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The hedge fund manager who nailed the subprime crisis says China's problem right now is 4 times as big

The letter, seen by Business Insider, warns that China has a problem much bigger than the subprime crisis in 2008.<p>Bass was one of the hedge fund managers who correctly predicted and profited from the mortgage crisis in 2008.<p>The problem in China, according to Bass, is the banking system and its …

Japan's Asahi closes in on SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch | Reuters

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings (2502.T) said it is in exclusive talks to buy SABMiller’s SAB.L Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros ($2.9 billion), as it looks to offset slow growth in its home market.<p>Condensation collects on a glass of Asahi beer …

Deutsche Bank

Tokyo unable to stop stock market downslide

The Japanese stock market has continued its downslide as investors find it hard to regain confidence in the global economy. Recession fears and …

Witness the Birth of a Star

NASA/Reuters<p>Adam Block—Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona<p>Terry Virts—NASA<p>Olav Jon Nesvold—EPA<p>NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI<p>NASA<p>Joel Kowsky—NASA<p>Kjell …

Picking stocks? Sometimes the decision is a no-brainer

Shell is paying out pretty much all its profits to shareholders<p>When Shell announced an 80pc drop in profits last week, its shares rose by 6pc, making it one of the best performers in the FTSE 100. That might sound perverse, but it makes complete sense when you consider that the oil major had become …

Google’s New “Plan A Trip” Feature Is Changing the Way You Search

Google is never one to miss a beat. To keep up with the trend in smartphone usage over traditional desktop searches, the company has unveiled a brand …

Air Travel

Harvard and MIT close to ‘cure’ for Type 1 diabetes which will end daily injections

A cure for type 1 diabetes is closer than ever after scientists showed they can switch off the disease for six months in animals – which would equate to several years in humans.<p>In 2014, researchers at Harvard University discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a …

11 stocks Wall Street is betting will tank in 2016

There's a whole cottage industry in Wall Street devoted to betting on which stocks will be the next to collapse.<p>Called "short selling," it's a strategy that investors use to profit when a stock goes lower. The trading tactic was featured in the recently-released film "The Big Short," starring Brad …

Wall Street

Low-carb and Mediterranean diets beat low-fat plans for losing weight – report

Low-fat diets are not as effective as low carbohydrate or Mediterranean diets for losing weight, according to a major new study, but it also concludes that no diets work particularly well in the long-term.<p>Fat became the enemy decades ago – blamed for heart disease and then the steady rise of …

Nutrition

Concept for NASA's monster rocket passes critical test — and gets an updated look

The design for NASA's future monster rocket — dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS) — passed its last critical design review. That means NASA found that the vehicle’s specifications hold up, and the agency has deemed the design capable of launching into space. Now, engineers can begin the process of …

Space Exploration

These 14 Sleek Solar Homes Do More Than Produce Power

Fewer college teams built homes to compete in this year’s Solar Decathlon, but their gee-whiz features might offer a surprising glimpse of the future.<p>They’re not simply places to live. They charge cars, grow food, collect water, and generate electricity during blackouts. These <i>Dwell</i>-like beauties …

This Is Microsoft Outlook’s Coolest New Feature

“Following up.”<p>“Got it.”<p>“Thank you.”<p>Everyone agrees that two-word emails like these are huge time-wasters. Not only do they gum up our inboxes, but …

How a cup of coffee affects your body from the first sip

Britons guzzle 70 million cups of coffee each day but few of us realise the extent to which our morning brew affects our bodies from the first sip. Recent research has revealed that a late night shot slows down our internal body clock and stops us sleeping – but it does a whole lot more than have …

Wellness

Deliciously Ella: how to eat healthily without breaking the bank

Healthy eating is often associated with a hefty price tag, which is such a shame as it can be much cheaper than buying processed foods. I’ve been eating this way for the past few years and spend less now than I did before I changed my diet – it all just depends on what you buy. So to help you out, …

World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges

World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government …

Stock Markets

FTSE marks biggest weekly drop in a month | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s blue-chip share index marked its biggest weekly drop in a month on Friday, with miners slipping on a slowdown in China and banks falling after Brazil said it was investigating some global lenders’ currency market activity.<p>A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in …

Stock Markets

Eurozone economy in best health for four years - despite Greece

Grexit fears have not managed to undo the economic momentum gathered by the euro area<p>Fears of a Greek implosion were not enough to derail the euro area recovery last month, leading indicators of the currency bloc's health have revealed.<p>Closely followed surveys of the eurozone found an economy in …

Special Forces Test Hummingbird-Size Drone

One tiny scout for now, one big question for the future<p>The Black Hornet is exactly the kind of drone that scares people about drones. It’s small, fitting easily into the palm of a hand or a pouch pocket. It’s name evokes Black Hawk, an iconic military helicopter that features prominently in …

Drones

Microsoft Outlook will clean up your email by default

If you saw Microsoft's Clutter feature and dreamed of a day when your email inbox was always under control, you're about to get your wish. The folks in Redmond have revealed that Outlook (both on the web and in the Office 2016 Preview) will turn on Clutter by default for new and existing mailboxes …

Ten Commandments Dead Sea scroll to go on display for two weeks in Israel

World’s oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments has only previously been displayed overseas, but will be at Israel Museum for first time<p>The world’s oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel’s leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilisation’s most pivotal …

Archaeology

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small stages and bunting in the trees – Meadows in the Mountains has built a reputation over the past five years for offering a uniquely magical experience. Set in the lush environment of the Rhodope Mountains, mornings are …

Festivals

Spectacular Milky Way Awes Photographers

Universe

Coalition 'derailed programme to save lives by reducing salt in food'

The coalition government derailed a programme that aimed to save lives by reducing the amount of salt in food and then gave industry too much power over a replacement scheme, according to health experts.<p>Stripping the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of its responsibility for nutrition in 2010 – a decade …

University of London

When It Comes to Wine Glasses, Size and Shape Matter

A spiffy new camera set-up devised by scientists in Japan indicates that glass shape–just like the wine snobs have been telling us all along–affects the flavor of wine.<p>In a recent study, Kohji Mitsubayashi and colleagues at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University topped wine-filled glasses with a …

Alcohol

Hypernova: one direct hit of its deadly gamma rays and life on Earth will be obliterated

The Night Sky in May 2015: when black holes collide, they unleash a stellar fury<p>It is now 65 years since Enrico Fermi asked his famous question: "Where is everyone?" Yet still no trace of alien civilisations has been found.<p>They ought to exist. The Sun is an ordinary star and Earth an ordinary …

Universe

DARPA Steerable Bullet Tech Repeatedly Hits Evading Targets

"Is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy."<p>DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, self-steering bullet …

DARPA

Lost in space: Russia tries to contact Progress spacecraft on ISS mission

Mission control loses contact with orbiting cargo capsule, which is carrying three tons of food and supplies for astronauts on the International Space Station<p>Russia will again try to make contact with an unmanned cargo ship after communications were lost following the spacecraft’s launch toward the …

Space Exploration

Facebook Shuts Down Friends Data API

When signing on to a new app, Facebook users are often confronted with a disconcerting choice — let Facebook access information about hundreds of your closest friends without their knowledge or permission — or perhaps just give up that particular product or service.<p>It’s surprising that such a …

Apps

Fly Through Deep Space in This Hubble Simulation

Hubble