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Scientific Proof That Vegans Are Right, Going Meatless Will Save The World

May 18, 2017 03:51 am UTC| Health Science

In developed communities, particularly in the US, Vegans have earned unfortunate reputations for being a little annoying. However, new scientific research suggests that they may actually have the right standpoint on the...

The ABC's Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity

May 17, 2017 14:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment Health

From the popular dramas of A Country Practice and ER to news and documentaries, health and medical issues have been a longstanding favourite theme on television. Now health websites, online discussion forums, apps and...

How to rein in the widening disease definitions that label more healthy people as sick

May 16, 2017 17:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

In the early 1990s a small meeting of experts, part-funded by drug companies, decided on a new definition of the bone condition osteoporosis. Historically, the label was limited to people who had fractures, but with the...

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

May 16, 2017 16:46 pm UTC| Health

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. In our culture, normal human emotions...

Speed and co-ordination are key to curbing the DRC's Ebola outbreak

May 16, 2017 16:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Three people have died and more than 125 are suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak comes less than two years after the most deadly spread of the disease in...

Fainting and the summer heat: Warmer days can make you swoon, so be prepared

May 16, 2017 16:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Over one million Americans faint every year, and countless more do worldwide. Fear, pain, the sight of blood or prolonged standing think the long lines of summer travel can trigger fainting. These triggers set off a...

Electrically stimulating your brain can boost memory – but here's one reason it doesn't always work

May 16, 2017 16:02 pm UTC| Health

The first time I heard that shooting electrical currents across your brain can boost learning, I thought it was a joke. But evidence is mounting. According to a handful of studies, transcranial direct current...

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Economy

Poland economy starts Q2 on strong note, but lack of inflationary pressure to keep NBP's easy monetary stance intact

The Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) decided to keep the interest rates on hold at last weeks meeting and indicated that it may not start to lift interest rates next year as analysts had...

U.S. Treasuries lose ground on strong cues from global equities; FOMC speeches in focus

The U.S. Treasuries lost ground at the start of the week on Monday in reaction to strong cues from the Wall Street ahead of a host of speeches by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members Harker and Kashkari,...

UK gilts mixed ahead of PM May’s speech, Q1 GDP data

The UK gilts remained mixed Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys Prime Minister Theresa May speak later in the day. Also, market participants are eyeing the release of the countrys first-quarter gross domestic...

Australian bonds range-bound in thin trading activity; upbeat riskier assets weigh

The Australian bonds traded range-bound at the start of the trading week as investors remain aloof from major trading activity amid signs of possible muted session as market lacks release of any influential data. Further,...

Global series: Globalisation Under Pressure

The rise in nationalism. Brexit and Trump. Reactionary far-right parties wooing millions of voters around the world. The facts on the ground are clear: globalisation and the international economic and political system...

Politics

The firing of James Comey: Psychology helps explain what Trump got wrong

Why has President Trump failed to convince anyone other than his ardent supporters that he was justified in firing FBI Director James Comey? Even more, why did he fail to realize that the firing would call up strong...

Merkel's way looks clear after German regional elections derail her main rival

Angela Merkels Christian Democratic Union has won a resounding victory in a regional election in Germanys most populous state, North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW). The CDU is now in pole position to be the largest party when...

Iranian voters want economic justice – but the candidates don't measure up

The campaign for the 2017 election in Iran, which takes place on May 19, has now moved into its final phase. The incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, faces an assortment of competitors. These include one of his...

The South African government hasn't given up the fight for nuclear

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the governments plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power stations. The ruling...

Science

There Are Now Tattoos That Can Say It Was Stupid To Get A Tattoo Out Loud

Humans have had a long history with tattoos, going back to the hunter-gatherer days when primitive tribes would mark themselves after a successful hunt or winning a war. These days, tattoos have become a fashion statement,...

Gas Station On The Moon Planned, Mars Mission Jump Point

There are several developments in the space sector right now, one of which is the effort to colonize Mars. However, this project has quite a few obstacles with energy burnout being a major factor. This is where a Caltech...

Arms Early Impressions Favorable, Nintendo Switch Motion Control Seems Good

When it was announced that Nintendo was going to be released a fighting game with motion controls called Arms, many were concerned that the response wouldnt be up to par. Based on early impressions, however, both the game...

Inoculation theory: Using misinformation to fight misinformation

As a psychologist researching misinformation, I focus on reducing its influence. Essentially, my goal is to put myself out of a job. Recent developments indicate that I havent been doing a very good job of it....

Scientist Creates Self-Healing Roads, No More “Road Closed For Repairs” Signs

Driving through traffic is bad enough in todays modern cities but potholes and congestion caused by detour signs that read Road Closed For Repairs can make the practice infinitely more aggravating. Thanks to a new...

Technology

Legal Landmines Preventing Global Adoption Of Blockchain

While Blockchain is getting widespread interest and use in various industries now, there are quite a few legal hurdles that are preventing global acceptance of the revolutionary concept. A lot of this has to do with the...

‘Order Food’ Feature Now Available In Facebook App

In the past, users would launch the Facebook app to catch up with the posts of friends and family. Recently, however, it has become clear that Mark Zuckerberg wants to make his social media company an inseparable part of...

Siri Obsolete According To Tests, AI Assistant Bar Raised Beyond Apple’s Reach

Theres no denying that artificial intelligence is becoming a huge trend in the tech industry. Amazon has Alexa and its Echo devices, while Google has Google Home and Google Assistant. There used to be a time when Apple was...

iPhone 8 Could Be Most Expensive Version Yet, Leaked Mold Photos Provide Context

No one can ever accuse Apple of selling cheap phones, but as expensive as its iPhones have been in the past, it seems the gadgets newest incarnation will be the priciest yet. Some reports are even indicating that the...

Destiny 2 Will Be 30FPS On Consoles, Period; PS4 The Better Version For Gamers?

Early impressions for Bungies Destiny 2 FPS have been good, to say the least. However, this doesnt mean that there are no issues. According to new announcements, it would seem that the game will be locked at 30 frames per...
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May 22 14:30 UTC Released

TRCentral Govt Debt Stock*

Actual

794.5 bln TRY

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Previous

793.3 bln TRY

May 22 13:00 UTC Released

RUUnemployment Rate*

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5.3 %

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Previous

5.4 %

May 23 00:00 UTC 282282m

ARTrade Balance*

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-941 mln $

May 23 00:30 UTC 312312m

JPNikkei Mfg PMI

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Previous

52.7 bln TRY

May 23 06:00 UTC 642642m

DEGDP Detailed QQ

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0.6 %

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0.6 %

May 23 06:00 UTC 642642m

DEGDP Detailed YY

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1.7 %

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1.7 %

May 23 06:45 UTC 687687m

FRBusiness Climate

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Forecast

108 bln BRL

Previous

108 bln BRL

May 23 07:00 UTC 702702m

FRMarkit Mfg Flash PMI

Actual

Forecast

55.2 %

Previous

55.1 %

May 23 07:00 UTC 702702m

FRMarkit Comp Flash PMI

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Forecast

56.7 %

Previous

56.6 %

May 23 07:00 UTC 702702m

FRMarkit Serv Flash PMI

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Forecast

56.5 %

Previous

56.7 %

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