Andrei Oros

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What a Prime Minister's Demise Says About Who Runs Europe's East - Bloomberg

Romania’s prime minister was no match for the ruling-party boss who had picked him only months earlier.<p>A no-confidence vote in parliament last week …

Russia

The secret to a long and healthy life? Eat less

Permanently cutting the daily calories you consume may turn out to have a profound effect on your future life, according to some tantalising scientific studies.<p>In a restaurant setting sometime in the not-too distant future, a man and a woman are on their first date. After the initial nerves …

Longevity

New Model of Evolution Finally Reveals How Cooperation Evolves

One of the great unanswered question in biology is why organisms have evolved to cooperate. The long-term benefits of cooperation are clear—look at …

Quantum Mechanics

Romania’s Government Falls Amid a Party Power Struggle

Romania’s most powerful political party ousted its own prime minister on Wednesday, throwing the country, which witnessed giant anticorruption protests this year, into new political turmoil.<p>The governing party, the Social Democrats, has been embroiled in an intraparty feud, one that now threatens …

World News

Romanian Government falls after Parliament passes no-confidence motion

The no-confidence motion against the Government led by <b>Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu</b> has passed the Parliament vote today, June 21, as 241 MPs voted …

Brexit

Romania’s Constitutional Court outlines cases where convicts can become Govt. members

Romania’s Constitutional Court (CCR) published on June 20 the motivation of its decision rejecting as inadmissible an unconstitutionality objection …

Constitutional Courts

Romania's ruling coalition negotiation with Hungarian Alliance fails over hot topics

Romania’s ruling coalition, which is currently trying to gather enough votes to have their own Government removed by no-confidence vote this …

Romania

Bucharest mayor owns jewelry worth EUR 130,000

Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea has published her declaration of wealth this week. The document shows that the mayor owns jewelry and paintings of …

Wealth

Former Romanian FinMin charged in new bribery case

Former finance minister Darius Valcov was placed under judicial control yesterday in a new bribery case. A public servant from the Olt Real Estate …

Corruption

Prison sentences for two judges who canceled Romanian businessman’s conviction

The High Court of Cassation and Justice sentenced Romanian judges Liliana Badescu and Dumitrita Piciarca to four years and four months in prison …

Corruption

Prosecutor requests ten-years jail sentence for former Romanian mayor

A prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) asked yesterday the judges of the Bucharest Court of Appeal to sentence Neculai Ontanu, …

Corruption

Romania's former President Ion Iliescu sent to court for crimes against humanity

Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu was sent to court yesterday in a case related to the violent crackdown of the antigovernment protests in …

World News

Former Romanian economy minister, fertilizer tycoon sent to court for damaging gas producer

Former Romanian economy minister <b>Adriean Videanu</b> and local businessman Ioan Niculae, the owner of several fertilizer plants and other business in …

Corruption

Romanian media mogul may get out of jail after 3 years of 10-year sentence

Romanian media mogul Dan Voiculescu, the owner of the Antena 1 and Antena 3 TV stations, may get out of jail after serving less than 3 years of a …

Prison

Romania, first in EU for European fund investigations

Romania ranked first among the EU countries where the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) completed most investigations related to European funds last …

Romania

Runaway Romanian investor released from Belgrade police arrest

Former MP and runaway investor <b>Sebastian Ghita</b>, who was located and arrested in Belgrade in mid-April, will be released on bail, based on a decision …

Crime

An IBM Breakthrough Ensures Silicon Will Keep Shrinking

The limits of silicon have not been reached quite yet.<p>Today, an IBM-led group of researchers have detailed a breakthrough transistor design, one that …

Engineering

Cancer Drug Effectively Prevents Airborne Allergies

New leukemia and lymphoma treatment shuts off allergic reaction to airborne allergens and may offer hope for people with severe food allergies.

Medicine

Month-Long Diabetes Control Possible with New Injection

The daily or once-weekly insulin shot—necessary for the control of type 2 diabetes—could be replaced by a twice- or even once-a-month shot. A new, …

Diabetes

Netflix's CEO backs a math education program that works like the streaming service

Reed Hastings is best known as the CEO of Netflix, the streaming service that personalizes recommendations for users.<p>But Hastings' interest in personalization also extends into a lesser-known realm: education.<p>In 2011, Hastings teamed up with venture capitalist John Doerr to invest $11 million in …

Education

Plasmonics could bring sustainable society, desalination tech

The emerging field of plasmonics could bring advances in chemical manufacturing, usher in new clean and sustainable technologies and desalination …

Desalination

Scientists directly observe light-to-energy transfer in new solar cell materials

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are now able to capture the moment less than one trillionth of a second a particle of …

Quantum Mechanics

Combination therapy targets genetic mutation found in many cancers

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has shown promise for effective treatment of therapy-resistant cancers caused by a …

Treatment extends life for some with advanced prostate cancer

Adding a new anti-hormonal drug to the standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer has been shown to reduce the risk of dying by almost 40 …

A first: All respond to gene therapy in a blood cancer study

Doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that's on the rise. Although it's …

Researchers debut battery-less pacemaker

A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart is being introduced by researchers from Rice University and …

Medicine

'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles

A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly …

Batteries

Chemical 'dance' of cobalt catalysis could pave way to solar fuels

By splitting a water molecule into two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen, scientists can use the boundless energy of the sun to make a clean fuel. …

Chemistry

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

The Brain

CRISPR Gene-Editing Might Cause Thousands of Unintended Mutations

The popular genetic engineering tool could cause hundreds or thousands of unwanted mutations, potentially creating random side effects.<p>Perhaps the largest medical breakthrough this side of the Human Genome Project has been the invention of CRISPR, a technique for rewriting entire sections of DNA. …

Genetics