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Why China's Yuan Is No Imminent Threat To The Dollar

Some bad ideas just won’t die. It seems to matter not that many are silly beyond logic.<p>When it comes to money matters, a big one stands out as ridiculous. That is the recurrent meme that China will somehow imminently oust the U.S. dollar from its role as by far the world’s most important …

Great Depression

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow …

Genetic Engineering

A Rare Virus Without a Cure Has Emerged in India And Is Killing People

It has the potential to cause a deadly pandemic.<p>At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and …

Disease

How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.

<b>BAD BLOOD</b> <b><br>Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</b><br>By John Carreyrou<br>352 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95.<p>In 2015, Vice President Joe Biden visited the Newark, Calif. laboratory of a hot new start-up making medical devices: Theranos. Biden saw rows of impressive-looking equipment — the company’s …

Silicon Valley

A possible new weapon against eczema: live bacteria

With two decades of medical education, training, and research under my belt, I have finally reached the stage in my career when I can proudly state that I intentionally spray people in the face with live bacteria.<p>Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is an inflammatory skin disease that …

Medicine

Guardian science reporter wins prize for vaginal mesh investigation

The Guardian’s science correspondent Hannah Devlin has scooped a coveted prize in the Association of British Science Writers awards for her investigation into the vaginal mesh scandal.<p>Her report exposing NHS data on how thousands of women have undergone surgery to have vaginal mesh implants removed …

Johnson & Johnson

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Jeff Bezos

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

'Too Many Jobs in China Lost:' Why On Earth Is 'America First' Trump Vowing to Save China's ZTE?

First the Commerce Department bans the sale of U.S. parts to Chinese telecom equipment firm ZTE, after the firm broke U.S. sanctions and lied to the …

Donald Trump

How SA ranks in terms of military spending

DURBAN - According to figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the total world military expenditure rose to $1,7 trillion …

Military Spending

Academic Adam Habib hits out at 'disgusting' AfriForum leaders

Wits University Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib has been caught up in a Twitter uproar after he suggested in a post that AfriForum leaders Kallie Kriel …

South Africa

Cancer-killing viruses show promise — and draw billion-dollar investment

NEWS<p>Encouraging trial results spur interest from researchers and drug giants.<p>Heidi Ledford<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google …

Immunotherapy

Varsity prof on AfriForum's 'angry' Roets: 'Threat of violence, hanging not acceptable'

Amanda Khoza<p>North West University associate professor Elmien du Plessis on Monday said she was saddened that AfriForum's Ernst Roets had decided to …

South Africa

An Overview of the Vietnam War Protests

As American involvement in Vietnam grew in the early 1960s, a small number of concerned and dedicated citizens started to protest what they viewed as …

Vietnam War

Millennials Who Want To Start Solar Companies Should Go For It (And Follow This Advice)

Over the past decade, solar investment has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68%. In 2006, just 30,000 homes had solar arrays; a decade later, over one million homes host solar installations. Walid Halty and his team at Dvinci Energy are running one of the fastest-growing and most …

Solar Power

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Joseph Conrad and the Dawn of Globalization

Greg GrandinWhat passes for civilization is often just refined savagery.The post Joseph Conrad and the Dawn of Globalization appeared first on The …

Literature

Worrying discovery shows cancer drug can accelerate tumour growth

In the ongoing fight to find a way to completely eliminate cancers, researchers and pharmaceutical companies are trialling a series of drugs.Among …

Cancer

Bacteria may be powerful weapon against antibiotic resistance

When I was a child, my parents gave me a sweet pink syrup to destroy the bacteria causing my sore throat. That memory is a testament to the power of …

Microbiology

Biohacker Who Injected Self With Herpes Treatment Found Dead in Therapy Float Tank

Aaron Traywick, CEO and founder of Ascendance Biomedical, was 28 years old.<p>The 28-year-old CEO of a controversial biohacking company was found dead in a Washington D.C. spa on Sunday.<p>The body of Aaron Traywick, CEO and founder of Ascendance Biomedical, was discovered in a spa room on Massachusetts …

Synthetic Biology

Is Capitalism Still Relevant?

In a recent, fascinating speech, John Kay emphatically declared capitalism no longer exists. He claims we keep using a word that no longer applies to the structure of our economic world in a significant way. Kay ought to know. He’s held chairs at the London Business School the University of Oxford …

Market Capitalization

A High Schooler Has Upended a Fundamental Chemistry Theory

Time to rethink everything you learned about carbon.<p>You may not remember much from high school chemistry, but you probably recall learning the …

Chemistry

News24.com | Damning NW health report shelved

A damning report on the contract between a Gupta-linked company and the North West government was sent to the provincial legislature two months ago …

United Arab Emirates

What Literature Can Teach Us

Literature is a term used to describe written and sometimes spoken material. Derived from the Latin word <i>literature</i> meaning "writing formed with …

Literature

The Efficiency-Wage Theory

One of the explanations for structural unemployment is that, in some markets, wages are set above the equilibrium wage that would bring the supply of …

News24.com | Malema prosecution the right thing to do

Max du Preez's assumption that reaction to AfriForum's plans to prosecute Julius Malema was "overwhelmingly negative", is based on "reaction in the …

Social Media

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Has A Strategy That Will Work In Both Good Times And Bad

Boeing’s impressive earnings beat in the first quarter reflects the performance of an enterprise that is firing on all cylinders. Each of Boeing’s major business units reported gains in revenue and earnings over 2017, and 2017 was a record year for the company. Furthermore, all of Boeing’s …

Dennis Muilenburg

Great War Poems

From antiquity through the nuclear age, poets respond to human conflict<p>War poems capture the darkest moments in human history, and also the most …

Literature

No bromance: Merkel gets much smaller platform on US visit

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Washington with the same message French President Emmanuel Macron delivered only days …

Europe

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Jeff Bezos