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SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod Competition Just Kicked Off in Texas

“Let the breaking of the pods begin!”<p>That was the invocation Friday afternoon by SpaceX’s Dr. Steve Davis as he kicked off the Hyperloop Pod …

BOJ Shows Its Resolve To Fight Deflation, But Some Problems Still Remain

On Friday, the Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy Committee decided to introduce a negative interest rate. And Markets reacted swiftly to the news, stock prices rose and the yen depreciated.<p>The move is a welcome one, although it may have come a bit too late. The expected inflation rate has been …

Economics

Proton beam cancer therapy 'effective with fewer side effects'

<b>A cancer treatment at the centre of an NHS controversy in 2014 causes fewer side effects in children than conventional radiotherapy, according to new research.</b><p>The study, published in The Lancet Oncology, suggests proton beam therapy is as effective as other treatments.<p>Researchers looked at 59 …

Cancer

Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — After a week with SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was an observant citizen who led police to the two remaining violent …

Crime

Italian police arrest 2 fugitive Mafia bosses in underground bunker

<b>(CNN) —</b> After eluding capture for years, two Mafia bosses have been arrested in an underground bunker in southern Italy.<p>Police seized mobsters Giuseppe Ferraro, 47, and Giuseppe Crea, 37, in Calabria region Friday, according to Italian news agency Ansa.<p>Ferraro was found guilty of murder and Mafia …

Crime

Infographic: The ultimate beginner’s guide to whiskey

How good is your whiskey knowledge? Check out Drink Heavy‘s guide to find out and then have a whiskey tasting session of your own and see if you can …

Infographics

Why Do Humans Have Chins? A Scientist Explains The 'Enduring Puzzle'

James Pampush devoted five years and his Ph.D. dissertation to one question: Why do homo sapiens have chins, when all of our evolutionary relatives don't? He tells NPR's Robert Siegel about "the enduring puzzle of the human chin."<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>And now the question that has really …

Anthropology