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Fed chief Yellen warns social-media stock prices are too high

In a report to Congress, the Federal Reserve Board chairwoman cautions that equity valuations for companies like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are "substantially stretched."

By July 15, 2014

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Researchers 'edit' faulty DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.

By April 22, 2014

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How BentProp and undersea robots found long-lost WWII bombers

Hundreds of families of Americans missing in action in Palau since World War II have long wondered what happened to their loved ones. Now cutting-edge oceanographic technology is helping find answers.

By April 20, 2014

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Apple supplier Foxconn to hire 15,000 more workers

The Taiwan-based company wants to bring in more engineers and other professionals. The move isn't to help Apple but rather to help itself.

By March 10, 2014

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Google wants to cure ageing

Google has announced the launch of Calico, a new initiative that is focused on tackling the health problems caused by ageing.

By September 18, 2013

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Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

With the goal of being able to better study neurological diseases, researchers create a lab-grown brain with stem cells.

By August 28, 2013

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Scientist controls colleague's hand in first human brain-to-brain interface

University of Washington researcher Rajesh Rao sends a brain signal to Andrea Stocco via the Internet, causing Stocco's right hand to move on a keyboard.

By August 27, 2013

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Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

The latest group of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows includes a junior at Harvard who's leaving to work on education software. Other projects: a desktop fabricator for electronics and a telepresence device.

By May 9, 2013

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Plotting the next Silicon Valley -- you'll never guess where

special report Crave globe-trotter Eric Mack kicks off an exclusive four-part series on the unlikely Latin American spot hoping to transform itself into a new hub for science, technology, and innovation.

By March 26, 2013

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Tadpole sees with an eye transplanted in its bum

Scientists have been able to successfully create a new eye on a tadpole, through which it appears to be able to see in spite of the absence of an optic nerve.

By March 3, 2013