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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to be Gay"

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80 mentions7 hours ago
Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our ...

The stereotype of scientist as crazy genius does no favours to the mentally ill

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2 mentions7 hours ago
People who suffer from mental health issues also suffer from its stigma. Portraying mental illness as a good thing helps no one It is not funny or cool to have a mental disorder. Unless, however, you’re a a scientific genius: then it appears to be quite all right,

Tim Cook Speaks Up

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27 mentions6 hours ago
Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our ...

PATRIOT Act Warrants Used More For Drugs Than For Terrorism

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3 mentions3 hours ago
The PATRIOT Act gave federal agents expanded powers to issue search warrants without informing the targets of the warrant beforehand. Why? Because terrorism investigations were special: they'd fall apart if terrorists received warning that they were being investigated. So with terrorism suddenly a far bigger priority after 9/11,

Startup Borrows Financing Model From Solar, Efficiency Sectors to Launch EVs in Fleets

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3 mentions2 hours ago
California-based startup Vision Fleet makes low-carbon, alternative fuel vehicles cheap and easy to access by taking a couple of pages out of the clean energy sector’s play book. Vision Fleet unveiled an innovative new contract model this week in what it calls the Clean Mile Solution. The model ...

Tim Cook: Being Gay Has Helped Me Lead Apple

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6 mentions1 hour ago
By coming out as gay, Tim Cook becomes the most influential and powerful CEO of any company to live openly, providing an example that was missing at the highest levels of the business world. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until ...

US Trade Policy in Action: SolarWorld Now Growing Jobs and Solar Module Capacity

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3 mentions3 hours ago
SolarWorld just announced an expansion of its solar module factory capacity during a bit of celebration in Oregon this morning. In June, German-owned and Oregon-based SolarWorld Americas won its trade case when the Department of Commerce found in favor of the company's claim against Chinese solar module makers.

Quote of the Day: “White men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

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3 mentions24 hours ago
As we learned during the last election, sometimes there’s nothing like a recording of a closed-door event with supporters to reveal what politicians really think. In a private event at the all-male Hibernian Society of Charleston, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is considering a presidential run, told the audience: ...

7 Big Gun Fights to Watch on Election Day

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4 mentions1 day ago
No election cycle in recent memory has seen the guns issue heat up the way this year's has. The National Rifle Association, continuing a long-running strategy of campaign spending, earmarked over $11 million for this year's elections—but for the first time in decades the nation's leading gun lobby ...

Joni Ernst Is the Tea Party's Endgame

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5 mentions23 hours ago
Early last Thursday morning, Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for Senate in Iowa, swung by the Des Moines Rotary Club to speak at the group's monthly lunch meeting. Mostly white and mostly male, the club counts much of the state's political elite among its members. The day Ernst ...

How Efficiency Is Learning About Market Segmentation From Internet Giants and Political Campaigns

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3 mentions19 hours ago
Political campaigns are armed with detailed knowledge about every prospective voter. Data-driven analytics tell them how to communicate with you. Amazon’s product suggestions are often eerily on target. Its servers shadow you as you shop to learn about your interests and preferences. Google knows you. Algorithms hang onto ...

These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are Terrifying

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3 mentions21 hours ago
Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state's ongoing and epochal drought: The maps come from a new paper in Nature Climate Change by NASA water scientist ...

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3 mentions20 hours ago
NEW YORK / GENEVA (27 October 2014) – “Education is not a privilege of the rich and well to do; it is an inalienable right of every child,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, said during the presentation his report to the UN General Assembly.* “The exponential growth of private education must be regulated by Governments to safeguard education as a public good,” the expert told the global forum, warning that the rapid expansion of private education is increasingly replacing public education, rather than ...

While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

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11 mentions5 hours ago
Every time fossil fuels get cheaper, people lose interest in solar deployment. That may be about to change. After years of struggling against cheap natural gas prices and variable subsidies, solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 U.S.

Why John Maynard Keynes's Theories Can Fix the World Economy

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5 mentions22 hours ago
Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and was rewarded with an unemployment rate of 26 percent. Portugal obeyed the budget rules; its citizens are looking for jobs in Angola ...

The top 100 papers

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3 mentions2 days ago
The discovery of high-temperature superconductors, the determination of DNA’s double-helix structure, the first observations that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating — all of these breakthroughs won Nobel prizes and international acclaim. Yet none of the papers that announced them comes anywhere close to ranking among the ...

Claude Lanzmann's 'Shoah' to Stream Online for the First

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3 mentions19 hours ago
You're likely to find Claude Lanzmann's landmark documentary "Shoah" near or at the top of any list of the greatest documentaries ever made (it's number 2 on Sight & Sound's recent list), but it's not always been as widely available as its status called for. That changed last ...

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jean-Luc Godard and Us

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2 mentions21 hours ago
"Amusing Ourselves to Death," proclaimed the title of media scholar Neil Postman’s influential 1985 book, which took aim at the deleterious impact of television on American discourse. Nearly 30 years later, based on two movies out this week, Postman’s thesis seems prime for an update. These days, it’s ...

3 Ballot Measures Could Obliterate Abortion Rights For Millions Of Women

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3 mentions23 minutes ago
Voters in Tennessee, North Dakota and Colorado will consider sweeping ballot measures on Tuesday that would eliminate the right to abortion under their state constitutions and, in some cases, criminalize the procedure. The Tennessee measure, known as Amendment 1, would declare that Tennessee's constitution does not protect women's ...

Been to an Ebola-affected country? Stay away from tropical medicine meeting, Louisiana says

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8 mentions24 hours ago
Ebola fears are interfering with the world's premier scientific meeting on tropical diseases. Today, Louisiana state health officials asked anyone who has traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days, or has treated Ebola patients elsewhere, to stay away from the annual meeting of ...

More Problems for CSP: Ivanpah Solar Plant Falling Short of Expected Electricity Production

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3 mentions22 hours ago
Whether scorched birds are a major issue at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California is a matter of dispute. But the “power tower” solar plant and its owners -- NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy -- might have an even more fundamental problem on their hands: ...

FGM: Ban Ki-moon backs Guardian’s global media campaign

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2 mentions1 day ago
The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is backing a groundbreaking global media campaign, led by the Guardian, to revolutionise how female genital mutilation is reported and perceived across the world. Speaking at a key meeting with the heads of all of Kenya’s main media players at the UN ...

Jerusalem light rail is a symbol of Israeli oppression

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2 mentions9 hours ago
Workers fix the light rail station in Shuafat, Jerusalem. Palestinians destroyed it during protests against the murder of teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair in July. In July, sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and killed by a group of Israelis who forced petrol down his throat and burnt him ...

Watch: GamerGate gets The Colbert Report treatment

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3 mentions17 hours ago
Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian to discuss GamerGate and the fact that “feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip them off, put them into a little felt purse and take them away, so we have to ...

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

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3 mentions14 hours ago
Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it’s sitting in your pocket with no need to plug it in? That’s the premise uBeam is setting out to deliver on,

Queer and trans youth of color in NOLA demand accountability from police

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2 mentions23 hours ago
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by the police. We Deserve Better, a new report by BreakOUT! – a badass organization working to end the criminalization of ...

in 60 seconds

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll and the world's newest country is facing another food crisis. Some 1.5 million people are already severely hungry, but there are concerns that number could swell by another million within six months. Recruitment of child soldiers is on ...

Alphaworks, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform From Betaworks, Brings On Erin Glenn As CEO

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2 mentions11 hours ago
Today the folks at Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform branched out of betaworks, are announcing leadership changes, with Erin Glenn taking the lead as CEO. Glenn comes from four years in a CFO position at KIXEYE, where she helped scale the company into nine digit revenues. Before that,

Neuroscience Gets Radical: How to Study Surfers' Brain Waves

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5 mentions2 days ago
When the energy drink company Red Bull flew a team of neuroscientists and elite surfers to a beach town in Mexico in late August, it was in hopes of answering a vexing question: How can you study the brain waves of surfers while they’re actually riding the waves?Some ...

This Machine Turned Colorado Blue. Now It May Be Dems' Best Hope to Save the Senate.

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6 mentions2 days ago
"It's eerie how much 2014 is like four years ago," says Craig Hughes, a Denver-based political consultant who ran Democrat Michael Bennet's successful 2010 Senate campaign. It's just after 10 a.m., and we're sitting in a coffee shop called Paris on the Platte. Hughes recounts how, back in ...

Boycotters declare victory as SodaStream retreats from West Bank

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3 mentions13 hours ago
Chicago activists outside a Target department store in Chicago called for the de-shelving of SodaStream products. Israeli drink machine company SodaStream announced yesterday that it will close its settlement-based factory in the occupied West Bank in 2015. The move was instantly hailed as a victory by campaigners for ...

Immediately Launches An Email App For Sales Reps That Tracks When Messages Are Read

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2 mentions12 hours ago
SquareOne, an email startup that launched its iOS app for organizing messages earlier this year, has now pivoted to become Immediately, an email app designed with the needs of sales reps in mind. The new app, which is currently live on the web and on iPhone, is an ...

As EnerNOC Moves Into Korea, CEO Tim Healy Discusses Expansion Strategy

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2 mentions1 day ago
EnerNOC has completely changed the way it describes itself. Although the Boston-based company is best known as a demand response provider, that’s not the description it prefers. Rather, CEO Tim Healy calls it an “energy intelligence software company” that is focused on providing analytics for building energy management ...

The Story Behind Alevo’s Inorganic Lithium-Ion Chemistry

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2 mentions1 day ago
Is fortu PowerCell the secret sauce behind the Swiss startup’s $1 billion grid battery factory plans? Earlier this week, stealthy Swiss startup Alevo announced it’s investing $1 billion in a North Carolina factory that will eventually produce gigawatts' worth of a new kind of lithium-ion battery, one it ...

Young Palestinians protect history and heritage in Galilee village

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3 mentions19 hours ago
On Friday, 24 October, the village of Tarshiha in the upper western Galilee region of present-day Israel commemorated its fall to Zionist forces during the Nakba. Palestinians marked remembrance of the forced expulsion from their homeland in the late 1940s, in an event that they call Yom Tarshiha ...

Who shot Yehuda Glick?

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4 mentions6 hours ago
Yehuda Glick displays a drawing of the Jewish “Third Temple” he believes should stand in the place of the Dome of the Rock, part of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa compound, visible in the background. The Israeli narrative about the shooting of Jewish extremist Yehuda Glick raises many questions and doubts.

WATCH: Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano Star in Starbucks' First LGBT Commercial

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3 mentions2 days ago
The fan-favorite queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 party with Starbucks for the coffee company’s first LGBT commercial.

10 Indie Horror Films You May Not Have Seen...But Should

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2 mentions20 hours ago
'Tis the season for blood and gore—and curling up in front of the TV with your favorite horror movies. But for those of you who may have grown tired of watching the same classics year after year, Fandor.com, the streaming service housing thousands of rare independent films from ...

QUIZ: What mental disorder do you have?

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5 mentions2 days ago
Some online quiz questions may be deeply offensive to many, but why let the trivialisation of serious health issues endured by millions get in the way of delicious clickbait? You can’t move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of ...

Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of Rich

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3 mentions2 days ago
Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded. A study of 55 nations -- including China, Brazil, South Africa, Uruguay and Kenya -- found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013. The 143 percent growth in renewables in those markets compares with an 84 percent rate in wealthier nations, which installed 213 megawatts, according to a report released today by Climatescope. The boom in renewables is often made for economic reasons, Ethan Zindler, a Washington-based Bloomberg ...

The Mother Jones Guide to Evil NBA Owners

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3 mentions2 days ago
Six months ago, the NBA rid itself of its worst owner, perpetual sleazebag Donald Sterling. Everyone praised the swift, harsh punishment meted out by commissioner Adam Silver for Sterling's racist tirade—well, almost everyone. Shortly after the league announced the lifetime ban of the Clippers owner, Dallas Mavericks owner ...

Democrat Seth Moulton rejects support from same-sex marriage opponents

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3 mentions17 hours ago
Responding to calls from the National Organization for Marriage for social conservatives to vote for pro-LGBT Democrat Seth Moulton over his openly gay Republican opponent, Richard Tisei, Moulton’s campaign refused such support Thursday. Asked whether Moulton would welcome or reject votes cast in his favor by NOM supporters,

Plans for giant Antarctic marine reserve falter for fourth time

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8 mentions5 hours ago
Countries unlikely to reach consensus on plan to protect vast swathe of ocean off Antarctica as CCAMLR meeting draws to a close A plan to protect a vast swathe of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world’s largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time.

Lay Off the Artisanal Ice, You Ignorant Hipsters

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2 mentions2 days ago
If you want to understand the latest trend in craft cocktails, you could do worse than to listen to Outkast. What's cooler than being cool is indeed ice cold. Specifically, it's stored at negative two degrees, sculpted with a Japanese band saw, and retails for $1 a cube.

Fake university man aims to sort out Yemen. UAE-linked group organises reconciliation effort

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2 mentions9 hours ago
HOME PAGE Searchthis site About al-babContactSite map ArabiclanguageCollectingComputers Democracy/reformEconomyEnvironmentFood HajjHistoryHuman rightsMedia OilScienceWater ArchitectureArtCalligraphyCinemaDanceLiteratureMusicPoetryTelevision TheatreAssyrians Berbers Gay/lesbianJews KurdsTurkmen WomenA controversial NGO headed by a man who once ran a fake university in Norway is playing a central role in efforts to solve Yemen's political crisis. The Global Network for ...

Take a Google Seaview Tour of the World’s Most Stunning Coral Reefs

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6 mentions20 hours ago
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 > WIRED.com © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

Flipboard’s New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention

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3 mentions21 hours ago
Flipboard has been working hard over the last few years to build an app that makes reading stories on mobile and tablet devices as engaging as flipping through a magazine. With the latest version of its app, users will be able to find and discover content that is ...

Syrian Kurd refugee families living in Suruç in southern Turkey - in pictures

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2 mentions5 hours ago
Earlier this month a GuardianWitness Award winner, Barbaros Kayan, visited the refugee camps in southern Turkey to photograph the thousands of Syrian Kurd families that fled across the border to escape fighting in Kobani. A large number of refugees are living in Suruç, where they’ve been placed in ...

Why do doctors still use pagers?

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2 mentions10 hours ago
With over 20 partners sharing evening call, and residents getting the calls first, we do not have it bad at all. And certainly nothing like my obstetrician friends, who seem to go in every time they are on call for labor and delivery and then spend the whole ...

The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi's Departure From First Look Media

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18 mentions16 hours ago
Matt Taibbi, who joined First Look Media just seven months ago, left the company on Tuesday. His departure—which he describes as a refusal to accept a work reassignment, and the company describes as a resignation—was the culmination of months of contentious disputes with First Look founder Pierre Omidyar,
 

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