Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder

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Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder
The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.  The number of commercial U.S. honeybee colonies […]

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Benchmark’s Uber Suit Signals End of Era for Imperious Founders

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Benchmark’s Uber Suit Signals End of Era for Imperious Founders
When Uber Technologies Inc. backer Benchmark Capital filed a lawsuit against the startup’s founder Travis Kalanick for using allegedly fraudulent means to pack the board with his loyalists, it sent a strong signal that Silicon Valley’s so-called founder-friendly era is coming to an end. Going back years, venture firms have given Kalanick and his peers […]

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Here’s What Abe Can Learn From His Flying Visit to the Nordics

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Here’s What Abe Can Learn From His Flying Visit to the Nordics
Shinzo Abe may draw inspiration from his Nordic hosts to tackle three of his country’s biggest problems: chronically slow growth, an aging population and a stubbornly high gender gap (Spoiler alert: The solutions are closely related). The Japanese prime minister will be paying a visit to Sweden, Finland and Denmark after attending the Group of […]

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Mom shares the crushing cost of her son’s medical care before the Senate votes on healthcare bill

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Mom shares the crushing cost of her son’s medical care before the Senate votes on healthcare bill
Before the Senate votes on its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, many people are sharing stories of how the bill would affect them. One story struck a chord with thousands of Twitter users this weekend. The mom of 3-year-old Ethan Vikash shared a photo of a medical bill for her son’s open heart […]

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks
London (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas' Hospital and Andrew Morrison […]

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Mystique Vs. Mayhem in Unlikely Stanley Cup Final

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Mystique Vs. Mayhem in Unlikely Stanley Cup Final
Pittsburgh (AP) — The dynasty that once appeared so certain is again in the offing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Four victories against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final would make Pittsburgh the first franchise to win back-to-back championships in nearly 20 years and the first in the parity-driven salary cap era. It would […]

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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy
With factories and power plants across China burning half the world’s coal, the government’s latest targets for using more natural gas to ease the country’s worsening air pollution seemed too ambitious. Though gas remains a small and  The results are encouraging analysts to upgrade their demand forecasts and may signal the government is on track […]

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China Stocks Slump, Yuan Falls After Moody’s Cuts Credit Rating

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China Stocks Slump, Yuan Falls After Moody’s Cuts Credit Rating
China’s stocks headed for their lowest level since September, the yuan retreated and default risk increased after Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on the nation’s debt for the first in almost three decades. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.8 percent at 10:17 a.m. local time, poised for its biggest loss in two weeks. The yuan […]

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This Man Holds A World Record For Something Insanely Freaky

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This Man Holds A World Record For Something Insanely Freaky
Holding world records is cool. Holding world records for things like this? Not so much. When we think of world record holders, we usually picture star athletes pulling off epic feats of physical fitness or people doing death-defying stunts in the name of Guinness. What we don’t usually envision is some dude popping his eyes […]

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Climate change expected to make turbulence stronger and more frequent

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Climate change expected to make turbulence stronger and more frequent
(CNN)Climate change is expected to affect your life in some surprising ways in the coming decades. From worsening pollen allergies to lowered sex drives, raising the planet’s temperature by continued greenhouse gas emissions has wide ranging impacts — but did you know that global warming may also make your plane ride significantly bumpier? There is […]

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7 low-cost wearables saving babies’ lives in developing countries

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7 low-cost wearables saving babies’ lives in developing countries
Image: Khushi Baby/Embrace Warmer/TermoTell All babies deserve a healthy start in life, but surviving and thriving as a newborn in the developing world can be particularly hard. Nearly 3 million infants die in their first week every year, according to the World Health Organization. Virtually all of those deaths a staggering 99 percent occur in […]

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Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say

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Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say
(CNN)No one at a Malaysian airport has gotten sick from exposure to VX nerve agent, which police say was used in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un, airport officials said Saturday. “No anomalies on the medical cases” have been reported at the clinic and the […]

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Crowdfunding site helps make adoptions possible

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Crowdfunding site helps make adoptions possible
(CNN)Matt and Tacy Riehm were reluctant to adopt, but not for the reason you might think. “When Tacy came to me and said she wanted to adopt I was … you know, I love family,” Matt said. “Family’s great, but I was really concerned about the cost.” His concern was not the lifelong expenses of […]

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Police find $100 million worth of fake cosmetics in 7 underground factories

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Police find $100 million worth of fake cosmetics in 7 underground factories
Image: Kainulainen/REX/Shutterstock You might want to check the label of that perfume bottle carefully. Police in China have uncovered seven underground dens in Zhejiang manufacturing brand-name cosmetics, from big names like Chanel and Lancome. In a raid conducted earlier this month, they found over 1,200 boxes of counterfeit makeup worth some $120 million (827 million […]

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