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Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
Licensing, permits, certification and just about anything else that restricts supply has the effect of raising prices. In some cases, this is a...
Forthright Jansen has drawn both admirers and detractors
Forthright Jansen has drawn both admirers and detractors
It’s hard to get near to Jonathan Jansen. The University of the Free State (UFS) rector has just given a talk at the Franschhoek Literary...
Microsoft to give out development tools to students
Microsoft to give out development tools to students
Microsoft unveiled a new initiative on Monday that will give college and high school students around the world free access to technology tools used...
Yahoo! was king of the net -- then came Google
Yahoo! was king of the net -- then came Google
Holed up in a rickety construction trailer on the campus of Stanford University, two graduate students were supposed to be finishing their doctoral...
The year of social networking
The year of social networking
Online social-networking websites saw their ranks swell and values soar in 2007 as everyone from moody teenagers and mellow music lovers to...
Social networking frenzy points to web's future
Social networking frenzy points to web's future
Social networking websites saw their ranks swell and values soar this year as everyone from moody teenagers and mellow music lovers to mate-seeking...
'A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow'
'A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow'
Mike Volpi joined Joost, the online video service, in June after 13 years...
Nobel DNA pioneer Arthur Kornberg dies at 89
Nobel DNA pioneer Arthur Kornberg dies at 89
United States biochemist Arthur Kornberg, who won a Nobel Prize for shedding light on the construction of human DNA, died on October 26 at the age...
Rice's skills as Mideast mediator face a serious test
Rice's skills as Mideast mediator face a serious test
Condoleezza Rice taught crisis management at Stanford University but experts say the top United States diplomat will need more than academic...
Lame-duck Bush back in the limelight
Lame-duck Bush back in the limelight
It has been a busy week for United States President George Bush. He has shuttled across the country, faced a barrage of questions from a hounding...
World's oldest sound recording played in US
World's oldest sound recording played in US
"It's magic!" exclaimed David Giovannoni when he heard a shaky and distant voice fill a spacious auditorium at Stanford University.
Gore vindicated by Nobel victory
Gore vindicated by Nobel victory
For years, former United States vice-president Al Gore and a host of climate scientists were belittled and, worst of all, ignored for their message...

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