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India's economic data brings cheer amid worries over stalled reforms | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s retail inflation cooled to a record low in July and annual growth in industrial production hit a four-month high in June, bringing cheer to investors fretting that gridlock in parliament is stalling reforms.<p>A vendor weighs potatoes for a customer (not pictured) in his …

Economics

UPDATE 1-China economic growth falters in July, yuan's slide adds to worries | Reuters

* Almost all China July data weaker than expected<p>* July factory output +6.0 pct y/y, vs f’cast +6.6 pct<p>* July retail sales +10.5 pct y/y, vs f’cast 10.6 pct<p>* Jan-July fixed-asset investment +11.2 pct, vs f’cast +11.5 pct<p>* Shock yuan currency devaluation clouds outlook further<p>* More economic support …

Economy

Fasten your seatbelts – there’s a little economic turbulence ahead

There are signs that the recovery is slowing, which is all the more reason for No 10 to hold its nerve<p>There is one frustrating difference between the turbulence you experience when travelling by plane and the kind that regularly engulfs economies. Pilots know exactly when to tell us to wear our …

Economics

Greece crisis: Germany says referendum on economic reform could help

EU paymaster Germany said on Monday it could make sense for Greece to hold a referendum on painful economic reforms under negotiation with its …

French government to push through controversial economic reforms

The French government is expected to force through a package of key economic reforms in parliament. In order to push through these reforms, which are …

Nicolas Sarkozy

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

Greens grown in space are now on Space Station astronaut menu

NASA<p>Fresh veggies grown in space microgravity are on the menu for the first time for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station.<p>Crew members …

Space Exploration

Watch Bill Nye the Science Guy Explain The Science of Blowing Things Up

A couple months ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger blew a bunch of things up—leftover spaghetti, a car—for a good cause. Now, Bill Nye the Science Guy is …

Science

Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say Researchers

Many of the common claims about marijuana -- that it's a gateway drug, for example, or that legalization of the plant often results in more people using it -- are not strongly supported by science, a group of researchers say in a report released Wednesday.<p>"Many scientists are increasingly …

Rocket-science-based showerhead soaking up the cash on Kickstarter

The mist-producing, water-saving Nebia showerhead has already been backed by Apple's Tim Cook. Now it's making a splash on Kickstarter as well.<p>For something we do pretty much every day, most of us don't give much thought to our showers. That's certainly not the case for the six people working at …

Kickstarter

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U.S. begins manned airstrikes from Turkey targeting ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, the United States launched manned airstrikes from a base in Turkey against ISIS forces in Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday.<p>The attacks from Incirlik Air Base are part of an agreement reached last month between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.<p>The United States …

Middle East

Thousands sign 'pay when you die' care deals

Rise in pensioners allowing councils to take cash from their estates after death to cover spiralling fees<p>Pensioners are increasingly being forced to enter into "pay when you die" deals with councils to keep their family home, according to new figures.<p>More than 19,000 pensioners have been forced to …

Tony Blair: Labour faces 'annihilation' if Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership

The Labour party is in the worst danger in its 100-year history and faces possible annihilation if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership, Tony Blair has warned. In a desperate appeal to Labour members and supporters, the former prime minister urged them to set aside their opinions about his three terms …

Labour Party

Devastating warehouse blasts hit China's Tianjin

Explosions at a warehouse in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least 50 people, including at least a dozen firefighters, and injured more than 700, the government has said.<p>Chinese state news said the blasts started late on Wednesday after a container of "hazardous material" …

China