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DealBook: Please, Please Buy This Gun Company

DealBook Business and Policy DealBook Please, Please Buy This Gun Company Image Gun-control supporters have wondered about the opportunities to be found in Remington’s bankruptcy.CreditJoshua Lott/Reuters By Andrew Ross Sorkin May 14, 2018 Remington Outdoor, one of the country’s oldest and largest gun makers, is getting ready to emerge from ...

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This Startup Wants to Be AirBnb for Gene Sequencers

Last month, cancer researcher Amit Verma found himself in a bit of a bind. His lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York had just received feedback on a new paper about how genes get turned on and off when healthy pancreas cells develop into tumors. The ...

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Why Are Mutual Fund Fees So High? This Billionaire Knows

Advertisement The billionaire investor Ronald S. Baron flashed the grin of a proud father at his annual investor jamboree in November, as the chief executives of his favorite companies explained how slashing prices stoked their bottom lines. That is, until a shareholder in one of his mutual funds drew an ...

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Los Angeles Fire: Why Southern California Is Burning This Time

The Thomas Fire spread through the hills above Ventura, in the northern greater Los Angeles megalopolis, with the speed of a hurricane. Driven by 50 mph Santa Ana winds—bone-dry katabatic air moving at freeway speeds out of the Mojave desert—the fire transformed overnight from a 5,000-acre burn in a charming ...

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This New Robot Will Help Keep Hearts Pumping

You don’t want to be among the first human cyborgs. Because doctors won’t be replacing all your limbs with super-strong robotic ones, and they won’t be giving you cameras for eyes. More than likely, they’ll be saving your life by wrapping your heart in a robot. Today in the journal ...

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This Robot Snake Means You No Harm, Really

If you’ve never had a robot snake constrict around your leg, let me tell you, it’s a weird feeling. As it curls its way up your ankle, then shin, then finally wraps around your knee, it gets tighter and tighter. Fortunately, unlike a real snake, it doesn’t have teeth. Unfortunately, ...

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How Bizarre Is This Year’s Wildfire Season, Really?

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The West is burning, and there’s no relief in sight. More than 80 large wildfires are raging in an area covering more than 1.4 million acres, primarily in California, Montana, and Oregon, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Taken ...

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