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Drug saves monkeys from close relative of Ebola

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A medicine administered days after infection can save monkeys from a deadly virus related to Ebola, researchers report in Science Translational Medicine1. “This clearly starts to move into the realm of being a therapy, rather than a post-exposure treatment,” says virologist Gene Olinger, principal science adviser for contract-research ...

Remembering James Foley, And The Awful Calculus Of a Hostage's Family

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When I first saw the image of James Foley kneeling before a masked Islamic State member gripping a knife, I wanted to look away, forget, and go for a walk outside. I know the dragging uncertainty of living years and months in the power of someone who sees ...

Meet the Locals Trying to Keep the Peace in Ferguson

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Peace prevailed last night in Ferguson, Missouri—for the most part. There were a few bottles hurled at the cops, and dozens of arrests, but no gunshots, looting, teargas plumes, or fusillades of rubber bullets. Largely to thank for this turn of events are the Peacekeepers, a group comprised ...

U.S. Military Bans The Intercept

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The U.S. military is banning and blocking employees from visiting The Intercept in an apparent effort to censor news reports that contain leaked government secrets. According to multiple military sources, a notice has been circulated to units within the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps warning staff that they are prohibited from reading stories published by The Intercept on the grounds that they may contain classified information. The ban appears to apply to all employees—including those with top-secret security clearance—and is aimed at preventing classified information from being viewed ...

Housekeeping Note

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That's it for the day. I'm off to the hospital for yet another test that will undoubtedly show nothing wrong with me. But you don't know until you look, do you? See you tomorrow. Kevin Drum is a political blogger for Mother Jones. For more of his stories, click here. RSS | Twitter MoJo Troll Patrol encourages readers to sign in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Disqus, or OpenID to comment. Please read our comment policy before posting.

African elephant numbers collapsing

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Long-awaited study suggests that many of the continent's elephant populations could be wiped out in ten years. The most comprehensive survey of elephant poaching to date has estimated that 100,000 African elephants were illegally killed between 2010 and 2012. These levels of poaching have driven a decrease of ...

Can These New Small Wind Companies Finally Duplicate the Success of the Solar Industry?

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While solar has exploded in the U.S., small wind has struggled to grow. Two startups are hoping to change that. One of the biggest changes for solar came nearly a decade ago, when Congress created the 30-percent investment tax credit for the technology in a sweeping 2005 energy ...

The Head of The Missouri GOP Thinks Voter Registration Drives in Ferguson Are "Disgusting"

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Over the last couple days, voter registration booths have been popping up in Ferguson. There was one by the ruined site of the recently burnt-down QuikTrip convenience store, which has become a central gathering site of the protests, and another near the site where Michael Brown was shot.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Ignore Short Films at Festivals

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By Mallory Andrews | IndiewireWed Aug 20 10:00:00 EDT 2014 Among the offerings in the Pardi di domani, tight storytelling is on display in Grégoire Graesslin's "Helix Aspersa" (to explain the title would ruin slowly unfolding thematic underpinnings), Sarah Arnold's confidently directed"Totems" and Martin Eldralin's audaciously humanist ...

Chartio’s New Data Pipeline Makes Analyzing And Visualizing Data Easier

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Chartio, a business intelligence service that lets you explore your data from a wide variety of sources, is launching a new service today that should make getting started with data analysis and visualization quite a bit easier. The new Data Pipeline, which Chartio co-founder and CTO Dave Fowler ...

Ebola situation in Nigeria and Guinea: encouraging signs

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The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve, with cases confirmed in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. At present, no cases have been confirmed anywhere else in the world outside these 4 countries.The situation in Lagos, Nigeria, where the first imported case was detected in July, looks reassuring. At present, the city’s 12 confirmed cases are all part of a single chain of transmission. Those infected by the initial case include medical staff involved in his treatment, a patient in the same hospital, and a ...

Despite FAA Setbacks, Amazon Prime Air Makes Notable Engineering, NASA And Aerospace Hires

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Something big is going on with Amazon Prime Air, the e-commerce giant’s research project focused on delivering packages in 30 minutes or less using unmanned drones. And it’s not the dubious story about drone testing in India, which frankly, doesn’t pass the sniff test in terms of accuracy.

40 Under 40: Michael Lannan's 'Looking' Is More Than Gay 'Sex and the City'

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The Entertainers: Michael Lannan's HBO series Looking is an honest glimpse at what it means to be young and gay.At first glance, Michael Lannan’s Looking could be mistaken for a gay Sex and the City, but watch a few episodes and that description becomes wildly reductive. The earlier ...

Lakes under the ice: Antarctica’s secret garden

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Samples from a lake hidden under 800 metres of ice contain thousands of microbes and hint at vast ecosystems yet to be discovered. Douglas Fox recounts his trip to Antarctica with a team of scientists, and their attempt to drill down to a subglacial lake buried deep below ...

A Lifetime of Waiting

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Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is just 100 kilometres from the Somali border. For Sarah, it might as well be a million. Like so many others living here, she was born a refugee and raised in the camp after her mother fled war-torn Somalia a quarter of ...

Cities Are Making Spiders Grow Bigger and Multiply Faster

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

Australia Chills Hopes for $20 Billion Clean Energy Industry

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Mike Anderson, James Paton and Jason Scott, BloombergAugust 20, 2014|0 CommentsSYDNEY -- Australia is frightening developers away from renewable energy even before the government decides whether to overhaul targets for the industry’s growth. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to take advice on renewable energy targets from a skeptic about the causes of global warming prompted at least two developers to reconsider plans for wind and solar farms. Earlier this week, the company planning a giant solar plant in Mildura pulled out of the project citing the risk the government ...

Our Sinking World

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It was a slow Sunday morning in January, Papua New Guinea’s rainy season, and the sun was making a rare appearance, lighting up the green and gold island where I was staying. I decided to walk its perimeter, but found it difficult: Large sections of the trail around ...

Retraction: Generation of pluripotent stem cells from adult human testis

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Nature 456, 344–349 (2008); doi:10.1038/nature07404 Corrigendum Nature 460, 1044 (2009); doi:10.1038/nature08353Brief Communication Arising Nature 465, E1 (2010; doi: 10.1038/nature09089) The authors have provided new data to correct errors presented in this Article. Nature has peer-reviewed all evidence provided by the authors to the editors. The images presented in ...

Apple Soars to Record Amid Optimism About Coming Products

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Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s stock closed at an all-time high, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and a wristwatch-like device that may jump-start revenue growth. Apple rose 1.4 percent to $100.53, topping the split-adjusted record of $100.30 reached on Sept.

GoDaddy Acquires MailChimp Competitor Mad Mimi To Beef Up Its Email Marketing Service

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GoDaddy has closed on the acquisition of MailChimp competitor Mad Mimi, the companies are announcing this morning. The move is meant to further expand the web hosting provider’s product suite aimed at small businesses, while filling a hole in GoDaddy’s line-up where it was previously lacking a more ...

Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

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With more than 100 million people watching Vines across the web each month, and over 1 billion loops played every day, Vine has just released an update to the app that finally lets users import video from their camera. Twitter’s video sharing app has always required users to ...

Cop Being Sued Over Beating Is Now a Ferguson City Councilwoman

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In 2009, police in Ferguson, Missouri arrested Henry M. Davis on suspicion of driving under the influence and took him to jail. What followed is described in court documents as "physical contact between the officers and Mr. Davis." One officer, Kim Tihen, allegedly "struck [Davis] in his head ...

How many more Gaza children must die before Israel is taken to war crimes court?

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In this interview on Gaza’s al-Kitab TV, Palestinian writer and activist Haidar Eid explains the importance of the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. “Boycott has become a culture of resistance and solidarity that has been established in the international culture that stands in solidarity with the ...

Cops Shoot People Dead Every Day. Why Did Ferguson Become Such A Huge Deal?

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WASHINGTON -- Last year, 16-year-old Kimani Gray died after New York Police Department officers shot him seven times. The police had accosted the Brooklyn teen because he was fumbling with his waistband as if he had a gun, which they said he then pointed at them. Eyewitnesses said ...

Rick Perry Indictment Highlights the Hack Gap Once Again

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Simon Maloy finds five pundits arguing that last week's indictment of Rick Perry was flimsy and obviously politically motivated: Who are these five pundits downplaying the case against Texas’ Republican governor? In order: New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, MSNBC host Ari Melber, political scientist and and the American Prospect contributor Scott Lemieux, the Center for American Progress’ Ian Millhiser, New Republic’s Alec MacGillis. Five guys who work/write for big-name liberal publications or organizations. This, friends, is the Hack Gap in action. Ah yes, the hack gap. Where would we be ...

A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

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The Center for American Progress helps advance progressive ideas through a range of projects in key issue areas. The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. Read more → Board of Directors · Staff & Fellows · Jobs · Internships Religious liberty is woven into the very fabric of our nation. It defines the boundaries of our government and serves as a measuring stick for freedom. We are a nation of diverse religious beliefs and ...

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser Plouffe as Lyft COO Exits

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A file photo shows David Plouffe, a campaign manager for then Senator Barack Obama, speaking on day four of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 28, 2008. Close A file photo shows David Plouffe, a campaign manager for then Senator Barack Obama, speaking on day ...

Talking On Tablets On The Rise In Asia

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The phone-sized tablet — aka the phablet — was born in Asia, so it’s fitting that the region is now apparently driving a trend for talking on even larger slabs of glass and plastic. Aka: ‘I’m on the pad phone.’ Analyst IDC says tablets with a screen of ...

DIY diagnosis: how an extreme athlete uncovered her genetic flaw

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When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help find out why. Ed Yong tells her story. Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning inward, unbidden. A few weeks later she started ...

40 Under 40: Heather Cronk Reminds Politicians That LGBT Rights Have Urgency

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The Fighters: Heather Cronk and the team at GetEqual show a passion with roots in the activist days of the 1980s and '90s. Heather Cronk, 36Maryland@hcronk | @getequalWith LGBT-friendly politicians in office in the White House as well as many state houses and city halls, some activists have ...

Tree-hugging snakes squeeze tight for safety

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When a snake climbs a tree, it squeezes the trunk up to five times harder than necessary, according to a new study. For the first time, biologists have measured the force exerted by climbing snakes, using pressure sensors on a vertical pipe, wrapped in tennis grip. All 10 ...

Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars

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The first of its kind in the U.S., the Tilikum Crossing will reflect the city's enduring transit culture. PORTLAND, Oregon—It's an early-summer morning at the construction site for Portland's first new bridge in a generation, the Tilikum Crossing, and Dan Blocher is feeling good about its progress. Completion ...

Obama May Soon Send This Reporter to Jail. Here Are the Embarrassing Secrets He Exposed.

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The Obama administration has fought a years-long court battle to force longtime New York Times national security correspondent James Risen to reveal the source for a story in his 2006 book State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration. Risen may soon serve ...

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

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In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces.Connect with Last Week Tonight online...Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost ...

Ukraine Gains Against Rebels as Diplomacy Intensifies

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Ukraine’s armed forces said they continue to push back separatists in fighting in country’s east ahead of a possible face-to-face meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian leaders next week. Forces from Ukraine’s National Guard captured the city of Ilovaysk, leading separatists to counter-attack using tanks and artillery, the ...

How liberal Zionists enable Israel’s genocidal ambitions

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On 1 August, the Internet erupted in outrage at The Times of Israel for publishing a blog post titled “When genocide is permissible.” Authored by Yochanan Gordon, the piece suggests that genocide against Palestinians is an acceptable price to pay for protecting Israel from rockets. The Times of ...

WebLinc Raises $6M Series A To Expand Its Fast-Growing eCommerce Platform

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You may not be all that familiar with WebLinc, but the company’s e-commerce platform powers the online stores of popular retailers like Nasty Gal, Urban Outfitter’s Free People and New York food emporium Eataly. Today, the company, which was co-founded by brothers Darren and Jason Hill in 1994,

More Parents Nixing Anti-Bleeding Shots for Their Newborns

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All babies lack sufficient vitamin K at birth, putting them at risk for severe bleeding in the brain or intestines until they get the vitamin by eating solid foods, typically around six months of age. The vitamin is essential for blood clotting, and a vitamin K injection after ...

Ads With Facts About Women's Equality Rejected By Airports As Too Political

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UltraViolet, a group that runs campaigns for women’s rights, recently began an ad campaign to target states that have big tourism industries and bad track records on women’s economic equality. The group requested to place ads in airports in Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas. (It has ...

San Diego Business Owner Receives Death Threats For Sheltering Undocumented Immigrants

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Mark Lane felt angry when his young son asked, “Why are those people so mad at the buses?” They had been watching the television when they saw anti-immigrant protesters preventing three buses carrying immigrants, including many children from entering a detention center in Murrieta, California last month. He ...

Israeli ship is blocked from unloading in Oakland for four straight days

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Activists blocked the unloading of an Israeli shipping vessel in Oakland, California, 18 August. (Photo by Daniela Kantarova / Flickr) San Francisco Bay Area activists have not allowed a vessel from Israel’s largest shipping company to unload in the Oakland Port for four consecutive mornings. On Tuesday, 19 ...

Israeli settlers spread lies about Palestine solidarity campaigners with "love Hitler" video

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Claims which have been reported in the Israeli press of anti-Semitic comments by Palestine solidarity protesters in Manchester have been shown to be false by a new video that presents a more complete picture. A YouTube video publicized widely by Zionist campaigners in the city claims to show ...

Is That All They Want? Millennials and Bike Lanes

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City planners think that dedicated bike lanes are one of the best ways to attract young adult residents. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images Think "millennials," and a host of images pop up: smart phones, tattoos, an affection for craft beer, and an allergy to owning cars. This generation of young ...

Palestinian refugees in Sweden hunger strike to demand asylum

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On Thursday last week, 24-year-old Nidal Lulu was taken to a hospital by emergency services after he lost consciousness as a result of nine days without food. Lulu is one of thirty Palestinian asylum-seekers, some of whom are under the age of eighteen, who commenced a hunger strike ...

For Many Politicians, Ferguson Isn't Happening

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Representative Paul Ryan’s response to the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police was fairly straightforward: say nothing, do nothing. “We should take a deep breath, let’s have some sympathy for the family and the community, and let’s not prejudge anything, and let’s let the investigation ...

New At Y Combinator: Startups Solving Huge Problems!

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During today’s Y Combinator Demo Day, there was a notable block among the startups presenting that didn’t give off the vibe we’re used to seeing at this kind of event in Silicon Valley: companies that are addressing real issues with big, bold solutions. We’re not talking about minor ...

Joel Kotkin thinks you want to live in Houston. Here’s why you don’t.

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There are people who have made a career out of being consistently wrong, and then there’s Joel Kotkin. Kotkin isn’t even so much wrong as he is confused. Like a NIMBY activist complaining about how a new luxury high-rise in her neighborhood is going to “raise prices,” Kotkin ...

How Agriculture’s Growth Promoters Might Work: A Mouse Study Sheds Some Light

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > Maryn McKenna is a journalist for national ...

uBiome Raises $4.5M From Angel Investors, Andreessen Horowitz To Crowdsource Microbiome Research

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Microbiome is the ecosystem of bacteria that lives within us, which outnumber the number of human cells 10-to-1. Microbes in the microbiome perform functions such as digesting food and synthesizing vitamins and have also been linked to human mood and behavior. Y Combinator-backed biotech startup uBiome wants to generate data and research from results of learning about the microbes in our bodies. The company, which raised $351,193 of its $100,000 Indiegogo campaign last year, offers three different swab site kits, with which people collect a sample, insert it in a ...

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