Scientists Have Taught A Plant How To Be A Polio Vaccine

Huffington Post | 2017-08-16

Household plants could hold the answer to eradicating a disease that has been paralysing people worldwide since the 1800’s. Scientists in Norfolk have developed a polio vaccine in a breakthrough trial that not only has the potential to transform how pharmaceutical companies make vaccines, but...

FTC Says Uber US 'Failed Consumers' in Privacy Settlement | 2017-08-15

Uber settled with federal regulators after being accused of "deceptive privacy and data security claims" for their ride-sharing startup on Tuesday, according to CNBC. More than 100,000 names and driver's license numbers were stolen during a 2014 data breach of Uber's database that was operated by...


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U.S. stocks rise after Fed minutes

Xinhua | 2017-08-16

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, as investors mainly digested the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting scheduled for release in the afternoon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25.88 points, or 0.12 percent, to 22,024.87. The S&P 500 gained 3.50...

Amazon's Stock Market Evaluation Drops By $5B | 2017-08-16

President Donald Trump caused Amazon’s stock market value to drop by $5 billion on Wednesday after accusing the company of “doing great damage to tax paying retailers” in a tweet, The Guardian reported. Trump tweeted “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being...


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Bill Gates Continues His Quest To Gamify Philanthropy With A Malaria Quiz

Fast Company | 2017-08-16

Bill Gates latest effort to make people understand and more eage to participate in global philanthropy takes the form of “Mosquito Wars” a letter with an accompanying one-question quiz for readers to learn more about the great progress and continued challenges in the ongoing battle...

Regularly drinking energy drinks can lead to cocaine addiction, study finds

Metro | 2017-08-16

Turns out you’re more likely to develop a cocaine addiction if you regularly consume energy drinks. (Picture: Shutterstock) It might have seemed pretty harmless downing a load of energy drinks before your Chemistry exam. It got you through that all-nighter so it did the job..right? Well, turns...


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Zimbabwe Plans To Build $1B University Named After President Robert Mugabe | 2017-08-10

The higher education minister announced Wednesday Zimbabwe’s government plans to develop a $1 billion university named after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe — a move receiving criticism by the opposition who say it is a waste of resources, according to Reuters. Higher and Tertiary Education...

One-third of Sydney high schools 'neither efficient nor effective': study

Sydney Morning Herald | 2017-08-09

Nearly a third of government high schools in Sydney are "neither efficient nor effective", according to a new study that finds poor use of resources by schools is often linked to students' low Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks. The study...


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Tennis-American teen Tiafoe upsets Zverev in Cincinnati

This is Money | 2017-08-17

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Unseeded American teenager Frances Tiafoe upset red-hot Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. World number seven Zverev, who stunned Roger Federer in the Montreal final last week after claiming the title in Washington D.C., was...

Alexander Zverev shocks Federer to win Montreal Masters tennis

Deutsche Welle | 2017-08-14

The 20-year-old German won his fifth title of the season by beating veteran Roger Federer in Canada. The Swiss player praised him for taking the game to "the two next levels." ......

Madrid beats Barca 2-0 without Ronaldo to win Super Cup

Federal News Radio | 2017-08-17

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 to complete a 5-1 victory on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, dominating its fiercest rival without the need of Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale. Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema provided the goals in the second leg for a Madrid side that...

Napoli beats 9-man Nice 2-0, closes in on Champions League

Harrison Daily | 2017-08-17

Dries Mertens started this season where he left off the last, setting Napoli on its way to a 2-0 win over nine-man Nice in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Wednesday. ......

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Top Stories Worldwide | 2017-08-17

CubeSat Mission Might Unlock Mysteries Of Venus' Atmosphere

We might be closer to finding out exactly what’s going on in the complex atmosphere of Venus, now that NASA has just approved funding to develop a concept... | 2017-08-17

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Corruption

A court in Kyrgyzstan sentenced opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev to eight years in prison for corruption and fraud — two months before a presidential... | 2017-08-17

Inmates In Venezuela Killed During Government Raid

According to a Venezuelan governor, 37 prison inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces in Venezuela's southern jungle state of... | 2017-08-16

Seeking a liveable city? Try Melbourne. Skip Damascus

Looking for the most liveable city to live in in the world? That city, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Global Liveability Report is... | 2017-08-16

Drug Overdose Deaths On Rise Among U.S. Teenagers

The rate of opiod drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds, CBS News reports....

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The Washington Post | 2017-08-17

Remember Heather Heyer

Killed in Charlottesville, she refused to stay home and be silent. ......

The Washington Post | 2017-08-17

The U.S. cannot abandon Afghanistan now

A continued effort is preferable to the troubled nation falling apart. ......

The Washington Post | 2017-08-17

It is indefensible for Republicans to stick with Trump

GOP lawmakers need to rebuke him by name and support a resolution to do so formally. ......

The Washington Post | 2017-08-17

A new, winning strategy for Trump in Afghanistan

A different approach could provide a clear victory over terrorists and help stabilize the country...

The Washington Post | 2017-08-17

When Trump needs a friend, that’s what ‘Fox & Friends’ is for

In defending the president, the network is encouraging racists to come out from under their rocks....