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  • 10 top book headlines of 2011

    10 top book headlines of 2011

    Plenty of bookstores vanished this year, but books sure didn't. More readers discovered the joys of reading them on screens, leaning in to peruse everything from blockbuster bios and zombie adventures to the latest hot novels from the chilly confines of Scandinavia. Here's a look at 10 stories that captivated us as we turned the pages of 2011:

  • Why is the Higgs boson so important?

    Why is the Higgs boson so important?

    Physicists at CERN are increasingly confident that they have discovered the elusive Higgs boson – the so-called 'God particle' that is thought to be a key component of our understanding of the cosmos. Why does the Higgs boson matter?

  • Why Robert Noyce should have won two Nobel Prizes, but didn't

    Why Robert Noyce should have won two Nobel Prizes, but didn't

    Robert Noyce, the co-inventor of the microchip, could have won a Nobel Prize on two different occasions, but didn't. For Robert Noyce, it was a case of bad timing and bad advice.

  • Opinion German economic model – American style

    The debt crisis is shaking Europe – and now Germany, too. But no Western country weathered the storm of the Great Recession as well as Germany. America can't copy the German model, but it can learn much from its small-business exporters.

  • Amazon's top 10 book picks for November

    Amazon's top 10 book picks for November

    "Steve Jobs" reigns as No. 1, although the life of a powerful Russian empress, a history of the world told through 100 objects, and a memoir by Diane Keaton also made the cut when Amazon's editors picked their top 10 favorite November books.

  • Global Viewpoint G7 led by US can't drive the world economy anymore. G20 must step up.

    As developed economies deal with debt and emerging economies like China ramp up, the G20 must spearhead coordinated, complementary policies to navigate the choppy waters ahead, especially for Europe. Austerity alone won't do the trick.

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee: Liberia is progressing, but still divided

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee: Liberia is progressing, but still divided

    Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee praises Liberia for how far it has come since the civil war days of a decade ago, but warns that tribalism still divides her country.

  • Saving money in a debt-soaked economy

    The Daily Reckoning Saving money in a debt-soaked economy

    Saving money is nearly impossible in an economy ridden with debt. But for the 70 million baby boomers approaching retirement age, it's the only choice there is.

  • Opinion Occupy movement mirrors Millennial Generation

    Millennials and Occupiers both believe in taking group action and creating a more equitable, community-driven world. But the Occupy movement has a greater chance of success if it adopts even more of this new generation's characteristics. Like neatness, and a local action plan.

  • Be a peacemaker, wherever you are

    A Christian Science perspective.