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The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

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The city of Nouakchott, Mauritania, is no stranger to refugees. Around 1,500 people who have fled some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts now call it home. One of them, Budiaki*, is ...

Ed Yong

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A clever experiment reveals how fake traffic noise drives songbirds out of forests and harms the ones that stay behind. A new study shows that the field suffers from a ...

Babies Learning Language: The slower, harder ways to increase reproducibility

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*** I also can't think of anything more boring than reading Studies 1 – 14 in my paper titled "A crazy idea about word learning that never really should have ...

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East

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AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the ...

The abortion controversy that could ensnare John Kasich

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Ohio, a state often considered ground zero for anti-abortion legislation, finds itself at the center of the latest reproductive rights controversy—one that could force its governor, Republican presidential candidate John ...

Ohio Republicans are freaking out about the Denali name change

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3 mentions20 hours ago
On Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that the highest peak in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley, would formally be changed to its Athabascan name: Denali. This makes a lot of ...

Another Fatal Brain Disease May Come from the Spread of 'Prion' Proteins

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A rare and fatal brain disorder called multiple system atrophy (MSA) may be caused by a newly discovered prion, a protein similar to the ones that cause mad cow and ...

Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

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In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that ...

This week's great showdown: Denali vs. McKinley

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So the big news this weekend was President Obama's decision to change the name of Mt. McKinley back to Denali. As near as I can tell, the only people who ...

H&R Block lobbied to make tax forms even harder for poor people to fill out

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In late July, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2016 federal agency funding bill that came with instructions to the Internal Revenue Service to vastly expand the paperwork for the ...

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain"€™s Quirks

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Robert Kagan thinks America's problem is too little war

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Over the weekend Robert Kagan wrote an essay in the Wall Street Journal titled basically a long version of the "Munich!" argument that conservatives make every time we fail to ...

Why Kanye West Should Not Wait Another 4 Years to Run for President

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2 mentions14 hours ago
This year an eccentric, famous and wealthy American declared his presidential campaign in front of a large audience, despite a complete lack of political experience. While accepting his MTV Vanguard ...

The Global Goals

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Our ambition is to share the global goals with 7 billion people in 7 days. Every website, TV station, cinema, school, radio station, mobile phone, pinboard and milk carton will ...

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain"€™s Quirks, Dies at 82

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Obama Will Rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley, U.S. Tallest, as Denali

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The tallest U.S. mountain, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, will be renamed Denali, President Barack Obama said Sunday. The move, on the eve of Obama’s visit to the state, swaps a traditional ...

Oil Set for Third Monthly Drop as U.S. Rig Count Gains Amid Glut

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Oil headed for a third monthly decline as U.S. drillers showed no signs of letting up even as a supply glut persists. Futures fell as much as 2 percent in ...

PayPal Launches PayPal.Me, A Simpler Way To Request Money Using Your Own Personalized URL

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PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it’s calling PayPal.Me. For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up ...

Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

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More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Apple’s App ...

THE Look: Oh My Goth

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Walking around my high school’s hallways in my colorful polos and khaki shorts, I wore an insincere smile trying to impress people I didn’t know. Trying to fit in with ...

The FAA Starts Moving To The Cloud

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to move away from its own data centers and toward cloud services. Last week, the FAA signed a deal with Computer Science Corp. (CSC) to help ...

Kim Kardashian Posts Drug Side Effects After FDA Warning

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On Sunday night, while the rest of the entertainment world was focused on the MTV Video Music Awards, Kim Kardashian West took to social media for another reason: to belatedly ...

U.S. Stocks Fall, S&P 500 Heads for Worst Month in Four Years

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U.S. stocks declined amid a swoon that has the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on the verge of its worst month in almost four years, as investors grow anxious over the ...

A Village on the Verge of Being Swept Away

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Residents of Newtok, Alaska voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part. NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms ...

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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China stocks end a volatile month on a low note, euro-area inflation is unchanged, and a "super giant" gas field gets discovered. Here are some of the things people in ...

Asian Stocks Pull Back With Aussie as Fed, China Angst Simmers

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Asian stocks retreated with Australia’s dollar amid concern the U.S. will push ahead with raising interest rates as soon as September despite prospects of further volatility in China’s equity market.

Mass Protests In Tokyo As Tens of Thousands Reject Controversial Security Bills

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The demonstrators were chanting "No to war legislation" and calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to quit, at the large rally in downtown Tokyo on Sunday. "Sitting in front of ...

This Major Food Company Wants To Be The First To Tackle Emissions Throughout Its Entire Supply Chain

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On Monday, General Mills — the sixth-largest food company in the world — announced plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2025. The announcement comes at ...

UNHCR delivers relief to 25,000 displaced people in South Sudan

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MARIDI, SOUTH SUDAN, Aug 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed distribution of emergency relief items to an estimated 25,000 internally displaced people (IDP), many of whom lost ...

Hair update: Short wins by a landslide

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So what does the commentariat think on the hair front? Here's a smattering of comments from folks who like my new, shorter hair: JS: The short look, with the T-shirt,

How Israel honors the murderers in its midst

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Baby Ali Dawabsha, burned to death in an arson attack on his home, is carried during his funeral in the occupied West Bank village of Duma on 31 July. Two ...

Congressman Blames Gun Violence On ‘Diversity In America’

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Rather than acknowledging the clear link between lax gun laws and deadly shootings, a Texas congressman has found a new culprit: multiculturalism. On the Chris Salcedo Show last week, the ...

Obama Just Renamed The Nation’s Highest Mountain. These People Aren’t Happy About It.

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On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would restore the name of the nation’s tallest mountain, currently called Mount McKinley, to Denali. The move, which comes in advance of the ...

Migrants’ deaths bring scrutiny to European handling of refugees

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BUDAPEST — The 71 people whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on the main highway between Budapest and Vienna last week may have died at the hands of ...

Join us for the International Coastal Cleanup!

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A new study has found that roughly 60 percent of all seabird species have eaten plastic. But you and I can do something about this. Pledge to take part in ...

Washington prepares for pivotal September vote in Congress on Iran nuclear deal

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WASHINGTON – Advocates and skeptics of the Iran nuclear deal are plotting their final moves for support as Congress prepares to return from August recess next week to a consequential ...

West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror

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US military academy official William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars’ home offices and media outlets – along with Islamic holy sites – are legitimate An assistant professor in the ...

Activists disrupt "Tel Aviv beach party" in Berlin

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Activists in Berlin blockaded the entrance to a “Tel Aviv beach party” in the Kreuzberg district of the German capital on Sunday. The video above shows police forcibly removing the ...

Some shark species more likely to die during fisheries capture than others

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A team of researchers from Monash University, in collaboration with Flinders University has, for the first time, investigated how varied breathing modes of different shark species affect the chances of ...

Public Transit Should Be Uber’s New Best Friend

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If Uber is worth its $50 billion valuation, it will have to do more than win over the market historically occupied by the taxi and limo industry — it will ...

First-Ever Rwandan Girl's Teen Magazine Aims To Empower Young Women

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In today’s social climate, life can be pretty tough for teen girls. But in countries where early marriages and teen pregnancies are often promoted over higher education and personal success,

Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis's SCOTUS Emergency Stay Request Denied

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Rowan County clerk Kim Davis has failed in her efforts to get the highest court in the land to intervene in her anti-gay crusade. The Supreme Court today turned down ...

Five near-blind monk seals become ambassadors for vanishing species

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For the first time, Hawaiian monk seals are on public display outside of the Aloha State. Conservationists hope the new ambassadors at the Minnesota Zoo will help bring more attention ...

#endFGM: The scope of the problem in graphics and numbers

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It's considered a violation of human rights, nonetheless two million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) each year - adding up to 140 million cases. This graphic series shows the ...

Spirit Animal Quiz

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Preview Big Blue LiveLive stream the 3-night event right here starting August 31 at 8pm ET!

Climate change will bring greater biodiversity to world seas

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Tropical marine animals that currently thrive in warm habitats around the equator will have to spread north and south to avoid extinction as global sea temperatures rise, a study has ...

Confessions of a Neurotic Extravert

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“I’ve found that neurotic extraverts tend to be more confused about their own personality than anyone else.” — Personality neuroscientist Colin DeYoung My whole life I’ve been very confused about ...

Selecting Boys Over Girls Is A Trend In More And More Countries

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In animal husbandry, the word "cull" means to remove undesirable animals from the herd — the scrawny and the sickly. To hear the word applied to human beings is harsh,

How one Ohio Republican kept Alaskans from correcting Denali's name for decades

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So what does Ohio have to do with this? And how can one congressman hold up the renaming of mountain in another state? The answers are below the fold. "Denali" ...

Merkel: Unacceptable how Iran continues to talk about Israel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin on Monday that she would welcome Iran's participation in the ongoing fight against ISIS in Syria, however Iran's attitude ...
 

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