itar-tass.com. “US leader calls for unity as Scotland votes on independence”- Over 4 million Scottish voters will head to the polls on Thursday to decide whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent country. US President Barack Obama has made an appeal for people in Scotland to vote ‘no’ at the historic referendum on Thursday, saying he hopes Britain remains “united.” “The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united,” the White House wrote on its official Twitter feed on Wednesday.
bloomberg.com. "How Billionaire Bill Koch Fights Fake Wine”- The University of Bordeaux campus resembles a weekend estate in the Gironde: sprawling gardens suffused with the smell of geraniums, scattered chateaux co-opted as classrooms or labs. Tucked away in a leafy grove is an incongruously modern research facility known as the Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, or CENBG, home to the sleek, wood-sided lab of physicist Philippe Hubert.
itar-tass.com. “Russian economy to come to standstill due to Ukraine crisis, sanctions — EBRD” - Cumulative net private capital outflow from Russia reached $75 billion in the first six months of the year. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said the growth outlook in eastern Europe has weakened further amid the continuing Ukraine crisis.
abcnews.go.com. “Awesome Suitcase Weighs Itself as It's Packed” - A Kickstarter campaign for a suitcase with a built-in scale is hoping to raise 95,000 Australian dollars over the next two weeks to make this luggage dream a reality. No more overage fees at the airport? No more frantic unpacking and repacking as the people behind you on the check-in line glare and the clocks ticks closer to take off?