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Climate Change

Are We Headed for Another Ice Age?

By David Dittman - Jan 18, 2017

A huge crack threatens to leave a chunk of ice the size of Delaware floating off from Antarctica. It’s a fascinating development. But it’s not necessarily a “climate change” phenomenon.

Healthcare

Purdue: Drug Company or Genocidal Maniac?

By David Dittman - Jan 13, 2017

What do you do when a pharmaceutical company creates a drug that doesn’t do what it says, the FDA approves it… and then thousands of people die?

Politics

The Two-Party System is Dying… But What Will Replace It?

By David Dittman - Jan 12, 2017

Trump’s election represents a rejection of our country’s bipartisan hubris. But what new ideas will replace the old as the two-party system slowly dies?

Obesity

Is Stephen Hawking Full of Sh*t?

By David Dittman - Jan 4, 2017

Stephen Hawking may know more about cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity than anyone on Earth — but his reductionist theory on obesity is full of potholes.

Small-Cap Stocks

Wall Street Daily: What’s the Big Idea?!

By David Dittman - Jan 3, 2017

Since July 2015, Wall Street Daily has worked to untangle the mythology of the small-cap stock market — the good, the bad, the exceptional.

Gifts

It’s the Most Wonderful Time-Wasters of the Year

By David Dittman - Dec 23, 2016

Check out our guide to holiday amusement — whether it’s space travel, sea monsters, Sahara snow, or Star Wars cinema, we’ve got you covered.

Hacking

Fatal Disasters: Hacking the Internet of Things

By David Dittman - Dec 22, 2016

The Internet of Things makes everything vulnerable to cyber attacks. It’s just a matter of time before hacked webcams become hacked hospitals. And that’s when the body count begins.

SPECIAL SITUATIONS

When Silicon Valley and Trump Tower Collide

By David Dittman - Dec 21, 2016

Trump’s meeting with top tech execs confirms a simple truth: All their ships are sailing in the same direction.

Solar Power

Solar Power: America Invented It… China Owns It… Opportunity Springs From It

By David Dittman - Dec 19, 2016

Americans invented photovoltaic technology. We used it to get to the moon. But China has cornered the market. However, we have them right where we want them.

FDA

The FDA: Small-Cap Catalyst or Small-Cap Killer?

By David Dittman - Dec 16, 2016

We look at the various stages of the Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process and what they mean for small-cap biotech companies, as well as their investors.

Drugs

The FDA: Useful Tool or Brainless Tyrant?

By David Dittman - Dec 15, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act includes funding for many meritorious public health initiatives. It’s also a gigantic boondoggle for Big Pharma. And it eases evidentiary standards for the FDA’s drug and device approval process in the interest of innovation and competition.

Science

Are We Too Stupid for True Freedom?

By David Dittman - Dec 6, 2016

It’s easy to dismiss celebrities and politicians as having hidden agendas. On the other hand, scientists that uncover cold, hard facts, deserve our respect for their endeavors. But respect is not worship.