from The Conversation
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It's one of the greatest mysteries of modern science: how did life begin exactly? While most scientists believe that all lifeforms evolved from a common, primitive ancestor microorganism, the details are blurry. What kinds of genes did this lifeform carry and where did it live? A new study, published in Nature Microbiology, now sheds some light on this early organism and the environment it evolved in.
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Tens of thousands of people have attended a pro-democracy rally in Istanbul's Taksim Square to condemn Turkey's attempted coup.
Infographic Of The Day: Rock Climbing Essentials
This graphic discusses how rock climbing evolved from 1942 to until today, different types of rock climbing which includes traditional rock climbing, sport climbing, free solo climbing, ice climbing, bouldering and building.
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by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt
Japan's 'Helicopter Money' Play: Road to Hyperinflation or Cure for Debt Deflation?
Fifteen years after embarking on its largely ineffective quantitative easing program, Japan appears poised to try the form recommended by Ben Bernanke in his notorious 'helicopter money' speech in 2002. The Japanese test case could finally resolve a longstanding dispute between monetarists and money reformers over the economic effects of government-issued money.
Written by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
Investing.com Technical Analysis (as of Tue, 26 July 2016 05:00pm EST)
Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity at the close of the 26 July U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.
26Jul2016 Market Close: US Markets Close Flat And Lifeless, Crude Prices Low But Steady, Fed Announc
26Jul2016 Market Update: US Markets Mixed, Large Caps In The Red And Trending Down, Crude Prices Ste
26Jul2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Stock Futures Unchanged From Yesterday's Close, WTI Crude Is Sli
from the American Chemistry Council
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) expanded 0.4 percent in July following a revised 0.7 percent increase in June, 0.8 percent increase in May and 0.6 percent increase in April. All data is measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA).