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The CEO of Amtrak is credited with moving the rail line forward after decades of under-use and neglect. Can he herald the arrival of super-fast trains along the Northeast Corridor?
19 | April 16, 2013 3:00am |
Manufacturing powerhouse could be heading for a financial fall, McKinsey warns.
1 | April 15, 2013 12:12pm |
An expert on the world of work, Pink spoke with us about his new book, To Sell Is Human, and his years as chief speechwriter for U.S. vice president Al Gore.
7 | April 15, 2013 4:35am |
PARIS -- The city deploys sheep to explore eco-friendly, all natural urban landscaping that doubles as PR for a forgotten corner of the city.
4 | April 12, 2013 2:00am |
It may not be apprenticeships of old, but it's a start.
1 | April 10, 2013 6:06am |
These days, every organization is in the software business. That means adopting the rules of this fast-paced industry.
2 | April 9, 2013 8:47am |
Foreign investors are playing a larger role in the U.S. shale industry. They're willing to pay cash upfront in exchange for a stake in shale plays and a little education.
2 | April 8, 2013 2:32pm |
Non-profit news organizations develop new ways to tell a story and play watchdog, while tech gurus now share the bylines. Is the future of news already here?
6 | April 8, 2013 3:00am |
DELHI -- India may have new anti-rape laws that expand the scope of sexual offenses and increase punishments, but many women still distrust the police.
2 | April 8, 2013 12:00am |
South Africans have fought corruption for generations, but a new cohort of anti-corruption activists are going online. Corruption Watch looks to empower citizens to fight local graft.
1 | April 2, 2013 3:00am |
As people push against the limits of what nature freely offers us in terms of fresh water, climate stability and more, how can we use our resources to achieve the greatest return for society?
3 | April 1, 2013 3:00am |
The device that you are using might be communicating something about your identity and wealth.
15 | March 29, 2013 6:46pm |
Free college courses are providing opportunities for talented teens around the world.
5 | March 29, 2013 4:00am |
HONG KONG -- They're illegal, valuable and hard to get rid of. A city tries to decide what to do with the elephant tusks in customs.
17 | March 28, 2013 1:44am |
Work is due to begin on the world's first 3D printed canal house, as Dutch architects sign up for the 3D construction frenzy.
1 | March 27, 2013 1:37am |
Are India's entrepreneurial doctors creating models, or at least inspiration, for India's future education start-ups?
2 | March 26, 2013 12:05pm |
Wine drinking may be a new phenomenon in China, but it doesn't mean the quality stacks up against the rest of the world.
March 26, 2013 7:50am |
Crowdfunding is providing innovative new urban design projects with the capital they need to get started. But can citizens really dictate future city landscapes?
3 | March 26, 2013 3:00am |
Being a data scientist isn't just about the 'data,' or being a 'scientist.' It's about using your imagination to look at information in a different way.
1 | March 25, 2013 2:21pm |
Unorthodox teaching methods such as allowing students to take on real-world projects like lobbying for legislation have earned Big Picture Learning $25 million in Gates Foundation funding and...
2 | March 25, 2013 3:00am |