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Beyond graphene: scientists are creating an atomic 'Lego set' of 2D wonder materials

The strongest material known to mankind was first discovered with sticky tape. Today, this two-dimensional (2D) version of carbon known as graphene …

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here's how to understand it

Let’s try you. Read the title above once, then cover it and write down word for word what you remember. Having difficulties? How well you do may be …

What neuroscience can tell us about the Google diversity memo

Everybody seems to have an opinion about Google’s recent sacking of its malware software engineer James Damore for circulating a memo arguing that …

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

Testing the limits of software.<p>On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its cargo, in addition to ice cream, was something else very cool: a supercomputer.<p>The machine, made by Hewlett Packard …

Space Exploration

As a drill and potential warning, China's navy just fired dozens of missiles near North Korea

China held a massive live fire exercise near the Korean Peninsula.<p>Over the weekend, China's army, navy, and air force conducted a wide range of naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, close to North Korea.<p>These drills, which happened Aug. 4 through Aug. 8, took place only days after North Korea launched …

North Korea

Popularity of latest 'honesty app' Sarahah shows how much we desire validation, whatever the cost

A new app called Sarahah (which is Arabic for “honesty”) launched its English-language version this summer, promising an anonymous way of offering …

Scientists may have found a way to overcome common genetic causes of male infertility

One in seven couples sadly struggles with infertility – defined as failing to conceive after trying for more than 12 months. Approximately one third …

Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distances

Birds have an impressive ability to navigate. They can fly long distances, to places that they may never have visited before, sometimes returning …

Why the very idea of 'screen time' is muddled and misguided

The idea of “screen time” causes arguments – but not just between children and their anxious parents. The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne …

Emerging market stocks may be set to break out after struggling for five years

Emerging market stocks look ready to run higher, going by chart analysis and economic fundamentals, according to a long-time investor.<p>Tim Seymour, …

Stock Markets

The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

HONG KONG — The technology world’s $400 billion-and-up club — long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon — needs to make room for two Chinese members.<p>The Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, Chinese companies that dominate their home market, have …

China

Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programming

Company immediately becomes a considerable competitor in crowded market for original shows<p>Apple Inc. has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with the matter—a sign of how serious the maker of iPhones is about …

Media Industry

Early movers: WMT, BABA, HSY, CSCO, LB, NTAP, NVO, URI & more

<i>Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:</i><p>Wal-Mart – The retail giant reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.08 per share, a …

Investing

$400 billion money manager bets Trump trade will resume, says DC tensions won't stop tax reform

Tensions in Washington may not derail an important piece of legislation that could drive stocks further into record territory, according to the …

Stock Markets

Topshop bosses out of fashion in Arcadia shake-up

<b>Topshop is the jewel in the crown of billionaire Sir Philip Green's retail empire.</b><p>But with the chain losing its sheen amid tough competition there are fresh attempts to keep it ahead of the game.<p>In the latest shake-up at Sir Philip's parent company Arcadia, Topshop's creative boss Kate Phelan is …

Fashion Trends

Casinos and bingo group Rank sees profits squeezed by restructuring and stricter money laundering checks

• <b>Full year pre-tax profits down 7% to £79.7m and revenues down 1% to £707m</b>• <b><br>Tighter checks on casinos customers contributed to decline in visitors</b>• <b><br>People</b> …

Finance

Barclays customers will be locked out of telephone and online banking over part of one weekend a month for rest of the year

Barclays customers will be locked out of their online and telephone banking for one weekend a month between now and January as the bank overhauls its …

Banking

Radio’s Forgotten Technology Is Booming in India - WSJ

By<p>Corinne Abrams and<p>Corinne Abrams<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@corinneabrams<p>corinne.abrams@wsj.com<p>Debiprasad Nayak<p>MUMBAI—As radio stations struggle in the West to attract new advertising and remain relevant in the internet age, India is in the middle of a belated radio revolution.<p>Hundreds of …

India

Business News

20 Hours Ago<p>PayPal's acquisition means iZettle will no longer be seeking a listing of its own, something it "spent roughly a year" trying to …

Trump Administration

Asda sales grow again after three-year slump

<b>Supermarket chain Asda has reported its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth for three years.</b><p>Sales rose 1.8% in the second quarter after a bumper Easter, helped by price cuts and more customers shopping at its stores.<p>Removing the benefit of Easter from the results, Asda's like-for-like sales …

Dow Jones

A Gary Cohn resignation would 'crash the markets,' management guru Jeffrey Sonnenfeld says

The markets would crash if top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn resigns, Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld told CNBC on …

Donald Trump

Buy Target because it has a ‘viable’ strategy to compete with Amazon: Analyst

After a rough year so far, Target shareholders may have some hope, according to one Wall Street firm.<p>MKM Partners raised its rating on the retailer …

eCommerce

Your first trade for Thursday, August 17

The "Fast Money" traders shared their first moves for the market open.<p>Tim Seymour and Dan Nathan were a buyers of Disney.<p>Brian Kelly was a buyer of …

Investing

Rock and roll car: Keith Richards' Ferrari 400i - one of seven bought by the Rolling Stones in 1983 - tipped to sell for £160k at auction

• <b>This is one of three Ferrari 400s ordered at the same time by the British band</b>• <b><br>Keith Richards has owned the car for from new, describing it as 'a very</b> …

Rock Music

Trump denounces removal of 'beautiful' Confederate statues

President Donald Trump spoke out Thursday against removing Confederate statutes — fueling the divisive debate he ignited during a widely panned news …

Rights & Freedoms

The favorite tech stock of hedge fund heavy hitters like David Tepper just hit a new all-time high

The smart money got this one right. Alibaba shares are surging Thursday as the Asian e-commerce giant reported better-than-expected earnings …

Stock Markets

Millennials 'love to snack' so that could give stocks like Hershey a boost: Bernstein

Hershey is getting a boost from snack-craving millennials, whose demand for indulgent chocolates will propel the company in coming years despite …

Wall Street

C.E.O.s Long Avoided Politics. Trump Is Changing the Calculus.

The bar for a chief executive of a public corporation to repudiate a United States president is extraordinarily high. Corporate leaders aren’t given their power, prestige, responsibility and nine-figure pay packages to use the corner office as their personal soapbox.<p>With President Trump’s comments …

Rights & Freedoms

US weekly jobless claims total 232,000 vs 240,000 estimate

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a six-month low last week, pointing to a further tightening in the labor market …

Economics

Looking for bubbles? Here are two below-the-radar trouble spots

With stocks hovering around record highs, investors have been on the watch for signs that enthusiasm is getting out of hand. However, the source of …

Cryptocurrency