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Crash and Bern: The 2016 Iowa Caucuses

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz cruised to victory in Iowa by Trumping Trump.<p>Every four years, the Iowa Caucus allows Iowa to be just a …

Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Obama's State of the Union Address

Overall, 55% of the 31.3 million people who tuned in to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday night felt positively about his remarks. This majority approval may be artificially high, however, because more Democrats watched or followed the speech than Republicans. …

Here Are 2015’s Biggest Pop Songs–All Mashed Up Into a Single 4-Minute Earworm

DJ Earworm just released his annual United State of Pop mash-up for 2015’s hit songs and you will not be able to resist jamming out to it.<p>“You already know what it is” is something rappers and singers have lately taken to saying during the intro to some songs. Whip/Nae Nae-exhibitionist Silentó is …

Oil slump fallout starting to hamper other industries

Pain from the fall in oil prices is broadening beyond the energy sector and showing itself in an array of Canadian companies, from financial services to heavy equipment, real estate and retail.<p>On Tuesday, oil prices dropped again on concerns about increasing U.S. supplies, with West Texas …

Slowing world trade is bad news for the economy

Global trade is faltering again just as the world economy needs a shot in the arm.<p>And unless the world's biggest economies speed up efforts to make it easier to trade, the slowdown could get worse.<p>The top 20 developed and emerging countries have even added a few more obstacles this year, …

Scientists Call For Moratorium On Human Genetic Experiments

Prominent scientists have called for a temporary halt on research aimed at editing the DNA of human embryos, fearing a real-life Gattaca. "Human beings are not lab rats,” said one.<p>Citing safety fears for babies, genetics researchers on Thursday called for a halt to experiments that would alter the …

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Genetically Engineered Pigs Donate Organs to Primates

This could pave the way to human transplants.<p>In the future, a pig could save your life. No, This isn't about bacon. Instead, that pig – with some genetic tinkering – could provide a much-needed heart, kidney, or liver.<p>The first steps have already been taken. Scientists from the University of …

Deleting genes could extend human lifespan - Unexplained Mysteries

Our genes could hold the key to improved longevity. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 CSIRO<p>Scientists have identified a potential new way of extending human …

Gene Editing Institute pioneering DNA surgery

WILMINGTON, Del. — Someday, a host of genetic diseases – ranging from sickle cell anemia to muscular dystrophy – could be curable using a technique that stops the disorders where they start: in a patient’s DNA.<p>What sounded like fantasy only a decade ago is now close to becoming a reality, thanks to …

With Gene Editing, Pigs Could Be The Perfect Organ Donor

And they would contain at least ten times more edited genes than any other animal yet<p>For years, scientists have been trying to manipulate pig organs so that they could be transplanted into the 8,000 humans waiting for a life saving transplant. So far, that hasn’t worked. But George Church, a …

Key to longevity? Blocking over 200 genes boosts lifespan by 60%, study reveals

Once a bucket of genes linked to aging is removed, the lifespan of cells increases significantly, American scientists discovered during ten years of …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

GM pig organs could soon be transplanted into humans

A major hurdle in transplanting pig organs into humans has been overcome by Harvard University scientists<p>Pig organs could soon be transplanted into patients after Harvard University scientists discovered a way to genetically modify pig DNA so it is more compatible with humans.<p>Scientists have spent …

Gene editing could pave way for pig organ transplants: U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have used a new gene editing technique to trim away potentially harmful virus genes that have impeded the use of pig organs for transplants in humans.<p>The study, published in the journal Science, expands on capabilities of the genome editing tool known as …

The global age bomb that's about to change everything

The workforce is shrinking. And we’re just now seeing the scale of the economic shock that’s coming.<p>It’s not often the Occupy movement can find hope …

Economics

Finally, the Indian Air Force will allow women to fly fighter aircraft

On its 83rd anniversary, the Indian Air Force has made a surprise announcement: Women pilots will soon fly its fighter aircraft.<p>“We have women pilots flying transport aircraft and helicopters, we are now planning to induct them into the fighter stream to meet the aspirations of young women of …

Aviation

Deflation Warning: The Next Wave

<i>Submitted by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com,</i><b>The signs of deflation are now flashing all over the globe.</b> In our estimation, the possibility of …

Don't Make These 7 Mistakes When You Eliminate Sugar

You already know sugar is bad for you, right? Hardly anyone is gobbling up straight sugar anymore, and consumption of table sugar is at an all-time low.<p>That doesn't mean sugar still isn't a problem. Manufacturers have simply become craftier at disguising it, and you might be getting more in your …

Start Hoarding Coffee Beans, Because a Major Shortage May Be Looming

Sleepy mornings may become less pleasant in the coming years if one coffee roaster's projections are accurate. Global demand for the planet's favorite caffeinated beverage is rising, especially in emerging markets, and coffee production around the world needs to increase by an extra 40 million to …

Coffee

Congress approves stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown

Congress forestalled a federal government shutdown Wednesday, but with another fiscal deadline looming, Republican leaders are opening negotiations with President Obama to prevent the next crisis.<p>Hours before a midnight deadline, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation to fund government …

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Breakfast

Volkswagen is a bigger threat to the German economy than the Greek debt crisis

Volkswagen is the biggest of Germany's car makers and one of the country's largest employers, with more than 270,000 jobs in its home country and even more working for suppliers.<p>Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn paid the price for the scandal over rigged emissions tests when he resigned …

UPDATE 3-Brazil unveils $17 bln in taxes, spending cuts to plug deficit | Reuters

(Adds comments from Congressional leaders, economists)<p>By Leonardo Goy<p>BRASILIA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Brazil’s government announced spending cuts and tax increases totaling 65 billion reais ($16.9 billion) on Monday as it scrambles to close a budget deficit that led to a downgrade of the country’s …

Metals and Oil: A Tale of Two Commodities

By Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto(Version in Español)“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” With these words Charles Dickens opens …

FOREX-Dollar steady as traders see low chance of U.S. rate hike | Reuters

* Dollar index touches weakest level in almost 3 weeks<p>* All eyes on Sept. 16-17 Fed meeting<p>* Disappointing Chinese data adds to global growth worries<p>* Futures suggest traders see 25 pct chance of U.S. rate hike (Updates market action, changes dateline; previous LONDON)<p>By Richard Leong<p>NEW YORK, Sept …

China grapples with risk of economic hard landing

Just six months ago Li set a 2015 economic growth target of "around seven percent", confidently telling lawmakers that the economy was adjusting to a "new normal".<p>But he scrambled to reassure a World Economic Forum meeting on Thursday that China was not heading for a disorderly slump which would …