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Syria crisis: Gulf States should open their doors to Syrian refugees

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4 mentions10 hours ago
Over the past few years the world has witnessed the greatest refugee crisis of the 21st century unfold live on its television screens. What started as peaceful protests by Syrians ...

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on refugee crisis in Europe

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The European Union is preparing key emergency meetings to take decisions in its response to the present refugee and migration crisis. The situation requires a massive common effort that is ...

The journal of proposals, ideas, data and more

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4 mentions3 hours ago
New journal aims to publish from ‘all stages of the research cycle’. With so many science journals already in existence, it is rare for a new title to draw attention.

Guatemala's President Resigned and Spent the Night in Jail. What's Next?

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2 mentions4 hours ago
Otto Pérez Molina resigned as president of Guatemala late Wednesday night, stepping down after being implicated in a widespread corruption scheme that earlier this year cost his vice president her ...

Chart of the day: Net new jobs in August

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2 mentions4 hours ago
The American economy added 173,000 new jobs last month, 90,000 of which were needed to keep up with population growth. This means that net job growth clocked in at 83,000 ...

How Trump Invented Trump

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Past Trump Tower’s bow-tied doorman, through a shiny revolving door, toward the 60-foot waterfall, up a dim elevator, after glass doors and smiling assistants, Donald J. Trump, chairman of the ...

School choice will ensure kids a long commute, but will it give them a better education?

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2 mentions8 hours ago
The school choice movement has sent low-income students commuting far and wide in search of a better education, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. Whether those long ...

Here's the conservative playbook for tearing down Black Lives Matter

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2 mentions7 hours ago
In the wake of last Friday's murder of a Harris County, Texas, police deputy, Fox News pundits have bent over backward to find a way to connect the killing to ...

LinkedIn Open-Sources FeatureFu, A Toolkit For Building Machine Learning Models

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LinkedIn today announced that it is open-sourcing an internal tool called FeatureFu. The FeatureFu toolkit is meant to make it easier for developers to build their machine learning models around ...

Is That a Colony of Conjoined Twins or a Single Sea Creature?

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2 mentions2 hours ago
This gelatinous animal is actually a group of tiny clones, in which older members provide thrust through the water while younger ones steer. In the GIF, above, a scientist injects ...

Nepal: A Perilous Mountain Journey to Deliver WFP Food

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2 mentions6 hours ago
Aftershocks, landslides and monsoon rains are the challenges WFP faces in reaching remote communities with food in Nepal's high-altitude areas. The Larke Pass - situated at 5,000 metres above sea ...

Payrolls Rose 173,000 in August as Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1%

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Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. The gain in payrolls, while ...

Lacker Says It’s Time for Fed to End Era of Zero Interest Rates

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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said it’s time for the central bank to end the era of record-low interest rates, now that the impacts from winter weather ...

A Ruling for Tom Brady Ignores the Biggest Question

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ByWILLIAM C. RHODENIn hitting Roger Goodell with a blow that shakes his already wobbly legacy, Judge Richard M. Berman summarized pent-up criticism of the N.F.L. commissioner when he said Goodell ...

Sentence of the day: Court must rule on whether court can rule

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2 mentions15 hours ago
Sometime in the next few months, the state Supreme Court is likely to rule on whether the legislature has the right to strip the Supreme Court of its administrative authority.

China May Never Get Rich

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China is already the world's largest economy by some measures, such as purchasing power parity. It's clear, however, that the country's growth is slowing. Growth dipped from roughly 10 percent ...

Which Big Company Partnered With Coachella Energy Storage in Its $38M Li-Ion Battery Deal?

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3 mentions5 hours ago
Investment Bankers Think Solar and Wind Will Grow Way Faster Than the IEA Forecast In Germany, the Number of Battery Systems Installed With Solar Has Grown 35% This Year Spanish ...

Syrian refugee crisis: senators call on US to take in thousands more

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Despite the US being a leader in humanitarian aid, the number of Syrian refugees it is set to admit pales in comparison to the 800,000 Germany will take inAmanda Holpuch ...

This map shows who wants to move to your country

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3 mentions22 hours ago
As the migration crisis in Europe continues to unfold, the images of dead children, crowded train platforms, and people trying not to be sent to migrant camps have triggered worldwide ...

An Unspeakable Act. A Heroic Survivor.

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When a childhood is robbed by sexual violence, how does one Congolese family recover? She lives in Bitobolo, a village of nearly 20,000 people in the South Kivu region of ...

Maybe We'll Win The War Against HIV After All

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2 mentions18 hours ago
A new study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases shows a HIV-prevention treatment may have been successful at preventing new cases of the disease. The regimen, which is ...

Ebola transmission in Liberia over. Nation enters 90-day intensive surveillance period

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5 mentions18 hours ago
Today, 3 September 2015, WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on 22 July 2015 of ...

Rhetoric vs. reality, police safety edition

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Scott Walker: "In the last six years under President Obama, we’ve seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric....[This] rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives ...

Marx and Keynes put economics on the map, and they can take it right off again

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Over at PostEverything, Dan Drezner wonders why economics has managed to wield such an outsized influence within the social sciences. His strongest point—or at least the one he spends the ...

Why are there no fish in the deepest deep sea?

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10 mentions19 hours ago
Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen a fish. At 8,370 meters?

Google’s Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market, but over time, it developed a bit more of an appetite for RAM. Now, however, Google ...

The GOP's problem is not Donald Trump.

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5 mentions1 day ago
Only a few weeks ago, pundits and political observers roundly proclaimed that Donald Trump, the reality-show tycoon who's mounted a takeover of the GOP, would flame out, fade, implode, or ...

Anchor babies exist, but probably not very many of them

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Do "anchor babies" exist? Or are they just a pernicious myth invented by the anti-immigration right? The LA Times sent reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske to Rio Grande City in Texas to ...

Chinese purchase of Israel's Ahava shows boycott is hurting

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Ahava’s factory in Mitzpe Shalem, an Israeli settlement built in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law. (Viktor Karppinen/Flickr) The owners of boycott-hit Dead Sea cosmetics maker Ahava ...

How the migrant crisis is wreaking havoc on the European Union.

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3 mentions1 day ago
In July, the European Union was supposedly on the verge of disaster. Greece seemed ready to reject the demands of its creditors and dump the euro, paving the way for ...

J.K. Rowling, George Lucas, and the Danger of the Never-Ending Story

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In continuing to tinker with the universe she built eight years after it ended, J.K. Rowling might be falling into the same trap as Star Wars’s George Lucas. September 1st,

The Jobs of the Future Are in These Unlikely Places

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A decade ago, Richard Myers was the director of the Department of Genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he enjoyed the fruits of a rich endowment and ...

Brazil's Stock Market May Be Eclipsed by Mexico's

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For the past two decades, Brazil has been the indisputable king of Latin American stock markets. At one point a few years ago, its market had gotten so big that ...

A Vaccinated Man Has Been Emitting Virulent Polio for 28 Years

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At the end of the decades-long global battle to eradicate polio from the planet, there is what looks like a simple goal: Render every person immune, by vaccination, for long ...

Hands On With Samsung’s New Gear S2 Smartwatch

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Right now every electronics company is trying to figure out what the special sauce is that will help it bring smartwatches to the wrists of mainstream consumers (just yesterday, Motorola ...

Google Search Will Now Surface Info On More Health Conditions

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Google says one in 20 searches on Google Search are for health-related information and since February of this year, it’s been using its Knowledge Graph to quickly bring up medical ...

UNDP Assists in Recovery from Floods in Myanmar

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[Yangon – August 11] As flood affected people in Myanmar return to their homes, the United Nations Development Programme is already taking steps to help communities recover from the disaster ...

Fighting the Second Skeleton

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is an incredibly rare disease, striking just one out of every two million people. It’s also an incredibly astonishing disease. A single mutation to a single gene ...

Ocean spin cycle traps hapless pufferfish.

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10 mentions3 hours ago
Oh little pufferfish. Your tiny little fins are no match for a mini-ocean maelstrom. You and your buddy are trapped in a small ocean vortex that keeps spinning you around ...


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Do the series of small steps in meteorology add up to a giant leap? How well does Kerri Smith remember the past 399 episodes of the Nature Podcast? Einstein and ...

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

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9 mentions15 hours ago
But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars. Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — ...

How many trees are there in the world?

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It’s a simple question: how many trees are there on Earth? The answer required 421,529 measurements from fifty countries on six continents. Now this new data has been combined to ...

UN World Food Program

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Representatives of the United Nations System in Colombia visited shelters in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, to see first-hand the humanitarian situation as a ...

WhatsApp Hits 900M Monthly Users, Edges Closer To An Actual Business Model

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3 mentions8 hours ago
Happy Friday! Today is WhatsApp monthly active user number update time, folks. The Facebook-owned messaging service, which doesn’t yet have a business model, has now crossed 900 million MAUs, as ...

Dean Jones, Star of Disney"€™s "€˜The Love Bug,"€™ Dies at 84

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Dean Jones, an actor and singer who made his name in a string of popular Disney films in the 1960s and ’70s, notably as a racecar driver in the “Love ...

Review: How Michael Keaton Saves 'Spotlight'

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Sep 03 21:16:27 EDT 2015 READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top ...

Carbon Pollution Is Expanding Global Dry Zones, As Predicted

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A landmark study in the journal Nature documents an expansion of the world’s dry and semi-arid climate regions since 1950 — and attributes it to human-caused global warming. This expansion ...

Shark sanctuaries announced around Dutch Caribbean islands

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THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch government announced Sept. 2 that the waters surrounding Bonaire and Saba in the Caribbean Sea will become shark sanctuaries. Dutch State Secretary for Economic ...

Chart of the day: The future of health care costs looks surprisingly rosy

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2 mentions2 days ago
You've seen various versions of this chart from me before, but perhaps you'd like to see it from a pair of highly-qualified researchers rather than some shorts-clad blogger? Not a ...

Why Elephants Don't Explode: How Nature Solves Bigness

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It’s obviously cold, and yet this teeny little fur ball is dashing frantically across the ice, probing, sniffing, darting, never pausing, never resting, it just barrels on, ferociously hunting, hunting,

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