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Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Dinosaur evolution: Lumbering giants had agile ancestors

2017-09-20 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] The best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors, for the earliest representatives of the group were small, lithe carnivores. The sauropod group of dinosaurs included the largest animals that have ever walked the Earth - up to 40 meters long and weighing as much as 90 tons. Evolutionarily speaking, they were obviously very successful, giving rise to a diverse and wid…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Researchers identify millions of new genes in the human microbiome

2017-09-20 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] A new study of the human microbiome — the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies — has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease. The study, from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Insti…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction

2017-09-20 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. These globally fatal perturbations in carbon each unfolded over thousands to millions of years, and are coincident with the widespread extermination of marine species around the world. The question for many scientists is whether the carbon cycle is now experiencing a significant jolt that could …

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Goods and Services

Rounding up

2017-09-23 01:10:51| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The round 1 coin will no longer be legal tender from 16 October when shops can refuse to accept them.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan

2017-09-23 01:08:54| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The Facebook chief executive says he still plans to sell up to $12bn (9bn) of stock to fund philanthropy.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

UK's credit rating downgraded by Moody's

2017-09-23 01:05:19| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Ratings agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology


2017-09-23 02:14:43| PC Magazine Software Product Guide

The real-time spelling and grammar checker, Grammarly, provides an excellent set of writing and editing tools across a wide range of platforms, but its high price limits its appeal.

Category: Information Technology

iFixit iPhone 8 Teardown Finds Qualcomm Gigabit Modem

2017-09-23 02:14:43| PC Magazine Cell Phones Product Guide

The teardown reveals Qualcomm's fastest modem, but a missing feature is holding it back.

Category: Information Technology

NASA 3D Prints First Rocket Part Composed of Two Metals

2017-09-22 22:10:26| Extremetech

Using an advanced laser printing method, the agency has produced a bi-metallic rocket igniter that really works. The post NASA 3D Prints First Rocket Part Composed of Two Metals appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

Williams-Sonoma Is Built for Home-Goods Musical Chairs: Gadfly

2017-09-22 22:11:44| National Real Estate Investor

Williams-Sonoma Inc. has the comfiest seat in the house.

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Category: Real Estate

Despite its Bankruptcy Filing, Toys R Us is Not Likely to Disappear, Experts Say

2017-09-22 20:12:05| National Real Estate Investor

In announcing the Chapter 11filing, the retailers executives said in a statement that the move will not affect the companys approximately 1,600 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores located around the world, of which most are profitable.

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Category: Real Estate

As the Fed Steps Back From Mortgage Market, REITs Gear Up to Buy

2017-09-22 18:12:03| National Real Estate Investor

For mortgage REITs and other investors that can borrow against their holdings, the potential returns are an eye-popping 12 to 13 percent after hedging.

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Category: Real Estate


Telecom Business Market Insight 2017 Q2

2017-09-22 16:11:19| Telecompaper Reports

In the Telecom Business Market Insight report Telecompaper analyses the Dutch business telecoms market, focusing on quantitative data up to Q2 2017. It offers a transparent and objective overview of the business market, through detailed insights into retail revenues and customer numbers. These are split into different types of telecom services. Data are selected from a large number of sources, including, among other things, Telecompaper data, company reports, interviews and reports by the ACM and CBS. The analysis is based on Telecompaper's continuous research into the development of the Dutch business telecom market. For more information or to order the report, please contact Telecompaper.

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Category: Telecommunications

KPN NL Business

2017-09-22 12:57:00| Telecompaper Reports

This company profile analyses KPN Business, a provider of fixed and mobile telephony, internet and ICT services . The report contains information on KPN Business' current position and strategy. It discusses the company's latest financial figures and gives an overview of its current network. The report provides details of the product portfolio of KPN Business. It looks at the market in which KPN Business operates as well as its competitors. Furthermore the profile reports on KPN Business' marketing activities, including its customer strategy. Lastly the profile contains Telecompaper's SWOT analysis of KPN Business.

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Category: Telecommunications

Telia settles Uzbekistan corruption case for USD 965 million

2017-09-22 08:47:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia announced it's reached a settlement with US and Dutch authorities over their investigation into bribery at Uzbekistan operator Ucell. The company agreed to pay a total of USD 965 million to put an end to the scandal. 

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Category: Telecommunications