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China lifts 13-year ban on beef imports from U.S.

American steak could soon be back on the menu in China after officials announced the lifting of a 13-year ban on imports of beef from the U.S.<p>Restoring exports to China is a top priority for U.S. farmers because they want to take advantage of the country's growing demand for meat.<p>But there are some …

China

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should)

A very different collection of inspirational quotes, plus the reasons why they can actually make a difference in your life.<p>I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to …

Motivation

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives

One of China's leading lung specialists says Beijing must act fast to save lives by closing polluting factories and improving fuel quality<p>Millions of lives will be unnecessarily lost to soaring rates of respiratory disease and lung cancer unless the Chinese government takes determined action …

Pollution
eCommerce

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

Beijing’s poorer neighbor is sacrificing its economy to clean up the capital’s air

Living next door to the capital of China has its drawbacks. Hebei, a poor industrial province in the north that wraps around the municipality of Beijing, has given up water, labor, and other resources for the capital over the years. Now, in part because of the central government’s mission to clean …

Pollution

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Origami

Entrepreneurs reveal their failures en route to success

<b>Millions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.</b><p>Fewer still go on to great success.<p>Talking to BBC Radio 5 live's On the Money, some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs share their tips for business success - as well as revealing some of …

Entrepreneurship

China factories face new challenge as growth slows

HONG KONG (AP) — As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.<p>Factories that had thrived by using cheap migrant labor to churn out inexpensive clothing, electronics and toys for …

To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

The American workforce might want to pay attention to all those brown trucks full of cardboard boxes. UPS is using technology in ways that may soon be common throughout the economy.<p>On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the …

China just revealed a major state secret: nearly 20% of its farmland is polluted

Almost one-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, according to a government report released this week. Officials have acknowledged the country’s problems with water and air pollution, but the extent of soil contamination has been a closely guarded “state secret,” for fear of incriminating certain …

Agriculture