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Restrained Modi budget boosts odds Rajan will cut India rate

<b>Mumbai/New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to further shrink India’s budget gap in 2017 stoked speculation that — like last year — the …

Baby It's Cold Outside! In Pictures

The revolution in the driver's seat

<i>Editor's note: Steven Johnson is the author of</i> <i>"How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World,"</i> and co-creator of the innovation website, <i>howwegettonext.com</i><i>. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Anyone looking for clues about potentially world-changing innovations …

Autonomous Cars

Obama’s year of the veto

President opposes first legislative move by GOP-controlled Congress.<p>President Barack Obama’s Keystone veto threat Tuesday was the opening gambit in his fight with the new Republican majorities in Congress looking to derail his post-midterm momentum.<p>Worried White House aides spent the last few weeks …

Fed Looks Past A World In Turmoil, Confident In U.S. Recovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. central bankers have looked beyond a global deflation threat, fear of energy-sector bond defaults, and a surge of oil patch layoffs to reach what appears to be a firm conclusion: the U.S. recovery is here to stay.<p>New trade data released on Wednesday and signs of …

Oil

12 Most Shocking Charlie Hebdo Covers

Provocative<p>A year after the attack on the satirical magazine, a look at its most shocking covers—including a Frenchman bleeding Champagne who says …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Why a comet probably didn’t kill off mammoths

A new study casts doubt on the theory that a cosmic impact 12,900 years ago triggered the Younger Dryas cold period, which coincided with the …

23andMe gets thumbs up from big pharma with $50 million Genentech deal

The FDA might have banned its medical reports in the US, but 23andMe still has a stockpile of genetic data to sell<p>Despite setbacks from regulators, 23andMe is attracting serious interest from heavy-hitters in the pharmaceutical industry. The ambitious genetics startup has received a first payment …

CES 2015: The Qualcomm 810 Processor Optimizes Mobile Phones For 4K Video Streaming and 3D Gaming

The most powerful smartphone processor yet<p>Mobile phones tend to be terrible devices for watching 4K video for a number of reasons: First, most of the displays don’t support 4K (they’re usually about half of the resolution). Second, streaming 4K video takes a lot of power, and typically mobile …

CES

Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won't Save Species, Ecologist Argues

What can South Africa's rhino horn trade proponents learn from experiences with the South American vicuña?<p>Southern white rhinos could go extinct in the wild in less than 20 years.<p>Conservation efforts saved the species from an earlier brush with extinction. There were no more than 50 white rhinos in …

Power Tap turns outlets into electricity 'faucets'

When you think about it, the power outlets in our homes are like tiny reservoirs of electricity. Stick a plug into them and in effect, you tap the power stored behind them, causing a current to flow through cords and cables into phones, fridges, and hundreds of other electricity-loving gadgets and …

CES 2015: Razer Forge Is Perfect Union Of Android TV And PC Gaming

This tiny console can play gaming titles like Titanfall<p>Razer knows what PC gamers like. Since the company’s inception, it's made PC gaming peripherals a top priority, and it’s earned the trust of many professional gamers because of it. Every year at CES, Razer tries to win even more fans over by …

CES

Unlocking the genetic secrets of whales with a 200-year life span

The bowhead whale is the longest-living mammal on Earth with a life span of up to 200 years. Now, scientists have assembled its genome in the hope of learning some of its life-prolonging secrets.<p>This week, researchers at the University of Liverpool made the genome of the bowhead whale public on the …

Antibiotic failure will kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>And cost about $8 trillion annually, according to a new report from the UK …

APOD: Hubble 25th Anniversary: Pillars of Creation (2015 Jan 07) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150107.html Explanation: To celebrate 25 years (1990-2015) of exploring the Universe from low Earth orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope's cameras were used to revisit its most iconic image. The result is this sharper, wider view of the region dubbed the Pillars of Creation, first imaged by Hubble in 1995. Stars are forming deep inside the towering structures. The light-years long columns of cold gas and dust are some 6,500 light-years distant in M16, the Eagle Nebula, toward the constellation Serpens. Sculpted and eroded by the energetic ultraviolet light and powerful winds from M16's cluster of young, massive stars, the cosmic pillars themselves are destined for destruction. But the turbulent environment of star formation within M16, whose spectacular details are captured in this Hubble visible-light snapshot, is likely similar to the environment that formed our own Sun. http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html http://heritage.stsci.edu/index.html http://www.stsci.edu/ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ http://spacetelescope.org/news/heic1501/ http://hubblesite.org/news/2015/01 http://heritage.stsci.edu/2015/01/ http://youtu.be/8lZ8ujdxULU Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150107 #APOD

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Petrol prices: Why do retail prices fluctuate from city to city, day to day?

Falling petrol prices around the country have motorists lining up at the bowser, but the savings vary depending on where you fill up.<p>The price of …

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Small Spaces

Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

Bill Gates