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    1. March 22, 2015

      Apple and Google stake a claim on big pharma’s turf

      Within 24 hours of Apple launching its platform for health research this month, tens of thousands of iPhone users had signed...

    2. Business Blog

      February 18, 2015

      Women in tech: men are part of the solution as well as the problem

      Can a man speak for women’s experiences? It is a perennial issue, leading to charges in the Twittersphere of “mansplaining”,...

    1. February 13, 2015

      Cyber world like ‘Wild West’, says Obama

      Barack Obama has signed an executive order to enable the sharing of information on threats to cyber security, as the US...

    2. February 12, 2015

      Obama in new push over cyber security

      The White House is preparing a new cyber security executive order to improve the sharing of information between companies...

    3. January 20, 2015

      St Lawrence String Quartet, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, California — review

      Fortunate are those composers who can depend on sympathetic interpreters to communicate their message to the world. For most...

    4. January 20, 2015

      World economy poised for oil price upswing, say Davos economists

      The world economy will receive a significant boost from lower oil prices this year despite fears of deflation and...

    5. January 12, 2015

      Facebook understands you better than your spouse

      Ever feel misunderstood by colleagues, friends or even your spouse? Perhaps a computer, with a little help from your social...

    6. December 11, 2014

      Fed’s capital drive tests business model at US banks

      Jamie Dimon has long laid claim to a “fortress balance sheet”. Even before he ran JPMorgan Chase, as chief executive of Bank...

    7. December 5, 2014

      Air-conditioning that’s cheap. Cool!

      Engineers at Stanford University in the US have invented a remarkable way to cool buildings, even on hot, sunny days,...

    8. October 31, 2014

      The Inventory: Ann Miura-Ko

      Ann Miura-Ko, 37, is a co-founding partner of Floodgate, a venture capital firm focused on tech companies in Silicon Valley....

    9. October 29, 2014

      Pool of grey talent could transform the world

      Frederic Neefs wants to pass on his love of helicopter flying by becoming a flight instructor. Now he has reached his early...

    10. October 29, 2014

      Stanford to teach entrepreneurship in New York City

      Stanford GSB is to enter the increasingly competitive New York market for training the city’s budding entrepreneurs, with...

    11. October 17, 2014

      Egg-freezing is latest talking point in Valley diversity debate

      Free lunch, free laundry and now free egg-freezing. Apple and Facebook have added oocyte cryopreservation – or freezing of...

    12. October 10, 2014

      Best of 2014 - Farewell to the fund manager?

      It’s already become a legendary piece of advice. One of the world’s greatest investors tells his adoring shareholders that...

    13. October 8, 2014

      Work on super-microscopes awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry

      Two Americans and a German have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistryfor developing super-microscopes that enable scientists...

    14. beyondbrics

      September 3, 2014

      The economics of the village gossip

      Psst. Want to know who the best gossip in the village is? It turns out there’s a formula for that. Better yet: word on the...

    15. August 13, 2014

      The minds that are first in their Fields

      It was called the “Ten-Martini Problem”, a notorious mathematical conundrum considered so hard that its originator promised...

    16. August 13, 2014

      First woman winner of premier maths prize

      A woman has won the prestigious Fields Medal, known in some circles as the Nobel Prize for mathematics, for the first time...

    17. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2014

      Safeguarding the future with public endowments​ for research

      This is a guest post by Arun Majumdar, former founding director of ARPA-E and undersecretary of energy (acting), US...

    18. June 9, 2014

      Silicon Valley gets with the programme as it embraces robotics

      Some of the best-known internet companies have suddenly acquired a taste for robotics, triggering a series of unlikely...

    19. May 6, 2014

      Stanford endowment votes to sell coal mining shares

      Stanford University is selling the shares in coal mining companies held by its $18.7bn endowment fund, becoming the largest...

    20. FT Tech Hub

      April 23, 2014

      Growing a greener Apple

      A cheeky Apple advertisement appeared in several newspapers on Tuesday. Above a vast array of solar panels, it read: “There...

    21. April 11, 2014

      Andrei Linde on the Big Bang and the biggest discovery of all time

      The past few weeks have been the most exciting in the professional life of Andrei Linde since the Russian émigré cosmologist...

    22. March 31, 2014

      Scientists clash over UN climate report

      Two of the world’s leading climate researchers have clashed over a report on the impact of global warming and rising sea...

    23. March 28, 2014

      Stanford edges out Harvard on admissions

      Stanford University edged out its rival Harvard University for the second year in a row to be the most selective academic...

    24. March 25, 2014

      Banks pay out $100bn in US fines

      Wall Street banks and their foreign rivals have paid out $100bn in US legal settlements since the financial crisis,...

    25. March 17, 2014

      How the universe cast its oldest light on its oldest secret

      Fourteen billion years ago, within a monstrously energetic, infinitesimally small fraction of a second, nothingness exploded...

    26. March 5, 2014

      Global rivals pull regional universities down rankings

      Top universities in the UK’s regions are sliding down the international league table as the US institutions cement their...

    27. January 22, 2014

      Kenan-Flagler appoints insider Douglas Shackelford as next dean

      The Kenan-Flagler school at the University of North Carolina has appointed taxation professor Douglas Shackelford as its...

    28. January 6, 2014

      $540m cancer research gift boosts ‘crumbling’ US science

      Cancer research in the US, which is under pressure amid significant cuts in government investment, will get a big boost on...

    29. January 2, 2014

      Rise of mobile computing fosters new tech hubs

      The rise of mobile computing is fostering a fresh round of tech start-ups around the world, turning cities such as New York,...

    30. January 1, 2014

      Zuckerberg tops list of US philanthropists

      Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg topped the list of US philanthropists who opened their cheque books to make big donations...

    31. December 16, 2013

      Manchester Business School appoints sociologist to top job

      Sociologist Fiona Devine has been appointed Head of Manchester Business School. Prof Devine, who has been acting head of the...

    32. November 20, 2013

      ‘Creative Confidence’ by Tom and David Kelley

      Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential within us all, By Tom and David Kelley, Crown Business/William...

    33. November 8, 2013

      US biologist Randy Schekman on being a Nobel Prize winner

      For more than a decade, every time October came around, Professor Randy Schekman would be assured by his fellow scientists...

    34. November 4, 2013

      Moocs might matter even more in emerging markets

      Since 2011, when Stanford University launched its first “massive open online courses”, these free, internet-enabled...

    35. October 9, 2013

      Nobel Prize for ‘taking experiments to cyberspace’

      The Nobel chemistry prize has gone to three naturalised American scientists for “taking experiments to cyberspace”. The...

    36. October 7, 2013

      Trio shares Nobel for work on how cells move material

      Three scientists who discovered how cells transport material have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physiology or...

    37. August 16, 2013

      Avoid the Obamajam. Work from home

      Barack Obama visited Los Angeles this month and, amid the sound of military helicopters flying low over the city before his...

    38. August 12, 2013

      Maryland’s Smith school appoints insider as dean

      The University of Maryland’s Robert Smith School of Business has appointed Alexander Triantis as dean from September 1. Prof...

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