Today in Science
Steve Martin, whose many credits include the science-fiction comedy "The Man With Two Brains," said what he likes most at the American Museum of Natural History is "sperm." The sperm whale, that is.
Ahmet Aslan was enjoying a peaceful night outside his house on Sept. 2 when a shooting star lit up the skies. Ever since, his village in southeast Turkey has been turned upside down.
Aquaculture that runs on veggies.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker donated $10 million to create a research center at the University of California at San Francisco that he hopes can find a cure for Type 1 diabetes in five years.
BP Plc will need to revise its plan to explore for oil in an untapped frontier off the coast of southern Australia before regulators will approve its drilling program estimated to cost more than A$1 billion ($710 million).
The New Space Race
A United Nations probe into a deadly mine spill in Brazil said waste from a burst dam was toxic and steps taken by BHP Billiton Ltd. and Vale SA to prevent harm weren’t sufficient. The companies’ joint venture Samarco Mineracao SA said there’s no danger to human health. BHP shares fell.
In this episode, Alex and Global M&A Managing Editor McCracken discuss the largest deal of the year and the biggest health care deal ever, Pfizer Inc. and Allergan Plc’s $160 billion merger. They ponder whether the deal, constructed so that Pfizer will pay lower taxes by domiciling in Ireland, opens the door for more so-called inversions just as the U.S. Treasury tries to crack down on them.
Bloomberg's Drew Armstrong discusses the politics of high drug prices with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Martin Shkreli, whose pharmaceutical company has been criticized for raising the price of a drug by more than 5,000 percent, said the increase barely causes a ripple in the health-care system.
Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC CEO Martin Shkreli discusses the pricing of the company's pharmaceuticals. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)