Does behavioral economics show people are altruistic or just confused?
Behavioral economists have revolutionized the standard view of human nature. No longer are people presumed to be purely selfish, only acting in their own interest. Hundreds of experiments appear to show that ...
Researcher admits mistakes in stem cell study
A blockbuster study in which US researchers reported that they had turned human skin cells into embryonic stem cells contained errors, its lead author has acknowledged. ...
Woman floored by an off-the-hook $200,000 phone bill
A higher than usual phone bill can leave anyone stunned. And when Celina Aarons got a jaw-dropper for more than $200,000, it was no mistake.
Russia told to innovate or be left behind
(AP) -- Russia is 30 to 40 years behind developed economies in the technology sector and will lag further unless it innovates, Anatoly Chubais, the architect of the 1990s privatizations, warned Wednesday.
Austrian woman gets wrong leg amputated: reports
A 90-year-old woman who went in to get her leg amputated last month at a hospital in Sankt Johann, Tyrol, had the wrong limb removed, Austrian media reported Friday.
Hospitals offer new take on medical mistakes
All Donald Platt wanted was an apology. The tumor on his kidney was the size of a baseball by the time his cancer was detected in a CT scan - five years after his doctor misdiagnosed his symptoms and failed to order the right ...
Introduction of Asian ladybirds into Europe serious mistake
In retrospect, introducing the Asian ladybird into Europe was a serious mistake. The insect was introduced some twenty years ago in a conscious attempt to combat aphids. But research carried out at Wageningen ...
Myspace purchase a 'huge mistake': Murdoch
News Corp's purchase of Myspace was a "huge mistake" and the social network was mismanaged "in every possible way" following the acquisition, chief executive Rupert Murdoch said Friday.
A modern water conundrum
A project that unites civil engineering and the social sciences is showing how developing countries can benefit from tailored solutions rather than an unthinking uptake of advanced technology.
Apple to seek safeguards for iPhone contact lists
Apple on Wednesday said application developers will have to get express permission from users before tapping into contact information stored in its popular gadgets, in a move to address privacy concerns.
Carnegie Mellon tells 800 applicants they're in, then out
Ben Leibowitz called up relatives to tell them he got into Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious graduate computer science program. He even went out to dinner with his parents to celebrate.
Google delivers 3Q letdown early, stock plummets (Update 2)
As far as unpleasant surprises go, Google hit Wall Street with a double whammy Thursday.
Ted Talks get virtual pages at Huffington Post
News website Huffington Post on Friday launched a weekend section devoted to diving deeply into mind-bending ideas shared in "talks" at prestigious TED conferences.