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Heartbeat breakthrough could lead to new cures for congenital disease

Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at 8 days after conception in mice which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.
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Hollywood’s top celebrities will be honored Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The 43rd annual People’s Choice Awards will celebrate the year that was in television, movies and
“Shining” actress Shelley Duvall is suffering from undisclosed mental health issues, but does not want to get treated. The star talked about how she’s been isolated from her friends. “Suddenly, no on
Global warming will cause temperatures in the northeastern part of the United States to rise at a rate faster than that of the global average, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday. That means the
Brooks HaysJan. 18 (UPI) -- New mantle convection models show heat from Earth's core is a driving factor of plate tectonics. Until now, scientists believed cooling was the primary factor.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a marathon search lasting more than a year, Silicon Valley company DocuSign announced on Wednesday it hired a new chief executive.
Although Fifth Harmony has been busy preparing for their first performance since Camila Cabello left the group in December, member Dinah Jane Hansen managed to still find something to smile about.
As President Barack Obama closes out his eight years in office this week, North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong Un, had a special message Tuesday for the U.S. leader. The message claimed Pyongyang w
Families of some of the victims of the 2014 eruption of Mt. Ontake are suing the local government, claiming that they downplayed the volcano's threat. The post Victims’ Families Sue Japan for Failing
When a big tech company unveils its new identity, it usually does so with a surprise announcement. Not this time. The post Introducing Mozilla’s New Logo, Moz://a. Get It? appeared first on WIRED.
Former astronaut Gene Cernan sat down with Peter Jennings in 1998 to reminisce about his adventures in space.
Hundreds of thousands of people were expected this week to head to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. But a number of Democratic lawmakers won't be among
Netflix has seen its stock hit a new high in advance of its Q4 earnings, released Wednesday.        
Sony is already giving many of its clients the taste of Nougat. The Japanese electronics company has begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat software update to its Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z3+ phones. I
The Obama administration released a list of 200 people who will receive pardons and commutations on Tuesday. That list included Chelsea Manning, who leaked 700,000 military documents to Wikileaks, an
When it comes to politics, Lady Gaga has made her distaste for president-elect Donald Trump known, and the “Perfect Illusion” singer could bring her views to the Super Bowl LI halftime show.
Lisa Rinna is keeping her iconic lips shut when it comes to the matter of Kim Richards’ sobriety. The former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-stars nearly came to blows during Season 7, episode
A boy was killed and two others were severely wounded early Tuesday morning by a group of pit bulls as they walked to their school’s bus stop in southwest Atlanta, police said. Logan Braatz, 6, was k
Music biz company looks to attract talent by helping ease loans        
The world's oldest gorilla held in captivity died in her zoo habitat this week. Colo, the very first gorilla born in captivity, died Tuesday morning at the age of 60, according to a statement from th
“Teen Wolf” didn’t bring Stiles back yet, but the MTV drama revealed more about him. When Sheriff Stilinski finally remembered his son, he revealed Stiles’ real name.
Trump's "Insurance for Everybody" Looks Curiously Familiar. Here's what it could look like.
The head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Bjoern Hoecke, recently bashed the placement of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, telling his supporters that Germans are the “only people in the
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Award season is switching things up in 2017. Unlike last year’s lineup, the Critics’ Choice Awards took place in December and the Golden Globes came before the People’s Choice Awards. Make sure you d
Ford revealed the 2018 Mustang to the media on Tuesday, the mid-cycle refresh for the sixth generation (S550) Mustang.
Moon Express will launch a spacecraft to the moon in 2017, according to reports. The Cape Canaveral-based company announced last week it had raised $20 million in funding for a mission that would sen
We’ve waited a couple of months longer than the US, but these peripherals have finally arrived.
Three rubidium and six hydrogen maser clocks are not working.
A police officer who killed a popular black musician in Florida lied about the fatal shooting when he called 911, a 60-page State Attorney’s Office report released Tuesday concluded. Palm Beach Garde
Envy of the iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera? If you lack the money to buy one, check out this bokeh-rich Android alternative.
Need to catch up on your reading list? Sonos' smart speakers now have access to tens of thousands of audio books.
We're moving to a future of intentionality. That's a key tenet of design thinking, the main force shaping and pushing tech and innovation of all kinds. The post A New Series About the Visionary Desig
Smart regulation and early engagement with developers can foster innovation, says FDA commissioner Robert Califf. The post How the FDA Will Help Lead the Next Medical Revolution appeared first on WIR
OnePlus is slowly but surely rolling out a new software update for its OnePlus 3T handset. The update is found to bring new features that improve the user experience and fix certain issues found in t

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Senate approves MTEF, raises oil benchmark to $44.5

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Wednesday finally approved the revised version of the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The upper chamber of the National Assembl
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Reps to probe NAF air strike on IDPs camp

The House of Representatives on Wednesday said it would investigate the accidental bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Borno by the Nigerian Air force. This followed unanimous adoption
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Biden hits Putin in final address as VP

Russia is the main threat to the “liberal” world order, US Vice President Joe Biden told the Davos elite on Wednesday, in his final speech before leaving office. Biden used the big stage o
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Motorcycle thief defecates in court

A 38-year- old unemployed man, Hussein Mohammed, defecated in the dock at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday while standing trial for alleged theft of a motor cycle valued at N65,000. The accuse
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Over 200 clubs ‘impacted’ in sex abuse scandal – Police

The number of football clubs who have been brought up in the historic sex abuse enquiry which has rocked the sport has risen by 100 in the past month to 248 in figures released on Wednesday. The clubs
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Kidnappers demand N250m ransom for abducted LGA workers

The kidnappers of the Director of Finance of Isa Local Government in Sokoto State, Alhaji Bello Bodinga, and three others have demanded for a N250m ransom. Bodinga was on Monday abducted by nine gunme
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Court jails three on terror charges

A UAE court on Wednesday sentenced three people to up to five years in prison after convicting them of belonging to a “terrorist organisation,” state media said. The Abu Dhabi-based Federa
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BRIEF-Houlihan Lokey expands into intellectual property advisory services with acquisition of Black Stone IP

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BRIEF-Sintesi: court in Milan confirms decision of Dec. 30, 2016

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Sintesi Societa di Investimenti e Partecipazioni SpA :
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Four LatAm sovereigns offer new bonds

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (IFR) - Four Latin American nations jumped into the US bond market on Wednesday, offering new debt for sale as the clock counts down to this week's inauguration of Donald Trump as US
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UPDATE 2-Germany denies devising Greek rescue plan without IMF

* Greece's lenders divided over labour reforms, fiscal targets
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BRIEF-Russian homebuilder PIK says 2016 cash collections up 47.2 pct

* Q4 total cash collections at 33.3 billion roubles ($561.6 million), up 43.3 percent year on year;
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State Street to pay $64 million to resolve U.S. fraud probe

Jan 18 (Reuters) - State Street Corp will pay more than $64 million to resolve U.S. investigations into what prosecutors said was a scheme to defraud six clients through secret commissions on billions
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BRIEF-Monte dei Paschi CEO says deposit outflow has stopped since late Dec

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena CEO Marco Morelli tells parliamentary hearing:
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Ask Larry: ??????Can My Wife Get Spousal Benefits After Filing For Her Own Benefit?

Today’s column examines spousal benefits, obtaining records of benefit payments, the effects of incarceration on benefits, how disability benefits affect other benefits and sequencing benefits.
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