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Here's what a Trump presidency might mean for science

"It's been conspicuous by its absence," says Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.<p>Nonetheless, the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, has made public remarks that give voters a glimpse into what some of his scientific policies might …

The Ashley Madison hackers claim to have thousands of nude pics, but won't release them

"Avid Life Media is like a drug dealer abusing addicts," says Impact Team.<p>So far, this week has seen Impact Team release three major data dumps of Ashley Madison data, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. In the interview, Impact Team says that it started collecting the data "a long time ago," and …

Currency trading scandals are the next big black eye for banks

These days, it doesn’t take much digging to find potentially scandalous behavior coursing through the world’s biggest banks. But the latest round of probes into currency trading are shaping up to be a real doozy.<p>Already more than 20 traders, which make money for their firms by betting on …

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Children tortured and raped by Assad's forces - report

Children have endured 'unspeakable' and 'unacceptable' suffering during Syria's civil war, UN's Ban Ki-moon says<p>Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and sexually abused by President Bashar Assad's forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him during the country's …