By now most have heard of the infamous gas station in Sheberghan, northern Afghanistan which "cost" the U.S. Department of Defense nearly $43 million to build, even though its real cost was only $500,000. This "world's most expensive...Show More Summary
Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN sports network, confronting rising programming costs and a loss of viewers, plans to eliminate as many as 350 positions, about 4.3 percent of its workforce, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The...Show More Summary
“Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN sports network, confronting rising programming costs and a loss of viewers, plans to eliminate as many as 350 positions, about 4.3 percent of its workforce, according to people with knowledge of the matter,” reports BloombergBusiness. The...
Designers love to hear other designers share their knowledge and tidbits of advice regarding the design indusry. You can hear this stuff at conferences, but those cost a lot of money and travel time. The natural alternative would be videos posted online. Show More Summary
Today, from Syria to California, climate change is costing us lives and livelihood. The headlines are new, but our knowledge of the problem is not. The Nixon administration was warned about climate change in 1969, and fossil fuel companies and the U.S. Show More Summary
There’s a behavioral trait referred to as “rational ignorance.” It occurs when the cost of acquiring knowledge is greater than the benefit derived from that knowledge. And so we simply don’t bother. Let’s say you’re driving to a meeting and you’re low on gas. It’s rational to pull into the first station you see. And to be ignorant of the prices at […]
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Finding out that you are being spied upon without your knowledge is never a good feeling and no one likes it less than Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo, a search engine aimed at keeping a user's privacy at all costs. Gabriel Weinberg...Show More Summary
Computers, a many orders of magnitude decline in DNA sequencing costs, big advances in knowledge of how genes, cells, and organisms function, and the growth in microfluidics technology have not increased the rate at which new therapies come to market. Show More Summary
image credit The phrase 'This Page Is Intentionally Left Blank,' common in all areas of publishing, has been found in peer reviewed academic articles costing $30 to access. To the best of our knowledge, this paper represents the first...Show More Summary
Kaleigh Behe, photo courtesy of Kaleigh Behe While it is common knowledge that college costs are rising in the United States, the net prices that students pay, after accounting for scholarships, are actually rising faster for lower-income students than their higher income peers. Show More Summary
The Economist had an interesting article in the July 11th issue on the hidden cost of price comparison websites (see “Free exchange: Costly comparison“). In theory, such sites should lower prices. When you have perfect knowledge of the prices multiple vendors charge for the same product, all vendors should race to the bottom. That’s why you can search [...]Show More Summary
A group of doctors and patient advocates are putting pressure on Gilead Sciences—maker of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day drug for hepatitis C—to release its patents. The Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), a U.S. nonprofit...Show More Summary
When Your Daughter Marries Ray 1984 Submitter: My sister recently got married and so I am quite knowledgeable about the cost of weddings. This book is very out of date, and very traditional in every way. This seems like a topic that is popular enough that you would want the most up to date info […]
The smart phone is the great equalizer of knowledge access. Never before has so much information been accessible to so many for so little cost. The global spread of smart phone tech has resulted in a device which entered the market as...Show More Summary
Have you heard? There is a massive "free trade" agreement being negotiated in secret without your knowledge or participation by your elected representatives. It will increase income inequality, jack up the cost of drugs and empower corporations to sue your government when environmental laws stand in the way of profit. Show More Summary
Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated report.
We interviewed hotel front desk clerks and managers to learn some insider secrets, and many of them have to do with money matters. Be prepared for your next hotel stay by knowing what will cost you money and what might save you money — and what might save the hotel money at your...
In the past, scientists leveraged their knowledge about the atom to win a war at an immense human cost, and weve lived under the constant threat of nuclear heat death ever since. In the future, we will face unimaginable ethical dilemmas as we engineer nature to kill. Show More Summary
Liquor flowed freely, with some bottles of wine costing more than $20,000, according to people with knowledge of the event.