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Russia warns of 'permanent war' in Syria

Russia's prime minister has warned of a "permanent war" starting in Syria if foreign troops are sent into the civil war-torn country. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Agri and timber secondaries see deal volume rise

Timber funds priced at 85% of NAV, down slightly from 2014, according to the Setter Capital report’s author. Source: Agri Investor

US agri organisation says it is time to trade with Cuba

Major agribusinesses like ADM, Bunge and Cargill are members of the group pushing for an end to the US trade embargo. Source: Agri Investor

North Bridge leads $9m raise for organic soil treatment

With energy prices at their lowest in over a decade, fuel company Cool Planet will focus on its modified biochar soil product. Source: Agri Investor

PE-backed US Foods files for IPO

The food distributor, owned by KKR and CD&R, has yet to disclose a price range for the public offering. Source: Agri Investor

Interview: CGSRS’ Hirah Azhar on the Syria Civil War

  Geopoliticalmonitor sits down with Hirah Azhar from the Centre for Geopolitics Security in Realism Studies (CGSRS) to discuss the Syria civil war.   What are the prospects of the current UN-brokered peace talks? Despite the UN’s claims that the talks have been merely ‘paused’ (they are scheduled to resume on February 25), the negotiations […]

US crude prices jump 4% from 12-year lows

U.S. crude bounced away from 12-year lows early on Friday after comments by an OPEC energy minister sparked hopes of a coordinated production cut. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

[This Week in Science] Bringing atopic dermatitis up to scratch

Author: Angela Colmone Source: Science Mag

[In Depth] Neandertal genes linked to modern diseases

When modern humans met and mated with Neandertals about 50,000 years ago, they picked up genes that are shaping health and well-being today. In a new study on p. 737, researchers use a powerful new method for scanning the electronic health records of 28,000 Americans to show that some Neandertal gene variants today may boost […]

[Business Office Feature] Hard-core sequencing

graded for easy DNA sequencing is a minor annoyance. They simply prepare another, better sample from the abundant source material they have on hand in cultured cells, laboratory animals, or a freezer full of tissues. But what if the only available specimen is an arsenic-preserved pelt from 150 years ago, a pile of mummified dung […]