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Trump Says He Cut Wall Street Reform Because His “Friends” Need Money

Friends of Donald Trump, rejoice!<p>On Friday, <b>Donald Trump</b> signed an executive order intended to roll back Dodd-Frank, the sprawling regulatory framework President Obama signed into law in 2010 to avoid another financial crisis, which was not entirely beloved on Wall Street. He also scrapped a …

Donald Trump

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

Skyscrapers

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Raspberry Pi

Engineers Have Created Biocompatible Microrobots That Can be Implanted Into the Human Body

<i>Sam Sia, a Biomedical Engineering Professor at Columbia Engineering recently led a team that used biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the</i> …

Nanotech

15 Insane Things That Correlate With Each Other

Now a ridiculous book!<p>Spurious charts<br>• Fascinating factoids<br>• Commentary in the footnotes<p>Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound<p>Data sources: U.S. Office of …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Consciousness

¿Quién infundió miedo en redes y WhatsApp y llamó al saqueo? Identifican “acción coordinada”

enero 05, 2017<p>10:13am<p>38 Comentarios<p>SECCIÓN INVESTIGACIONES<p><b>Mensajes, grabaciones y videos difundidos en redes sociales, sobre falsos robos masivos a</b> …

It's been a long, tiring and stressful week. What this means for your decision-making

Wharton marketing professor Gideon Nave wants to know what makes people tick. Specifically, he studies the relationship between biology and …

Psychology

What the world worries about

BREXIT in June, then Trump in November and next year the threat of Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s Eurosceptic party. Populism has rarely been …

Angela Merkel

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Fidel Castro, Cuba's leader of revolution, dies at 90

<b>Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90.</b><p>His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television.<p>Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied …

Cuba

The Official Leonard Cohen Site

Nintendo Confirms Amiibo Support for Nintendo Switch, Clarifies Additional Features

The Nintendo Switch Dock provides TV output, charges, and powers the system.<p>The Nintendo Switch home gaming system will "absolutely" support amiibo …

Nintendo 'Switch' gaming system arrives in March

Heads up, gamers: Nintendo today unveiled a new gaming system, dubbed Switch, which features detachable controllers.<p>Here's how it works: At home, your Switch will rest in a dock that connects the system to your TV. When you're heading out, you can lift Switch from the dock and the system will …

Less carbs, more fat: ketogenic diet makes migraine patients' headaches disappear

<i>Before the ketogenic diet became the latest low-carb diet trend, it was used to treat childhood epilepsy. Doctors had observed that fasting reduced</i> …

Diabetes

PodRide pitch v1,1

Plastic microfibre ingestion by deep-sea organisms

Article |<p>Open | Published: 30 September 2016<p>M. L. Taylor<br>• , C. Gwinnett<br>• , L. F. Robinson<br>• & L. C. Woodall<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 6</b>, Article number: 33997 …

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How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

On 10 April 2006, a DC-9 jet landed in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico, as the sun was setting. Mexican soldiers, waiting to intercept it, found 128 cases packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100m. But something else – more important and far-reaching – was …

Anon is a doctor

New 3D Map of the Universe Features a Whopping 1.2 Million Galaxies

The astronomical map you see here doesn’t depict stars, <i>it shows galaxies—</i>1.2 million of them, to be exact, a new record for astronomers. This …

Colour in the city: Ramin Nasibov's vibrant urban photography – in pictures

Berlin-based graphic designer Ramin Nasibov began photographing hidden patterns in buildings after he noticed pockets of colour hiding among the city’s grey skyline. “You won’t believe it, but colourful architecture can be found in any city,” he says. “Even the most well-known architectural sight …

Traffic Jam without bottleneck - experimental evidence

Microsoft pulls plug after chat robot slings slurs, rips Obama and denies Holocaust

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warned us about this.<p>Nobody was harmed — physically —by Microsoft’s MSFT, -0.75% foul-mouthed Twitter chat robot, of …

Stephen Hawking

Where should I take her to eat

holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time (Microsoft Research)

Hierarchy is Detrimental for Human Cooperation

Article |<p>Open | Published: 22 December 2015<p>Katherine A. Cronin<br>• , Daniel J. Acheson<br>• , Penélope Hernández<br>• & Angel Sánchez<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 5</b>, …

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The real meaning behind Christmas