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American tropics, Amazon origins

A new study is suggesting many of the plants and animals that call Latin America home may actually have their roots in the Amazon. The study, co-authored by Harvard Visiting Scholar Alexandre Antonelli and an international team of researchers, found that a dynamic process of colonization and speciation led to ...

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FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future

Advertisement KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — As soon as the first robot arrived at a FedEx shipping hub in the heart of North Carolina tobacco country early last year, talk of pink slips was in the air. Workers had been driving the “tuggers” that navigated large and irregular items across the vast ...

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Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

Advertisement SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only ...

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Amazon, in Hunt for Lower Prices, Recruits Indian Merchants

MUMBAI, India — Americans shopping on Amazon.com this holiday season may find that the best deals for popular gifts like leather shoes and luxury bedding are coming from an unexpected source: Indian merchants. Amazon, always on the lookout for ways to lower prices, has been aggressively recruiting Indian vendors to ...

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E.U., Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to Collect Tax

BRUSSELS — European competition regulators on Wednesday mounted a push against tax avoidance by Silicon Valley giants, announcing plans to take Ireland to court for failing to collect back taxes from Apple and ordering Luxembourg to claim unpaid taxes from Amazon. The effort, which comes as the European Union considers ...

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