Cyberattack—the silent nightmare
In Michigan's worst techno-horror story, the state's major utilities get hacked in the wintertime. Power in the state shuts down, and nobody can figure out how to regain control of the systems needed to turn it back on. Millions ...
Gingrich vows to establish a colony on the moon (Update)
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has stirred strong passions by claiming he will establish a permanent moon base by 2020 if elected, but experts say he is living on another planet.
Study: Over 16-year span, Wisconsin teacher salaries lag private sector wages
New research by a University of Illinois expert in employment relations and labor economics shows that, for more than a decade, Wisconsin teacher salaries have fallen behind changes in the cost of living as well as wage growth ...
Study: Union decline accounts for much of the rise in wage inequality
Union membership in America has declined significantly since the early 1970s, and that plunge explains approximately a fifth of the increase in hourly wage inequality among women and about a third among men, according to ...
Investment to limit climate change is lagging
Spending on measures to limit global warming declined last year, and was deeply inadequate to avoid its worst effects, said a climate finance analysis released in Copenhagen Tuesday.
Both employees and companies benefit from flexible wage systems
Research from the University of Copenhagen has revealed the effects of a decade of decentralised wage negotiations in the private sector. In an article in the Journal of Labor Economics, researchers conclude that wages have r ...
Can wage regulation be deadly?
A study forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that government regulation of nurses' pay leads to higher death rates in U.K. hospitals.
UK govt to announce new cyber security strategy
The government is set to announce new measures to tackle cyber crime on Friday as Britain's internet and electronic communications network comes under increased attack from hackers and foreign intelligence ...
New study finds public workers earn less than private sector workers, even factoring in benefits
With unemployment in the region lingering at record levels, and job security a wistful memory for many, it’s easy to look for scapegoats. Thus a familiar refrain--government workers are overpaid, and our tax dollars are ...
Emotional intelligence empowers positive attitudes in private sector; not in public sector
A new study from the University of Haifa shows that within the private sector high levels of emotional intelligence empower positive attitudes towards the workplace; however, the same effect was not found within the public ...
Private space race heats up as shuttle retires
Private companies, aided by NASA's cash and expertise in human space flight, are rushing to be the first to build a space capsule to replace the retiring US shuttle in the next few years.
US Senate in new cybersecurity push
US senators, warning of potentially catastrophic cyberattacks, introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at protecting critical infrastructure such as power, water and transportation systems.
Repairs on Kenya web cable to take three weeks
An undersea fibre optic Internet cable that was sliced by a ship's anchor in the Kenyan port of Mombasa will be fully repaired in about three weeks, an official said Tuesday.
State workers underpaid, new study finds
A comparison of public sector workers in Illinois with their peers in the private sector shows a general wage and salary penalty for state and local government employees, according to research by a University of Illinois ...