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Google and Facebook Have Failed Us

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
In the crucial early hours after the Las Vegas mass shooting, it happened again: Hoaxes, completely unverified rumors, failed witch hunts, and blatant falsehoods spread across the internet. But they ...

Here's How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream

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122 mentions1 week ago
In August, after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville ended in murder, Steve Bannon insisted that "there's no room in American society" for neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and the KKK. But an ...

'Big Chicken': A 1948 Antibiotic Experiment That Shook the World

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
In all the arguments that erupted afterward, everyone agreed on this: The chickens gained weight. In 1942, a new antibiotic called penicillin saved the lives of more than 100 victims ...

Stop Being Shocked Please

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5 mentions1 week ago
Last week, I saw a lot of shocked men. They were shocked about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations. They were shocked that fellow liberal men in journalism were colluding ...

Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidy

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4 mentions6 days ago
President Donald Trump plans to cut off critical subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage, according to two people familiar with the matter. The decision to end the payments, worth ...

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

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The widespread distribution of these genes and their persistence over millenniums show that the old color lines are essentially meaningless, the scientists said. The research “dispels a biological concept of ...

Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms

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SAN FRANCISCO — Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people ...

Is Donald Trump too busy "trying to get NFL players fired for kneeling" to staff the White House science office?

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
President Donald Trump and his daughter-adviser have been going all out to tout the administration’s commitment to “high-quality STEM and computer science education” as a means of boosting the U.S.

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

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10 mentions4 days ago
In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after. Things we thought we understood—narratives, data,

Disturbing allegations of sexual harassment in Antarctica leveled at noted scientist

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7 mentions2 weeks ago
Editor’s note: This article includes crude language and disturbing details. Boston University (BU) is investigating sexual harassment complaints made against a prominent Antarctic geologist by two of his former graduate ...

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

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52 mentions1 week ago
Since the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. As the co-founder of the production-and-distribution ...

Dashboard

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
5% AEE Última actualización: 29/09/2017 Fuente: AEE 9.70% Torres celular Última actualización: 29/09/2017 Fuente: FCC 30.50% Telecomunicaciones Última actualización: 29/09/2017 Fuente: JRTC 61% Gasolineras 675 de 1,100 Última actualización: 29/09/2017 ...

The problem is the prices

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On September 28, 2016, a 3-year-old girl named Elodie Fowler slid into an MRI machine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Doctors wanted to better understand a ...