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  • Mercury News

    The future is now: Neural implants may hold key to unlocking brain’s mysteries

    July 20, 2014 LIVERMORE -- Deep inside Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's Center for Bioengineering, scientist Sat Pannu and his research team are hard at work crafting spaghetti noodle-sized devices with a mundane appearance but an audacious goal: To rewire damaged human brains. Fitted with dozens of tiny microelectrodes, each of these brain implants is intended to monitor the electrical activity of brains devastated by physical injury or mental illness --... Read on

  • Sydney Morning Herald

    Saving the environment through the back door

    July 20, 2014 Ben Oquist has become the environment lobby's most powerful asset, write James Massola and Gareth Hutchens. The eventual repeal of the carbon tax on Thursday, after the delay and confusion caused by Clive Palmer and his senators, was a badly needed win for the government. But some of the associated architecture from the 2011 clean energy package put in place by Labor, the Greens and independents, including the Clean Energy Finance Corporation,... Read on

  • New York Times

    U.S. Seen as Weak on Global Research Collaboration

    July 20, 2014 Amie K. Lund's long-distance collaboration with a researcher in France was a modest one. They published a paper together, exchanging drafts by email. But Dr. Lund, who studies the effect of air pollution on the heart and brain, wanted to learn an innovative cell-culture technique that her colleague had developed in his lab, and, as she said with a laugh, "you can't just email a protocol." Read on

  • Scotsman

    ‘Daily dose of aspirin can protect pregnant women’

    July 18, 2014 Women can reduce the chances of pre-eclampsia by taking low doses of aspirin before 16 weeks, and also calcium supplements after 20 weeks, the report found. Picture: Phil Wilkinson TAKING low doses of aspirin in early pregnancy and calcium supplements in the latter stages can help prevent the onset of pre-eclampsia in mothers at risk of the condition, new research has found. Read on

  • London Evening Standard

    Artist Bob and Roberta Smith pleads with new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to back the arts in schools

    July 18, 2014 The East End artist Bob and Roberta Smith has appealed to the new Education Secretary to protect the arts in education -- as he unveils a new film attacking the policies of her predecessor Michael Gove. Smith, whose real name is Patrick Brill, is calling on Nicky Morgan to "do everything in your power to reverse the 14 per cent decline in children choosing the arts in schools since 2010". Read on

  • The Atlantic

    The Creativity Pill

    July 17, 2014 Various artists/Parkinson's Disease Foundation/The Atlantic Neurologist Rivka Inzelberg recently noticed that her patients with Parkinson’s disease seemed to be authoring more novels than older people tend to author. Looking closer, poems and paintings also seemed to be pouring out of afflicted patients, in a relative sense—specifically those undergoing treatment with a synthetic dopamine-precursor pill, levodopa (L-DOPA). Read on

  • Globes - Israel business news

    Bennett: New angels law is world’s most daring

    July 16, 2014 "I don't know any other country that recognizes 100% of an investment for tax purposes in the first year." The Ministries of the Economy and Finance have announced an amendment to the Tax Benefits for Individuals Investing in R&D Companies Law (the Angels Law) encouraging private investors to invest in startups at the seed stage. The original law, enacted three years ago, was severely criticized from the start, and produced only 125 requests... Read on

  • CNN

    Achieving wealth in America? It’s more common than you think

    July 16, 2014 Achieving wealth in America? It's more common than you think We tend to think of income groups such as the "top 1 percent" as being relatively stable collectives, particularly in nations like the U.S. that, despite popular rhetoric, enjoy rather low levels of social mobility. But the truth is more complicated, and more volatile: The average American's chances of attaining the American dream, at least in terms of a high income, are greater... Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • Los Angeles Times

    Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

    July 16, 2014 The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates. All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth, with five -- New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco -- characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    India’s economy looking stronger as exports rise

    July 16, 2014 India's merchandise exports expanded by more than 10% for the second month in a row in June, the latest sign that India's economy may be rebounding. June exports rose 10.2% from the year-earlier month, to $26.48 billion, after climbing 12.4% in May... Read on

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