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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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...

Chinese Takeovers Of US Companies Plummet This Year Amid Tough Trump Talk | 2017-08-16

CNBC reports Chinese investments in the U.S. have more than halved this year just as the Trump administration looks to take a tougher stance again Beijing, a leading research firm reported Wednesday. ”Amid growing regulatory scrutiny of China outbound M&A targeting the U.S., volume has seen a 65...


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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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Koeman: Gylfi Sigurdsson's Transfer Boosts Everton Goal-Scoring Options | 2017-08-16

Prior to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s transfer from Swansea City to Everton, his new manager Ronald Koeman said he expects the attacking midfielder to help boost the club’s goal-scoring options, Reuters reported. Sigurdsson will move to Goodison Park after the two clubs agreed a fee of about 45 million pounds...

LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

Rocky Mount Telegram | 2017-08-16

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation’s educational program to stand up for their beliefs. On Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it’s done. Concluding a day of fun and games at an...

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Top Stories Worldwide | 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.... | 2017-08-16

Sierra Leone Begins Burying Mudslide Victims

Sierra Leone began burying hundreds of victims Wednesday after a mudslide swept away homes near the capital — one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in history... | 2017-08-16

Texas Legislature Fails To Pass Transgender Bathroom Bill

The Texas legislature ended its special session early Tuesday without passing a law regulating the use of bathrooms by transgender people — a blow for Gov. Greg... | 2017-08-16

Hackers Conduct Cyberattack On Scottish Parliament

Hackers conducted a “brute force” cyberattack on the Scottish parliament’s computer system — weeks after a similar attack was carried out on email accounts at... | 2017-08-16

Lebanese Parliament Abolishes 'Marry The Rapist' Law

Lebanon’s government abolished a law Wednesday allowing sex offenders to avoid prison time by marrying their victims, according to The Associated Press. The...

Times Free Press | 2017-08-16

SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments. The SpaceX...

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Alternet | 2017-08-16

The Neo-Nazi Rally in Charlottesville Was Even More Terrifying on the Ground

A harrowing new documentary gets up close and personal with white supremacists. Amid the riots in...

Orlando Sentinel | 2017-08-16

New school year, same flawed start times

Today we’re talking about a big political upset, a bizarre VIP offer for middle-schoolers and a...

Creators Syndicate | 2017-08-16

Controversy on a Pious Cable News Outlet

WASHINGTON — Last week, CNN fired Jeff Lord, its famously pro-Trump contributor, for mocking...