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Kilogram Redefined. The Metric System Overhaul Is Complete

On the morning of Friday, November 16, scientists and diplomats crammed into an auditorium in Versailles, a stone’s throw from the Sun King’s gilded chateau. Patrick Abbott, an American physicist, had flown into France for the long weekend. Forehead gleaming and blue suit jacket draped across his lap, Abbott watched ...

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In Tax Overhaul, Trump Tries to Defy the Economic Odds

Advertisement When PresidentTrump adds his distinctive signature to the tax bill, he will also be making a huge bet that the Republican strategy of deep cuts for businesses and wealthy individuals will fuel extraordinary growth across the board. Perhaps more than any other American political leader, Mr. Trump knows that ...

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In House of Murdoch, Sons Set About an Elaborate Overhaul

The sun was setting in New York as James Murdoch, looking confident in cream pants and a dark blazer, stepped before 350 guests in a glass-walled concert hall and waxed poetic about his pet TV channel and its dedication to “scientific literacy.” The event on Wednesday night was an advertising ...

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Stocks Briefly Tumble After Health Care Overhaul Falters

For a time on Monday, one question appeared to haunt stock market investors from Tokyo to Manhattan: Will President Trump be able to live up to his promises to reduce taxes and cut regulation? Belief in such business-friendly, pro-growth measures has been driving a rally in stocks since the November ...

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In France, a Candidate Intent on a Conservative Overhaul

PARIS — He compares himself to Margaret Thatcher, the British leader who set her country on a right-leaning economic course. A French newspaper splashed him on its cover with the Iron Lady’s hairdo and pearl earrings. François Fillon, the conservative politician who has vaulted to the forefront of France’s presidential ...

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Vietnamese securities firms merged amid industry overhaul

 An undated photo of investors at Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange. Photo: Diep Duc Minh The State Securities Commission of Vietnam has announced a merger of two local brokerages as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to revamp the securities industry. Ho Chi Minh City-based A Au Securities Company ...

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US Volcano Monitoring May Get an Overhaul


No, I haven’t fallen into a lava lake. The past two weeks have been dominated by my 3 days of time on the SHRIMP-RG at Stanford University (jointly operated by Stanford and the US Geological Survey). I have a pile of new zircon crystals to analyze from the Lassen Volcanic Center ...

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