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Human Retinas Grown In A Dish Reveal Origin Of Color Vision

By Jon Hamilton
A 291-day-old retina. Our ability to see colors develops in the womb. Now scientists have replicated that process, which could help accelerate efforts to cure colorblindness and lead to new treatments for diseases.

Our ability to see colors develops in the womb. Now scientists have replicated that process, which could help accelerate efforts to cure colorblindness and lead to new treatments for diseases.

(Image credit: Johns Hopkins University)

  • October 11th 2018 at 20:01

Opinion: China's Role As The World's Development Bank Cannot Be Ignored

By Kevin P. Gallagher
A woman walks in front of the China Development Bank tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai in 2015. That and the Export-Import Bank of China have provided nearly $1 trillion in financing to foreign governments since the early 2000s.

China's development banks provide as much financing to developing countries as the World Bank does, Boston University's Kevin Gallagher explains.

(Image credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • October 11th 2018 at 19:51

How can I protect my investments from inflation?

How can I protect my investments against inflation?

  • October 11th 2018 at 20:19

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

The Pentagon grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters on Thursday, as a result of the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history.A Marine Corps F-35B was completely destroyed in a crash...

  • October 11th 2018 at 02:00

Leaders urge 'follow the money' to combat wildlife trafficking

Prince William and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on Thursday for the international community to crack down on trafficking that is driving elephants and tigers to extinction.The Illegal Wildlife...

  • October 11th 2018 at 02:00

U.S. Stocks Down Sharply Again After Wednesday's Rout

By John Ydstie
Specialists Jay Woods (right) and Thomas McArdle work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The market

U.S. stocks indexes headed lower again after a global sell-off overnight triggered by a plunge in U.S. stocks the day before.

(Image credit: Richard Drew/AP)

  • October 11th 2018 at 19:19

U.S. Stock Markets Open A Day After Dramatic Plunge

Stocks are down again after a dramatic drop on Wednesday. The sell-off rippled through international markets on Thursday, with stocks falling across Asia and Europe.

  • October 11th 2018 at 17:14

FACT CHECK: Who's Right About Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions?

By Julie Rovner
As Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, campaigns for re-election, he has warned that 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions could lose health coverage.

Consumers favor safeguards that help people with a history of health problems still get insurance. In the heat of the midterm campaigns, politicians' arguments don't always add up.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • October 11th 2018 at 16:48

Scientists use stem cells and gene editing to make mice with two mums

Chinese scientists said on Thursday they had used gene editing and stem cell techniques to produce healthy mice with two mothers which developed well enough to go on to have normal offspring of their own.

Russia may suspend unmanned launches of Soyuz rockets in 2018 - Interfax

Russia may suspend all unmanned launches of its Soyuz rockets this year, Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.

N.Ireland's DUP: Unbending Brexit power-broker

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which is threatening to bring down the British government over Brexit compromises, is a party with hardline views whose tough negotiating tactics were forged...

  • October 11th 2018 at 02:00

UK 'worried' about British student held in UAE: minister

Britain's foreign secretary said Thursday he was "very worried" about the fate of a British student who, according to his wife, has been detained in the United Arab Emirates without charge since May.Matthew...

  • October 11th 2018 at 02:00

Soyuz crew will spend one night in hospital for medical checks - Interfax

The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft, U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, will spend one night in a hospital in Baikonur for medical checks, Interfax quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.

Soyuz emergency landing could result in major payout for insurer Soglasie - Interfax

The Soyuz spacecraft's emergency landing on Thursday could become one of the biggest payouts for Russian insurance firm Soglasie in decades if it turns out to be an insurance case, Soglasie was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.

Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

A Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. astronaut were safe on Thursday after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air two minutes after liftoff in Kazakhstan, leading to a dramatic emergency landing.

Booster On Soyuz Rocket Malfunctions, Trip To Space Delayed

Rachel Martin talks to reporter Matthew Bodner, who's in Moscow, about crew members who were forced to abort the launch of a Soyuz rocket — abandoning a mission to the International Space Station.

  • October 11th 2018 at 14:33

Rocket Headed For International Space Station Fails, Makes Emergency Landing

By Bill Chappell
Smoke rises as first-stage boosters separate from a Soyuz rocket with a Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut. The mission was aborted shortly after launch, and the pair returned to Earth safely in an emergency landing.

Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were on board when their Soyuz MS-10's booster malfunctioned. The two made it out safely.

(Image credit: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)

  • October 11th 2018 at 13:30

Saudi Arabia faces 'serious consequences' if Khashoggi claims true: UK

Britain's foreign secretary on Thursday warned that Saudi Arabia faces "serious consequences" if the suspicions of Turkish officials that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered after entering the Saudi...

  • October 11th 2018 at 02:00

New Swedish Museum Spotlights World's Most Disgusting Foods

Foods like fermented soybeans, monkey brains and maggots. Museum founder Samuel West told The Washington Post that he wants people to realize that disgust is always in the eye of the beholder.

  • October 11th 2018 at 13:03
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