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Investors fret about a trade war, but they aren't fleeing the stock market

Investors fret about a trade war, but they aren't fleeing the stock market

Finance
At a conference held by a top investment bank in Manhattan last week, attendees were asked to submit what they thought was the biggest risk to the global economy. When their concerns showed up on the conference screen, these words were the most popular: Trump, trade war and protectionism. Outside, meanwhile, the stock market was having another up day. In recent weeks, against the expectations of many on Wall Street, investors have not run for the exits as President Trump has stepped up trade brawls with China, Canada and the European Union. On Friday, when the Trump administration and China announced tit-for-tat tariffs on $ 50 billion of goods from each c...
Scientists capture video of cells as they function inside organisms

Scientists capture video of cells as they function inside organisms

Science
April 20 (UPI) -- Scientists have adapted an optics technique used by astronomers to render biological processes at both the cellular and sub-cellular level in unprecedented detail.Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School worked together to build a next-generation microscope powered by "guide star" technology."For the first time, we are seeing life itself at all levels inside whole, living organisms," Tom Kirchhausen, a professor of cell biology and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a researcher at Boston Children's Hospital, said in a news release.The new microscope can be used to study almost any biological process or system in any kind of living organism. Scientists can use the microscope to render 3D images of a ra...
Scientists study the brains of bats while they fly

Scientists study the brains of bats while they fly

Science
April 10 (UPI) -- Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have successfully recorded the brain activity of free flying bats.The breakthrough, detailed in the journal eLife, could help scientists study the brains of animals as they behave naturally -- untethered and free of cumbersome equipment."If you want to understand how the brain operates in the real world, you have to have the animal moving through the world in a natural way," Melville Wohlgemuth, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins, said in a news release. "This idea of recording the brain without wires is brand new. And no one has used it to understand how an animal senses the world and reacts to that information."Until now, scientists have only been able to study the brain activity of animals as they perform basic -- and often co...
Facebook asks users if they think it's 'good for the world'

Facebook asks users if they think it's 'good for the world'

Technology
Facebook is asking users whether they think it's "good for the world" in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people. The poll appears under the heading, "We'd like to do better," when users log in. Possible responses range from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." The company has been grappling with a privacy scandal and other troubles . But Facebook says this survey began well before that; versions date back to 2012. The company regularly polls users on other aspects of its service, too. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to ensure that Facebook is a force for good. Whether it is hasn't been clear amid revelations of bad actors using Facebook to influence elections, spread hatred and pilfer user information.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho – Footballers who were so good, they received standing ovations from opposition fans

Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho – Footballers who were so good, they received standing ovations from opposition fans

Sports
The original Ronaldo was a terrifying prospect for opposition defenders on his day, and Manchester United fans can attest to this. When the Galacticos arrived at Old Trafford, Ronaldo put on a clinical finishing display and scored an incredible hat-trick. When he left the pitch, Old Trafford stood and applauded as one to celebrate the Brazilian’s performance.Thursday, April 5, 2018Football fans can be a fickle bunch at times, with their opinions on players changing quicker than the wind.In case you didn’t notice, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pretty decent bicycle kick last night, and even managed to earn the adulation of Juventus fans.With their side being dismantled, the Italian supporters showed incredible grace and dignity in standing in unison to applaud the Portuguese’s moment of magic.