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Astronaut's legacy: A boost for women in scienceupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 19:25:00

After two space shuttle flights in the 1980s, astronaut Sally Ride spent much of the rest of her life trying to encourage children, particularly girls, to give the sciences a shot.

U.S lag in science, math a disaster in the makingupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 10:02:00

Almost everyone, from educators to government officials to industry experts, laments the lackluster abilities and performance of our nations' students in science, technology, engineering and math (know as STEM education).

Obama helps fire marshmallow gunupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 10:02:00

President Obama just couldn't resist a marshmallow cannon while touring science fair projects at the White House.

My View: Technology and engineering, the forgotten part of STEM educationupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 10:57:00

Editor's note: Matt Walton a technology and engineering education teacher at Glen Allen High School in Henrico County, Virginia. He has a master's degree in education and a bachelor of science degree in technology education from North Carolina State University.

The Great Moonbuggy Raceupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 10:28:00

Editor's Note: Pamela Greyer is a K-12 science educator, STEM education consultant and NASA solar system ambassador. She is the former site director of NASA's Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy Chicago Program and continues to mentor and engage youths in NASA engineering competitions and contests.

Test scores show modest gains in mathematicsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 14:05:00

Fourth and eighth grade students scored higher in mathematics last spring than anytime since the Nation's Report Card began measuring their performance decades ago, data showed Tuesday.

Nobel goes to scientist who knocked down 'Berlin Wall' of chemistryupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 11:21:00

This year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to an Israeli scientist who "fought a fierce battle against established science" and "fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday.

Secrets of an unflappable working motherupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 09:27:00

Last Thursday, as I walked into the house after a business meeting followed by a 30-mile round-trip car pool, I smelled something delicious wafting from the Crock-Pot. On my way to the kitchen, I looked in the mirror, gave a thumbs-up to my dependable black pants, and thought, There now, being a working mother isn't so hard.

CNNMoney: The quest for an unhackable codeupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 16:50:00

Every day the news hits of another company, website or long list of credit cards that's been hacked. But what if there was a foolproof technology to fend off cyberattackers by keeping secret information secret?

One teacher: Why I quitupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 10:45:00

Over the next decade, more than half of the country's 3.2 million teachers will retire. CNN's Natasha Curry reports.

Why one good teacher decided to quitupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 10:45:00

This is Linda DeRegnaucourt's last summer off. When school starts in August, it will be her last year to think about high school classes, advanced placement tests and calculus.

In case Pi Day wasn't enough, it's now 'Tau Day' on the Internetupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 11:51:00

On the Internet, anything can be the basis for a holiday -- even a number.

Army sets out to buy three new camouflage patternsupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 21:36:00

Eight years after troops in Afghanistan were outfitted with new uniforms, the Army is shopping for a different camouflage for its fatigues and equipment.

Why would-be engineers end up as English majorsupdated: Sat May 21 2011 22:17:00

Amenah Ibrahim vividly remembers her first introduction to thermodynamics. It was her freshman year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and she sat in a large auditorium filled with students aspiring to degrees in chemical engineering.

Innovation 'vital' for future economyupdated: Sat May 21 2011 22:17:00

Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells CNN's Soledad O'Brien what he believes will drive tomorrow's economy.

Don't Fail Me: Education in America - Educator and Parent Guideupdated: Thu May 19 2011 13:05:00

Watch or record "Don't Fail Me: Education in America" when it airs on CNN on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET. By recording the documentary, you agree that you will use the program for educational viewing purposes for a one-year period only. No other rights of any kind or nature whatsoever are granted, including, without limitation, any rights to sell, publish, distribute, post online or distribute in any other medium or forum, or use for any commercial or promotional purpose.

Your view: Fixing U.S. math and science educationupdated: Sun May 15 2011 17:11:00

In CNN's documentary "Don't Fail Me: Education in America," Soledad O'Brien followed three high school students in a national robotics competition created to kids involved in math and science. The documentary airs at 8 p.m. ET Sunday and May 21.

Student's success defies all oddsupdated: Fri May 13 2011 22:55:00

It's her lunch break on a sunny afternoon in Phoenix and instead of chatting with friends in the courtyard, 17-year old Maria Castro is standing in front of a white board inside Carl Hayden Community High School. She has a fat red marker in her hand and is furiously scribbling around a triangle while muttering about sine and cosine.

Drop summer vacation, raise test scores?updated: Fri May 13 2011 22:55:00

Will year-round school help American students compete better at a global level? CNN contributor LZ Granderson weighs in.

How the U.S. lags in math, science education, and how it can catch upupdated: Thu May 12 2011 13:18:00

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Bill Schmidt is the interim director of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education, and author of the forthcoming book "Inequalities for All: Why America Needs Common Core Standards."

Schools preparing kids for the future?updated: Thu May 12 2011 13:18:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien looks at three students who aspire to learn more than what is offered at their schools.

Undeclared candidate Mitch Daniels becoming the big man on campusupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 12:20:00

It might be a stretch to call him the big man on campus. But Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is getting some presidential buzz at colleges across the country.

Indiana Governor gets campus buzzingupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 12:20:00

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on a couple of college students at Yale trying to swing the 2012 presidential election.

High school students earn more credits than those in the pastupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 14:32:00

A new report on high school course work indicates that students are completing more challenging courses and taking more credits than they did in the past.

On Pi Day, is 'pi' under attack?updated: Mon Mar 14 2011 14:41:00

Ask Michael John Blake how old he is, and says "I am 35, I think, maybe 36" and then tries to do a subtraction involving his birth year.

Subject Matters: Students struggle with math fundamentalsupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 10:15:00

Whether it's following hockey statistics or calculating the national debt, our daily lives add up to a lot of math. But try explaining that to a room filled with middle schoolers.

'Kryptos' sculptor inspires hope in weary code-breakersupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 06:58:00

The creator of the enigmatic "Kryptos" sculpture at the CIA's headquarters is dangling a substantial clue before code-breakers eager to unravel the work's hidden messages.

Tech behind the BCS college football rankingsupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 17:02:00

Eighteen years ago, Jeff Anderson and Chris Hester were just two roommates at the University of Washington, frustrated with their beloved Huskies always being disrespected in college-football poll rankings.

Slight uptick in U.S. high school science scores vs. internationalupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 09:48:00

In science, 15-year-old students in the United States performed about average as compared to their counterparts in other industrialized nations, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Education Department.

The U.S. must start learning from Asiaupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 09:11:00

Results of a global education survey today show U.S. high school students come in a dispiriting 26th out of 65 places worldwide in combined scores for math, science and reading tests.

Obama: Future rides on math and scienceupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:34:00

President Obama hosts the White House Science Fair and sets goals to improve the nation's rankings in math and science.

The child-driven educationupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 10:48:00

Education scientist Sugata Mitra explains how access to the Web could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

Can computers take the place of teachers?updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 10:48:00

The Hole in the Wall experiments, known as HiW, were first implemented in 1999, when a computer with an internet connection was embedded into a wall for children to discover and use unsupervised.

Obama: 'Money without reform' won't fix U.S. education systemupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 10:44:00

Recent world rankings showing U.S. students failing to make the grade in math and science are "a sign of long-term decline," that will require reform of the country's education system to fix, President Obama told NBC's "Today" show on Monday.

Making America's students number oneupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 19:31:00

The president announced a new education initiative to make U.S. schoolchildren leaders in math and science.

Obama announces new education initiative led by corporate CEOsupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 19:31:00

President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a new initiative led by the top executives of major U.S. corporations that seeks to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math.

People.com: Danica McKellar Welcomes a Sonupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 18:08:00

The former Wonder Years star gave birth to baby Draco on Tuesday evening

Fortune: Bill Gates' favorite teacherupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 05:53:00

Sal Khan, you can count Bill Gates as your newest fan. Gates is a voracious consumer of online education. This past spring a colleague at his small think tank, bgC3, e-mailed him about the nonprofit khanacademy.org, a vast digital trove of free mini-lectures all narrated by Khan, an ebullient, articulate Harvard MBA and former hedge fund manager. Gates replied within minutes. "This guy is amazing," he wrote. "It is awesome how much he has done with very little in the way of resources." Gates and his 11-year-old son, Rory, began soaking up videos, from algebra to biology. Then, several weeks ago, at the Aspen Ideas Festival in front of 2,000 people, Gates gave the 33-year-old Khan a shout-out that any entrepreneur would kill for. Ruminating on what he called the "mind-blowing misallocation" of resources away from education, Gates touted the "unbelievable" 10- to 15-minute Khan Academy tutorials "I've been using with my kids." With admiration and surprise, the world's second-richest

NASA collaboration encourages young women to pursue scienceupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 16:16:00

NASA said Wednesday that it is collaborating with recording artist Mary J. Blige to encourage girls and young women to pursue careers by studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- collectively known as STEM.

'Wonder Years' star insists smart is sexyupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 13:10:00

Danica McKellar is most famous for portraying Winnie Cooper, the childhood sweetheart of series protagonist Kevin Arnold on "The Wonder Years."

Fortune: Desperately seeking math and science majorsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 10:43:00

Applied Materials had to fly in 100 interviewers just to screen all the job applicants for its new Solar Technology Center in Xi'an, China, last year. The company wanted to fill 260 high-tech jobs. It got 26,000 resumes. A fraction of those applicants were invited to interview. The final selectees, board member Andy Karsner tells me, "were top-of-their-class, English-speaking engineers. They're the best of the best."

Governors announce cross-state education guidelines for U.S. studentsupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 17:31:00

In a departure from the current state autonomy for what U.S. children are taught, the National Governors Association and state education chiefs Wednesday announced their recommendations for education standards nationwide.

'Hooked for life' on mathupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 18:29:00

When I was a child in Adelaide, Australia, I loved games with clear, unambiguous rules; puzzles that were tough but fair; and the clean, abstract, simplicity of numbers and symbols. So it is perhaps not surprising that I have been drawn to mathematics for as long as I can remember.

People.com: Heroic Stand and Deliver Teacher Dies of Cancerupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 13:13:00

The East L.A. math instructor who pushed his students to excel was 79

10 secrets of unflappable working motherupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 08:58:00

As I walked into the house after a business meeting followed by a 30-mile round-trip car pool last Thursday, I smelled something delicious wafting from the Crock-Pot.

On Pi Day, one number 'reeks of mystery'updated: Fri Mar 12 2010 17:08:00

The sound of meditation for some people is full of deep breaths or gentle humming. For Marc Umile, it's "3.14159265358979..."

Intriguing people for March 3, 2010updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 08:18:00

Sheikh Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri: At a news conference in London, England, on Tuesday, the renowned Islamic scholar issued a fatwa -- a religious ruling -- condemning suicide bombers as destined for hell, removing extremists' certainty of earning paradise after death.

Math scores show improvement at schools in large U.S. citiesupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 19:28:00

Public school students in major metropolitan areas are showing improvement on test scores in mathematics compared with scores from previous years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Education.

Obama pushes math, science educationupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 15:46:00

A conversation last week with South Korea's president apparently showed President Obama the stark difference between how Asian nations and the United States value education.

Obama: Education is the keyupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 15:46:00

President Obama talks about the world's hunger for knowledge and America's need to refocus on education.

10 jobs for math whizzesupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 09:40:00

In elementary school, there are classes you always look forward to -- gym, home economics and choir -- and classes you don't -- like English, science and geometry.

State, federal education experts mull nationwide standardsupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 19:28:00

Can you "graph the solution set of a linear inequality in two variables on the coordinate plane?"

Report card shows U.S. students need to improve math skillsupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 16:46:00

U.S. schoolchildren still have work to do when it comes to mathematics, the secretary of education said Wednesday.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: A coach's case for kicking conventional wisdom to the curbupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 11:35:00

This story originally appeared in the Set. 21, 2009 issue of Sports Illustated.

Commentary: Who says public schools need more money?updated: Thu Sep 10 2009 07:00:00

Teachers unions and politicians are constantly claiming that K-12 public schools need more money in order to produce good academic results. But does the data support the argument that our schools need more money to succeed?

U.S. students behind in math, science, analysis saysupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 17:27:00

American children aren't necessarily getting smarter or dumber, but that might not be good enough to compete globally, according to numbers cited Tuesday by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Commentary: Even a genius can get suckeredupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 08:49:00

From winter to spring 1720, London, England, was delirious, entranced, rolling in money.

Commentary: Sotomayor's testimony 'frustrating'updated: Thu Jul 16 2009 16:18:00

So what does the U.S. Supreme Court gain and lose by exchanging Justice David Souter for Sonia Sotomayor?

Could your laptop hold the key to beating jet lag?updated: Fri Jun 19 2009 10:19:00

Jet lag is the bane of the global traveler, but could your laptop hold the cure?

Stephen Hawking talks to CNNupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 11:47:00

In a recent interview, CNN's Becky Anderson spoke with scientist Stephen Hawking about his views of the world.

Scientist Hawking 'very ill'updated: Tue Apr 21 2009 11:47:00

Scientist and author Stephen Hawking is "very ill" and has been hospitalized, according to Cambridge University, where he is a professor.

Scientist Hawking 'comfortable' in hospitalupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 07:47:00

Distinguished scientist Stephen Hawking was said to be in a "comfortable" condition Tuesday after spending the night in hospital, Cambridge University said in a statement.

Why your brain can't always make good decisionsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 15:03:00

We all make bad decisions sometimes. In some contexts, to a certain extent, psychologists know why.

Fortune: 3 best Web books of 2008updated: Fri Dec 26 2008 10:06:00

This was the year that businesses finally embraced the social Internet, setting up blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 services. But for all their experimentation, relatively few companies have figured out how to be strategic about these new technologies.

10 ideas that changed the worldupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 08:05:00

Imagine a world without zero: The magic number that has given us everything from simple algebra to quantum physics, which forms the basis of modern computing in binary code and which, less profoundly, but perhaps more importantly, lets us know when we've drained our bank account with one too many shopping trips.

People.com: Jaden Smith Gets Acting Tips from Mom and Dadupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 13:48:00

The 10-year-old actor's famous parents have taught him to "be in the moment"

Time.com: Stephen Hawking to Leave Prestigious Postupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 13:00:00

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking will retire from his prestigious post at Cambridge University next year, but intends to continue his exploration of time and space

Meet Stephen Hawkingupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 09:05:00

CNN's Becky Anderson holds an exclusive interview with scientist Stephen Hawking on his views of the world.

Hawking: If we survive the next 200 years, we should be OKupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 12:32:00

Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's great scientists, is looking to the stars to save the human race -- but pessimism is overriding his natural optimism.

Time.com: India's Grassroots Teachersupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 04:00:00

Volunteers and NGOs are setting up classrooms across India to try supplement a national education system that they say does not make the grade

Time.com: Math Gold: $100,000 For Prime Numberupdated: Sun Sep 28 2008 02:00:00

Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13-million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone

Time.com: Will Business Schools Learn from Wall Street's Crisis?updated: Sun Sep 21 2008 10:20:00

Business school is back in session, and teachers are re-evaluating how to better train the post-Lehman generation of risk managers

Time.com: The Myth of the Math Gender Gapupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 19:00:00

Despite the enduring stereotype that girls are less proficient with numbers than boys, a new study suggests there is no longer any such difference

Time.com: Study: Girls Equally Good at Mathupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 19:00:00

Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, "Math class is tough!" girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys

Time.com: Palestinians Share Israeli Math Prizeupdated: Mon May 26 2008 09:00:00

A Brown University professor said Monday that he is donating his share of a prestigious Israeli mathematics prize to advance the education of Palestinian students

Intel factsupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 10:59:00

The company was founded in 1968 by Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore, two of the original brains behind one of the major players in early computer chip development, Fairchild Semiconductors.

Connecticut high schools to offer online classesupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:15:00

Connecticut public high schools will begin offering online courses to students next month, according to Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

10 child prodigies (who actually ended up doing something)updated: Mon Dec 10 2007 12:25:00

Being a child prodigy is no guarantee that you'll grow up to be rich, famous or happy. You might have a breakdown and fade into obscurity (like that guy in the movie "Shine"), quit the scene altogether (like chess maestro Bobby Fischer), or turn to a life of petty crime (insert the name of your favorite child actor here).

'House' of cards? No, he stacks skyscrapersupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 00:24:00

Bryan Berg spends much of his life in a house of cards. Literally. Berg, the Guinness World Record-honored "Cardstacker," has devoted his career to building houses of playing cards -- and skyscrapers, domes, cathedrals and stadiums, too.

Tallest house of cards leveledupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 00:24:00

Professional cardstacker Bryan Berg attacks his card city and his world record-setting card tower with a leaf blower.

Dobbs: A legacy in search of a presidentupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 16:10:00

America's once-proud public school system -- the great equalizer of our democratic society -- is failing an entire generation of students. Millions of high-school students are donning their caps and gowns this month, but a new Education Week report reveals that more than 1.2 million students will fail to graduate high school this year. Half of our black and Hispanic male students are dropping out of public high schools.

Study: Car seats fall short in safetyupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 09:02:00

Seat and head restraints in more than 60 percent of car models fall short of state-of-the-art protection for neck injuries and whiplash, a new study has found.

SI.com: Deficiency of consistencyupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 11:56:00

The tone of the headlines following Florida's 85-72 win over Kentucky on Sunday was uniformly sanguine: "Gators Reclaim Mojo," proclaimed the Tampa Tribune; "Revived Noah, Gators enter March with a rout," said the Palm Beach Post; and "Gators dunk the doubts," stated the Florida Times-Union. Such optimism was an abrupt, 180-degree turn from the doom-and-gloom descriptions that had accompanied UF's three-loss slump, which ended with the walkover of the Wildcats. Should the defending champs maintain their mojo and win the SEC tournament this week in Atlanta, I suspect the Gator repeat bandwagon will be completely rebooked in time for NCAA tournament pools to begin.

CNNMoney: The new, new thing in franchisingupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 10:22:00

With many franchisors capitalizing on the convenience trend, you can find services that help you do everything from cooking, cleaning, day care and even teaching your kids some shortcuts to get ahead in their toughest classes.

CNNMoney: Change in CPI calculation weighedupdated: Mon Aug 14 2006 06:04:00

A more precise measure of the Consumer Price Index could be instituted next year, according to a published report Monday, a move that could see the closely watched inflation reading roil markets less.

Fortune: How the Finance Gurus Get Risk All Wrongupdated: Mon Jul 11 2005 00:01:00

Your money is at risk. No matter what you've put it in--stocks, bonds, derivatives, hedge funds, houses, annuities, even mattresses --there's always the chance that you could lose it or miss out on...

Never-ending countdowns fail to add upupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 10:27:00

I think that The Count from "Sesame Street" is in charge of programming all the cable networks. They just can't get enough of ranking things and then counting them down.

Money Magazine: Growth Isn't Always Good Why the hottest funds aren't necessarily the best investmentsupdated: Thu Feb 01 2001 00:01:00

In 1989, ex-Fidelity Magellan fund manager Peter Lynch published One Up on Wall Street, which preached the mantra that, over time, prices in the stock market dutifully mimic changes in corporate ea...

Fortune: The Numbers Game How much is talent worth to the economy? Have computers made America a more productive updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

For thousands of years people measured the weight of precious stones by comparing them to a qirat, the Arabic word for the weight of four grains. Sound like a vague measure? Well, it used to be, bu...

Fortune: Click Here for Decisions FORTUNE 500 companies are discovering new software that better manages the process of making complex deupdated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

In the early 1970s the Egyptian government asked Tom Saaty, a pioneering mathematician with a fistful of awards, to help clarify the Middle East conflict. The Egyptians needed a coherent, analytica...

Fortune: WHY RISK MATTERS HOW IMPORTANT IS A FUND'S RISK PROFILE? THIS IMPORTANT: IT CAN TELL YOU MORE--AND SOMETIMES updated: Mon Dec 29 1997 00:01:00

This year, beginning in our annual summer Retirement Guide and continuing in this year-end investment issue, we've introduced into our list of best mutual funds a statistical measure called "standa...

Fortune: Strange days on Wall Street, where you can fly for $1,000, the murder equation, and other matters. ASK MR. STATISTICSupdated: Mon Sep 05 1994 00:01:00

Dear Oddsist: As a lifelong devotee of the weird, outre, and paranormal, I was naturally all aquiver on August 1 when the Dow Jones industrials rose by 33.67, a figure that "eerily matched" the gai...

Fortune: A NEW TOOL TO HELP MANAGERS Business-oriented economics isn't sexy. But this variant of microeconomics has a lot to say about moupdated: Mon May 30 1994 00:01:00

CAN ECONOMISTS teach business people anything useful about the day-to-day running of companies? About such meat-and-potatoes problems of managerial life as how to restructure your company, how to m...

Money Magazine: get ORGANIZED! Tim McCormick's well-planned campaign got him into three top schools. By learning from his updated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

Tim McCormick's march to college began in seventh grade, when teachers at his Portland, Ore. middle school chose him to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which is usually given to college-bound hi...

Fortune: TURNING STUDENTS ON TO SCIENCE Want to help the dismal math and science skills of American kids? Just tuck updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

AS THE WORLD of work turns ever faster on its computer-imaged, digitally controlled, microprocessed axis, companies increasingly need a numerate and technophilic work force. What they face is this:...

Fortune: WHY IT'S A RISC WORTH TAKINGupdated: Mon Oct 10 1988 00:01:00

Sometimes less is more. That's the basic principle behind RISC, or reduced instruction set computing, the technology that is paving the way for a new generation of super-quick computers. RISC techn...

Fortune: WHAT MAKES STOCK PRICES MOVE? Academics have long argued that the market's swings, though unpredictable, are always rational andupdated: Mon Oct 10 1988 00:01:00

BLACK MONDAY discomfited not only stockbrokers and portfolio managers, but also an influential set of academics whom they have long considered their archenemies -- the efficient market crowd. These...

Fortune: PHYSICS WHIZ GOES INTO BIZ At 28, MacArthur Foundation genius Stephen Wolfram may be the most promising physicist to appear in yupdated: Mon Apr 11 1988 00:01:00

RARELY DO conventional people produce innovation in business or technology. Almost invariably, innovators have a wild gleam in their eye, metaphorically if not literally -- and they can be a real h...

Fortune: STRATEGY IN A MORE VOLATILE WORLD The co-author of In Search of Excellence sees a post-crash message for managers in the scienceupdated: Mon Dec 21 1987 00:01:00

Looking at the rate of change that has buffeted, battered, whacked, slammed, and shocked American managers over the past decade, one would have to conclude that any executive who seeks a competitiv...

Fortune: Geometry for Jockeys, Foreign Affairs in Fantasyland, The Case Against Self-Esteem, and Other Matters. Up From Euclidupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

''Why must we learn this stuff, and where are we ever going to use it?'' According to Alfred S. Posamentier, professor of mathematics education at New York's City College, that question endlessly h...

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