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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

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

Robot to face questions from MPs for first time

A robot is going to be questioned by MPs, in what is believed to be a parliamentary first.

  • October 11th 2018 at 18:13

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.

Eniig proposes merger with Stofa owner SE as Norlys

(Telecompaper) Danish regional energy groups Eniig and SE have agreed to merge as equals under the name Norlys, with a view to achieving synergies and developing potential. SE includes broadband company Stofa and TV service supplier Boxer Denmark, and used to trade under the name Syd Energi. Eniig was formed in 2016 by the merger of EnergiMidt with Aalborg's Himmerlands Elforsyning (HEF).

  • October 11th 2018 at 15:19

Deutsche Telekom outlines plan for 99% 5G population coverage by 2025

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom has unveiled its plan to bring 5G to Germany. At its annual networks day in Berlin, the company also defended its fixed broadband strategy, saying it will continue to roll-out VDSL while ramping up FTTH gradually, in cooperation with partners.

  • October 11th 2018 at 14:46

Megafon CEO Soldatenkov resigns, Vermishian to take over

(Telecompaper) Rusian mobile operator Megafon announced that CEO Sergey Soldatenkov has decided to leave the company before the expiry of his contract in 2019. The management board of Megafon will recommend to shareholders that executive director Gevork Vermishian replace Soldatenkov as CEO. A general shareholders meeting will be held on 13 November to vote on the proposal.

  • October 11th 2018 at 14:35

Silk Road lawyer to defend WikiLeaks in court

The lawyer who represented the man behind darknet market Silk Road is to defend WikiLeaks against a lawsuit from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • October 11th 2018 at 14:18

Asus to launch ROG gaming smartphone 18 October

(Telecompaper) Asus announced that its new smartphone designed for gamers will go on sale in the US in Q4. The Republic of Gamers (ROG) phone will go on pre-order on 18 October during a launch event at the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Microsoft and Amazon will offer pre-sales, at a starting price of USD 899. The full range of accessories for the phone will also be available starting in Q4.

  • October 11th 2018 at 14:13

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
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