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Scientists have announced the development of the first stable semisynthetic organism. Building on their 2014 study in which they synthesized a DNA base pair, the researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in the U.S. created a new bacterium that uses the four natural bases (called A, T,...

OscarNominations-012417.jpg The musical "La La Land" received the most number of nominations for the 89th Academy Awards that was announced on Tuesday. The romantic neo musical film received a total of 14 nominations, which equaled Oscar record held by "All About Eve" and "Titanic."

Dubai International has retained its title as the world's number one airport for international passengers, according to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports Tuesday. Near record numbers in December propelled the hub's annual traffic to 83.6 million passengers in 2016. With monthly...

New US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has emphasized the United States' unshakeable commitment to NATO. The new US Defense chief gave the important message during a phone call with U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon Monday, his first full day in office. Mattis' reassurance gains relevance...

SalmonFish-012317.jpg Seafood lovers must now be prepared to dole out more cash than before for salmon. The price of salmon has surged globally and is now at historic highs amid acute outbreaks of sea lice. According to data from the Nasdaq Salmon Index, the price of salmon has risen by more than 15 percent in the last three months.

KatieRich-BarronTrump-012417.jpg A joke she made about Donald Trump's son Barron Trump on social media has cost "Saturday Night Live" writer Katie Rich her job. US media reported that NBC suspended Katie for saying on Twitter on Friday that Barron Trump will be "this country's first homeschool shooter." The comment evoked widespread...

RexTillerson-012417.jpg The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved by a slender party line vote the nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. In the voting held late Monday, all 11 Republicans voted in favor of oil giant Exxon Mobil's chief executive while all 10 Democrats voted against him. The Foreign...

President Donald Trump Monday announced he intends to nominate Heather Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Air Force. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first Air Force Academy graduate and the third woman to become Air Force secretary. Wilson is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy,...

DonaldTrump3-012317.jpg President Donald Trump promised corporate executives he intends to slash taxes and regulations as part of an effort to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. In his first working day as president, Trump met with a number of business leaders on Monday, including Ford (F) president and CEO Mark Fields...

Marco-Rubio-012317.jpg Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he was troubled by Rex Tillerson's answers to important questions during his confirmation hearing but indicated Monday he will still support the former ExxonMobil (XOM) CEO's nomination as Secretary of State. In a post on Facebook, Rubio said he is concerned the U.S....

US President Donald Trump is set to begin his first full week in office focusing on jobs and national security. In an early Monday morning tweet, Trump indicated that it will be a busy week "planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security." "Top executives coming in at 9:00 A.M. to talk...

Trump-Taxreturn-012317.jpg Donald Trump's strategist has made it clear that the President will not release his tax returns, despite a pressing demand from the public. Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the US President, said in an interview Sunday: "The White House response is that he's not going to release his tax returns." "We...

A survey finds that 65 percent of Americans give priority to developing alternative energy sources, compared with 27 percent who would emphasize expanded production of fossil fuel sources. President Donald Trump is promising major changes on climate and energy policy, including efforts to increase...

A Government campaign has advised that bread, chips and potatoes, if cooked to brown color, will produce a possible carcinogen called acrylamide. Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA), teaming up with Olympic gold medallist and mother of four, Denise Lewis, on Monday launched a campaign to 'Go for...

Donaldtrump1-012317.jpg US President Donald Trump has claimed that 31 million people watched his Inauguration, as per television ratings. It was 11 million more than "the very good ratings from 4 years ago," he said on Twitter Sunday. He criticized the mass protests at the Women's March on Washington, but later in the...

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