historic space flight, and reflect on the challenges that remain.
Posted In: NASA, women, Science, space

Study: Visa law prevents companies from hiring best workers

Jul 18, 2012
There's a new report out today that provides one explanation for why companies aren't hiring the people they want to hire: A visa program to bring in the best and brightest from around the world is capped, and doesn't account for the economic geography of America.
Posted In: hiring, Science, H-1B visas

Getting the most out of your ketchup bottle

May 25, 2012
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a coating that keeps condiments from sticking to the bottle.
Posted In: ketchup, Science

Intel Science Fair winner detects pancreatic cancer early, cheaply

May 25, 2012
High school freshman Jack Andraka won $75,000 in scholarship funds, and $12,000 in cash for his project, which can detect cancer in its early stages.
Posted In: Science

The state of deep sea expeditions

Apr 3, 2012
As the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic draws near, Robert Ballard -- the man who discovered the wreck back in 1985 -- is working on a new mission: finding Amelia Earhart's plane.
Posted In: titanic, deep sea exploration, Science

Closing the gender gap in patent filing

Mar 22, 2012
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner on one scientifically-proven way that helps women embrace risk.
Posted In: innovation, gender gap, patents, Science, engineering

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