Pharma deal: French Sanofi-Aventis to buy U.S. Genzyme

Feb 16, 2011
Wednesday brought an end to the long-awaited deal between French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis and the U.S. biotech firm Genzyme. Sanofi will buy Genzyme for at least $20.1 billion. But the number could go higher if Genzym's drugs-in-development succeed when they go to market, as Eve Troeh explains.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions, Science

Now that you're used to .com and .net, get ready for .everythingelse

Feb 14, 2011
The governing body that controls web domain names is preparing for what it calls a land rush. Soon, you might be seeing not just .com and .net but .eco, .flowers, .god, .gay, and dot just about anything else you can think of.
Posted In: Science

Oil company hacks lead to questions of security

Feb 11, 2011
Several multinational oil companies have been hacked in recent months, using methods that are actually very simple. What does that say about corporate computer security?
Posted In: Science

NASA report on 'runaway Toyotas' expected today

Feb 8, 2011
After a series of Toyota recalls, NASA -- that's right, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- is expected to publish its analysis of the so-called "runaway Toyotas" today. David Gura has more.
Posted In: Auto, Science

Google unveils Honeycomb software for tablets

Feb 3, 2011
Honeycomb is Google's first software designed specifically for tablets. The company hopes to get Android software running on as many tablets as possible rather than building tablets itself.
Posted In: Science

Freakonomics: Bringing science into the kitchen

Jan 25, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about why he believes the future of food lies with those who are trying to bring the scientific method into the kitchen.
Posted In: Food, Science

Less than half of U.S. students are proficient in science

Jan 25, 2011
Science is a tough subject for most U.S. students -- so tough that they aren't meeting average proficiency levels in the subject, according to re...
Posted In: competitiveness, healthcare, Industry, Science, sustainability, techology

What the Comcast-NBC Universal deal means for you

Jan 20, 2011
The acquisition of NBC Universal by Comcast will formally take place later this month after the deal was approved by the FCC and the Justice Department. But that approval came with a host of provisions, rules that the new company must obey. Those new rules are going to have an effect on how people use the Internet and what they watch on television.
Posted In: Science

The Reaper and the future of military flight

Jan 18, 2011
When Defense Secretary Robert Gates presented the Pentagon budget earlier this month, it contained more spending than ever before for UAVs: unmanned aerial vehicles. These are planes without any humans inside, operated by humans on the ground. What are we investing in and how is the rest of the world responding with planes of their own?
Posted In: Science

New Verizon deal means some freedom, finally

Jan 15, 2011
When Verizon announced this week that it was soon going to offer the iPhone on its network, it was a big deal. Especially for Marketplace's Tech Report host John Moe, who will be freed from his AT&T contract next week. He contemplates the options.
Posted In: Science