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Friday, May 18

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URGENT: The Latest: Congo Announces 11 New Confirmed Ebola ...

Congo's Ministry of Health has announced 11 new confirmed Ebola cases and two deaths tied to cases in the country's northwest. A ministry statement late ...

Wednesday, May 16

23

Who Coined ‘Mushroom Cloud’? It Didn’t Matter to the Man ...

Here’s my favorite Richard Feynman story. In December 1959, the great theoretical physicist promised a prize of $1,000, paid out of his own pocket, to ...

22

U.S. Sanctions Head of Hezbollah in Joint Action With ...

Bloomberg / Politics

The U.S. sanctioned the leader of Hezbollah for destabilizing actions in Iran and the Middle East in a joint action with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and ...

Saturday, May 12

16

North Korea to Hold 'Ceremony' for Dismantling Nuke Test Site

Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea says it will hold a "ceremony" for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25 in what would be a dramatic but symbolic event to set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald…

02

NASA Is Preparing to Fly a Helicopter on Mars - Bloomberg

Bloomberg / Technology

NASA is working toward a future when humans will walk on the surface of Mars. But first it’s going to try flying a drone through the air. The Mars ...

Friday, May 11

19

Inspiring Terms Are Simple. 'Climate Change' Isn't.

Bloomberg / News

As scientific terms go, “climate change” is failing. Good terms are specific, descriptive and help people to understand complex concepts. Climate change is ambiguous, referring perhaps to the most pressing human-generated environmental…

03

Japan's Carmakers Have Got a Problem With Women

Japan’s carmakers, facing the worst labor shortage in decades, have seen the light: hire more women. The problem is they’re all having the same epiphany at the same time and fighting over the world’s smallest pool of female engineering…

Thursday, May 10

13

Musk Touts SpaceX Rocket Built to Be Reused at Least 10 Times

The next launch by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. appears almost routine by now: A satellite owned by Bangladesh will blast toward orbit on top of a reusable Falcon 9 rocket, then the booster will land back on a drone ship to be…

Wednesday, May 9

05

WMD Old and New Primed for Next Financial Crisis - Bloomberg

Bloomberg / News

Innovative financial instruments contribute to every financial crisis. Portfolio insurance, the practice of using dynamic hedging to limit losses, played a ...

Tuesday, May 8

20

Can Humans Get to Mars in 12 Years? - Bloomberg

From Congress to NASA to Elon Musk, there’s been a lot of talk about humans going to Mars. Until recently, it’s been fanciful, given budget constraints ...

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Uber to Work With NASA on Manned Urban Flying Cars - Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. announced a partnership to study urban manned aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency NASA, following a partnership last ...

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NASA and Amazon Set Up in France to Stop Drones Hitting Planes

NASA and Amazon.com Inc. are tapping experts in France to figure out how to coordinate drone traffic, bolstering the country’s role as a hub for evolving regulation of unmanned aircraft. “Coordinating traffic between drones, as well as…

07

NY Attorney General Schneiderman Resigns

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he’s resigning as the state’s highest law enforcement official, hours after a report in which four women accused him of physical violence. Schneiderman, who built his reputation as a…

Qualcomm Plans Exit From Server Chips - Bloomberg

Qualcomm Inc., the biggest maker of mobile-phone chips, is preparing to give up its push to develop processors for data-center servers, an effort that ...

Saturday, May 5

14

NASA Launches Mars Probe on Journey to Study Red Planet

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NASA launched a space probe early Saturday on a mission to study Mars, helping to fill large gaps in scientists’ understanding of the planet’s geologic ...

Friday, May 4

16

NASA’s Marsquake Lander Set to Blast Off

Forty-two years ago, the U.S. landed its first Mars probe on the red planet. Ever since Viking I touched down, NASA has sent a series of increasingly sophisticated rovers and orbiters to study our neighbor’s features and atmosphere. But…

Thursday, May 3

Climate Change Turns Coastal Property Into a Junk Bond ...

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A friend of mine who is a bit of a climate-change skeptic once challenged me with this question: If climate change is such a pressing danger, why haven’t ...

05

Trump Repaid Cohen for Stormy Daniels Payment, Giuliani ...

Rudy Giuliani says Michael Cohen’s payment to Stormy Daniels was “funneled” through a “law firm and then the president repaid it.” The $130,000 ...

Wednesday, May 2

15

Europe Fires Starting Gun for Fight Over Next EU Spending Plan

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The European Union moved to reduce farm subsidies in a bid to help fill a Brexit-induced budget hole, triggering a year or more of political battles over the bloc's future spending program. The European Commission proposed a roughly five…

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Maybe This Is as Good as Innovation Gets - Bloomberg

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One of the scariest ideas in the world is the possibility that technological progress is petering out. Without it, there can be no long-run economic ...

Monday, Apr 30

22

Your Air Isn't Getting as Clean as the EPA Said It Is

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Your air isn't getting as clean as the government has been telling you, according a report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. After decades of gains in cutting U.S. air pollution, progress unexpectedly…

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Greece Kicks Off $3.6 Billion Program for Solar, Wind ...

Greece is preparing to auction 2.6 gigawatts of solar and wind projects to attract investment and beef up the Mediterranean country’s clean-energy ...

Friday, Apr 27

12

Two Koreas Agree to End War This Year, Pursue ...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed Friday to finally end a seven-decade war this year, and pursue the ...

Tuesday, Apr 24

15

Bubbles, Windmills and Sean Hannity's Rise

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Eddie Lampert's Hail Mary Attempt to Save Sears (Institutional Investor); see also Sears to Sell Kenmore Brand on Amazon (Wall Street Journal); How to Avoid a Retirement Disaster? Diversification (Bloomberg View); In an era of inequity,…

Monday, Apr 23

17

U.S. Softens Stance on Rusal Sanctions; Aluminum Prices ...

Bloomberg / News

The U.S. softened its position on sanctions against Russia’s United Co. Rusal, sparking a plunge in aluminum prices. The U.S. Treasury said it would ...

Friday, Apr 20

11

NASA's Lunar Space Station Is Almost Here

Bloomberg / Technology

NASA's goal of returning to the moon should see a major push in early 2019, when the agency awards its first contract for the lunar “Gateway” program. The Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is NASA's planned “staging” area intended for studies…

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The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100 - Bloomberg

Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up. Over the past few ...

Thursday, Apr 19

22

Trump’s NASA Nominee Narrowly Wins Senate Confirmation ...

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Washington (AP) -- NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party ...

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Musk's SpaceX Launches Planet-Hunter Satellite to Orbit ...

Bloomberg / Technology

Elon Musk has famously quipped he’d like to die on Mars, but the satellite his company just launched for NASA could put even more distant planets on his ...

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Files Show Rising Alarm in Prince's Circle as Health Failed

Minneapolis (AP) -- Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give…