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Black is the new black: Scientists create darkest-ever material by accident (PHOTO)

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Scientists have stumbled across the blackest material ever seen, which absorbs 99.995 percent of light and makes the previously known blackest black pale in comparison. The ultra-black material is made from vertically aligned microscopic carbon strings called carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Researchers have no idea why it is so dark, but they are excited about its Read More

US-Australia talks about Strategic Petroleum Reserve ongoing: Perry

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Highlights Australia wants to store crude in US for international obligations Perry open to commercial storage in SPR US government continues to sell off SPR Houston — The US and Australia are still negotiating a proposal which would allow the Australian government to store millions of barrels of crude oil in the US Strategic Petroleum Read More

Investing green is all the rage, but benchmarks still hazy

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global money managers and companies are rushing to meet a deadline to report on their carbon footprint, but the lack of a standard metric raises concerns their efforts could just be a box-ticking exercise in the transition from brown to green. FILE PHOTO: Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured during sunset at a Read More

‘We are used to it,’ say journos after Syria coverage called ‘Goebbels s**t’ by regime change crowd

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Journalists Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal caused a Twitter meltdown among some advocates of regime change in Syria by simply going to parts of the country controlled by Damascus and reporting on life there. The two journalists traveled to the Syrian capital Damascus and some of its suburbs earlier this month and reported on what Read More

U.S., China grant trade concessions as fresh talks loom

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed China’s decision to exempt some U.S. anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a short delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods. Stock markets in Asia rose on the news in early Thursday trade, as the concessions came Read More

U.S., China grant trade concessions ahead of fresh talks

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed China’s decision to exempt some U.S. anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods. Beijing’s exemptions and Washington’s delay came days ahead of a planned meeting aimed at defusing a trade Read More

China summons German ambassador after Berlin hosted Hong Kong protest activist

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Beijing has reprimanded German envoy to protest against intervening into its own affairs and voice displeasure about Foreign Minister Heiko Maas talking with one of the figureheads of the Hong Kong protest. Clemens von Goetze was summoned to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, according to Wu Ken, Beijing’s envoy to Berlin. The move came Read More

The nonmetallic minerals industry is one of the world’s top energy users

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September 11, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on World Input-Output DatabaseNote: Dollar values are expressed in 2010 U.S. dollars, converted based on purchasing power parity. The industrial sector is the largest energy end-use sector by consumption in the world, accounting for about 55% of world delivered energy in 2018, according to the International Read More

China exempts some U.S. goods from retaliatory tariffs as fresh talks loom

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China announced exemptions for 16 types of U.S. products from additional retaliatory duties, in a move that comes as trade negotiators from the two countries prepare to meet later this month to try and de-escalate their protracted tariff row. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, Read More