A recession can make a mockery of the very notion of career planning, as the hordes of executives laid off in recent years can attest.
Inspired by the 'Arab Spring' protests, hundreds have decended on Wall Street to say big banks have too much power.
Marine life is under severe threat from global warming, pollution and habitat loss, with a high risk of "major extinctions" according to a panel of experts.
CNN's Zain Verjee talks with Alex Rogers about a new report warning that the world's oceans are at a risk of extinction.
Carbon emissions from energy use reached a record level last year, up 5% from the previous record in 2008, the International Energy Agency said.
Researchers hope a new treatment developed in the United Kingdom will prove vital in controlling future flu pandemics such as H1N1 (swine) flu, bird flu as well as ending the need for annual flu jabs.
An international team of climate scientists is calling on the public to help with a new initiative aimed at predicting how the climate will change during the 21st century.
Second phase trials have started across Europe into pioneering eye surgery that allows some blind people to see.
Last week the flurry of information pelted at us by the internet reached a new intensity.
Daily doses of vitamin B can halve the rate of brain shrinkage in elderly people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be a precursor to Alzheimer's, researchers at Oxford University said Thursday.
Researchers believe they have unlocked vital genetic clues about why some people stutter, which they hope will lead to a cure.
A new study brings researchers one step closer to unraveling a medical mystery that has perplexed scientists for thousands of years: What causes people to stutter?
Iran has complained to Britain's Oxford University over a scholarship program in memory of Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman whose on-camera death during a protests earlier this year made her a global icon of Iranian opposition.
In a speech, the singer speaks about world peace and universal access to education
Status updates, photo tagging and FarmVille aren't just for adults or even teenagers anymore.
The CNN blogger bunch weigh in on how young is too young for social networking.
The wisdom of business professors, once only available to MBAs and business students, can now be accessed by anybody with an Internet connection.
England doesn't yet swing in the transporting, ruefully tender coming-of-age drama "An Education."
In the developing world millions of people struggle to operate machinery, read from a blackboard, or just see the world around them, because they don't have access to the eyeglasses they need.
Scientists have discovered a new species of giant rat in a remote rainforest in Papua New Guinea.
There are many reasons why Roz Savage is an extraordinary woman -- she has rowed single-handed across the Atlantic and is now tackling the Pacific, after all.
When they set sail from harbor most yachtsmen leave only their worries behind. But when Hilary Lister goes out to sea, she sheds an entire way of life.
Treating flu-stricken children with anti-viral medication including Tamiflu and Relenza could do more harm than good, a new report has warned.
Meat is murder? Well, perhaps not for much longer.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Orthodox Jewish rabbi who is known for his secular outreach and TLC show "Shalom in the Home," was friends with Michael Jackson for several years.
Mad cow disease, SARS and now swine flu: Some diseases grab the headlines. But thousands of people worldwide suffer from very rare conditions, many of which few people have ever heard of.
The first woman elected to one of poetry's most prestigious titles has stepped down amid controversy about her Nobel-prize winning rival.
The "border czar" named Wednesday to help deal with drug cartel violence along the U.S.-Mexico border held a similar post in the Clinton administration.
Demonstrators stormed a hotel Saturday where Asian leaders were to meet, forcing the indefinite postponement of the Association of South East Asian Nations summit.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand are considering suspending their demonstrations for the Thai New Year, one of their leaders said Friday.
Thousands of anti-government protesters Wednesday called for the resignation of the country's prime minister as they assembled outside three Bangkok locations, including the house of the king's top adviser and a government building.
A new map illustrating global malaria risk in unprecedented detail suggests that wiping out the disease in many parts of the world is possible.
Obesity shaves two to four years off the average lifespan, while being very obese can shorten your lifespan by 8 to 10 years, according to a new analysis of 57 studies including nearly 900,000 people.
Business schools are not supposed to produced mere highly-trained automatons, inducted into the latest finance and marketing models. They are intended to produce leaders.
Most of us have grown used to conservation charities putting charismatic animals front and center of their fundraising campaigns.
It's time this debate was settled once and for all.
A group of experts from around the world will Thursday hold a first of its kind conference on global catastrophic risks.
There's a never a dull moment in London -- the only problem is trying to keep up with it all... Here are some annual events you won't want to miss.
Juliet Davenport is the Oxford University-educated chief executive and founder of Good Energy, a 100 percent renewable electricity supplier in the UK. When she participated in the Principal Voices project in 2007, she talked about the need to embrace renewable energy.
Thailand's youngest and newest Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks with CNN's Dan Rivers on Talk Asia.
From his wife's new job to giving advice to President-elect Obama, Bill Clinton discusses his life after the White House.
Eight years after Bill Clinton left the White House, the 42nd President of the United States of America still looms large on the world stage, often attracting the kind of attention usually only reserved for incumbent presidents.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports on some brain-teaser questions asked in admissions interviews for Oxford University.
You might expect Oxford and Cambridge universities to ask prospective students to compare the works of Chaucer to Boccaccio or to explain the theory of relativity.
Dance performances, archery and traditional sports -- such as snatching of the caps and pillow fights over a tub of cold water -- capped the three-day celebration in Thimphu of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck's coronation as Bhutan's king.
As more and more young Palestinians grow disenchanted with the two parties dominating their political landscape, they are going online to mobilize for change -- in politics and their lives
One of the major problems facing business school students is finance: How do you survive when you have not only waved a temporary goodbye to your pay check but must also pay out for often steep course fees?
I'm retiring and will soon be headed to Oxford University to begin my second act. So this will be my last column for Money. At a time like this, it's only natural to look back at one's career. So I've been reviewing my articles of the past 23 years to see where I've been right and where I've been wrong - and why.
Scientists may have found a way to test for and possibly avoid the most serious side effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, one of the top-selling medicines in the world
A group of experts from around the world will hold a first of its kind conference Thursday on global catastrophic risks.
CNN's Phil Black reports on a cup found under a bed that fetched a small fortune at auction.
Englishman John Webber thought nothing of the small, shiny cup, passed down from his junk dealer grandfather and stashed under a bed for years, until appraisers said it was an ancient Persian artifact.
Women can influence the gender of their child with what they eat before they conceive, according to new research that lends scientific support to age-old superstitions about pregnancy.
San Francisco is the latest clash point on the torch's troubled tour. But the protests have inspired cries of unity back in China
University of Oxford researchers will spend nearly $4 million to study why mankind embraces God
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of the assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, said Tuesday that he fully intended to take on a political role in his homeland but only after he has completed his studies at Oxford University.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is not ready for politics. He's asking to be left alone to study. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
The teen returns to school as head of his mother's party and an obvious target for assassins. Can a collegial atmosphere be preserved?
For the modern day MBA student the sector is venerated very nearly as much as that of private equity, while to the uninitiated it is almost as mysterious -- welcome to the world of the hedge fund.
Noted academic Elyn Saks hid her illness for years. Now in a new book she opens up about what it's like to have a severe mental illness
Asia is bracing for a dramatic surge in cancer rates over the next decade as people in the developing world live longer and adopt bad Western habits
One of the key buzzwords at business schools in recent years, both in research and teaching, has been corporate social responsibility.
The entrepreneurial challenge has long been a mainstay of MBA life. Students get together before a panel of judges to pitch their business ideas, the best being rewarded with accolades and -- often -- start-up cash.
One of the most important parts of any business education program is teaching would-be executives how to conduct themselves in different commercial cultures.
Scientists have unlocked the genetic code that could pave the way to a new generation of highly effective cancer drugs with none of the painful side effects of existing treatments.
Bruce Willis did it, with the aid of a large plastic tube and a set of bellows, in "Twelve Monkeys;" Michael J. Fox did it -- three times -- in the "Back to the Future" series; the crew of the Starship Enterprise can't stop doing it (at least 14 times in television episodes alone); while as the "Terminator" Arnold Schwarzenegger also gave it a go, albeit stark naked.
Heart problems? Me?
Creativity is the buzzword in many a modern boardroom, yet some in business still complain that too many newly-minted MBAs are competent but uninspired, well-versed in the technical theory but lacking in imagination.
As well as getting the chance to leave business school with three magic letters after your name, there is another reason why people take an MBA -- the contacts.
All five of last year's winners are growing rapidly. Here's an update.
According to popular image, every new recipient of an MBA from a leading business school will head straight into the finance sector, intent on maximizing their salary, irrespective of other considerations.
The winners of last year's FSB business-plan competition are growing rapidly. Here's an update.
Much like traditional universities, the reputation of a business school rests not only on its teaching prowess, but also the quality and quantity of original research produced by faculty staff.
He is a powerful but flawed leader who ignores repeated warnings about his vulnerability and is eventually murdered by plotters including his closest friend.
Apart from recruiting executives with an MBA or EMBA, companies around the world spend millions every year on management and leadership courses for existing employees.
Web 2.0 may be a buzz word, but it's still attracting big bucks.
The sixth annual World Refugee Day is Tuesday. The United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution in 2000 to remember refugees on a special day each year.
Humanity is on the verge of an incredible future. Technologies that seem like science fiction are already becoming science fact as researchers develop innovations that will transform the very essence of what it is to be human.
Only two years old, the QM2 brings back the romance and elegance of ocean cruising so strongly that it's already a legend.
Whether it is wafting lavender or citrus scents to calm drivers and keep them awake, or vibrating seatbelts to get them to slow down, smart cars in the future could help reduce road accidents.
When people leave a doctor's office after being seen for a cough they feel better immediately if they are clutching a little piece of paper that a druggist will exchange for a bottle of antibiotics.
Children who live close to high-voltage overhead power lines may be at an increased risk of leukemia, a British study has suggested.
The thick and thin of health
Israeli scientists have come up with a way to genetically engineer spiders' webs without the help of the eight-legged creatures.
French President Jacques Chirac was ending a fence-mending but at times edgy state visit to Britain Friday with a question-and-answer session with students at Oxford University.
Anyone with a computer can now contribute to tackling some of the world's biggest humanitarian problems simply by leaving their machine logged on when not in use.
Public health experts have estimated that around 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died since the United States invaded Iraq in March last year.
Ambitious executives could gain an edge over their rivals by changing their lunchtime dining habits, according to an Oxford University scientist.
E-mail can hurt relationships and slow down business, a survey has warned -- and one psychologist says a lack of e-mail etiquette is to blame.
The operators of a human catapult that hurled a British student to his death have been cleared of manslaughter charges.
Roger Bannister celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first four-minute-mile on Thursday but said there were other events in his life worthy of greater respect.
The best entry-level job at ChildrenFirst--and maybe one of the prime after-college gigs anywhere--is assistant to the chairman, Rosemary Jordano. It's a one-year deal with an option for two. The o...
You'd think Mr. Cholesterol would have been routed in the past decade. Studies paint an ever starker picture of the danger posed by fatty deposits in the bloodstream. Anti-cholesterol "statins" lik...
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, Willie went to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. At Georgetown, he won a special award called a Rhodes scholarship, which allowed him to study for two years at Oxford Uni...
Applications for Rhodes scholarships by U.S. college students have reached a record 1,305, about 200 more than last year. Maybe not all the wannabes see this two-year spell at the University of Oxf...
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