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Popular Science Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:25 Source

Just last month, Amazon introduced a Prime feature called Outfit Compare which let users upload a pair of selfies showing different outfits to be evaluated by style experts. Today, Amazon has doubled down on its push to guide the style of everyday users with its home assistant and fashion guru, the $200 Echo Look, which can currently only be ordered by invitation.

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Popular Science Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:25 Source

People with diabetes often need to inject themselves with insulin on a daily or weekly basis. But a new device, tested in mice, might one day eliminate the need for needles.

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Popular Science Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:25 Source

Just to be clear, scientists are still very far from re-creating The Invisible Man. But recently they've learned to make see-through brains and ghostly rat bodies, and now they've even created transparent bones.

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Popular Science Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:25 Source

Imagine walking into a hospital nursery full of pre-term babies and seeing not incubators, but bags full of fluid with infants tucked securely inside. It's not a far-off science fiction fantasy: on Tuesday, researchers announced unprecedented success in keeping sheep fetuses alive within an "artificial womb" apparatus. The results are incredible. But what do they mean for humans?

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Popular Science Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:25 Source

A new research letter published today in the journal Nature makes a startling claim that, if correct, will rewrite everything we know about how North America was populated.

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Popular Science Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:25 Source

Your gut is something of an immunological mystery. Unlike the rest of the body, which tends to treat foreign invaders with a singular purpose—seek and destroy—the stomach cannot afford to be so indiscriminate. It exists to help fuel the body, and that means routinely welcoming foreign bodies in the form food.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 08:44 Source

By Leith van Onselen Sustainable Australia president, William Bourke, penned a thought-provoking letter in The AFR arguing that Australia’s permanent skilled migration program is actually diluting Australia’s skills base: Australia’s record permanent immigration program of around 200,000 that’s diluting our skills base. Although the so-called “skilled” category is two-thirds of the annual program, the government

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The Melbourne Urbanist Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 08:43 Source

The Andrews Government’s decision to build Melbourne’s North East Link lacks transparency and analysis, but the idea of suburban motorways shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand Is this suburban motorway a good idea?

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 07:56 Source

By Leith van Onselen The AFR has reported today that Treasurer Scott Morrison will reform the way the Federal Budget is reported to separate “good” debt from “bad” debt, thereby allowing it to expand spending on infrastructure: …debt accrued to fund recurrent costs in health, welfare and other everyday expenses will essentially be classified as

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 07:35 Source

By Chris Becker   Trump’s tax plan went down like a lead balloon last night – quelle surprise – as even die hard Republicans scratched their head on how the aggressive cuts would be paid for (build another wall?) US stocks were set for an okay day but slipped as the fumbling administration tried to

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Your Democracy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:31 Source

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Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison wants Australians to think of the country's debt as either "good debt" or "bad debt", and will change the way it is reported in the budget.

Mr Morrison will use a speech to the Australian Business Economists to make the case for distinguishing between the types of government spending.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:10 Source

Thursday 27 April 2017 1 As if his outrageous lies of the past few days weren’t enough. He now calls on the defence of not releasing classified information. ”I receive confidential briefings, I receive classified information from the commissioner of the Australian Border Force and the department, and I am not going to release that…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 00:20 Source

Readers will know that MB has a bearish three-stage bust outlook for Australian house prices. phase one is monetary authorities pulling up prices and triggering minor falls (in the east as well as west). We see a little more tightening as needed but we may already be there; phase two is fiscal authorities tightening on

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 00:20 Source

From the always excellent Jonathon Mott at UBS: Is the purple patch coming to an end? Over the last six months the Aussie banks have enjoyed a purple patch. While share prices have been supported by the global reflation trade and investors closing underweight positions, EPS forecasts have been revised upwards for the first time

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 00:20 Source

Via Investor Daily: In a ‘Spectrum Insights’ article released recently, Spectrum Asset Management principal Damien Wood put forward his views that the third-party channel is a significant risk that could spark problems for Australia’s banks. Mr Wood noted that while high levels of household debt and interest-only mortgages have received plenty of attention, Australia’s preferred

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