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Marvel At ​Some Of National Geographic’s Best Photos From 2015

These images will blow you away.<p>Committed to showcasing amazing photography, National Geographic Magazine publishes stunning images shot around the world each day on its website. Taken in locations as varied as the ice of Antarctica or the shores of the island of Larak in the Persian Gulf, the …

Nature

Absolutely Breathtaking African Wildlife Photography

German-born Klaus Tiedge had traveled the world, working as a commercial photographer for 20 years when, one day in 2001, an assignment brought him to South Africa. He liked it so much that he decided to move there with his wife, settling in Cape Town where he would be a photographer for the …

Wildlife

Searching for Eureka: IBM’s path back to greatness, and how it could change the world

<i>Things IBM invented or that wouldn’t exist without it:</i><p>Punch cards<br>The US Social Security System<br>The hard drive<br>SABRE global travel reservation system<br>Barcodes<br>The Apollo Program’s computers to land the first humans on the moon<br>The mainframe computer<br>The magnetic strip on credit cards<br>The personal …

Artificial Intelligence

Adventure Photo of the Week

American Medical Association urges ban on TV drug ads

By Justin Wm. Moyer<p>, Reporter<p><i>A Claritin ad aired in 1996 before regulatory changes made drug spots on television more common — and before the allergy medication became available over-the-counter. At the time, the Claritin ad could not even specify what condition the drug treated.</i><p>If one of doctors’ …

Pharma

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015: Help pick the People's Choice Award winner

You can help to choose a winner of a world-renowned nature photography competition in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.<p>The …

10 Breathtaking Photos from National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

Reminding us that the world is beautiful.<p>The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest is now accepting photo entries until November 16 in three categories: people, places, and nature. The grand-prize winner will have their photo published in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, along with $10,000 and a trip …

The Harvard Contest That’s Trying to Improve Health Care Delivery

In the fall of 2014, the HBS-HMS Forum on Health Care Innovation launched the inaugural Health Acceleration Challenge — a “scale up” competition that focuses on compelling solutions to problems in health care delivery that have already been implemented at a small scale and have the potential for …

How To Fight Poverty? It’s Simple: Give Cash To Poor People

Experts don’t know what a poor person needs. But guess who does? Poor people.<p>There’s a very long list of ways that nonprofits have tried to attack the problem of global poverty. Some give microfinance loans. Others create skills training programs. Still others give laptops to kids. Of all the …

The New World Of Healthcare Marketing: A Framework For Adaptation

Few would argue that the US healthcare industry is currently undergoing a seismic shift. Just one of the changes facing healthcare is based on consumer behavior shifts as more employees find healthcare independent of their employers. The result is that healthcare companies of all shapes and sizes …

Five albums to try this week: Robyn and La Bagatelle Magique, Miles Davis and more

Stream new albums, from Vintage Trouble’s soul-rock to a joyous cumbia compilation, and let us know what you’ll be playing this week<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Robyn, keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and DJ Christian Falk recorded this collection of thumping, pop-house tracks before Falk suddenly died of …

10 Top-Reviewed Movies That No One Saw

Believe it or not, <i>Shaun The Sheep Movie</i> was recently announced as the highest rated film of the summer on Rotten Tomatoes. Why is this so …

Box Office

True Detective season 2 wasn’t all bad. Here are 7 redeeming moments.

The finale is over, the reviews are in, and the consensus is clear: <i>True Detective</i> season two swung hard — and whiffed.<p>Vox's Todd VanDerWerff wrote a great piece about all the ways Nic Pizzolatto's sophomore effort amounted to a big, sloppy mess — but in between all the painful exposition and …

Google Is Now Alphabet, And That Spells Big Things For Healthcare

If you’re searching for reasons why Google has renamed itself Alphabet, here’s one: It positions the tech company to expand into health care, which could be very healthy for its long-term fortunes.<p>Google’s health care ambitions are no secret. In the past year alone, the company has teased a pill …

Former Fed chief Alan Greenspan warns of bond market bubble

Alan Greenspan describes bond market as 'unstable' as he warns oil prices have further to fall<p>The world is entering a bond market bubble, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve has warned.<p>Alan Greenspan, who served as Fed chairman between 1987 and 2006, told Bloomberg: "I think we have a …

Economics

The Winners Of The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The results are in for this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and the photos are truly exceptional. They were selected from more …

Here comes the health care spending boom

The aging population's higher healthcare costs will also push health spending higher starting in 2019, according to a study from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.<p>Prior to 2014, healthcare spending …

Health Care

Hillary Clinton has unveiled her first truly interesting economic proposal

During a speech in New York, she detailed a plan to hike taxes on income from investments that high-income Americans hold for less than six years. It is part of a broader platform designed to fight what she refers to as "quarterly capitalism"—corporate America's focus on maintaining short-term …

Investing

2013: Year in Review