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1 | January 11, 2013 4:45am |
Boston and Copenhagen top the list this year as cities with the smartest people, economies, and leadership.
8 | January 10, 2013 9:53am |
Has collapse jumped the shark? Is peak oil dead? Is the zombie apocalypse just a weird popular fantasy, or is there more to it? Energy analyst Chris Nelder goes in search of answers.
67 | January 9, 2013 3:00am |
As the distance learning industry booms, what can we expect from 2013?
6 | January 9, 2013 12:40am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the future of online learning.
January 9, 2013 12:29am |
Only a handful of educational institutions support massive open online courses (MOOCs), but new projects are being planned. Also, most now see online learning as a long-term strategy.
2 | January 8, 2013 8:20am |
From copper to computers, these products will get pricier in 2013.
January 6, 2013 7:12pm |
Lots of sunlight, walls painted in happy colors, comfortable chairs: these elements make for nice classrooms. A new survey shows such design factors can influence a kid's performance, too.
1 | January 3, 2013 8:31pm |
The University of California recently earned an "F" on its new university-wide rebranding. What should it have already learned from similar missteps in the business world?
18 | January 3, 2013 3:00am |
Yes, 2012 is behind us. But that doesn't mean you can't walk down memory lane. Here is our list of 25 amazing people we talked to last year.
January 2, 2013 8:14pm |
DELHI -- Critics in India give it a thumbs up. We talk to one expert about why the Aakash 2 works better than its predecessor.
7 | December 31, 2012 3:00am |
A popular neuroscientist (and bestselling fiction author) discusses how new ways of looking at the brain -- and creatively communicating brain research -- might reduce future crimes.
3 | December 28, 2012 9:00am |
How to keep on top of the forces reshaping organizations and opportunities.
1 | December 27, 2012 7:49am |
BERLIN -- As Germany's demand for skilled labor grows, Europe's unemployed engineers, scientists and programmers are poised to fill the gaps.
2 | December 27, 2012 3:00am |
Will Bangladesh lead Asian economic growth? When will China's slowdown arrive? A news veteran and Asia Society executive peers into a crystal ball for 2013.
December 26, 2012 7:46pm |
Initiatives from Open Educational Resources proponents, and now publishers themselves, may mean more course content from low or no-cost online resources.
11 | December 26, 2012 9:15am |
A pioneer in "virtual paleontology," Rahman is using CT scanning and 3-D printers to bring precious fossils out of the lab and into the hands of the public.
2 | December 24, 2012 3:35am |
BUENOS AIRES -- A new book and related traveling exhibition celebrate 20th century Argentine industrial design.
2 | December 21, 2012 3:00am |
Now architects -- along with business executives and doctors -- are using video games as training tools.
December 20, 2012 8:38pm |
Tesla Motors sells direct to consumers, which has prompted car dealerships to cry foul. Could the electric automaker change not just the cars we drive, but also how we buy them?
79 | December 20, 2012 5:23am |