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An artist designed a timeline of the universe that shows you when it began — and when it all will end

Taken by themselves, those two numbers probably feel more or less the same. They're both incomprehensibly large, so it's hard to grasp the difference in scale.<p>And they're both tiny next to the number of years it may be until the universe ends. According to one physics theory, the number of years …

Dark Matter
Economics
Federal Reserve

A Fed Move Would Create Some Winners

Asset managers and online brokers will be among the big winners when the Fed finally lifts short-term rates from zero<p>Seven years. For some, these have been seven long, painful ones.<p>Since December 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept short-term interest rates perched near zero, a far longer stretch …

Interest Rates
Economics

Emerging Markets Not in Step With Fed

Developing economies have tough choices to make when the U.S. raises interest rates<p>It used to be that investors could count on rising rates in emerging markets when the Federal Reserve began tightening U.S. policy. But the commodity bust and the go-slow global economy have changed that.<p>If the …

Emerging Markets
Interest Rates

Lucid Air electric car promises executive interior, 1,000 horsepower

Lucid Motors showed off its first production car, the Air. It uses a powerful electric drivetrain, includes self-driving capability and should hit the roads in 2018.<p>California electric car start-up Lucid Motors, which broke out of stealth mode in October, showed off its first production-intent car …

Luxury Lifestyle

Newtown marks 4th anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown held a moment of silence Wednesday and flags were flying at half-staff across Connecticut to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.<p>It was Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six educators were killed by a troubled 20-year-old gunman …

Guns
Economics
Economics

How Fed Rates Move Markets

<b>Scroll down</b> to see how Treasurys, mortgage rates, stocks and the strength of the dollar shift when the Federal Reserve changes interest rates.<p>Published Dec. 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET<p>One way to see rate changes and other monetary policy tools in action is to look at the yield curve. The yield curve …

Economics

Zika Virus Damages 6 Percent of Fetuses in U.S. Study

Two new studies add important details to what doctors know about the Zika virus and the damage it does to babies’ brains.<p>One finds clear Zika damage in 6 percent of all babies born to women infected with Zika in the U.S. – and 11 percent of those infected early in pregnancy.<p>A second study finds the …

Public Health

New DNA Testing Planned in the 20-Year-Old Murder Case of JonBenet Ramsey

New DNA testing is planned in the unsolved murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, whose death 20 years ago captivated the nation.<p>The news was first reported by NBC affiliate KUSA in Denver, Colorado, and by the Boulder Daily Camera. The two news outlets did a joint investigation in October which …

Crime

To Fight Malaria, Scientists Try Genetic Engineering To Wipe Out Mosquitoes

It's a cold, damp fall day in London. But in a windowless basement laboratory, it feels like the tropics. It's hot and humid. That's to keep the mosquitoes happy.<p>"In this cage, we have the adult mosquitoes," says Andrew Hammond, a genetic engineer at Imperial College London, as he picks up a …

Genetics

FDA warns some anesthetic drugs could harm young children's brains

Rgulators in the US will require new warnings be added to the labels of certain anesthetic and sedation drugs, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday, indicating that use of the drugs could possibly harm young children's brains.<p>The warnings will apply to children under 3 and to …

Anesthesiology

Philippines President Duterte should be impeached for 'mass murder': critic

<b>(CNN) —</b> Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should be impeached after he admitted to personally killing drug suspects, one of his top critics told CNN.<p>On Monday, Duterte said that when mayor of the southern city of Davao, he would patrol the streets "looking for an encounter so I could …

Asia