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More VW Executives Could Be Charged, Court Documents Suggest

The hunt for the people behind Volkswagen’s emissions scandal did not end with the company’s plea bargain this week. There was the man identified in court documents only as “Supervisor B,” who overruled nervous subordinates and told them to develop the illegal software. Don’t get caught, he told them, according ...

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Wearables Could Soon Know You’re Sick Before You Do

Mike Snyder was clearing brush behind his brother’s western Massachusetts house, erecting a fence to keep deer from the blueberries, when the tick bit him. A few days later, on a flight to Norway with his family, his palms itched and his head grew woozy. So the Stanford geneticist dumped ...

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Solar storms could spark soils at moon’s poles

Powerful solar storms can charge up the soil in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the lunar poles, and may possibly produce “sparks” that could vaporize and melt the soil, perhaps as much as meteoroid impacts, according to NASA-funded research. This alteration may become evident when analyzing future samples from these ...

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Four ways Trump could tangle with China

A Beijing news stand shows a newspaper with a photo of President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 10, 2016. China awoke Dec. 5, to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone call with Taiwan’s president.(Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP) When Donald Trump accepted a phone call ...

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A New Wave of Popular Fury Could Hit Europe in 2017

By ALISSA J. RUBIN December 5, 2016 PARIS — For Europe, 2016 has brought a series of political shocks: near-record numbers of immigrants arriving from the Middle East and Africa; a vote by Britain to leave the European Union and renewed threats by Russia to meddle on the continent. But 2017 could be ...

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Trump’s Tough Trade Talk Could Damage American Factories

HOLLAND, Mich. — While much of the American political class has been consumed with recriminations over the wrenching loss of manufacturing jobs, Chuck Reid has been quietly adding them. His company, First Class Seating, makes recliner seats for movie theaters here at a factory on the shores of Lake Michigan. ...

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Skin bacteria could protect against disease

There are more and more examples of the ways in which we can benefit from our bacteria. According to researcher Rolf Lood from Lund University in Sweden, this is true for the skin as well. He has shown that the most common bacteria on human skin secrete a protein which ...

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Could Trump trash the Iran deal? Yes, but it's complicated

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) President-elect Donald Trump has mocked and decried the nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated with Iran ever since he started running for president. In September ...

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