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A full analysis of the market turmoil: What Wall Street pros are watching before jumping back in

A full analysis of the market turmoil: What Wall Street pros are watching before jumping back in

Finance
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 28, 2020.Brendan McDermid | ReutersThe stock market has rushed with historic speed to an extreme place. This means, among plenty else, that the tape is becoming stressed and stretched in a way that tends to precede the kind of reflex rally that is sudden, powerful and probably untrustworthy.The damage toll from the 12% collapse in seven trading days is a litany of rarities. On the highest weekly volume in nearly a decade, the selling became indiscriminate and generated oversold readings for the record books. Fewer than 20 stocks in the S&P 500 are still above their 50-day average price.The broad Dow Jones Composite index went from a 52-week high to 52-week low in ten trading days, fast...
Earliest evidence of hominin interbreeding revealed by DNA analysis

Earliest evidence of hominin interbreeding revealed by DNA analysis

Science
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- According to a new study, hominin populations were interbreeding at least 700,000 years ago. The revelation was made possible by statistical models and sophisticated genetic analysis methods developed by researchers at the University of Utah. In 2017, anthropologist Alan Rogers claimed to have found genetic evidence of an early separation of Neanderthal and Denisovan lineages and a population bottleneck among their ancestors. When anthropologists Fabrizio Mafessoni and Kay Prüfer analyzed the same DNA data, they arrived at a different interpretation. Rogers agreed that his original analysis was flawed. "Both of our methods under discussion were missing something, but what?" Rogers asked in a news release. Rogers returned to the data in search of patterns of mutations or
Analysis reveals elevated levels of active ingredients of sunscreen in blood of users

Analysis reveals elevated levels of active ingredients of sunscreen in blood of users

Health
Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Sunscreen protects skin from the sun's harmful rays, reducing risk for certain types of cancer. However, could it's use introduce other problems? That's the key question raised by findings published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association by researchers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which suggest that the bodies of users of these suntan lotions and oils likely absorb several of their active chemical ingredients. In fact, the analysis revealed that the levels of these chemicals found in users' blood in some cases surpassed the agency's threshold "for potentially waiving some of the additional safety studies" for these products. "There is evidence that some sunscreen active ingredients may be absorbed," Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA'...
Sergio Aguero: What makes Manchester City striker so good – Micah Richards analysis

Sergio Aguero: What makes Manchester City striker so good – Micah Richards analysis

Sports
Looking back now it seems crazy, but when I first trained with Sergio Aguero after he joined Manchester City in 2011, I did not instantly think 'superstar'. Sometimes when a new player arrives at your club, you see him in action with your own eyes and just think 'wow'. That was happening a lot at City at the time, because of the kind of big signings we were making that were transforming the club, but it was not the case with Sergio. When I first saw him, I didn't actually think he was that good. We had spent a lot of money on him - around £35m - and he had arrived with a big reputation, but in those first few sessions he did not look particularly special.It is not as if I was exp
Acupunture may help reduce cancer pain, analysis finds

Acupunture may help reduce cancer pain, analysis finds

Health
Dec. 19 (UPI) -- People with cancer desperate to relieve the pain often associated with the disease may want to explore one of the oldest medicinal approaches in the world: acupuncture. A review of 14 clinical trials published Thursday in JAMA Oncology found that the technique, in which needles are inserted into the skin, and a related "traditional medicine" approach called acupressure, "significantly" reduced cancer pain. People treated with the two approaches in general needed less prescription pain medication to resolve their discomfort, the review also found. "The findings of this systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that, based on moderate-level evidence, acupuncture and/or acupressure may be associated with significant reductions in pain intensity and opioid use," wrote the ...