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Blacks and Whites Don't Agree on the State of Race Relations in the U.S.

A little over eight years ago, President Obama delivered a speech on race that the Pew Research Center dubbed one of the biggest events of his 2008 …

Science suggests genes can hugely influence academic performance

Research shows that a student’s genetic makeup can have a strong influence on their academic performance.<p>Some interpret this to mean there is little that can be done to help those who struggle academically—and that spending extra money on these students to help them succeed is pointless.<p>But is this …

Genetics

These 7 technologies are turning science fiction into reality

It uses ultrasound to move objects around - drawing comparisons to the "tractor beam" from Star Wars. Rather than sucking in space ships, the technology could one day be used to operate microsurgical instruments and to directly target drugs to damaged tissues, without having to venture inside the …

Nobel Prize

Not Top Gun yet: China struggles with warplane engine technology

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said.<p>Foreign visitors stand next to a model of the J-31 …

China

How Much Money Do Singapore Households Really Spend?

Living in Singapore is expensive. Our cost of living is comparable to some of the most expensive cities around the world. And unlike other countries; …

There are 30 million slaves in the world — and half of them are children

India is estimated to hold half of the world's slaves, many in debt bondage for generations of forced labor and prostitution.<p>Seventy percent of those held in slavery are female and 50 percent are children.<p>There are estimated to be as many as 30 million slaves in the world today, which means there …

Forced Labor

Your Bones Could Soon Heal a Whole Lot Better Thanks to Polymer Nanoshells

Bones that grow back? Yes please.<p>Might we one day have bionic body parts able to ward off disease and injury and even heal themselves? Today it's …

The One Thing That Marketers Don't Seem To Get About The Digital Economy

Modern marketing really began in the 1960’s with Philip Kotler and his ideas about uncovering the “needs, wants and interests of target markets.” Ever since, generations of marketers have learned to focus on the consumer and communicating features and benefits to them effectively.<p>Yet perhaps an …

Innovation