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Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today’s Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday. Understanding the genetic changes involved in equine domestication, which earlier research traced to the wind-swept steppes of Eurasia […]

Chinese hackers infiltrated National Research Council computers

Chinese hackers infiltrated National Research Council computers

Chinese hackers used tempting emails, malware and password theft to worm their way into National Research Council computers in pursuit of valuable scientific and trade secrets, a newly released federal analysis reveals. The attack, which prompted a shutdown of the government research council’s computer network in July, relied on textbook moves commonly seen in state-sponsored […]

Baidu Versus Google: Who Will Win The Global Search War?

Baidu Versus Google: Who Will Win The Global Search War?

As the internet continues to evolve, so have the web search engines used around the world. The beginning years of web-based search witnessed the invention of a number of major search engines including AOL, Yahoo, MSN, and Netscape to name a few. Since Google’s (GOOG) formation, these and other search engines have taken a back […]

Air Canada shifts domestic routes to low-cost carrier Rouge

Air Canada shifts domestic routes to low-cost carrier Rouge

Who are Monsanto’s main competitors?

A:Monsanto (MON) is a multinational company that provides seeds and agriculture products to farmers worldwide. Its business is divided into two main divisions: seeds and genomics, which account for 61% of sales, and agricultural productivity, which accounts for 39% of sales. It has a market capitalization of $57.93 billion and gross revenues of $15.86 billion […]

China’s One-Child Policy Explained

China’s One-Child Policy Explained

China’s one child policy probably gets the spotlight as much as the size of its population, the world’s largest at almost 1.4 billion. The goal of the policy was and still is to make sure that population growth does not outpace economic development and to ease environmental and natural resource challenges and imbalances caused by […]

This ETF Offers Easy Access To China’s Big Hitters

This ETF Offers Easy Access To China’s Big Hitters

Given the interconnectedness of the world we live in, investors needn’t limit themselves to investments within their own borders. To truly have a diversified portfolio investors need to look overseas. Unquestionably, there is plenty of opportunity in adding positions in developed markets such as Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and Netherlands, but international investing doesn’t […]

Oil Prices Rise as China Cuts Interest Rates

Oil Prices Rise as China Cuts Interest Rates

Friday November 21, 2014, 2:26pm PSTOil prices saw a surprising gain on Friday after China cut interest rate fueling hope that the country may look to increase its demand. According to the Wall Street Journal: A stimulus for the Chinese economy is something that gets macroeconomic investors to buy all kinds of commodities, oil included, […]

Hong Kong And China’s Touchy Ties

“The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an inalienable part of the People’s Republic of China.” ~ Article 1, Basic Law The delineation of the relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong is complex. Hong Kong, a province of China since olden times, was occupied by British after the Opium War, and in 1898 was […]

A Look At The Most Popular Bitcoin Exchanges

“Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might to be one of the world’s most important developments.” ~ Leon Louw, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Bitcoin exchanges are an integral part of the virtual currency world and its ecosystem in particular. Prior to the fall, Mt. Gox enjoyed the status of being a […]

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