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Virus rounds up enzymes, disarms plant, causes billions in crop damages

University of Tokyo researchers have described how a plant-virus protein suppresses an important plant defense mechanism that remembers viral genetic information, providing a new target for developing the first-ever chemical against plant viruses that globally cause more than $60 billion of crop losses each year. 397 more words

Car Accidents Cost U.S. Billions in Physical, Medical, Societal Losses

Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyer – Michael Smith Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2014 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that car accidents cost the United States $871 billion a year. 122 more words

4 Billion Gallons of Mining Waste Pour Into Pristine B.C. Waterways

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Nauseating video of tailings pond dam rupture as billions of gallons of toxic waste flood into neighboring waterways in British Columbia, Canada. 183 more words


Nigeria: U.S. Recovers Millions of Dollars Stolen From Nigerian Government

Source, Voice of America, 8/7/2014

The United States has recovered more than $480 million hidden in bank accounts around the world by a former Nigerian dictator and his associates. 146 more words


Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

I guess I was suppose to learn that web designers impact our lives in even the smallest ways to either anger us or please us. but what i don’t get is how this would make me life that much better, I mean I can do things faster and easier on Facebook or YouTube but that really doesn’t make the world that I live in any different. 94 more words



Thought of The Night:

So out of 7 Demands by Hamas, 4 are approved by Israel already in just few hours from starting the truce and the talks!! 47 more words



Snapchat, the mobile app that deletes photos seconds after being opened, is looking for funding – and many believe it’s worth a whopping $10 billion. 62 more words

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