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Two years in, Brexit is hurting the UK

Britain's economy is stalling. Investment is dropping. Big businesses say they may be forced to leave and take thousands of jobs with them.<p>Two years have passed since Brits voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, but the dramatic consequences of severing ties built over four …

Great Britain

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Uber invests millions to build flying taxis in France

Uber wants to build flying taxis in France.<p>The company announced Thursday that it plans to invest €20 million ($23.4 million) in developing an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft in France over the next five years.<p>It will open a new research and development center in Paris, its first …

Flying Car

Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration, boosts border force

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move.<p>A day before the embassy's formal opening, …

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

New research demonstrates that injecting synthetically designed nanofibers in mice helps to break up the arterial plaque that is a hallmark of …

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

In a feel-good Korea summit, Kim lays the groundwork for meeting with Trump

GOYANG, South Korea — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has laid the foundations for a meeting with President Trump as soon as next month, signaling a willingness to discuss denuclearization and trying to dispel the idea that he’s an unreliable “Little Rocket Man.”<p>In an astonishing turn of events, a …

North Korea

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Putin warns of global 'chaos' after U.S.-led strike on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of global "chaos" on Sunday in a phone conversation with Iran's president as the two men discussed the U.S.-led strike on Syria.<p>According to a statement, Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed the missile attack that targeted a science lab and …

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Aquaponics

Foreign spies have apparently been intercepting cellphone calls in D.C.

The Department of Homeland Security has acknowledged in a private letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that it has detected the use of special devices …

'Nightmare bacteria' are trying to spread in the U.S., CDC says

“Nightmare bacteria” with the power to resist most antibiotics are popping up across the U.S., but new, aggressive policies can help stop them from spreading, federal health officials said Tuesday.<p>A new program for testing suspect bacteria turned up unusual antibiotic-resistance genes 221 times in …

China Slaps Tariffs on 128 U.S. Products, Including Wine, Pork and Pipes

BEIJING — The Chinese government hit back Monday at President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum by acting on a threat to put tariffs as high as 25 percent on imports of 128 American-made products, including pork and seamless steel pipes.<p>The Chinese Ministry of Commerce indicated that the …

China

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Star Trek

North Korea Signals Willingness to ‘Denuclearize,’ South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys he is willing to negotiate with the United States on abandoning his country’s nuclear weapons, officials from the South said Tuesday. Mr. Kim also said he would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while such …

North Korea

Trump pushes Congress for broad bill on guns after school shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday went his furthest yet toward endorsing restrictions on gun sales, bucking Republican Party orthodoxy as he challenged lawmakers to go big on legislation he said would help prevent more school shootings.<p>Trump said he wanted to go beyond …

Donald Trump

Manufacturers optimistic ahead of Trump's first State of the Union

One of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to revive U.S. manufacturing, and in the run-up to his first State of the Union address the industry is optimistic.<p>“I think [2017] was generally a positive year for manufacturing, [and] I think 2018 could be even better,” Scott Paul, president …

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

Health Care

'Battery' that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution

A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.<p>Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a …

Clean Energy

Air Force Could Test "Flying Aircraft Carriers" as Early as Next Year

Next step: Building stealthy motherships.<p>The movies were right: Gremlins are real.<p>Or at least they will be if DARPA -- the U.S. Defense Advanced …

Aviation

First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first gene therapy to treat an inherited disease.<p>The treatment is called Luxturna, a genetically modified virus that ferries a healthy gene into the eyes of patients born with retinal dystrophy, a rare condition that destroys cells in the retina …

FDA

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

North Korea says war is coming and the US refuses to back down — but there's another option

North Korean state media said on Thursday that tensions between Washington and Pyongyang had increased so much that war had now become inevitable and that the only question was when.<p>The US and South Korean militaries are currently participating in an air-power exercise on the Korean Peninsula …

North Korea

Congress confronts jam-packed December with shutdown deadline looming

Congress will return to Washington this week to confront a series of highly charged partisan issues as a deadline for extending government funding approaches, raising the specter of a December government shutdown.<p>Leaders of both parties have publicly played down the possibility of a showdown next …

Mission to Mars: Budweiser Sending Barley to Red Planet to Make Outer Space Beer for Humans

Although humans have yet to set foot on Mars, Budweiser is already planning what astronauts will drink when they eventually do. In March, the company …

FCC looks to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules

The Federal Communication Commission appears bound to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers from slowing or …

The arguments behind DOJ’s looming lawsuit with AT&T

As the Justice Department prepares for a legal showdown with AT&T over its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, analysts are debating whether the acquisition has potential harms for consumers and business competition that could sink the deal in court.<p>One central concern at Justice is that AT&T could …

Net Neutrality

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Organisms

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …