How many times have you gone to your mailbox and found it stuffed with useless junk mail? If you're like most Americans, you find that happens a lot.
Germany’s renewable energy industry has again shown its strength, shattering through another solar power record, as utility company RWE announces it will close fossil fuel power plants as they are no longer competitive.
To promote Nike's Free Flyknit running shoes, Nike China pulled of this incredible publicity stunt. Workers on harnesses (it doesn't look very safe) knitted a shoe onto a foot in Nanjing.
The following is my response to an email I received today asking "Are you ready?" for what is coming with respect to the situation in Syria. I'll characterize my answer as one couched in cynical realism. Things are seldom what they seem.
It is no secret to anyone in the natural health community that the pharmaceutical industry has a stronghold on mainstream medicine in the United States....
Zurich's new drive-in brothels opened earlier this week and they already raised a few eyebrows.
Every time you print a page on your inkjet printer, the printer forces you to waste ink
In Brazil, the pizza chain is embedding DVDs with chemicals that release a pizza smell from the DVD player when it heats up.
The cost of solar power has been dropping fast! You can see on this very important graph that the reduction in cost has even accelerated lately, making clean power from the sun more cost-competitive with fossil fuels.
It is an anticlimax, to say the least. Mere weeks before its official start, the genomics X Prize – intended to spur a revolution in fast, cheap and accurate human-genome sequencing – has been abruptly cancelled
Once operated in heavily secluded areas by men prepared to inflict harm on anyone who happened to discover them, the old-time "moonshine" production and "bootlegging" is becoming a much more mainstream operation.
There is a lot of shady business going on in Africa these days, where so-called "biotech ambassadors" are now actively touring the continent and aggressively pushing for acceptance of genetically-modified organisms ......
To complement its 2014 catalog, Swedish flat-pack champion IKEA unveils an augmented reality app that enables shoppers to outfit their homes with digital imagery of furniture for a 'perfect fit.'
When you swipe your debit card at the grocery store, no one walks into a bank vault looking for a box with your name on it.
The CVS/pharmacy corporation recently launched a new pharmaceutical marketing scheme that pushes customers to fill more drug prescriptions at its stores by enticing them with cash prizes and other rewards,....
If you wanted to buy some homespun yarn or a bar of homemade soap, you might go shopping on Etsy.
What if we look at public schools as profit-making ventures?
Scary because he claims "We don't have the power to coerce anybody" while providing massive funding to organizations that attack public education, social programs, worker salaries, business regulations, and the environment.
Latest rumours suggest Apple plans to offer the 5S handset in gold or 'champagne'
An oil explorer has suspended drilling in southern England in response to the threat of an escalating protest against fracking, the controversial process used to extract gas and oil from shale deposits that has transformed the U.S. energy market.
Ecuador is expected to open part of the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling on Thursday after rich nations failed to back a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to explore in the area, government sources said.
It might seem a bit gimmicky if the results weren’t so stunning.
We've all seen those commercials from multinational companies like IBM touting the next tech breakthrough, and Monsanto promoting some new biotech development.
When Staples began selling 3D printers, some believed that it was an example of a major retailer jumping on a trendy tech bandwagon
Prospective Martians apply for one-way trip to red planet
Subway riders approach their daily commutes prepared to be serenaded by mariachi bands or a capella groups, dodge kicks to face by break dancers, and listen to stories from homeless people asking for some spare change.
There is a reason why the conventional poultry industry in the U.S. has been fairly successful in recent years at lowering detected levels of salmonella in chicken.
The big story on the morning of June 5 was that the New York Times Company sold the Boston Globe for a paltry $70 million. It had paid $1.1 billion in 1993, which was worth $1.76 billion in today’s money.
In an ironic twist for a tycoon whose company has always kept its distance from the press, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has agreed to pay $250 million cash for The Washington Post.
The film and music industries have been waging a war against file sharing through the courts for years, but have more recently started working with governments and ISPs to stop sharing at the source.