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Magic circle firm Allen & Overy in transatlantic merger talks to create £2bn legal giant

Leading London-headquartered law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) is in merger talks with US West Coast law firm O'Melveny and Myers to create what would be …

Washington D.C.

Latest Brexit Foolishness - Britain Must Lose Euroclearing Says Merkel Ally

One of the things this Brexit process is showing up is the number of people willing to pronounce on matters they have no clue about. We’ve had Nick Clegg insisting that WTO rules would mean Britain must impose import tariffs–complete nonsense despite his office arguing for a couple of days with me …

Apple Watch, New Year’s resolutions, and losing 50 pounds

Last New Year’s Day I decided to start eating healthy, exercising daily, and filling the Activity Rings on my Apple Watch as a way to get in shape. I broke my New Year’s resolution by January 4, but I started again on April 1 and ultimately lost over 50 pounds in 2016.<p>Apple Watch didn’t lose the …

Apple Watch

6 Weather Predictions for 2017

By Bob Henson<p>Between a record-strong El Niño and catastrophic floods, fires and drought, 2016 was a memorable year for weather and climate in North …

Brexit could see net migration from the EU fall by 150,000 a year and give pay boost to low-income workers – major new report

Annual net migration to the UK from European Union countries could fall by as much as 150,000 as a result of Brexit, while low-income workers would get a pay boost, according to a new study.<p>A reduction in foreign workers would boost pay for UK nationals in low-income jobs by as much as 0.5 per cent …

EU blames China for WTO environmental trade talks collapse

GENEVA (Reuters) - Europe’s trade negotiator blamed China on Sunday for scuppering a global environmental trade deal by submitting impossible late demands at World Trade Organization talks aimed at scrapping import tariffs on exports worth more than $1 trillion.<p>European Trade Commissioner Cecilia …

Environmentalism

This is the most powerful wind turbine in the world

Wind turbines are often criticized as inadequate for our main energy source due to low efficiency. Many companies tackle this issue by developing better performing wind turbines to spread across the world. Enercon, a German wind turbine manufacturer and supplier, is the designer of E-126, the …

Wind Power

Richmond Park offers a first glimpse at a changed political landscape | Anne Perkins

The battle between Zac Goldsmith and Sarah Olney has Brexit and Heathrow as intriguing subplots<p>Whatever the outcome of the Richmond Park byelection today, the result will offer a glimpse of the shape of politics to come. That’s the easy bit. This corner of southwest London is such an odd …

Arctic ice melt poses a risk of uncontrollable climate change, scientists say

A new report warns that current levels of Arctic ice melting could trigger key "tipping points" leading to catastrophic and uncontrollable climate change. If these tipping points are reached, the effects would become their own drivers of global warming, regardless of human attempts to reduce carbon …

A new study suggests online harassment is pressuring women and minorities to self-censor

“The interwebs can be a very savage place.”<p>This assessment came from a participant in my study on online harassment—a young woman of color living in a low-income neighborhood in New York City. Her tone was only half-ironic. While she faces plenty of challenges in her daily life, <b></b>the digital world …

Feminism

As Zimbabwe's money runs out, so does Mugabe's power

HARARE (Reuters) - In Zimbabwe, where worthless $100 trillion notes serve as reminders of the perils of hyperinflation, President Robert Mugabe is printing a new currency that jeopardizes not just the economy but his own long grip on power.<p>President Robert Mugabe addresses to his supporters during …

South Africa

Brazil's Temer signs infrastructure concessions measure

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Michel Temer signed a temporary decree on Thursday laying the rules for private concessions to build and operate infrastructure, a key part of his plan to revive economic growth.<p>Brazil's President Michel Temer looks on during the launch of the new financing …

Brazil

Thunderstorm asthma: how seasonal weather can affect human health

At least four dead and others hospitalised due to weather event scientists broadly agree forces harmful allergens into air<p>Melbourne has suffered what appears to be the most lethal episode of thunderstorm asthma on record. With at least four deaths and more patients left in intensive care, the storm …

Merkel fears social bots may manipulate German election

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s biggest contender in next year’s German election campaign may not be a rival party leader but so-called “social bots” - software programmed to sway opinion on social media sites.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a meeting at the lower house …

Income inequality still at record levels, says OECD

Thinktank says the poorest 10% have been unable to recover from financial crisis because of falling real wages<p>The gap between the rich and poor remains at record levels, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development as the poorest 10% have been unable to recover from the …

Oklahoma earthquake activity up 4000%, locals sue oil and gas companies

Earthquake activity in Oklahoma has increased by around 4,000 percent over the past eight years, according to Carnegie Mellon University. Concerned …

The latest earthquake in Japan was an aftershock of the one five years ago

Early on Nov. 22, the residents of Fukushima, Japan were woken by loud sirens. At 6am local time, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake had struck off the coast. Authorities issued a warning that a tsunami, estimated to be about 3 meters (10 feet) high, could hit the coast within hours, and resident were …

New Delhi Crippled by Pollution, Forcing Closure of Schools and Power Plants

NEW DELHI — India's capital announced a slew of measures Sunday to combat the crippling air pollution that has engulfed the city, including closing down schools, halting construction and ordering that all roads be doused with water to settle dust.<p>New Delhi, one of the world's dirtiest cities, saw …

Niacin, an ingredient in energy drinks, could give you hepatitis, new study finds

You really can have too much of a good thing. Case in point: The niacin, aka vitamin B3, in energy drinks could lead to acute hepatitis.<p>On Tuesday, a …

Hepatitis

Rolls-Royce moves closer to developing more efficient jet engines

Rolls-Royce has taken a step forward in developing more powerful and efficient jet engines for commercial passenger aircraft with successful tests of a vital component for its UltraFan design.<p>The company has started tests of a “powered gearbox” linking the turbine at the back of the engine with the …

Thai woman forced to kneel before late king's portrait

A Thai woman accused of insulting the country’s late king has been forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the island of KohSamui as hundreds of people demanded an apology.<p>The woman’s arrest and public shaming on Sunday was the latest of several such incidents since King …

Singapore’s Nugit raises $5.2M to make sense of big data using artificial intelligence

In today’s era of big data, there’s a need for organization and efficiency. That’s the premise of Nugit, a Singapore-based startup focused on marketing that raised $5.2 million in fresh funding from Sequoia Capital’s India fund this week. Nugit landed undisclosed seed funding from 500 Startups and …

Artificial Intelligence

Police killing of unarmed black man near San Diego sparks protest

Police in suburban San Diego have shot and killed an unarmed black man who they say pulled an object from his pocket, pointed it at officers and assumed a “shooting stance”.<p>One officer tried and failed to subdue the man, who was reportedly acting erratically, with a stun gun before a second officer …

ASEAN makes last-ditch attempt at consensus on S. China Sea

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in …

Inside IBM’s New App-Building Training Ground

IBM is offering a space and a methodology for developers and companies to build enterprise apps. Beer and ping-pong included.<p>The space was a large, vacant, concrete-filled floor in a lower Manhattan office building. Plastic tarps covered many of the walls; wide columns held the building up; …

A long way from Benidorm: rural regeneration in south-east Spain

Kevin Rushby learns about ancient ways on a new trip to rural Spain, where sheep graze, women pick wild herbs, and the only similarity to the nearby Costa Blanca is the amount of alcohol men put away<p>Evaristo is teaching me to make paella. You might, like I did, think you know already, but Evaristo …

Google DeepMind pairs with NHS to use machine learning to fight blindness

‘Deep learning’ research company will use 1m anonymised eye scans to train a neural network to identify early signs of degenerative eye conditions<p>Google DeepMind has announced its second collaboration with the NHS, working with Moorfields Eye Hospital in east London to build a machine learning …

Machine Learning

Colombian scrambled eggs with avocado

This is a recipe I picked up in Miami, and it’s now our top-selling breakfast dish.<p>Back in March 2012, when I was working at our sister restaurant Sugarcane, in Midtown Miami, one of the Colombian chefs was making breakfast to aid his tender feeling after quite a heavy night. He told us about a …

Breakfast

Paul Greengrass: 'Young people starting out in film and TV are being screwed to the ground'

Oscar-nominated director calls for urgent action to ensure the poor are not priced out of entering creative industries<p>At 4pm on Monday, Paul Greengrass finished shooting the fifth Jason Bourne film. To be released in July, it marks the return to the franchise of the Oscar-nominated director and his …