Nasdaq Parties Likes It’s 2000, but More Sedately

The Nasdaq Composite Index broke through 5000, returning to a level it hadn’t seen in nearly 15 years and moving within range of a record for the first time since the Internet stock bubble.

Two Heads Are Better Than One

In the early 1960s, Michael S. Gazzaniga, then a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, was one of a team of researchers who opened the minds of fellow scientists to a new view of how the brain functions.

Science Can Tell You the Color of the Dress

A raging debate has divided families, friends and work colleagues: What is the color of this dress?

Under Armour Turns Ambitions to Electronic Apparel, Monitoring Apps

Under Armour Inc. has some out-there ideas for your clothes.

HIV Drugs Shown to Be Effective in Trials

SEATTLE—Findings from several clinical trials show how well drugs meant to treat the AIDS virus can protect people from becoming infected. But the trials also show that finding prevention methods that people will use is just as important as the medications themselves, researchers said Tuesday.

Researchers Study Awe and Find It Is Good for Relationships

Polett Villalta says her first deep scuba dive was one of the best experiences of her life. As she descended to 110 feet, a sunken ship slowly became visible in the green-grey water. A turtle swam by.

When Black Americans Lost Their Moses

An African-American woman, weeping by the White House gate after Abraham Lincoln’s death, cried: ‘We have lost our Moses.’

This Computer Keyboard Knows Who You Are

Researchers have developed a keyboard that identifies the typing patterns of computer users—and maybe can charge their smartphones, too

Chinese Dump Milk as Prices Fall

LINLI COUNTY, China—The Year of the Goat isn’t working out well for Pi Hui’s cows. The 53-year-old Chinese farmer has slaughtered 180 dairy cattle about 20% of his herd in recent months as a global glut of milk drove prices to six-year lows. Mr. Pi, who began in the industry as a 16-year-old milker, held out for months.

Find a Bug, Claim a Bounty

For four years, Jay Kaplan helped the National Security Agency find holes in targets’ computers so spies could take a peek. Now, he pays freelance hackers to find similar holes so his corporate customers can patch them.


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