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Mnuchin Defends Use of Military Plane, Says Needed Secure Line

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended the use of a military plane to make the short hop from New York to Washington in August, saying he needed to make a secure call during the flight.“There are times when I need secure communications to be in touch with the president and the

Analysts Say Buy Intercept Shares Despite Patient Deaths

At least 19 dead patients. Liver failures. A 25 percent stock drop.That’s not as bad as it sounds for 19 patients on Intercept’s drug had died. Many may have been on excessive doses of the drug, the agency said. “We continue to recommend buying shares,” Yee said.Later Thursday, another analyst

Investors Seeking Green Assets Make Companies (Somewhat) Cleaner

Growing investor appetite for low-carbon assets is pushing companies to hasten their transition to clean energy, but not nearly fast enough.About 68 percent of global investors intend to increase green investments and one-in-two companies has a strategy to reduce their environmental impact, according to a survey commissioned by HSBC Plc

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th centuryNowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is regarded as

China prepares to say goodbye to petrol and diesel cars for good

Expect more of these on China's roads.Image: Xinhua News Agency/Getty ImagesChina is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising announcement was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started planning out

Ancient Egyptian treasures uncovered in tomb near Valley of the Kings

Mummies, jewels and sarcophagi are among the 3,500-year-old treasures discovered in a goldsmiths tomb in necropolisA remarkable ancient Egyptian tomb has been discovered in the necropolis of Draa el-Naga, near Egypts famous Nefertiti and Hatshepsut. The tomb also contains skeletons, funerary artefacts, including 150 ushabti statues, intended to be servants

I assumed it was all my fault: the adults dealing with undiagnosed ADHD

Its 30 years since the condition was recognised. It is most often associated with children, but more and more grownups are now being diagnosed. Does this help?Michelle Beckett, a 44-year-old entrepreneur from Harrogate, always knew she was different. But, like many women who suffer from neuroscientist in York told her

Artificial wombs could soon be a reality. What will this mean for women?

Technology is well on the way to realising ectogenesis, improving premature baby survival and increasing fertility options. But it also has other, more frightening, implicationsWe are approaching a biotechnological breakthrough. Ectogenesis, the invention of a complete external womb, could completely change the nature of human reproduction. In April this year,

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