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Discord in Angela Merkel's government after environment ministry bans meat at official functions

A row has broken out in Angela Merkel’s government after the environment minister banned meat at official functions.<p>Barbara Hendricks claims eating meat is damaging to the environment and has ordered only vegetarian food to be served.<p>A rival minister has accused her of “nanny-statism” and trying to …

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Greece and eurozone settle their differences for now

BRUSSELS (AP) — Following weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement Friday on extending the country's rescue loans, a move that should dramatically ease concerns it was heading for the euro exit as soon as next month.<p>The agreement, …

LinkedIn exec Simon Zhang’s next new thing: A data-analytics startup

Simon Zhang spent his last day at LinkedIn on February 18, giving up his prominent position as senior director of business analytics at the business social networking company. But he’s not leaving empty-handed.<p>He’s got lots of experience working with people who need to analyze data to make better …

IndieBio Will Accelerate Synthetic Biology To Tech Startup Speed

Can biology move at “internet speed”? Is there a Moore’s Law for cells? What about the problems that cannot be solved by information technology alone? IndieBio, a new biotech accelerator based in both San Francisco and Cork, Ireland, is proposing to answer these questions and more.<p>“What a lot of …

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