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Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics
by Tessa Berenson, TIME
A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs.
Women closing the gender gap for entrepreneurship
By Heesun Wee & Kate Rogers, CNBC
Women around the world have narrowed the gender gap in entrepreneurship by 6 percent from 2012 to 2014 and are finding paths to launching more businesses in industrialized and developing nations, according to a new report.
Low Crude Prices Catch Up With the U.S. Oil Patch
The ingenuity and easy money that allowed American oil companies to keep pumping through a year-long price crash appear to be petering out as U.S. crude slides toward $40 a barrel. U.S. companies have stunned global rivals by continuing to produce oil—particularly from shale deposits—ever more cheaply as American crude prices plunged from over $100 a barrel in 2014. But the recent drop toward $40 a barrel and below puts even the most efficient operators in a bind.
Founder of app used by ISIS once said ‘We shouldn’t feel guilty.’ On Wednesday he banned their accounts.
By Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post
Pavel Durov knew that terrorists might be using his app to communicate. And he decided it was something he could live with. “I think that privacy, ultimately, and our right for privacy is more important than our fear of bad things happening, like terrorism,” the founder of Telegram, a highly secure messaging app, said at a TechCrunch panel in September when asked if he “slept well at night” knowing his technology was used for violence.
Feds to require shelters to accommodate transgender individuals
By Elizabeth Harrington, Fox News
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking to require shelters to accommodate transgender individuals to use the shared sleeping and bathing areas of their choice.
Singapore jails City Harvest megachurch founder and officials
Six senior officials of Singapore's City Harvest megachurch have been jailed over a $50m Singapore dollar ($35m; £23m) fraud case.
Taco Bell is finally willing to do what all other fast-food companies are doing
By Roberto A. Ferdman, Washington Post
On Monday, Taco Bell became the latest fast-food company to announce its plan to use only cage-free eggs. The commitment comes in the wake of similar announcements made by virtually all of its competitors, suggesting that ignoring efforts to ensure animal welfare is increasingly not a viable strategy in the industry.
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