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As one pro-nuclear movie arrives at U.S. cinemas, a couple of young Irish film makers and thorium enthusiasts hope to wrap another soon.
46 | June 14, 2013 6:43am |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
A French company is investing $35 million in a carsharing system for Indianapolis.
12 | June 12, 2013 12:13pm |
Rather than being forced out of the workforce, a study suggests older workers are more educated, more productive, and make more money than ever before.
3 | June 11, 2013 6:38pm |
A $500 million plan to entice tourists into the country has been revealed by the Myanmar government.
June 11, 2013 3:35am |
In five years, nearly all U.S. students will be connected to high-speed Internet at school.
19 | June 7, 2013 7:21am |
There's a shortage of women pursuing careers in computer science, but new initiatives are finding innovative ways to address the issue.
15 | June 6, 2013 7:47pm |
HONG KONG -- Car sharing is a hard sell in Asian cities, but some businesses are trying to change consumers' minds.
June 6, 2013 3:00am |
A $1 vinegar screening can lower cervical cancer death rates, according to a 15-year study with 150,000 women. Globally, it could prevent 73,000 deaths a year.
4 | June 5, 2013 11:06pm |
Walmart doesn't pay its workers well and taxpayers are picking up the tab.
45 | June 5, 2013 4:00am |
The co-founder of the green cleaning products company flaunts traditional consumer products design strategies and encourages every employee to be weird.
1 | June 4, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- A lender sees opportunity in offering credit to low-income college students. But will they be able to pay?
3 | June 4, 2013 3:00am |
Brewing and serving coffee with a precision typically reserved for manufacturing might just be the answer to a wired, mobile, impatient, caffeine-hungry world. Austin-based Briggo is betting on it.
3 | June 3, 2013 3:00am |
Farm simulation games have evolved beyond workday time wasters into tools that help government experts and NGOs to educate rural African farmers.
May 30, 2013 8:29pm |
Just when you thought you could recycle in your sleep, here come bioplastics.
3 | May 30, 2013 3:00am |
It helps that 73 percent of Australians 15 to 64 have a paid job.
1 | May 28, 2013 2:26pm |
Creating a 10-day Earth prediction system using NOAA's Science on a Sphere would produce more than 52 exabytes of data, but could help scientists address our greatest environmental challenges.
1 | May 28, 2013 1:39am |
TalkSession's Melissa Thompson wants to make signing up for therapy feel like joining a gym.
3 | May 28, 2013 1:39am |
BARCELONA -- Erika Lust looks to flip the Spanish and international porn industry on its head by putting women center stage -- and now her company is growing 30 percent a year.
9 | May 27, 2013 3:06am |
A powerful CEO for four decades, Dave Liniger woke up partially paralyzed one day. He talks about whether being dependent affected his leadership and what led to his success.
3 | May 24, 2013 1:46am |