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HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial

A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells that are resistant to the virus has been declared a success by scientists following the first clinical trial.<p>The treatment, which has never been tested on humans before, raised patients' defences against HIV by replacing some of …

Assam's modern slaves: the real price of a cup of Tetley tea - video

Attacks on Adivasi tribal migrants, largely tea plantation workers, blamed on banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland<p>Published: 23 Dec 2014<p>The Nobel winner’s NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, champions children’s rights by tackling education and poverty in tandem. <b>KumKum Dasgupta</b> reports<p>Published: …

Activist Investors: The Ten Most Momentous Recent Events

Looks like we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!<p>For all the headline-grabbing events of the last few years, the numbers now show that we may be entering an even more decisive era of activist investing. We say “decisive” because a new report provides compelling details on how activists no longer just roil …

U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media

Here's a stat we've heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones. Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every …

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Black and White Photography of India

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner brought from his many trips all around the world, a series of Indian landscapes’ photos in black and white. The …

Castaway José Salvador Alvarenga asks to be left alone

José Salvador Alvarenga has surprised doctors with his good physical condition, though they caution that the famed castaway is psychologically fragile as he recovers from what he has described as more than a year adrift at sea surviving on raw fish, turtles and bird blood.<p>All of the doctors who …

Moving beyond personality cults in Afghanistan elections | US & Canada

Afghans were glued to their television sets on February 4, not to watch any of the popular Turkish soap operas, but to witness the first western-style debate among five of the 11 presidential contenders for the country's April 6 vote.<p>The candidates will have two months to further communicate their …

McDonald’s Needs a 'Miracle' Like the Pretzel Bun

Alas, McDonald’s has been out-bunned.<p>The hamburger giant and rival Wendy’s have taken different approaches to their businesses in recent years, and …

Narendra Modi for 2014: An analysis

<b>Note:</b> <i>This is a guest article written by IndiaFacts supporter and contributor, Shwetank Bhushan.</i><p>It is time to take a rational look at the 2014 Lok …

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Jahi MacMath, brain-dead teenager, is released to her mother

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl at the center of a emotional legal battle that has spun out to include three courts, was released from the …

How frigid 'polar vortex' could be result of global warming

The polar vortex putting the US in a deep freeze could represent how global warming is changing dynamics in the Arctic, researchers say. The current …

Go ahead, Mr Modi: here's the case for abolishing income tax

For the first time, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has spoken directly on an economic issue. Speaking at function organised by yoga guru Baba …

b>Praveen Chakravarty:</b> The math behind Jayalalithaa's prime ministerial ambitions

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wants to be prime minister. "From Fort St George (the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu) to Red Fort" is the …

Poll-time windfall for the media

In MP and Chhattisgarh, media houses rake in the moolah as political parties spend lavishly in the scramble for the voter’s mind<p><b>Poll jamboree</b> Parties …

Now, rice will grow on rocky land

Farmers and agricultural scientists in Chhattisgarh have preserved and developed more than 23,000 varieties of paddy<p><b>Miracle rice</b> Some newly …

An economic agenda for India 2020

Setting a 2020 Perspective Economic Agenda for India requires clarity about the framework within which economic policy choices have to be made. There …

How We Won in Iraq

The news out of Iraq is, once again, exceedingly grim. The resurrection of al Qaeda in Iraq — which was on the ropes at the end of the surge in 2008 …

Oh, look, a Pakistani Hindu …

After more than two decades of belonging to a country, I find it quite hilarious when people hear my name and automatically assume I’m from India. …

30 Under 30

Who are the most important innovators and influencers under 30? Share your picks!<p>This is the age of the Millennials. With so many entrepreneurs, change agents and leaders under the age of 30 (David Karp, Lena Dunham and Kevin Systrom, to name the obvious), we need your help to do the job right. To …

DragonBox

A game almost as addictive as Angry Birds, DragonBox combines first rate art design and smooth game mechanics to teach the basics of algebraic thinking. At first glance, it seems like DragonBox is tricking kids into learning algebra. It’s not. Kids are actually doing algebra from the moment they …

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<i>This story was originally published on June 27, 2013.</i><p><i>There have been a lot of news stories about NSA surveillance programs following the leaks of</i> …

Australia's Richest Person Retreats From Legal Feud With Children

Gina Rinehart’s legal battle with her children for control of a multibillion dollar trust took an unexpected turn with her offer to step down, but it’s unlikely to end the dispute.<p>Rinehart’s lawyers told a court hearing on Tuesday that she no longer wants to be trustee of the Hope Margaret Hancock …

Who Is Ross Ulbricht? Piecing Together The Life Of The Alleged Libertarian Mastermind Behind Silk Road

If you ask his family members, Ross William Ulbricht did not seem like a criminal mastermind.<p>“He’s an exceptionally bright and smart kid,” said his half-brother Travis Ulbricht. “He’s always been upstanding and never had any trouble with the law that I knew of.”<p>But according to the FBI, Ross …

End Of The Silk Road: FBI Says It's Busted The Web's Biggest Anonymous Drug Black Market

After two and a half years running the booming anonymous narcotics bazaar known as the Silk Road, the drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts has allegedly been unmasked.<p>On Wednesday, the FBI announced that they arrested 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht, the Silk Road’s accused …

Mao Tse-tung's controversial 'Little Red Book' will be reprinted in China

Some see the reprinting of the "Little Red Book" as the harbinger of a revival of Maoist philosophy in China.<p>A controversial political manifesto is …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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