U.S. too close for China’s comfort

China has accused the US of violating its laws.

Posted by BBC News on Saturday, January 30, 2016

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China pumps 100 billion into financial system

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China’s central bank pumps more cash into financial system Friday ahead of Lunar New Year.

Posted by The WSJ on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bank of Japan drops to blow-zero interest rates

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Negative interest rates are typically expected to weaken a country’s currency, as investors borrow in the currency and invest in higher-yielding currencies.

Posted by The WSJ on Saturday, January 30, 2016

NASA to help ranchers in Australian Outback

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Ranchers across the Australian Outback are part of a trial project that uses data collected by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellites to help them manage their herds of cattle.

Posted by WSJ on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Project Skybender- Google’s drone is tested

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Google is carrying out its secretive project codenamed SkyBender — where else? — at the glamorous Gateway to Space terminal designed for the much-delayed Virgin Galactic spaceflights.

Posted by The Guardian on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lego follows #toyslikeme campaign

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It prompted “genuine tears of joy.”

Posted by Washington Post on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Facebook to ban gun sales on Fb and Instagram

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Breaking News: Facebook is banning gun sales on its network, which had become a way for private dealers to elude background checks.

Posted by The New York Times on Friday, January 29, 2016

U.S. travel invasion of Cuba has begun

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The U.S. invasion of Cuba has begun.Following President Obama’s steps to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba…

Posted by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Zika Virus Spreading And Linked To Birth Defects

 

 

The mosquito-born virus, Zika, is a member of the Flaviviridae virus family and the flavivirus genus. In humans, it causes a disease known as “zika”, “Zika disease” or Zika fever. The fever and virus are named after the Ugandan forest where the virus was first isolated.

Although Zika is normally not life threatening, Zika has been linked to serious birth defects including an epidemic of microcephaly in Brazil.

Zika has also now been identified in Panama, Venezuela, Suriname, Paraguay, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Columbia, and Chile. In Brazil, 1761 cases of microcephaly have been reported and believed to be linked to the spread of Zika. 19 children in Brazil have died from the disorder. The first known Zika case reported occurred in Chili in 2014.

Microcephaly in infants, is a condition in which a baby’s head is smaller than that of other babies of the same age and gender. This condition may be present when the baby is born, or it may develop in the first two years of life. Microcephaly is often (but not always) congenital, meaning it is already present at birth. Other times, a child is born with a normal brain and skull, but then the brain fails to develop properly during infancy. Life expectancy for individuals with microcephaly is reduced and the prognosis for normal brain function is poor. The prognosis varies depending on the presence of associated abnormalities. Currently there is no cure.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the culprit behind Zika is the Aedesmosquito. There are no known cases of Zika fever currently in the United States, but the Aedes mosquito have a range that covers much of the southeastern United States.

 

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