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As odd as it sounds, China's economic policy is being held hostage by its heavily skewed sex ratio. China's excess of young, unmarriageable males poses an acute dilemma for President Xi Jinping and other leaders as they set the country's path for the next five years during the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, which opened... [Read More]
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After an unusually drama-filled election campaign, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's party looks set to win big in parliamentary elections on Sunday (Oct. 22). It's been a campaign full of twists and turns, with parties forming and disbanding, and as Abe's grip on power looked set to face a real challenge. But the latest projections... [Read More]
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1. Valley forge "'It's easy to say, 'Get these people out, build the wall,' when it's these people. When you put a live person in front of them, like their hairdresser or their kid's best friend, then it's different." We begin today in the San Joaquin Valley with what, these days, might feel like the... [Read More]
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He has a lot to work with. [Read More]
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Facebook has rolled out a new feature that lets users browse content they might be interested in but may not see as part of their regular newsfeed. It's called Explore and, unlike the Newsfeed, it isn't composed of posts from pages you like or people you follow—but it might as well be just that. Content... [Read More]
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A common backyard bird evolved an extra-long beak in a stunningly short period of time, researchers have found, and the reason might be the very…... [Read More]
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On Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 22.6% in a single day. [Read More]
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Scientists with Japan's space agency have announced they have discovered what appears to be a humongous cave on the surface of the moon—a potential spot…... [Read More]
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The Goldman Sachs CEO has already developed a complex persona on Twitter. [Read More]
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The only thing certain in this life are death, taxes and the US department of energy's massive underestimate of renewable energy capacity. Every two years,…... [Read More]
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In the race to autonomous vehicles, no one is more aggressive than Chinese tech giant Baidu. At The Wall Street Journal's WSJ D.Live technology conference…... [Read More]
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With her election to the helm of New Zealand's government today (Oct. 19), Jacinda Ardern became the world's twelfth 30-something head of state or government.…... [Read More]
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Tezos was one of the biggest initial coin offerings (ICOs) of the last year. It raised $232 million in July with a utopian pitch: to…... [Read More]
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Elon Musk is invoking the spirit of a dead poet to help him bore. Musk has been developing machines to dig a network of tunnels…... [Read More]
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In the world of luxury one-upmanship, "my other house is an Aston Martin" is a boast you might hear soon. The venerable British luxury sportscar…... [Read More]
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"Now I have visibly fairer skin, making me feel younger." In Africa, this is a divisive tagline, and yet global skincare brand Nivea created a…... [Read More]
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"Numbers don't lie" is usually a nice safety net for some people's arguments. Yet when it comes to statistics for more complex societal issues, like…... [Read More]
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The pattern of illegal money flowing from the developing world to the West has been well-established. Funds are stolen by kleptocrat X in developing country Y. They're laundered through Western banks and law firms, ending up in a tax haven (often a UK crown dependency or overseas territory), and thence to London, Geneva, or New... [Read More]
The human eye can only handle about 25 microliters (μL) without spilling—yet some manufacturers make dosage sizes that are twice as big. [Read More]
US traffic fatalities had been falling for decades. But then came the smartphone—and traffic fatalities have spiked by 14% over the last two years, to…... [Read More]
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