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Standard Chartered poaches top HSBC banker Simon Cooper

The new hire comes as bank's shares jump on the back of the Fed's decision to raise interest rates for the first time in more than nine years<p>Standard Chartered has poached top HSBC banker Simon Cooper to run its corporate and institutional banking division.<p>Mr Cooper will join the bank next month, …

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Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

The Moon Was a First Step, Mars Will Test Our Capabilities, but Europa Is the Prize

The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system. Scientists have been trying for years to kickstart a mission to …

Astronomy

Ready, Player? GameSpot Joins Flipboard

Whether you’re wondering where the next Minecon will take place or if you should get a dedicated gaming PC for your living room, GameSpot is …

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UK to refund Chinese tourist visas

<b>Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK.</b><p>It was one of a series of measures announced at an economic summit in London, attended by Chinese vice premier Ma Kai.<p>"The more Chinese tourists …

Uber Drivers Are Revolting Against Their Shitty Bosses

And there's no indication that Uber cares at all.<p><i>Abdul, an UberBlack driver in New York, leads a protest outside of Uber's offices in Long Island City. Photos by the author.</i><p>If you live in a major city, chances are your local taxi industry has been upended by Uber, or will be soon. Created in 2009 …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Apple unveils two new iPhones, Apple Watch and ApplePay

In one of the most ambitious product launches in its history, Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smartwatch and a mobile payments platform on Tuesday.<p>The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are bigger, rounder and faster. The Apple Watch does more than any smartwatch on the market today. And Apple hailed the …

Smartphones Ruin More Than Your Sleep — They May Also Be Destroying Your Vision

The blue light from personal electronic devices has also been linked to serious physical and mental health problems.<p>Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, which means we're exposed to it by the sun every day. However, nighttime exposure to that light, which is emitted at high levels by …

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