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Democrats face a power outage in Washington — and an identity crisis

The biggest stain on Barack Obama’s political legacy may turn out to be the decimation of the Democratic Party on his watch.<p>The 2016 election has brought a moment of reckoning — and a new era to the party.<p>Democrats have been shut out of power in Washington, with the White House and both chambers of …

How a Donald Trump Presidency Could Affect Biotech Stocks

Image source:Flickr user Jamelle Bouie.<p>Hillary Clinton has not been a friend to biotechnology stocks on the campaign trail, and as as result, investors have sold off biotech stocks in anticipation of her winning the Presidency. Now that Donald Trump has successfully upset Clinton and won the White …

Teflon Don: Revisiting Trump’s Early Fans

A year ago, in the final days of summer, I wrote about Donald Trump’s emerging candidacy, which was settling into a new phase as a durable and somewhat mystifying success. Trump supporters in half a dozen states told me about the various reasons he appealed to them: their overpowering frustration …

Scientists have taken another step towards re-creating the first life on Earth

Today's cells use complex assemblies of biological molecules to manufacture DNA, RNA and proteins. How did life work before those molecules existed?<p>The predominant theory, known as the "RNA world," proposes that RNA was the first biological molecule.<p>RNA possesses the two essential properties needed …

China Is Grappling With Hidden Unemployment

Cracks are starting to show in China’s labor market as struggling industrial firms leave millions of workers in flux.<p>While official jobless numbers …

Trump and Clinton's free trade retreat: a pivotal moment for the world's economic future

Never before have both main presidential candidates broken so completely with Washington orthodoxy on globalisation, even as the White House refuses to give up. The problem, however, goes much deeper than trade deals<p>Enemies in politics and opposed on nearly all fronts, Donald Trump and Hillary …

Economics

China's Faltering Economy Raises Important Question: Who Will Succeed Xi Jinping?

On the 15th of November 2012, Xi Jinping walked out onto a stage followed, in strict order, by the next six members of China’s Standing Committee of the Politburo (PSC) confirming expectations about the two key leaders, but also revealing who else had made the cut. It had long been known that Xi …

How Did Trump's And Clinton's Economic Policy Speeches Compare?

Despite the vast differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, there were some striking similarities between the economic speeches they delivered this week. They both spoke in Michigan, where they both talked a lot about manufacturing, with both of them insisting that they would obtain …

Why Trump’s Crazy Talk About Obama and ISIS Matters

On Thursday morning, Donald Trump doubled down on his latest verbal outrage: the claim that President Obama was the “founder” of <i>ISIS</i>. Actually, the Republican Presidential nominee tripled down. Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” he described himself as “a truth teller” and went on to say that the …

This is not a moment, it’s a movement: More at stake for Sanders supporters than merely the 2016 election

Defeating Trump in November is imperative, but so is maintaining a popular movement long after the votes are cast<p>The chaotic and disorderly start to last week’s Democratic National Convention was unsurprising after Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 embarrassing DNC emails just days earlier that …

The Panama Papers are super awkward for Beijing

The Panama Papers, a massive report that claims to document shady business dealings by a who’s who of the global elite, landed in China on a national holiday, presenting the authorities with an interesting, probably vexing, question: how to scrub the Web of the juicy-but-as-yet-unconfirmed …

Corruption

Single Brain Cells Reveal Genes Controlling Development and Formation

<b>In one of the first studies to ‘read’ the genetic activity inside individual brain cells, University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist Xinyu Zhao</b> …

Neuroscience

Dentistry: New biotechnology to inhibit microRNA activity and novel applications: New biotechnology to inhibit microRNA activity and novel applications for craniofacial and dental research

New biotechnology to inhibit microRNA activity and novel applications for craniofacial and dental research<p>A new plasmid-based microRNA inhibitor …

Cell Biology

CRISPR Used to Target RNA in Live Cells

<b>Technique may open doors to new treatments for many conditions, from cancer to autism.</b><p>The genetic code stored in DNA determines everything from the …

Genetics

The startup fighting cancer with AI

In November 2013, more than 100 patients with cancer - including pancreatic, breast, liver and brain tumours - embarked on clinical trials involving …

3 Ways Your Unconscious Mind May Be Keeping You Single

Many people are consciously and happily single. But if you <i>are</i> interested in finding a mate, consider these unconscious factors which may be affecting …

How the Internet will disrupt higher education’s most valuable asset: Prestige

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that Southern New Hampshire University is a for-profit institution. The university is nonprofit. This version has been corrected.<p><i>The writer is a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine and a contributing columnist for The Post.</i><p>It happened …

Higher Education