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Vets rally in Phoenix to decry VA care, seek reforms

3 mentions20 hours ago 20 hours ago
Congressman says number of vets who died awaiting care could be larger than first reported.

Fly Bacteria Invite Other Flies To Fruit Parties

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7 mentions4 hours ago 4 hours ago
An apple falls in an orchard and attracts fruit flies. Soon, the fruit is riddled with larvae, tunnelling inside it and digesting it from within. It’s a maggot party and, according to a new study, ...

CRISPR Genome Editing Technology Patent

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2 mentions20 hours ago 20 hours ago
The Harvard-MIT genomic science institute trumpets its claims to an important genome editing technology.

Phillies Fans' Reactions To Dan Uggla's Grand Slam Are Amazing

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7 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Your most compelling sports video of the year comes from ESPN, which caught these Phillies fans taunting Dan Uggla—then being rudely interrupted by Uggla's grand slam. It was brilliant enough (seriously, great job ESPN) but we took it a bit further with extreme slow motion.

Tennessee Passes Mind-Boggling Ban on Bus Rapid Transit

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12 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Tennessee lawmakers have approved a bill banning the construction of bus rapid transit anywhere in the state.

To Prevent Further Tragedy, Burlington Tries Dispatching a Clinician Instead of a Cop

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2 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
Justin Verette is a first responder at the Burlington Police Department, but you won't see him in a uniform, behind the wheel of a cruiser...

There’s No Crying on a Fishing Boat

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6 mentions4 hours ago 4 hours ago
Guest post by Stephanie Boudreau. My father likes to joke that he comes from a place where "the men are men, and the women are men too". Both of my parents are from Yarmouth County in southwest Nov...

The Nine Pieces That Made Jen Graves a Pulitzer Prize Finalist

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Josh BisJen Graves at the 2010 Genius Awards. Jen Graves is an American original. I mean that on many different levels, including a very literal...

In This Insect, Females Have Penises And Males Have Vaginas

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This picture of two mating insects comes with an unexpected twist. The one on top is a female, and she has a penis. The one on the bottom is a male, and he has the equivalent of a vagina. During se...

Here’s What Drone Attacks in America Would Look Like

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4 mentions8 hours ago 8 hours ago
If U.S. citizens knew how it felt to be in the sights of killer aerial robots, would it shape their attitudes toward drones? This is the question Tomas Van Houtryve is asking with his series, Blue Sky Days.

Just Cheer, Baby

28 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Fed up with working long hours for meager wages, a Raiderette named LACY T. recently filed a lawsuit in search of fair pay. She might just end up changing the system.

9/11 Trial Resumes to Accusations of FBI Spying: A Gitmo Tragicomedy

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Accusations that the FBI may be spying on defendents causes yet another delay.

The Knowledge, How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell, book review: Don’t wait until the apocalypse

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11 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
The Knowledge is premised on an ingenious sleight of hand. Ostensibly a manual on rebuilding our technological life-support system after a global catastrophe, it is actually a glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living; the origins of the material fabric of our actual, unapocalyptic ...

John Roberts and the Color of Money

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
My friend and MIT colleague Tom Levenson watched, with some interest, the debate between myself and…

Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors : Shots

3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Among doctors who received payments from Medicare in 2012 are dozens who had been kicked out of Medicaid, or charged with fraud, or settled fraud cases out of court, a ProPublica investigation finds.

Decoding Nature’s Soundtrack

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5 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
One of most immediately striking features about Bernie Krause is his glasses. They’re big—not soda-bottle thick, but unusually…

Future of Technology

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5 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
Americans are largely optimistic about the long-term future of scientific progress, but concerned about some changes that might occur in the near future.

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national

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5 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
One man has been taken into custody as police investigate two backpacks left near the Boston marathon finish line.

National Review Writer Compares Cliven Bundy To Mahatma Gandhi

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7 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy's armed stand against federal officials this weekend is reminiscent of Mahatma Gandhi, the civil rights hero who championed civil disobedience through nonviolent means, according to one National Review correspondent.

The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News

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13 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Setting the record straight over credit on the Pulitzer for investigative reporting.

Male cod fish serenade females with 'grunts'

4 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
Males of both cod and pollack species of fish attempt to attract females by“grunting" for about 15 minutes at a time, a study finds

Study: Americans Intuitively Judge Atheists as Immoral

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3 mentions8 hours ago 8 hours ago
New research finds a link between disbelief and unethical behavior is strongly lodged in Americans’ minds.

Postscript: Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014)

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Matthiessen had a lot of friends—fishing friends, writing friends, birding friends, and various others and in many places.

Drug firms have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

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5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic leaders, ghostwrote articles, suppressed damaging health data and lavished doctors with gifts to make prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to children a blockbuster profit center, a trail of lawsuits over the past two decades shows.


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