Bidding hot for Apple iPhone 6 prototype

Bidding for a rare prototype of Apple's new-generation iPhone 6 neared a whopping $100,000 on eBay Monday, after the device appeared to have accidentally landed in a buyer's hands.

Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8B

Facebook has completed its acquisition of the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for almost $22 billion, up from the original $19 billion when the cash-and-stock deal was struck early this year thanks in part to the rising ...

Are leaders born or made? New study shows how leadership develops

Hardly a day passes without pundits crying for leadership in the NFL commissioner and team owners, among high-ranking government officials, and in other public figures. If University of Illinois experts didn't have evidence ...

President Obama honors nation's top scientists and innovators

President Obama today announced a new group of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields ...

First-ever global life cycle assessment of renewable energy future

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the today's Proceedings of the National Academy ...

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