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Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound

New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Thai woman charged with sedition over photo of 'provocative' red bowl

Bowl appears to be a promotional item for ousted former prime ministers and political enemies of the junta<p>A Thai woman could be jailed for seven years on charges of sedition after she posted a photo of herself holding a red bowl that had a Thai New Year greeting from siblings and ousted prime …

FBI backs off Apple, finds another way into iPhone 5c

The Department of Justice just asked the courts to vacate tomorrow's hearing with Apple concerning the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Apparently, the FBI will use alternative methods to get into the locked phone without Apple's help.<p>In a document filed with the courts, the DoJ …

Spies could activate iPhone cameras and microphones if FBI forces us, says Apple

Governments could demand access to iPhone cameras and microphones to spy on civilians if Apple loses its high-profile battle with the FBI, one of the company’s most senior executives has said.<p>Eddy Cue, Apple’s head of internet software and services, said if the security service wins its court …

Inland Empire

More sperm whales found dead - this time on a German beach

The whales were young bulls around the same age as 12 other sperm whales found dead in recent weeks at various North Sea spots<p>Eight dead sperm whales have washed up on a German beach, just weeks after 12 of the giant mammals were found dead at other sites on the North Sea, officials said on …

Cognitive Science

The 29 richest people in America

This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super-wealthy, featured in our recent ranking of the world's richest people. Wealth-X maintains a database of dossiers on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people, using a proprietary …

Koch Industries
Public Health

Greek islanders to be nominated for Nobel peace prize

International group of academics to propose those on frontline of refugee crisis be commended for their ‘empathy and self-sacrifice’<p>Greek islanders who have been on the frontline of the refugee crisis are to be nominated for the Nobel peace prize with the support of their national government.<p>Of the …

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