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Shares in New York closed lower as the prospect of a shutdown of some US government activities looks increasingly likely http://bbc.in/1fY6lnG The Dow Jones closed down 128 points, or 0.84%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell by 0.60% and 0.27% respectively. "The shutdown will have a very real economic impact on very real people right away," said US president Barack Obama late on Monday, after it seemed as if negotiations had all but broken down.

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Look Closely, Photographer at Work in Norway

A lot of times, landscape photography means waking up well before the sun does and going on a wilderness adventure in the pre-dawn darkness all in …

Landscape Photography

10 Contemporary Elements that Every Home Needs

In this modern day of living there is no doubt that the contemporary movement has affected every aspects of our daily lives. From our cars, fashion …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

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How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

If you got sick, you probably wouldn't go to an evolutionary biologist to get treated. But Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, says that his field can help you understand why you got sick, and make you more aware of healthy and harmful behaviors.<p>He joins <i>Fresh</i> …

No More Panda Cam: How The Government Shutdown Will Affect Things We Care About

What happens to science and technology when we shut it all down?<p>If absolutely nothing goes as planned, the U.S. government will shut down tonight at midnight. Among other things, the forced absence of government will affect science and technology. Here's how:<p>**NASA: Everything But The ISS. **NASA …

Singapore: safe haven, model society

Singapore is booming and well placed to weather any Asian storms, but success has brought its own problems.<p>Looking out towards the sea from Singapore's Marina Bay Sands infinity swimming pool, perched precariously 57 storeys above the ground – these are tough assignments, I know, but someone has to …