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Breast-feeding may prevent 19% of childhood leukemia cases, study says

New mothers can significantly reduce their babies' risk of developing childhood leukemia by breast-feeding them, according to a new study.<p>Children and teens who were breast-fed for more than six months were 19% less likely to be diagnosed with leukemia compared with kids who nursed for six months …

Google Introduces Its Project Fi Wireless Service

Project Fi is the latest venture introduced by Google that aims to reinvent the wireless<p>Project Fi is the latest venture introduced by Google that aims to reinvent the wireless experience. As you may well know, network strength is determined by location. For example, at home your Wi-Fi may be the …

Deadlocked Iran talks enter 'endgame'

French and German foreign ministers join Iran and US in Lausanne for final phase of negotiations over nuclear programme as deadline looms<p>The foreign ministers of France and Germany arrived in Switzerland on Saturday, signalling the final frantic phase of negotiations to put <b>Iran's</b> nuclear programme …

Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen with airstrikes for a second day

<b>Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) —</b> A coalition of Middle Eastern forces continued pounding rebel targets in Yemen from the air on Friday, the second day of a campaign aimed at the Houthi group.<p>While it was hard to immediately determine the extent of the damage and destruction, the resounding sounds of huge …

Middle East

U.S. inflation, Greek tensions in focus | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Markets still digesting an unexpectedly cautious message from the Federal Reserve will get more food for thought this week with U.S. inflation data and potentially rising risks of a Greek exit from the euro zone.<p>A Greek flag is framed by marble pillars at the Attalos arcade in …

Economics

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

Employers Warm To Obamacare, Stick With Coverage

Five years after employers were considering terminating health coverage due to costs and other issues related to the Affordable Care Act, companies have largely changed their tune as fears have not been realized, according to a new analysis.<p>Just three percent of employers are now likely to …

Health Care

McCain: Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain says he is "convinced" Obama is letting his personal problems with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu get in the way of shared policy goals.<p>"The President should get over it. Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President," the Arizona Republican said Sunday …

Israel

Remote-Control Cyborg Beetles Now Flying With Greater Precision

For science! And also for robo rescue work<p>There are few better ways to answer a question than by building a cyborg to solve it. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wanted to know how beetles steer themselves in flight, so they did the only logical thing: …

Soft Bionic Power Trousers Could Help Us Walk Up Stairs

Exoskeletons that are actually comfortable<p>The word “bionic” conjures up images of science fiction fantasies. But in fact bionic systems – the joining of engineering and robotics with biology (the human body) – are becoming a reality here and now.<p>Getting older and less steady on your feet? You need …

This is the U.S. dollar's fastest rise in 40 years

The U.S. dollar is incredibly strong again, but no one predicted it would beef up this quickly.<p>America's greenback is enjoying its fastest rise in 40 years, according to Citibank (C). Over the past eight months, the U.S. dollar has strengthened dramatically against all the world's other major …

Markets

Oil plunges to a 6-year low. Is $30 a barrel next?

Extremely cheap oil is back, and it may get even cheaper.<p>Crude plunged 4% to as low as $42.85 a barrel on Monday. That's the lowest price since March 2009 and marks the fifth consecutive day of losses.<p>This should bring smiles to the faces of the millions of American drivers who have watched …

Oil

Germany wants to kick Greece out of the eurozone

But there are already some indications that Germany is souring against Greece's membership of the eurozone entirely, even before discussions of really awkward trade-offs have started.<p>A poll by German broadcaster ZDF found that 52% of Germans think Greece should leave the eurozone, and only 40% …

Europe

Amid NATO exercises, Russia puts Northern Fleet on 'full alert'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the U.S. and several Eastern European NATO countries conduct a series of military exercises near Russia's border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Northern Fleet "to full alert in a snap combat readiness exercise" in the Arctic, state-run media reported Monday.<p>At least …

Military

Stop Editing Human Embryos For Now, Say Geneticists

There are some ethical issues to work out first<p>It’s no secret that scientists can now edit genes. Resolving disease-causing mutations could help cure some of the world’s most deadly diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and hemophilia. In the past, these modifications have been limited to genes in …

US and Iran's top diplomats hold nuclear talks

The US secretary of state and his Iranian counterpart have held five hours of talks in Switzerland, as the deadline for a framework deal approaches.<p>Monday's meeting in Lausanne between John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif is part of a diplomatic push by the two sides to come up with the outlines of …

South Asia