U.S. firms target investment in Israeli cannabis R&D

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  • Mar 30, 2016
TEL AVIV Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical marijuana know-how to a booming market back home.Since 2014, U.S. firms have invested about $50 million in l...
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North West sends her first tweet

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  • Dec 14, 2015
When it comes to Kardashian kids, newborn Saint West has been getting all the attention lately. The announcement of his birth caused an Internet fervor exceeded only when Kim Kardashian revealed the new baby's pious name; little Saint's already helped an ...
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Green car technologies collide in Los Angeles

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  • Aug 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars in California, fielding a flock of cars powered by hydrogen in a bid to woo green car buyers from Tesla Motors Inc, the battery electric vehicle leader....
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Facebook hit with lawsuit over plan to issue new stock

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  • May 01, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO A Facebook Inc (FB.O) shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling s...
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Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank hackers compromised SWIFT software, warning to be issued

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  • Apr 25, 2016
The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE System...
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U.S., Russian crew poised to launch to space station

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  • Mar 18, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were preparing to head for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday as replacements for a crew that ended a year-long flight earlier this month. U.S. astronau...
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Japan looks to kickstart 'fintech' revolution

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  • Mar 27, 2016
TOKYO A laggard in embracing the 'fintech', or financial technology, revolution, Japan is set to ease investment restrictions that could free up the flow of capital in an economy sitting on an estimated $9 trillion in individuals' cash deposits. Strict...
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Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

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  • Apr 20, 2016
SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...
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Rare white lion cubs are the first miracle of the holiday season

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  • Nov 26, 2015
The Toronto Zoo's eight-week-old lion cubs made their first public appearance on Thursday, displaying their cuteness in a video on the zoo's YouTube channel. Baby animals are almost always cute — but extremely rare baby animals? Who are only eight...
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Nailed it: scientists describe weird ancient hammerhead reptile

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  • May 08, 2016
WASHINGTON It was a creature so outlandish that scientists say it reminds them of the fanciful beasts conjured up by Dr. Seuss. But would the famous children's book author have thought up a marine reptile with a hammerhead snout it used to snack on alg...
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