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A Very Different Kind of GMO is Headed to Supermarket Shelves

Little is known about the environmental and public health impacts of crops using a new technology called RNAi

Genetics

Yuan devaluation breaks last line of global economic defence, warns top economist

Stephen King of HSBC warns the world's financial system may not survive another crisis without China as a backstop<p>China’s devaluation of the yuan reveals that the global economy will be without stabilisers if another crisis strikes, economists have warned.<p>The decision to cut the yuan’s value showed …

Stock Markets

Volkswagen suppressed a paper about car hacking for 2 years

The recent trend of car hacking research has created quite a culture clash between hackers and automakers.<p>Volkswagen, which owns Porsche, Audi, …

Yuan devaluation is effect of near-hard landing in China

Takeaways: In isolation, the U.S. economy is doing well enough for the Fed to justify liftoff. The yuan devaluation is the effect of a near-hard …

Tianjin explosion destroys over 8,000 new cars in China

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the horrible explosions in Tianjin, China that have claimed over 50 lives, injured more than 700, and have caused …

Automotive Industry

US Military's Top-Secret X-37B Space Plane Mission Nears 3-Month Mark

The United States Air Force's X-37B space plane has now been in orbit for nearly three months on its fourth mystery mission.<p>The X-37B spacecraft …

Space Exploration

The Week in Review: Google Announces Company Restructuring

What began as the world’s most popular search engine is now—officially—much more than that. On Monday, Google co-founder and current CEO Larry Page announced a new parent company named Alphabet to oversee all of its ventures. Google, whose new CEO will be current Product Chief Sundar Pichai, will …

Google Fiber