Amy Retlick

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3D Printing Company MakerBot Acquired In $604 Million Deal

MakerBot, the leader in desktop 3D printing, has just been acquired by Stratasys Ltd., the leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing in a $604 million deal. The merger, which will allow MakerBot to operate as a separate subsidiary of Stratasys, will pay $403 million in exchange for 100% of …

Vitamins & Minerals For Hair That's Healthier, Stronger And Shinier

When we were just kids chewing on cherry-flavored Flintstones vitamins, we had no idea what a big deal it was for our hair. (All we knew is that the edible versions of our favorite stone-age characters would somehow make us big and strong). Now that we're older and wiser, we've switched Pebbles out …

7 Depressing Charts About America

As if the recent string of high-profile scandals over Benghazi, AP phone records and the IRS weren't enough to land the Obama administration in political hot water, the controversial news of the National Security Agency's top secret PRISM program has now raised major privacy concerns for …

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food.<p><i>CORRECTION: Some studies linked in the original version of this article were concerning unrelated issues. They have been</i> …

Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study …

A sensible coin could save a mint

While Congress struggles to find common ground on our nation’s deficit, there’s a bipartisan delegation of senators from five states working on one common-sense budget savings proposal: eliminating the dollar bill in favor of the dollar coin and saving taxpayers $4.5 billion without raising taxes …

Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.<p>Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the E3 video game conference earlier this month. …

James Martin

Unemployment For Recent College Graduates By Major

The unemployment rate of college graduates is half that of people with only a high school diploma.<p>But that doesn't mean recent college graduates haven't struggled to find work. So which majors struggle the most?<p>A May 2013 study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce …

Silver 'boost to antibiotic success'

<b>Adding silver to antibiotics makes them 10 to 1,000 times more effective at fighting infections, research suggests.</b><p>Silver has been used as an antimicrobial for centuries, but little has been known about how it works.<p>The new research suggests adding it to existing antibiotics could counteract the …