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Scientists create ‘alien’ life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have created a new organism based on E. coli in the lab that passes along artificially engineered DNA. by 7 May 2014 9:38 PM BST facebook twitter linkedin googleplus more more + email tumblr stumble delicious reddit pinterest digg presented by From left to right, the structures of A-, B- ...

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Monica Lewinsky speaks out on affair with Clinton

WASHINGTON — Monica Lewinsky says there’s no question her boss — Bill Clinton — “took advantage” of her when he was president. But she says their affair was consensual and if there was any abuse involved, it came afterward, when Clinton’s inner circle tried to discredit her and the president’s opponents used her as a political pawn. The former…

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5 things you can do about climate change

updated 3:15 PM EDT, Tue May 6, 2014 (CNN) — Climate change isn’t something in the far-off future: It’s a potentially disastrous reality that’s already starting to have effects that are expected to worsen, experts say. Longer summers and heavier rainfalls are some of the impacts Americans are already seeing, according to the National Climate Assessment. We should expect more ...

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UN Chief Calls for ‘Bold’ Action to Curb Global Warming

United Nations Chief Ban Ki-Moon is calling on countries around the world to take strong measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight global warming. “I am asking them (world countries) to announce bold commitments and actions that will catalyse the…

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22nd EU – Japan Summit. Brussels, 7 May 2014 (European Commission – Directorate-General for External Action)

(Source: European Commission – Directorate-General for External Action) European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 May 2014 22 nd EU – Japan Summit. Brussels, 7 May 2014 On 7 May in Brussels, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, will meet Japanese Prime Minister Abe for the twenty second summit meeting ...

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Bill Gates predicted to be world’s first trillionaire

HE founded the world’s most famous software company and is dedicated to eradicating malaria. Now Bill Gates could be set to add another line to his CV: World’s first trillionaire. That’s according to financial forecasters who predict it’s only a matter of time before we see billions become trillions….

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Credit Suisse, US ‘in tax probe payment talks’

Credit Suisse Group AG is in talks with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to pay as much as US$1.6 billion to resolve an investigation into the bank’s role in helping US citizens evade taxes, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Prosecutors have also been pushing for Credit Suisse to plead guilty in connection with the probe, ...

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US gets new 10-year lease on military base in Djibouti

The United States secured a 10-year lease for a military base in Djibouti that it uses to launch counterterrorism missions, including drone strikes, in Yemen and the Horn of Africa. US President Barack Obama and his Djiboutian counterpart, Ismail Omar Guelleh, announced the renewed lease on Camp Lemonnier as they met at the White House on Monday, vowing to counter ...

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