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The Rise of India’s New Billionaires (And the Fall of the Old)

The changes are set to help India’s ultra-rich population grow at the world’s fastest pace. Over the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cracked down on delinquent borrowers, and India’s banks moved to seize their assets, a dramatic change for a country where the wealthy once enjoyed almost complete protection. While old business clans continue to dominate India’s rich lists, a tenfold expansion in its economy since its opening in the 1990s has spawned new tycoons in ...
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The Rise of India's New Billionaires (And the Fall of the Old)

The changes are set to help India’s ultra-rich population grow at the world’s fastest pace. Over the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cracked down on delinquent borrowers, and India’s banks moved to seize their assets, a dramatic change for a country where the wealthy once enjoyed almost complete protection. While old business clans continue to dominate India’s rich lists, a tenfold expansion in its economy since its opening in the 1990s has spawned new tycoons in ...
Tags: Science, India, Narendra Modi


There Is Nothing on Earth We Want to See Less Than Jerry Falwell Jr.'s 'Personal' Photos

Former Trump lawyer and current prison inmate Michael Cohen said in a recording earlier this year that he helped conservative scumbag Jerry Falwell Jr. cover up “personal” photographs of the sort that would generally be kept “between husband and wife,” according to Reuters. Cohen helped Falwell out with this dilemma…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nudes, Donald Trump, Blackmail, Trump, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Michael Cohen, Tom Arnold, Dear God No, Reuters Cohen


China Is Dawdling on Carbon Trading

The delays in the initial phase of development are due to a regulatory restructuring last year that saw responsibility for the carbon market moved to the new environment ministry, according to an adviser to the Chinese government on climate change policies. China’s use of financial markets to help cut greenhouse gases is expected to result in the world’s biggest market for trading carbon emissions.
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Jerusalem's dilemma over hordes of stray cats

Captured in the streets of Jerusalem by city workers or brought in by residents, at least 15 cats a day are sterilised at the municipal veterinary centre. The concentration of stray cats in the Holy City is among the highest in the Middle East or even the world, experts say. With nearly 2,000 cats per square kilometre (mile), it has a total of some 240,000, in a city of more than 900,000 residents, the Israeli official in charge of its veterinarian services, Asaf Bril, said.
Tags: Science, Jerusalem, Middle East, Holy City, Asaf Bril


Facebook Picks London to Drive WhatsApp Mobile Payments Globally

The world’s largest social media company picked the U.K. as the center of that push because it routinely attracts talent from markets where WhatsApp is popular, such as India, a spokesman for Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said. WhatsApp dispatched engineers to Britain late last year as part of a drive to recruit about 100 people in London and Dublin to support its payments initiative, the spokesman said, confirming an earlier Financial Times report.
Tags: Facebook, Science, London, India, Britain, Dublin, Financial Times, Menlo Park California, Facebook Picks London


If Your Legs Burn During Exercise, an Expert Says These Leggings Could Be the Solution

In a world full (and getting fuller) of fitness gear, deciding what's worth your money can be a tough call. Compression leggings are one thing I've always been on the fence about, unsure of how tighter-fitting leggings (aren't they tight enough already?!) could actually benefit my performance when I'm working out or running.
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Baby Boy Diagnosed with Rare and Deadly Disease with No Cure: He'll 'Melt Your Heart'

Baby Boy Diagnosed with Rare and Deadly Disease with No Cure
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NASA will test asteroid defenses by slamming a spacecraft into a space rock in 2022

If Earth were ever to be threatened by a large space rock -- and it definitely will at some point in the future -- humanity is going to need to have a plan. Astronomers know this, which is why simulated exercises like the one that took place last week are so important, but actually testing possible defense strategies is something that still needs to happen.In 2021, NASA will launch the DART spacecraft. DART, which stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is designed to slam directly into a s...
Tags: Science, Dart, Nasa, Earth


Festivals claim the description 'festival tent' implies they're single-use

Organisers of more than 60 festivals say calling them 'festival tents' just encourages people to leave them behind.
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Reports: Police Bust Deep Dot Web, Saying It Made Millions Off Referral Links to Dark Web Markets

The FBI working in conjunction with authorities in multiple nations has arrested several individuals in connection with their involvement in Deep Dot Web, a website that allegedly profiteered by taking commissions on referral links to dark web markets, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. It has also seized domains…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Affiliate Marketing, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Bitcoin, Dark Web, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Deep Dot Web, Deepdotweb


New space race to bring satellite internet to the world

Anxiety has set in across the space industry ever since the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, revealed Project Kuiper: a plan to put 3,236 satellites in orbit to provide high-speed internet across the globe. Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX is equally active: it's just received a clearance to put 12,000 satellites in orbit at various altitudes in the Starlink constellation.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Jeff Bezos, StarLink


Google's Upgraded Digital Assistant Brings Privacy Trade-Offs

The company has always offered a trade-off between convenience and privacy, but the latest Google Assistant technology unveiled at the I/O event in Mountain View, California, increases this tension. Engineering executive Scott Huffman showed off a "Personal References" capability that helps the Assistant better understand users’ relationships to other people, places and dates.
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How to Tell If Your Pet Is Suffering From Annoying Seasonal Allergies

It isn’t just humans who get hayfever.
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Here's What Android Q's New Dark Theme Looks Like

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who want dark mode everything, and people who for some reason don’t care about being blinded by apps with white backgrounds at night. As you’ve probably guessed, I fall into the first camp, which is why I was curious to check out the official Dark Theme in Android Q. S…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Google Io, Dark Theme, Dark Mode, Android Q, Google Io 2019, Androids Dark Mode Is Real, Android Dark Theme


Britons having less sex and digital life may be to blame – study

Research finds drop in sexual activity steepest for married and cohabiting couplesSex is on the decline in Britain, particularly among married and cohabiting couples, according to a major study that suggests the increasingly busy lives we lead and distractions of the internet may be partly to blame.The data comes from more than 34,000 people in the UK who took part in three waves of a large study called Natsal (national surveys of sexual attitudes and lifestyles). It shows a fall in sexual activ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Sex, Relationships, Life and style, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain


A Very Long List of Privacy Features Google Talked About Today at Google I/O

Google occupies a unique space when it comes to privacy. It is, after all, one of the world’s foremost collectors of information about you; from your search history and locations you visit, to what you’re watching, reading, listening to, and with whom you choose to share your time. From this information, Google…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Google Io, Google Io 2019


No sex, please: Brits bedding down less in 21st Century

Paris (AFP) - Fewer than half of people in Britain have sex at least once a week, according to a new study that charts a droop in amorous encounters among British couples.
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US pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth.
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Jacobs Engineering (JEC) Beats Q2 Earnings Estimates (revised)

Jacobs Engineering (JEC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 9.17% and -1.35%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
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Now That We've Seen a Black Hole, Here's What Future Photos Could Look Like

The first image was stunning. The next pictures could look five times better.
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Lyft Tries to Assure Investors That Losses Will Drop in 2020

Analysts were expecting $782 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Sales grew 95 percent to $776 million in the first quarter, beating estimates by $38 million. Lyft, the second-largest ride-hailing service in North America, also reported an eye-popping net loss of $1.14 billion in the quarter, which was larger than the company’s loss for the entire year of 2018.
Tags: Science, North America, Bloomberg Sales


UK must help world's poorest countries tackle climate change

The government must help the poorest countries tackle climate change or UK aid will be rendered useless, MPs have warned. A report by the International Development Select Committee described climate change as not just one of a number of issues UK aid should focus on but as the “the single biggest threat to stability and wellbeing in some of the world’s most vulnerable nations”. The UK has committed to spending £1.76billion on the issue in 2020-21, an increase on previous years, but the governmen...
Tags: UK, Science, Committee, Rory Stewart, Stephen Twigg, ActionAid UK, International Development Committee, Cyclone Idai, International Development Select Committee


Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

REGN earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
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Cancer Fatigue: Why It Occurs and How to Cope

Cancer fatigue that occurs during cancer treatment is common. You can take steps to lessen your cancer fatigue.
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This 72-Year-Old Frenchman Just Crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a Giant Orange Barrel

Because sometimes adventure beckons.
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Pompeo visits Baghdad, warns of Iranian activity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Tuesday and met with the Iraqi prime minister after telling reporters the United States was concerned about Iraqi sovereignty because of increasing Iranian activity. "I wanted to go to Baghdad to speak with the leadership there, to assure them that we stood ready to continue to ensure that Iraq is a sovereign, independent nation," Pompeo told reporters en route to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime M...
Tags: Science, Washington, Iraq, United States, Baghdad, State, Reuters U S, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Eric Beech, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


SpaceX plans to launch dozens of Starlink broadband satellites next week

SpaceX confirmed that it will launch dozens of Starlink satellites in one go, as early as May 15, to start filling out what’s expected to become a constellation of thousands of satellites providing global broadband data access from low Earth orbit. The company’s president and chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell, laid out those details today at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, D.C. In an email exchange with GeekWire, SpaceX confirmed what Shotwell said but could add no further in...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington, Seattle, Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell, StarLink


After the F-35, the Navy Will Make Its Next Fighter Without the Air Force

The service has decided its fighter requirements are different than the Air Force’s.
Tags: Science, Navy, Air Force


Why Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Tweet About Getting a Second Doctor's Opinion Misses the Mark

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweeted about getting a second opinion from doctors. His followers were quick to explain why his statement missed the mark.
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