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NXP, Freescale Agree to Merger

published about 5 hours ago
NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor have agreed to merge in a deal that values Freescale at $11.8 billion and would create a combined company with a market value of more than $30 billion.

Ports Get Creative as Cargo Piles Up

published about 5 hours ago
Southern California ports are thinking about ways they can speed things up after a labor dispute contributed to near gridlock in their operations. Cargomatic, a sort of Uber for cargo, is one solution.

Bits Blog: AT&T’s Chief of Mobile and Business Explains the World Beyond Phones

published about 5 hours ago
Bits Blog: AT&T’s Chief of Mobile and Business Explains the World Beyond Phones
Ralph de la Vega says there’s plenty of business to be found in a brave new world where just about everything is connected to the Internet.

Academy Gives Oscar Nod To Digital Health

published about 5 hours ago
Academy Gives Oscar Nod To Digital Health
There is no Oscar film category exclusively for healthcare, of course, but maybe there should be. Some of the best stories ‒ both on and off‒screen ‒ are the human ones battling all manner of healthcare illnesses (both mental and physical) from various vantage points. The most common tend to be those from the patient point of view, but sometimes the narrative as a parent or caregiver is equally poignant.

An Uneasy Relationship Between Telecom and Tech

published about 5 hours ago
An Uneasy Relationship Between Telecom and Tech
Large mobile carriers and tech giants like Facebook and Google rely on one another, but they are competing to be consumers’ main source for Internet use on mobile devices.


Sinosphere Blog: Documentary on Air Pollution Grips China

published about 4 hours ago
Since its online debut on Saturday, “Under the Dome” has inspired an unusually passionate eruption of public and mass media discussion.

LAFD failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says

published 2 days ago
LAFD failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says
The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from ... more

Who's behind the chemical-laden water pits in Kern County?

published 2 days ago
Who's behind the chemical-laden water pits in Kern County?
One thing is clear for officials who discovered hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits in Kern County: They have years of work ahead of them to ... more

Dot Earth Blog: CNN’s Bill Weir Explores the World’s Threatened Wonders

published 2 days ago
Dot Earth Blog: CNN’s Bill Weir Explores the World’s Threatened Wonders
In a CNN series, a seasoned foreign correspondent and noted filmmaker explore the cutting edge of fast-forward environmental and cultural change.

Op-Ed Contributors: Libraries of Life

published 2 days ago
Op-Ed Contributors: Libraries of Life
Specimen libraries are vital for biology. So why are museums being forced to cut their funding?
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Rarely Seen Images From Space Including the ‘Best Selfie Ever’

published Mon, Feb 23 2015 16:56 GMT
More than 700 vintage photographs from the early days of space exploration are to be auctioned Thursday.

On Third Try, Deep Space Climate Observatory Launches

published Wed, Feb 11 2015 17:44 GMT
The observatory took off on a SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on a mission to provide early warnings of solar storms before they reach ... more

Val Fitch, Who Discovered Universe to Be Out of Balance, Is Dead at 91

published Tue, Feb 10 2015 19:57 GMT
Val Fitch, Who Discovered Universe to Be Out of Balance, Is Dead at 91
Dr. Fitch shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for work that helped explain why the collision of matter and antimatter has not destroyed everything ... more

Launch of Solar-Storms Satellite Is Postponed Again

published Tue, Feb 10 2015 18:22 GMT
High-level winds on Tuesday prevented the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory, which is to serve as a warning system for solar storms.

‘GoreSat’ Is Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket

published Sat, Feb 07 2015 17:29 GMT
‘GoreSat’ Is Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket
The Deep Space Climate Observatory, a 1,250-pound satellite intended to serve as a sentinel for solar storms, is to lift off Sunday from Cape Canaveral.