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What causes autism? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Feb 19, 2016 03:01 am UTC| Health

This is a long read, enjoy. Andrew will be answering reader questions from 4pm-5pm AEDST on Friday, February 19. One of the great and enduring mysteries of autism is what causes the brain to develop so differently....

Are treatment guidelines on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder just plain wrong?

Feb 18, 2016 12:59 pm UTC| Health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has become a byword for unbiased, evidence-based healthcare advice. Its recommendations strongly influence which treatments are made available on the NHS. We...

Curbing cravings: can kitchen chaos influence cookie consumption?

Feb 18, 2016 12:56 pm UTC| Health

Anyone who has ever tried to cut back on sweets has probably heard that all it takes is mind over matter. But new research by Lenny Vartanian of UNSW Australia and Kristin Kernan and Brian Wansink of Cornell University...

Mental health woes are rife in the arts – no wonder

Feb 18, 2016 04:49 am UTC| Health

The arts have always been linked to mental health, often in the form of stories about tortured artists. The sad life of Vincent van Gogh is but one example. A report by Victoria University, Working in the Entertainment...

What does concussion do to the brain?

Feb 18, 2016 04:32 am UTC| Health Sports

News that actor Will Smith will boycott the Oscars has overshadowed promotional coverage of his latest film, Concussion, which examines the effects of repeated head injury. In the film, Smith plays the real-life...

Can man live by potatoes alone?

Feb 17, 2016 14:04 pm UTC| Health

In the film The Martian, Matt Damons character, Mark Watney, is stranded on the red planet with nothing to eat but spuds. Now, a 36-year-old Australian is following the same diet, voluntarily. In an attempt to lose...

Hidden housemates: meet the moulds growing in your home

Feb 17, 2016 08:59 am UTC| Health

Home alone? Hardly. Our homes are positively swarming with creatures of all kinds. In our new series, well be profiling the hidden housemates that live with us. Our offices and homes are full of airborne spores from...

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Economy

UK gilts slump after reading higher Q1 GDP

The UK gilts slumped Friday after witnessing a rise in the countrys first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), released today. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, which moves inversely to its price, jumped 3...

German bunds plunge post Eurozone’s higher-than-expected April consumer price inflation

The German bunds plunged Friday after reading the Eurozones higher-than-expected consumer price inflation for the month of April, which added to the disappointment in safe-haven assets. The yield on the benchmark...

CZK likely to remain volatile in coming weeks and months, says KBC Research

The EUR/CZK has moved back about the former (FX) intervention level set by the CNB at the 27.00. After CNBs exit from the intervention regime (April 6) the koruna has only twice briefly touched this level, but it had never...

Australia business outlook remains optimistic; profit, pricing expectations lift

The Australian economy is into its eighth year of economic expansion and while business confidence is well off its peak, survey indicators are still pointing to solid growth. Firms are optimistic about their own...

New Zealand bonds close higher on short-covering; investors await March trade balance

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Friday as investors covered previous short positions. Also, the countrys trade surplus for the month of March limited the rise in bonds. At the time of closing, the yield on the...

Politics

The Kremlin has its watchful eyes set on the French elections

The Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. As early as 2014, the West...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesias capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent...

How will the federal government protect nuclear safety in an anti-regulatory climate?

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have undertaken a wide-ranging effort to shrink the federal governments regulatory footprint. Much attention has focused on high-profile targets, such as the...

Will Trump's global family planning cuts cause side effects?

President Donald Trump is leading an assault on family planning around the world. Most recently, his administration cut off U.S. contributions to the United Nations Population Fund, which provides and funds reproductive...

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high profile people,...

Science

Earth Day Protest Highlights Desperate Situation Of Science And Existing Hope

A few days ago, the world celebrated Earth Day. It was meant to be a time when humanity recognized the importance of Mother Nature, highlighting its plight in some form of solidarity. However, what ended up happening is...

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship. The growth in the number of people attending a university or...

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying. Some 90% of the species in the oceans and 70% of vertebrate...

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

"Pathogen hunters": citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species

Plant diseases threaten food security and sustainability. They affect ecosystems and change natural environments. They cost money, too. An enormous amount is spent globally each year to control these diseases; the damage...

Technology

Mission Impossible Voice Duplicator Finally Exists, Machine Can Copy Anyone’s Voice

One of the most prominent sci-fi technologies on the movie franchise Mission Impossible is the voice duplicator and synthesizer that allowed Tom Cruises character Ethan Hunt to speak with another persons voice for one...

How Blockchain Could Rewrite The Internet And Humanity Itself

Since it was born from the mind of Satoshi Nakamoto, Blockchain has grown to become a significant force in the financial and information industries, effectively reorganizing some of the concepts that were thought to be set...

Call Of Duty: WWII Will Focus On More Mature Themes, Holocaust And Civilian Casualties

While Call of Duty games do deal with serious topics like war, death, and loss, most of the games present these subjects with a more distanced approach. COD: WWII is expected to be a different title out of others in the...

Apple’s Money Transfer Ambitions Reinitiated According To Reports

Once again, Apple could be thinking about launching its own money transfer system after several attempts in the past ended up going nowhere. This has been something of an itch for the iPhone maker, which it just cant seem...

Acer Unveils New Gaming Laptops, Shows It’s Serious About Going Big

In order to prove that its ready to enter the arena of PC gamings big boys, Acer recently held an event for the sole purpose of unveiling its own take on gaming laptops. To say that its flagship unit is unusual would be an...
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April 28 21:00 UTC Released

MXFiscal Balance (Pesos)*

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340.61 bln MXN

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-1.93 bln MXN

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340.61 bln MXN

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-1.93 bln MXN

April 30 01:00 UTC 9191m

CNNBS Non-Mfg PMI*

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55.10 %

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CNNBS Manufacturing PMI*

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51.6 bln $

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51.8 bln $

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AUAIG Manufacturing Index

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57.5 %

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15.3 %

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13.6 %

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KRImport Growth Prelim*

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21.0 %

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27.7 %

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KRTrade Balance Prelim*

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6.27 bln $

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USNikkei Mfg PMI

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52.8 %

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JPNikkei Mfg PMI

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52.8 bln $

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